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The Wicked Reality of Jahilliyah

August 30, 2008

The following article from the Pakistani paper Dawn, gives a chilling and dramatic reminder of the persistence of Jahili (pre-Islamic ignorance) attitudes that continue to prevail amongst many amongst of the Muslims. Of course, if anyone really does believe that it is permissible to bury Muslim women alive or to kill them for wanting to marry someone of their choice, that person regardless of what their name is or how many generations their descendants have been Muslims is not a Muslim at all and has nothing to do with Islam. Anyone who believes that reported tribal traditions, whether those are actually tribal traditions or not, can take precedence over the Shari’ah has nothing to do with Islam and is a quintessential example of Jahilliyah. Such people must be fought and opposed in every way possible by those who are indeed Muslims.

One should note the role of the heroes of the West in this horrific crime. It is alleged that a Pakistani People’s Party (the party of Bhutto) official was involved in the incident and this wicked clown who defends the action in the Senate is a member of a Baluchi tribal party. It was of course widely celebrated in the West as a sign of great progress when these tribal parties were elected in the NWFP instead of members of the Islamist coalition. We see the Islamist Maulana Ghafoor Haidari is cited in the article as speaking in the truth in the Senate about such actions having nothing to do with Islam. Of course, we need much more than just talk…whoever has any ability or power from the Pakistani government to any other organized groups with capability in those areas should deal with any people involved in such barbarities in such a way as to make clear to everyone that this is not accepted, excused or understood in any way.

May Allaah (swt) accept all of those sisters who were killed as martyrs and enter them into the highest level of al-jannah and may those guilty of participating in or covering up or defending this act in any way live in constant fear until the Day of Judgement when the Creator of the Heavens and Earth will take revenge upon them on behalf of those sisters and that is the Day when Justice will truly be done.  And I pray that we work in whatever way we can to be able to be in a condition where we can defend our sisters and until then we know that we, too, must live in fear that we will be punished for standing by and doing nothing while such actions and all the daily oppressions of Muslim women that go on all over the world, more than 99 percent of the time perpetrated by those with the nerve to call themselves Muslims as well.

Burying of women alive defended in Senate
By Ahmed Hassan
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: Balochistan Senator Sardar Israrullah Zehri stunned the upper house on Friday when he defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.”

Senator Bibi Yasmin Shah of the PML-Q raised the issue citing a newspaper report that the girls, three of them aged between 16 and 18 years, had been buried alive a month ago for wishing to marry of their own will.

The barbaric incident took place in a remote village of Jafarabad district and a PPP minister and some other influential people were reported to have been involved. The report accused the provincial government of trying to hush up the issue.

Ms Shah said that the hapless girls and the women were first shot in the name of honour and then buried while they were alive. She also said that no criminal had been arrested so far.

Acting Chairman of Senate Jan Mohammad Jamali, who was presiding over the session, said: “Yasmin Shah should go to our society and see for herself what the situation is like there and then come back to raise such questions in the house.”

Maulana Ghafoor Haideri of the JUI-F said there was no tradition of burying women alive in Baloch society because it was against Islam’s teachings.

Jamal Leghari of PML-Q emphatically stated that there was no custom of burying people alive, adding that the Baloch people did not believe in it.

Senator Jan Jamali commented: “This is a provincial matter and it is being investigated at the provincial level and let us wait for the report of the investigation.” Leader of the Opposition Kamil Ali Agha accused the Balochistan government of ignoring the incident and said no jirga could order the burying of women alive and no law allowed anyone to commit such a crime and go unpunished. He urged the government to punish the people involved in it.

Leader of the House Mian Raza Rabbani said: “We condemn the heinous act and assure the house that a complete report on the incident would be submitted on Monday.”