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Funeral refusal for London Bridge attackers/Violation of religious and human values

vrijdag 9 juni 2017
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FUNERAL REFUSAL FOR LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKERS/VIOLATIONOF RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN VALUES

SEE ALSO


https://www.astridessed.nl/funeral-refusal-for-london-bridge-attackersviolation-of-religious-and-human-values/




''AN EYE FOR AN EYE ONLY ENDS UP MAKING THEWHOLE WORLD BLIND''QUOTE MAHATMA GANDHI

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mahatmagan107039.html


SHAME ON YOU!No, I don't mean the three London Bridge Attackers, whorecently have made at least 7 deadly victims [and now perhaps more].[1]Because that need not to be stated:Any terrorist attack [a military attack on civilians, with a political purpose]is horrific, anti human and an utter violation of human values.
No, SHAME ON YOU! is directed against  the attitude of Islamicreligious leaders towards the perpetrators of the London Bridge Attacks,for not wanting to bury them.
Three perpetrators, who were killed by the police.

POLICE/SHOOT TO KILL?/NOT OKAY
Now I am all for self defence and protecting the public[I learnt, that they started stabbing people], but mynewsinformation mentioned the police shooting 50 rounds [2] anda question urges me:
Why that much and why deadly?Was it not possible to hit those guys in their legs or evenknees?Believe me, that is so painful that they can't stab, or harm anybodyanymore.No, it seems to me ''shoot to kill;;; and I don't like that.Not because they are terrorists they have no right to life.That''s my stand.
And even when I am alone in that, I will continue to defend that.
A fair trial, a human treatment to ANYONE, however criminal.
I don't like the statement of Labour leaderJeremy Corbyn at all, whosaid, that the police should use any means necessary toprotect the public.He even ''complimented'' the police with the quick action [3]And they call him ''progressive''Strange...
NOThe police is bound to use legal, human values and shootto kill is not one of them.
You can't defend ''our values'' [4] by violating them.
RELIGIOUS LEADERS
But the reason of this comment is the attitudeof many, too many Islamic religious leaders, who have declared TO REFUSE TO HOLD ISLAMIC FUNERALS FORLONDON BRIDGE ATTACKERSOTHERWISE SAID''WE WILL NOT BURY TERRORISTS''  [5]

Their stand is abominable, disgusting, abhorrent as a violationof religious values.
RELIGIONS OF LOVE AND PEACE
The Islam, as Christianity and Judaism, as all other religions and world philosophies,represent Love, Humanity and Peace. [6]
And there is no justification whatsoever, to break with those principlessince the people addressed are ''bad'', ''criminal'' or ''terrorist''
The Good Book [in all religions] say:
Love thy neighbour as yourself.
This is NOT applying to a real love or even friendship:Some people are irritating or indeed, bad.
It means claiming for them the same human rights asfor yourself.
MeaningRight on life, freedom of torture, freedom of want [poverty],right on religion, a fair trial and so on.
And ultimatelyThe right to be buried.
It's a shame and disgrace to refuse funeral rites, prayers ora burial.
A religious leader is obliged to give a good example and showassistance to anyone, spiritual and otherwise.
Let those leaders take an example to the InternationalRed Cross [6], that helps anyone, regardless of descent, religionor possible criminality. 
Yes, not because the London Bridge Attackers have losttheir human values, other people, here the religiousleaders, should do the same.
I wonder why those leaders take such an unworthy stand.
Do they think to be popular by the population?
I think, you have to do what's right, notwhat pleases the people.
Doing what's right means courage, to have the courage tosay and do things, which are not popular.
But righteous.
THE BIG POLITICIANS OF THIS WORLD/WITH BLOOD ON THEIR HANDSWHAT ABOUT THEM?
Moreover:
In killing those people in London [however evil], are those terrorists the most evil people in the world?
What about warcriminals like the Sudanese president Omar Bashir,responsible for the Darfur massacres? People like former president Bush, warcriminal in Afghanistan en Iraq [among else]Prime minister Blair, warcriminal in Afghanistan and Iraq.Prime minister Netanyahu, Israeli warcriminal and oppressorof the Palestinian freedom. [7]
All those politicians [and more], committed far more murdersand crimes.
Yet no one wll say''We won't bury them''
And that would not be right, too
Then why those terrorists, who [not to bagatellisetheir deeds] don't come close those warcriminals,who are, for a part, also responsible for the risingof political criminal movements like IS? [8]
The religious leaders should take an examplefrom the International Red Cross, that helpsany human being, regardless. [9]


So:
An appeal onall Islamic  religious leaders in England, who don't want tobury those '''terrorists''
Regain your  humanityand dignity and bury those terrorists, who, as we all,have a right to humanity.
By not doing so, the religious leaders thenselves have lostone of the most important values of Islam.
HUMANITY
'AN EYE FOR AN EYE ONLY ENDS UP MAKING THEWHOLE WORLD BLIND''MAHATMA GANDHI

Astrid Essed

NOTES


[1]

THE TELEGRAPHLONDON BRIDGE ATTACKEVERYTHING WE KNOW6 JUNE 2017

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new s/2017/06/03/london-bridge-eve rything-know-far/

EURONEWS.COMLONDON BRIDGE ATTACK: WHAT WE KNOW4 JUNE 2017

http://www.euronews.com/2017/0 6/04/london-bridge-attack-what -we-know



[2]

''Armed officers fired an "unprecedented" 50 rounds, according to Scotland Yard.''


THE TELEGRAPHLONDON BRIDGE ATTACKEVERYTHING WE KNOW6 JUNE 2017

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new s/2017/06/03/london-bridge-eve rything-know-far/


[3]

YOUTUBE.COMJEREMY CORBYN ON LONDON TERROR & MAY POLICECUTS(04 JUNE17)

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pZ_bNIwCJYI



[4]




YOUTUBE.COMJEREMY CORBYN ON LONDON TERROR & MAY POLICECUTS(04 JUNE17)

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pZ_bNIwCJYI


[5]
THE SUNMORE THAN 130 IMAMS AND FAITH LEADERSREFUSE TO HOLD ISLAMIC FUNERALS FORLONDON BRIDGE ATTACKERS'''WE WILL NOT BURY TERRORISTS''7 JUNE 2017
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/ 3741118/london-bridge-attacker s-imams-refuse-islamic-funeral s-khuram-shazad-butt-rachid-re douane-youssef-zaghbaand/


THE INDEPENDENTLONDON ATTACK: 500 IMAMS CONDEMN TERRORISTS AND REFUSETO PERFORM FUNERAL PRAYER FOR ''VILE MURDERERS''

http://www.independent.co.uk/n ews/uk/home-news/london-attack -imans-no-funeral-prayers-terr orists-refuse-500-muslim-cleri cs-islam-isis-burial-khuram-a7 776861.html

[6]

ISLAM FOR CHRISTIANSISLAM: A RELIGION OF LOVE AND PEACE
http://www.islamforchristians. com/islam-religion-love-peace/


[7]

A
DARFUR/SUDAN
WIKIPEDIAOMAR-AL-BASHIR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Omar_al-Bashir

''The ICC investigations regarding Darfur focus on allegations of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, Sudan, since 1 July 2002.''

https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur
ORIGINAL SOURCE
https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/ Main.aspx


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH MEN WITH NO MERCYRAPID SUPPORT FORCES ATTACKS AGAINSTCIVILIANS IN DARFUR, SUDAN9 SEPTEMBER 2015
   https://www.hrw.org/report/201 5/09/09/men-no-mercy/rapid-sup port-forces-attacks-against-ci vilians-darfur-sudan
   HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHQ & A: CRISIS IN DARFUR  https://www.hrw.org/news/2008/ 04/25/q-crisis-darfur    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHSUDAN: MASS RAPE BY ARMY IN DARFUR11 FEBRUARY 2015  https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/ 02/11/sudan-mass-rape-army-dar fur'

B

BRITISH/AMERICAN WARCRIMES IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ
''Ms. Bensouda, in an annual report published Monday, said there was a “reasonable basis” for her to open investigations into “war crimes of torture and related ill-treatment, by U.S. military forces deployed to Afghanistan and in secret detention facilities operated by the Central Intelligence Agency.” The focus, she said, would be mostly on any crimes that occurred in 2003 and 2004.''

NEW YORK TIMES'US FORCES MAY HAVE COMMITTED WAR CRIMESIN AFGHANISTAN, PERSECUTOR SAYS14 NOVEMBER 2016
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/ 11/15/world/asia/united- states-torture-afghanistan- international-criminal-court. html?_r=0

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALAFGHANISTANNO JUSTICE FOR THOUSANDS OFCIVILIANS KILLED IN US/NATO OPERATIONS11 AUGUST 2014
 http://www.amnesty.org/en/ news/afghanistan-no-justice- thousands-civilians-killed- usnato-operations-2014-08-11
 IRAQ BODY COUNTCIVILIAN DEATHS FROM VIOLENCE: 2003-2011
  https://www.iraqbodycount.org/ analysis/numbers/2011/
  CIVILIAN DEATHS IN ´´NOBLE´´ IRAQMISSION PASS 10 0007 FEBRUARY 2004
 https://www.iraqbodycount.org/ analysis/beyond/ten-thousand/

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Afghanistan, 2001 - 2002[edit]

  • United States and other NATO countries used large numbers of cluster munitions during the initial stage of the operation. 1,228 cluster bombs containing 248,056 bomblets were used by the Coalition''


WIKIPEDIA/CLUSTERMUNITION AFGHANISTAN/2001-2002
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Cluster_munition#Afghanistan.2 C_2001_-_2002


ORIGINAL SOURCE
WIKIPEDIACLUSTER MUNITION
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Cluster_munition


''2003-2006: United States and allies attacked Iraq with 13,000 cluster munitions, containing two million submunitions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to the HRW.[20] At multiple times, coalition forces used cluster munitions in residential areas, and the country remains among the most contaminated by this day, bomblets posing a threat to both US military personnel in the area, and local civilians''

WIKIPEDIA/CLUSTERMUNITION AFGHANISTAN/2001-2002
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Cluster_munition#Afghanistan.2 C_2001_-_2002


ORIGINAL SOURCE
WIKIPEDIACLUSTER MUNITION
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Cluster_munition

C

ISRAELI WARCRIMES

”A new report published by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) outlines the nature of the legal regime currently operating in the West Bank. Two systems of law are applied in a single territory: one – a civilian legal system for Israeli citizens, and a second – a military court system for Palestinian residents. The result: institutionalized discrimination.”
 ACRI [ASSOCIATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ISRAEL]ONE RULE, TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ISRAEL’S REGIME OF LAWSIN THE WEST BANK24 NOVEMBER 2014
  http://www.acri.org.il/en/2014 /11/24/twosysreport/  REPORT  14 OCTOBER 2014ACRI [ASSOCIATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ISRAEL]ONE RULE, TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ISRAEL’S REGIME OF LAWSIN THE WEST BANK  http://www.acri.org.il/en/wp-c ontent/uploads/2015/02/Two-Sys tems-of-Law-English-FINAL.pdf
  ”The laws implemented in the West Bank are inequitable and discriminate against Palestinians. Although the settlers live in the same geographical area in which martial law is imposed, Israel has decided that they are not subject to military law, but rather to Israeli law. The application of two distinct legal systems in a single territory constitutes gross discrimination”
  BTSELEM.ORGMILITARY LAW
  http://www.btselem.org/demonst rations/military_law  INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE RED CROSS THE JUDICIAL ARM OF THE OCCUPATION:THE ISRAELI MILITARY COURTS IN THEOCCUPIED TERRITORIES
 https://www.icrc.org/eng/asset s/files/other/irrc_866_weill.p df
FREE ISSA AMRO/LETTER TO THE UN SECRETARY, MRGUTERRESASTRID ESSED23 MARCH 2017
https://www.astridessed.nl/fre e-issa-amroletter-to-the-un- secretary-mr-guterres/




[8]

THE GUARDIANISIS IS TURNING US ALL INTO ITS RECRUITING SERGEANTS5 OCTOBER 2014
 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/05/isis-islamic-state-bombing



[9]

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
www.icrc.org