Always, you get some Muslims online who police other Muslims for their irrational, hate-filled reactions. Claiming to uphold the true faith of Islam, of peace, justice, hope in every sinner, they launch an attack on the angry, vengeful trends.
Who are you to judge that Sharon will burn in hell? Only God knows that, I don’t care if he was Satan himself, no Muslim has the right to condemn anyone to hell.
I just thought I’d write an open letter to these depoliticising voices:
How are you more concerned about preserving this polite and proper image of The Muslim, totally dismissing the real grievances expressed in the posts?
You care more that a mass murdering war criminal, who is applauded and saluted around the world, is disrespected when Palestinians give out sweets to mark the befall of an oppressor. I would have thought the disrespect is in the violence victims are subjected to when the perpetrator is heralded as a hero, right.
You care more about the wrong language used by ordinary people trying to articulate their betrayal than the sinister echoes of world leaders who use his death to glorify their support for an occupying, genocidal regime.
You care more that a cartoonist depicted Sharon dragged to hell to answer for Sabra and Shatilla, than the massacres that painted Lebanon’s soil with the blood of innocent souls.
Your ill-placed sense of justice is outrageous. How many Palestinians are experiencing hell on earth, tortured using the most psychologically traumatising means, besieged, dumped, without homes, jobs, identity?
How many Arabs are grieving the slaughter of their family members in Sabra and Shatilla, in Jenin? Their tears have not dried yet, their hearts pained with the disappointment that the butcher has been under medical attention for years, respected, honoured, while their children’s blood spilt and their toys found graveyards in the rubble of demolished homes.
Save us your moral high ground.
After generations of trauma, heart-ache, abandonment, bitterness, the criminal dies a natural and inevitable death, a death undeserving of him, for he should have been hanged and reawakened to hang for every murder, and even that would not answer for the crimes he committed, after his honouring as a brave man of dignity, a Muslim writes a facebook status filled with hate, and you pop up to put them in their place with your belittling ‘who are you’, um, are you serious?
Who are you to deny the oppressed the only avenue they have to scream out. Who are you to come out and correct them for their misinterpretation of Islam, for their wrong prayer?
Decency is in recognising the legitimacy of anger in protesting against oppression. Deceny is in defending the voiceless.
If there’s a needed reason to believe in an afterlife, it’s that we know God promised to answer the call of the oppressed. He promised that no matter what failures of justice we face on earth, He Knows and He will account.