"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Al Imran Chapter 3 verse 185)

Monday, May 08, 2006

Real World?!

Just watched dispatches on channel four. The topic was the condition of women in Iraq three years after the war. The documentary was just tear wrenching. I mean the people of Iraq are truly suffering! The documentary mainly focused on the lives of two women; Intisar who was a pharmacist and Rayaa a gynaecologist. These women worked to help the people of their country despite the curfews, shootings, short medical supplies, lack of equipment……and this is just a few of the obstacles they faced!

A whole nation shattered in the name of democracy. Their country destroyed and families’ torn apart, children orphaned. Mothers lose their sons, wives their husbands and sisters their brothers.

The country is in a state of pandemonium! The liberation they expected form the Americans and British is long overdue. Resentment for the occupying force rings loud from every corner.

The troops bombed hospitals and residential homes. The whole point of the war was to get rid of the dictator and to help build the country; instead it has turned into a competition of how many buildings can be destroyed in a day and how to rob the people of their assets with their eyes open.

Saddam, Bush and Blair are all dictators. The thing that sets Bush and Blair apart from Saddam is that they practice their dictatorship in other people’s countries and torture other nations. Why did they single Saddam out? Well, because he was willing to stand up to them and to show them that they weren’t that different from him.

The western world knows how to prosecute and bring to trial other nations dictators. That was the case with the Serbian dictator Milosevic (who massacred a great number of Muslims during his rule) who recently died. My conspiracy theory concerning his death was that he was killed by the American and British intelligence. The last time the Milosevic trial was broadcast Milosevic said that Clinton and Blair should stand to trial with him. He believed they were as guilty as he was. The UN (or was it NATO…I forget) lead thousands of Muslim Serb men into a trap and watched them being persecuted so I don’t find Milosevic’s idea illogical in the least bit.

Sitting here I wonder if this is what we are living with then what does the world have in store have for our future generations. I hope by the grace of Allah one day (soon) I am able to have children but I ask myself what kind of world I would be bringing them up in.

It is very perturbing because I know in order for things to get better they have to get worse first, much worse!