Sunday, 23 May 2010

American-Yemeni cleric advocates killing of US civilians

Source: AP 23/05 2010
An American-Yemeni cleric whose internet sermons have helped inspire attacks on the US is advocating the killing of American civilians in a new Al Qaida video.
Anwar Al Awlaki has been singled out by US officials as a top terrorist threat and has reportedly been added to the CIA's list of targets for assassination despite his American citizenship.
The US-born Al Awlaki moved to Yemen in 2004 and is in hiding there after being linked to the suspects in the November shooting at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, and the December attempt to blow up a US jetliner bound for Detroit.
In a video posted on Sunday, Al Awlaki justifies civilian deaths by accusing Americans of intentionally killing a million Muslim civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

1 comment:

  1. He is one hundred percent wrong if he has said that, neither Islam nor any other religion approves the killing of the innocent.
    Killing the innocent is an unforgivable sin in Islam.

    God says in the Quran “ If any one kills an innocent person, it would be as if he slew the whole people, and if any one saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people,………yet many of them continued to commit excesses in the land” Chapter 5 Verse 32. His statement shows the anger, perpetration of killings and violence on the innocent by the occupying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Basically it is true that the responsibility for killing the innocent lies with those who perpetrate it. Many of us are inclined to submit to this. In the second WW when the British soldiers killed the German soldiers, were the British responsible for the violence?

    When a young girl who witnessed her mother being raped by soldiers, did suicide bombing killing scores of Russian soldiers responsible for her act of anger? In one sense the answers are must be yes But in very many cases,

    Whatever the laws say, the moral responsibility for violence is divided between those who perpetrate it and those who provoke it. But many including the Nato forces escape all responsibility for their brutal drone attacks and killing the civilians in large numbers by taking refuge in a kind of political slogan making