Madinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board
|A minute of Silence|
|11/17/01 at 09:18:06|
|A minute of Silence |
If you are still shaken by the horrifying scenes of
September 11, please observe a moment of silence for
the 5,000 civilian lives lost in the New York,
Washington, DC and Pennsylvania attacks.
While we're at it, let's have 13 minutes of silence
for the 130,000 Iraqi civilians killed in 1991 by
order of President Bush Sr. Take another moment to
remember how Americans celebrated and cheered in the
Now another 20 minutes of silence for the 200,000
Iranians killed by Iraqi soldiers using weapons and
money provided to young Saddam Hussein by the
American government before the great eagle turned all
its power against Iraq.
Plus 10 minutes of silence for 100,000 Japanese
killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Atomic bombs
dropped by the USA.
We've just kept quiet for one hour: one minute for
the Americans killed in NY, DC, and Pennsylvania, 59
minutes for their victims throughout the world.
If you are still in awe, let's have another hour of
silence for all those killed in Vietnam, which is not
something Americans like to admit.
Or for the massacre in Panama in 1989, where
Americans troops attacked poor villagers, leaving
20,000 Panamanians homeless and thousands more dead.
Or for the millions of children who have died because
of the USA embargoes on Iraq and Cuba. Or the
hundreds of thousands brutally murdered throughout
the world by USA-sponsored civil wars and coups
d'etat (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia,
Guatemala, El Salvador to name a few).
Maybe, and although the memory of Americans claims
otherwise, someone may remember the USA attack on
Bagdad where 18,000 civilians were killed. Did
someone see it on CNN? Was justice ever served? Or
was there even any retaliation?
We hope that Americans finally begin to understand
their vulnerability and the cowardly attacks and
other tragedies that they have caused around the
The dead in other places hurt as much as the dead of
Now, let's talk about terrorism, shall we?
PS: Let's not forget the millions of Descendants of
Slaves in America that were savagely forced into this
country and their descendants who may never be able
to trace their "roots" back to "home" (wherever that
may be). How much time shall we take in silence for
that? If we keep thinking, we may just come up with
days of silence that America owes to "the world at
large" for the many autrocities it has imposed on
innocent lives. What about the so-called, "Native
Americans" now living on reservations? Yeah, let's
talk terrorism, shall we?
"Read, therefore as much of the Quran as may be easy
(for you) And establish regular Prayer and give
regular Charity; and loan to Allah a beautiful loan.
Whatever good you send before you for yourselves, you
will certainly find it with Allah better and greater
in reward. And seek forgiveness of Allah, verily
Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful." Al Qur'an
Prophet Mohammad (Salallahu alaihi wa salam), said:
Consider this life a short stop under the shade of a
tree on a long journey.
Verily those who believe (in the Qur'an) and those
who are Jews and Christians and Sabians; whoever
believes in Allah and the Last Day, and does
righteous good deeds shall have their reward with
their Lord: On them shall be no fear, nor shall they
grieve." Al Qur'an 2:62
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