[Dawn] RECENTLY we read with great pain that forces of Evil in Pakistain killed several women who were active in administering anti-polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
drops to children.
Many feel that one of the reasons behind the attacks was that the forces of Evil think an international conspiracy is afoot to reduce the population of Mohammedans in the world, and the anti-polio drops make a person impotent.
Some Mohammedans and mosque imams in India too thought likewise and in their Friday sermons asked Mohammedans not to allow social workers to administer anti-polio drops to their children.
But in India it was just an appeal. No one was physically harmed, much less killed. In Pakistain the forces of Evil believe in a culture of violence. For them the only solution to their orders being defied is to shoot people dead. For example, Malala Yousufzai was shot -- but thankfully survived -- because she did not obey the Taliban's call to stop advocating education for girls.
Those who kill others in the name of Islam can hardly be called Mohammedan, let alone pious Mohammedans. In order to be a pious Mohammedan one has to be just. The Koran says that "...Do justice, it is closest to piety...." (5:8)
How can one claim to observe the norms of justice by killing others? Justice is something most difficult to do. Even for murder we require at least two pious and honest witnesses and to prove rape or fornication we need four such witnesses. One has to make sure, according to Sharia, that before accepting their testimony, the witnesses are honest and pious. Testimony cannot be accepted from just anyone.
To kill someone without justification is a great sin. The Koran says that "...Whoever kills a person unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he has killed [the] whole humanity. And whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved the whole humanity...." (5:32). This is a very important statement of the Holy Book.
Life is sacred. It is not so cheap that anyone can kill any other person just like that. If life could be taken by anyone at any time, entire humanity would be wiped out in the course of time.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-05