Friday, 3 October 2008

Heroes in Death

Murder, it what you will. These three directly caused the deaths of 200 people and so many others suffered horrendous injuries when they chose to detonate a bomb in Bali all in the name of Jemmaah Islamiyah. Yet when or should I say IF, these three are executed, they promise retribution. Hypothetically if the Bali bombings never occurred, peoples of the world would still be held to ransom and made to pay in one way or another when they go on preaching jihad.

He has stated his belief that Indonesia must adhere to Sharia law and has renewed his calls for an Islamic state in Indonesia. [12]

"There is no nobler life than to die as a martyr for jihad. None. The highest deed in Islam is Jihad. If we commit to Jihad, we can neglect other deeds, even fasting and prayer".

In a speech following the Bali attacks Bashir stated,' I support Osama bin Laden's struggle because his is the true struggle to uphold Islam.'[10]. the Indonesian islamic cleric is portrayed strongly in Western media as an extreme thinker who inspires deadly actions [11], however to Bashir the true terrorists are America and Israel.

The terrorism activities wont stop regardless of whether or not Samudra, Mukhlas and Amrozi are executed. I do care about executions, a grey area where there has been innocent peoples put to death but these three will get less than what they deserve. In death they will be heroes, the world doesn't need heroes like these.


Crushed said...

You're right, of course.

It solves nothing and puts the executioners down on the same moral footing as them.

Just makes them into martyrs.

Nunyaa said...

I disagree on that on the moral footing. These animals deserve what is coming to them but in doing so yes it will make them martyrs. I would not hold the executioners in the same light though.

Ellee Seymour said...

I feel it unsettling to see them smiling in such a carefree manner when they have shattered so many lives and broken so many families.

jmb said...

I am totally against capital punishment but in some cases I think it is not a bad thing. This is one of those cases but as you say. What will follow as other equally callous "martyrs" seek retribution?


In my opinion,terrorism will not cease until the western world,America esp. amends their foreign policies.
It always amazes me that people never question the obvious- IE- How do we know that Arabic statement is an accurate translation of a language we do not understand and is not, in fact, propaganda
to justify the unjustifiable?

The SS incorrectly altered and bastardized parts of Neitzche's work for their own agendas/war on humanity.

How do we know these three are even culpable? And are there mitigating circumstances to justify diminished responsibility?

Even if they admitted guilt, one should question, in this climate, if it was not obtained under duress.

One should always question before speaking out, if only to tick those propaganda pushers off.

Always question.

Nunyaa said...

They are guilty, their spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir even acknowledges their guilt. This has nothing to do with the Americans, I find it quite ironic that it is easy to point the finger at America. Perhaps those who do should look in their own backyard and at foreign policies before pointing the finger at America.