It was saddening, almost shocking for me, to see that the third test which commences on the 26th of January will have its last two days on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. Being a Muslim nation, I think the team could at least have requested the concerned authorities to move the test forward by a day or two. The 10th of Muharram is no ordinary day and it shouldn't be marked as such. I pity those who do not treat it as that and then wonder why the Muslim World, collectively, is facing the hardships it is facing today.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
I don't think there's any doubting that he met his deserved fate finally. Maybe he deserved even worse ... for the countless crimes he committed during his long reign as the undisputed Iraqi President. There were two things about this event that really pissed me off ... here goes ...
First of all, the timing of his hanging. Why on earth did they choose Eid ?! Moreover, they showed images of 'Shias' celebrating and rejoicing holding Muqtada Sadr's posters et al. If this is not American propaganda then I don't know what is! It is obvious they are trying to fuel the already catastrophic peace situation in Iraq by giving rise to even more sectarian differences. I fear there will be no turning back for Iraq now as the Sunnis will most likely adopt Saddam as a hero who gave his life for them. The sad thing is the American media is constantly showing these images as if purposely portraying the idea that it was the Shias who hanged him, with images of them reciting Durood and reveling.
Secondly, the people here in Pakistan who are portraying him as a HERO! Go f*** yourself I say! ... You have to be the most ignorant person alive to have the nerve to call him anything remotely resembling a hero. His hands are stained with the blood of thousands, if not millions. He surely deserved to die a more painful death.
But you can't help but wonder there's a BIG plan behind all this American bullcrap strategy of divide and conqeur. Thankfully, we've been given a new lease of life after Hezbollah's offensive and Iran's strong stance against the US on the nuclear issue. Everyone else, apparently, is ready to give in to American pressure. It'll be interesting to see how all this pans out.