| Another Murder Committed by Political Islam |
Azar Majedi - 06.11.2004 21:22
Condemning the murder of Theo van Gogh.
It is time to defend unconditional freedom of speech and criticism. It is time to defend the principle of universality of human rights and women’s rights. It is time to end the so-called diplomatic relations with governments propagating political Islam.
Theo van Gogh, a journalist and a filmmaker, was brutally murdered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was murdered because he cared and dared to expose the inherent misogynism in and the brutal nature of Islam. An act, which sadly, nowadays calls for great courage, due to advancements of political Islam and the rise in religion influence in the society. He was murdered by political Islam, a reactionary movement that resorts to intimidation and terror as its main tools for gaining power and achieving its goals. This is not the first crime committed by this movement as a way to silence the critics of Islam and Islamists, and if we do not stand against it, it will not be the last. Political Islam is not only making life a hell for millions of living people in countries like Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, it is also taking lives in the heart of Europe. Political Islam is a threat to humankind.
We need to take a firm stand against it. It is time to defend unconditional freedom of speech and criticism. It is time to defend the principle of universality of human rights and women’s rights. It is time to end the so-called diplomatic relations with governments propagating political Islam. It is time to take side with the aspirations of people for secular and progressive governments in the birthplace of Political Islam, countries like Iran and Iraq. Hundreds of people are being killed, massacred everyday under the rule of political Islam. Taking a progressive and human stand against this movement is the way forward. Being silent about it is paramount to supporting it.
We condemn this horrendous crime and call upon all freedom loving and equality seeking human beings to unequivocally condemn this atrocious murder and to take a firm and uncompromising position against this movement.
Organisation for Women’s Liberation-Iran
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.azadizan.com/english/index.htm
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|You are right... |
| Not God - 06.11.2004 22:18 |
And also hundreds of people are murdered every day under "Political Christianity" Bush, Blair, Balkenende for example, wich God do they serve for Godsake?
|Neither USA/NATO Terrorism, nor Islamic Terro |
| Mansoor Hekmat - 06.11.2004 22:55 |
The appalling September 11, 2001 terrorist crimes against humanity and the slaughter of thousands of innocent people in America has pushed the world to the brink of one of the darkest and bloodiest eras of contemporary history. What the American administration calls an international war on terrorists is in fact the world's entry into a new and destructive phase in the international war of terrorists.
At opposing poles of this bloody conflict stand the two main international camps of terrorism, which have left their bloody mark on the lives of two generations. At one pole, there stands the most enormous machinery of state terrorism and international intimidation and blackmail. This camp includes the American government and ruling elite, the only force, which has used nuclear bombs against people, reducing hundreds of thousands of innocent and unsuspecting people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki into ashes within seconds. A state that slaughtered millions in Vietnam and razed and ruined their country for many years by chemical bombardments. It includes NATO and coalitions of Western governments who from Iraq to Yugoslavia, have destroyed people's homes, schools and hospitals and have taken ransom the bread and medicine of millions of children. It includes the Israeli bourgeoisie and state. They occupy, seize, slaughter and deprive. They bomb and shell refugee camps and shoot scared ten-year-old children taking shelter in their fathers' arms and at school gates. From Hiroshima and Vietnam to Grenada and Iraq, from the killing fields in Indonesia and Chile to the slaughterhouses of Palestine, the track record of this international pole of state terrorism and imperialist intimidation is obvious and irrefutable for all the world to see.
At the opposing pole, there stands Islamic terrorism and the reactionary and vile political Islam. These forces that were once created and nurtured by America and the West themselves during the Cold War as a means of organising indigenous reaction against the Left in Middle Eastern societies, have now become an active pole of international terrorism and one contender in the bourgeois power struggle in the Middle East. The murderous history of political Islam, from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to Algeria and Palestine includes a long list of genocide and appalling crimes. From state and state sponsored killings in Iran and Afghanistan to the daily crimes of Islamic terror squads in Israel, Algeria and the heart of Europe and America, from the bloody suppression of political and intellectual opponents to imposing reactionary and anti-human Islamic laws on people, particularly women, from Islamic beheadings and mutilations, to planting bombs and mass murder in buses, cafés and discothèques – these are the highlights in the track record of these reactionaries
Now, this conflict is going to take hundreds of thousands and probably millions of other victims in Afghanistan tomorrow and in any other corner of the world the day after. This must be resisted.
- Mansoor Hekmat, The World After September 11, Part One: The War of Terrorists, October 2001
|innocent people in America ? |
| Klukluk - 07.11.2004 01:55 |
De Indianen bedoel je?
|Christian Right in NL |
| ands - 08.11.2004 01:24 |
The christian rightists--Balkenende, et al--in NL are making use of this murder as an excuse to increase repressive measures , claiming it necessary to "fight terrorism" and "defend free speech". Of course, their intentions are otherwise...I don't see anyone discussing this--rather obvious--deception.
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