Thursday, August 19, 2010

Taliban - Death by stoning!

The Taliban recently (Sunday 15th August 2010) killed two young people (a 23 year old girl and a 28 year old boy) by stoning them to death because they “had an affair”. What do the Taliban think they are doing? How unjust; how primitive; how tribal; how barbaric!! This just shows the mentality of the Taliban ‘leaders’. I have said it before, and I will say it again, that violence is the last resort of the morally bankrupt. In this case it is certainly true.

I cannot remember where in the Bible, which chapter or verse, but somewhere Jesus said, “Let he who has not sinned – let him cast the first stone.” This is so true. No one has the right to assume that they are guiltless, ‘immune’ and above the law. We have all ‘sinned’ in one way or another at some time.

Is anyone naive enough to believe that the Taliban followers are all guiltless people? Are we to believe that none of them ever had an affair? Are we to believe that none of them has ever been involved in the murder and rape of innocent people, and committed these crimes (real crimes) simply because the victims opposed the policies of the Taliban?

Not only are the Taliban a bunch of fanatical criminals but they are also hypocrites. They tell people what to do without doing it themselves. For instance, they do not allow the populous to watch TV and yet the Taliban leaders themselves watch TV, and so it goes on. I know why they commit these horrendous acts – it is just to cause fear and to show that they are in charge and the force to be reckoned with. Causing fear and injustice, however, are not good indicators of an ability to run a country – which is presumably what they hope to achieve. Fortunately there is a “Law” which is above manipulation by humans and it is inescapable. It is the law of Cause and Effect. The Taliban have committed shocking acts of brutality and cruelty on innocent people – that is the Cause. Now the Effect has yet to play out, but play out it will and the reckoning may not be what the Taliban hoped for – it may be unpleasant.

May God (Allah) rest the souls of those two young innocent persons. Justice will prevail in the end – it always does.

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