While observing the current "Shock and Awe" Show Down in Iraq, one may wonder if the Spanish Monarchy, the current ally to the U.S. government, has coached the American War Hawkers in the thrilling art of bullfighting.
A lot of bullfights are organized as charitable events. This philanthropic aspect makes it somewhat easier to pay for the show and justify its inhumanity.
To ready the bull for the ring, it is often handicapped - although this is officially illegal but that is a minor technicality. One of the tactics used is to smear Vaseline in the eyes of the bull to blur its vision.
In 1991, the bull - Iraq - is prepared for the ring. Ms. April Gillespie, the US Ambassador to Iraq, rubs Vaseline in the Iraqi regime's eyes by assuring Saddam that the US does not interfere in regional disputes of other countries. The game is now ready to begin and the Iraqi beast is ready to let loose in the Kuwaiti coliseum.
After the bull is prepared for the showdown, the bullfight consists of three stages. In the first stage, the matador taunts the bull, making it furious and livid. When the bull charges, it is stabbed repeatedly.
Our handsome and elegant US matador enters the ring, displaying his shining weapons. The fight managers have studied the behavior of this Iraqi bull and know very well how the bull reacts to different incitement. The cycle of sardonic taunting is started and as the bull reacts the stabs of "Desert Strom" are delivered. The bleeding bull wimpishly retreats to his corner.
"We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral."
The second stage is the longest part of the bullfight, where the bull is worn down with deep penetrating spears thrown into the bull's back. The blades of these spears continue to carve and dig into the bull's back throughout the fight, causing bleeding and tissue damage.
Between 1991 - 2003, the spears of sanctions and routine bombings of the no-fly zones wear out the Iraqi beast. This second phase of the fight leaves a bleeding infrastructure and Half a Million Iraqi children as part of the tissue damage that the Iraqi bull sustains. Former Secretary of State, Madam Madeline Albright cheers this stage and says, "this was worth it".
In the third and final stage and in the midst of the sounds of bellowing trumpets and roars of spectators, the matador goes for the kill. He stabs the bull between the shoulder blades. He aims for the bull's vital organs, often missing, leaving the bull to agonize and near death. Often, the bull does not completely succumb. It retains consciousness, even as the matador and his team begin carving off pieces of the bull for distribution as trophies.
In our ring with the Iraqi bull, the final stage is now set. Among the roaring trumpets of US corporate media, Construction bidders, Oil giants, and exhilarated war supporting spectators, it is time to go for the kill. Our razor smart bombs may not always hit the vital organs of Iraq but instead hit parts of the body that will be much more agonizing. But that's OK - it is all part of the SHOW. We know our winning trophy is secure.
The bullfight purports to be a battle to the death in which either participant, bull or matador may die. In reality, the bull never has a chance to win, and the bullfight is only a cruel spectacle of chauvinistic dominance.
It can occur even at mild temperatures if exposure is prolonged. The body's natural defences against the cold consist of restricting the flow of blood to the skin so as to prevent heat loss, along with shivering and releasing hormones to generate heat. These measures are limited and are usually inadequate to maintain body temperature in cold environments.
You are doing a disservice to the World Islamic Community by posting this to your site.
"Why is ISLAM the most hated religion in the world today? Ever thought abt that?"
Well, Islam is the second largest religion in the World. And is the fastest growing religion in the World. So I dont see how it becomes the most hated in hte World. Now the propoganda of the Media's throughout the World and by Governments such as the Indian Government to give extremely biased and bigoted pictures of Muslims and Islam does give the feeling that Islam and Muslims are hated.
But as the fastest growing religion shows, the people of the World do not buy into that. They want to know more. And so they turn to books about Islam and the Quran. And in it they find truth, justice, peace and humility. And thus Islam remains the Fastest growing religion in the World. Alhamdulillah. Not the most hated. Maybe misunderstood. But only till they start reading up on it.
to control the people of Iraq? As I listen to the stories of Iraqis who have suffered barbarous atrocities under Saddam my heart is saddened. The suffering of the children is especially sad.
It will be with Iraqi money and US inputs. It is like saying - "I do not like your father or your house. So I will kill your father and break your house. After that I will give you a new father and rebuild your house for you. But you will have to pay for all my efforts". How sick have we all got?????
It is such a shame. How can we blame the US and its allies for all this. The people to blame are all the residents of the neighbouring and other Arab countires. How can these people sleep at night knowing that an arab child in Iraq is bleeding to death - denied its basic rights. You have also mentioned that we must try and change world opinion about Islam. What Islam??? Looks like there are no muslims left. I saw the US army removing the Iraqi flag and replacing it with the stars and stripes - they had said they were coming to help??? but they are regular soldiers invading another country. For the love of Allah - WAKE UP and take action!!!
See U.S. human rights violations http://www.thememoryhole.org/ on this web sites.
The only bull I see these days is the constant yaking on the television about the wonderful American soldiers and the fearless English. I know the history of these people. Anyone who has the nerve to call someone else a "terrorist" forgets what they did to the Africans, African-Americans, Australians, Irish, Jews, etc. etc. The worlds biggest punk, cowards, "terrorists" are the English (the momma) and her children "America". She has to come to the aid of her children. Even the Europeans know that this "action" is wrong. It is not a "war". It is an "attack" on a defenseless people who should solve their own problems with their "elected" leader. They are deliberately killing people in Iraq. What does the world expect the Iraqis to do with a vicious, foul-mouthed, name-calling pit bull running loose in their country? Yes, I said it. Thanks for giving me the formum to do so.
CONGRATULATION FOR WAKING UMMA....
but then we have to go back to when Sadam started both shatanic wars against his own brothers and sisters if he is realy muslem anymore, at that time he was the matador if not shatan himselve.
Allah (SWT) does not change his (SUNAN)and he said:(WA ETAKO FITNATIN LA TUSEEBAN ALADEEN DALAMO MINKOM KHASATAN), that means if a leader make war against AllAH then He will taste ADAB him and his followers as well. Don"t you see that when the greatest leader our PROHPET MOHAMED(SAAWS) said that there will be fulse leaders among muslems will take thier people away from the straight path , now I think is the time that most of the leaders are taking thier muslen followers to loose DINYA AND AHKIRA. WA LA HAWLA WLA KOOTA EL BELLAH ELALIE ELADEEM.
do not take infidels for your protectors..
I would also like to ask an open question. I truly do not understand Muslims and their way of thinking. Thugs professing to be Muslim can murder and rape other Muslims and not a peep is heard from the Muslim community. But let a non-Muslim slight Muslims in any way and then Muslims are ready to take his head. Why ?
be looked into is : Why have the muslims degraded
themselves to a level where they can no longer be
classified as CALIPHA of ALLAH TA'ALA. This is the
actual position given to man by Allah Taala at
time of creation.
When muslims fails to acheive this position then
what happens is that the material envirnoment
enslaves them. This is currently the case.
We the muslims at this time should have the
courage to accept the facts that our rulers and
masses love western values but hate their people
although it should be the opposite --- having love
and affection for western people and hatred for
their values so that they can be worked on to
become muslims and so that they do not burn in
So instead focussing all our intentions at crying
foul at USA and other western powers we should try
to focus on the fouls being committing by the
muslim UMMAH against the decrees of Allah Taala as
seen in the ways of Hazrat Muhammad sallala hu
alaihay wasalam. Till we do that nothing will
change. Things will just get worse.
I cannot believe their arrogance and stupidity. CNN is showing bulldozers demolishing Saddam posters etc. If they had some sence & were NOT arrogent they could wait a little and use their proxies to do it claiming that the peasants have been liberated; liberated like the rascal Amirs of Kuwait; again CNN reported in interview All our 800,000 citz have ben given masks (Who cares about the lowly 2-3 million guest workers!).
First, neither the Spanish Monarchy or the Spanish People, agree with "Bush Oil's War", the Spanish goverment does, shame on Aznar, we'll get him out of power ASAP.
Second, in the " Corrida de Toros ", we do not tamper with the Bull, and he have the chance to win, and often does so, hundred's of cementeries in Spain can testify to it.
Third, we make sure the Bull dies as rapidly as possible, with the minimun gore, there is a 3 minutes limit for the matador to finish it.
It's not about 'machismo', or 'chauvinismo', it's about courage of equals face to face, nothing close to the sneak way of the Texas Oil president, no-elected by his people, but, appointed by his croonies at the Supreme Court.
We Spaniards are hard and a little bit cruel, but no way, we are as bad as to be compared with GWB.
This article is written with very objective insight and anaylsis of how MOST governments implement their foreign policy and military strategy.
The US government has been no different in this either. The US government's foreign policy in the Middle East is the same as it was in Czar Russia, Japan, Vietnam, Panama and any other 3rd world country.
This same philosophy also includes the US Government's actions within its own borders toward the survivors of the Confederate States following the American Civil War and the American Indians.
I do agree Saddam Hussein needs to be removed, but not as dictated by President Bush and his minions.
Only Allah can help end this conflict to the benefit of the Iraqi people.
I HAVE ENJOYED ALL THE ARTICLES RECEIVED
BUT THE THIS ONE IS EXTRAORDINARILY EUPERB HATS OF TO U JAZAKALLAH KHAIR NASRIN
(1) If Madeleine Albright was trying to assure Saddam in 1991 that the US does not meddle in regional disputes of other nations, Saddam was a fool to believe it. Vietnam, Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama and countless other wars and mini-wars described innocently as "covert ops" show this to be false.
(2) The occasional (not "routine") bombings in the no-fly zones, as well as the sanctions, did nothing to "wear out" Saddam's regime--they harmed the Iraqi people to an extent rivaling anything in Saddam's power, but as far as Saddam himself is concerned, the sanctions did nothing but give him time to rebuild his armies and learn from his mistakes in the 1991 war, while the occasional bombing runs in the no-fly zones preserved the illusion for the American people that U.S. forces were in control.
(3) What corporate interests will be promoted in the (presumably U.S -friendly) new Iraq remains to be seen, but the common mantra that this is war is simply blood-for-oil is not correct. The U.S. gets most of its oil from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela; we really don't need Iraq's oil. The U.S. has enough oil in the Alaskan wilderness (if the environmentalists would only let us get to it) to be self-sufficient by 2025 if we would only develop the resolve. This war isn't about oil, it's about George Bush Jr. finishing the job his dad started, and his own wounded pride at not capturing/killing Osama bin Laden. "Hey, we couldn't get Osama, but what about Saddam? He's a bad guy too, isn't he. Let's go after him instead!" What a pity--Iraqi civilians and British and American troops have to die just so Bush can _legitimately_ win the 2004 election.
My Alla bless us all and have mercy on Muslim Ummah. This is the time we shall wake up and break our friend ship with this county and stop depositing trillions of dollare in US banks, the money which is used against our brothers and mulim ummah.
kuwait because the american ambassador
said we did not interfere with territorial
disputes between other countries!
just plain silly!
that makes it ok? such CONFUSED thinking
saddam is the monster - the invader - of other
some clarity, please
How can you compare an innocent bull to Sadaam's regime? We are commanded to fight against the oppressors. If the Muslims don't do it, others will. The Muslims should not fear fighting against this evil man and use the excuse of the lives that will be lost to avoid their duty. Allah says (4:77) "They should have feared Allah: Why hast Thou ordered us to fight? Wouldest Thou not grant us respite to our (natural) term, Near (enough)? Say: Short is the enjoyment of this world: The hearafter is best for those who do right; never will ye be dealt with unjustly in the very least! Whereever you are, Death will find you out, Even if you are in towers built up strong and high! ..." Say all things are from Allah." Regardless of the motives of Bush or others.. this war is not wrong and not unjust. Its just too bad the Muslims didn't do it first. May Allah give all that are affected by this war strength and finally PEACE and freedom from the oppression of this evil regime.
Most Arab leaders are corrupt;insensitive to citizenry problems and to worsened it syphony the wealth endowed in that region at the detriment of those that supposed to benefit from it. You colonized yourselves and now they are paying the price.
Probably, this might be a wake-up call for all and sundry.
One should remember that, where is the US get the green light for even playing with the bull(iraqi).
we as muslim are the no. one supporters of our enemy, if not me or you is our fellow arab muslim.
As a muslim we should be ashemed and pray to Allah to forgive us and those who give their land and right to americans to fight our brothers and sisters in iraq.
its wrong to blame americans, there not sending missiles from america, they are in our own land with our full support !!!!
Subhanallah brother, you have really splet out the game played here. I only hope and pray for the people of Iraq. The thought that we know the final result of this game(bull being brutally killed) if only allah could just this once, turn the tables.
We in the west claim to be humane and civilised, our claims could not be further from the truth. How peolpe can be so hypocritical I give up.
I do hope and wish that our protests do make the difference in this world full of hate,greed and complete and utter injustice.
when you are talking about an evil man like Saddam who sanctions the rape of the women of Kuwait and sanctions the gassing of the people of Iran and the Kurds in his own nation of Iraq a man who accepts gladly the murder of those who would speak against him may only be described as EVIL.
do not the children of Abraham deserve a better man than Saddam leading them are not leaders required to be obedient to Allah
this is not a war against the people of Iraq but Saddam and those who support Him
It is time that we should encourage the freedom fighters in Iraq, the way they are facing the "Super Power".I find it very discouraging to show them the painful and humilating end from now, how truthful it may be......
HOW SAD as the Ummah and leaders of Muslim countries sit by and watch the beast, Iraq, grow from a calf to the bull it is....and DO NOTHING!
EVEN SADDER as we all sit by and witness it's slaughter.....and complain.
Islamic solidarity can be a powerful force, but only when properly applied. Unless Arab nations are directly attacked by Saddam (as was Kuwait) members of the Arab league appear more concerned with preserving a tyrant than working for progress.
It is worth noting that in the United States the constitution makes a clear separation between religious beliefs and government/law. Every individual is free to follow their particular belief, includingthe noble Qur'an. However the legal precepts governing most Western nations are anchored in constantly-evolving case law rather than the immutable Sharia.
I did not advocate or support America's attack on Iraq. However, now that it is well on the way to being a fait-accompli, why not focus on how to provide Iraqi citizens with a truly representative government?
So all I'm saying is the invassion of Iraq is just the stepping stone for more death of inocent Muslim people in Middleast and all this is for those Christian fundamentalist in the White House and the Zionist Israel to annialate the Muslim world.
ISHA-ALLAH THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ALLAH WE DISTROY THESE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD AND THE HEREAFTER.
and not the political leanings of those who run it. Islam is not only for Middle Easterners and the current thinking of the middle east should be separated from the message of Islam. Hiding behind religion to express the hatred and bigotry of the heart is an old way of thinking. It has brought on wars and countless lives have been lost this way. Please use this site to foster understanding and communication so that the light of Islam may shine not be sullied by tarnish of opinion and hatred.
Part of it reads, "At Camp Adler, where the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards were based, [in] one of the Desert Rats' four battle groups close to the Iraqi border, anxiety peaked two hours later as more shouts of 'gas, gas, gas' and one of 'Scud, Scud, Scud' rang out."
The part I found so interesting was, "'Bloody Yanks. They should get in there and bomb the hell out of them,' was one of the few audible comments through the uncomfortable black rubber masks."
Obviously, a few members of the "coalition" seem dissatisfied with the admittedly "unorthodox" policy being followed, so far, by the "Bloody Yanks" - a policy apparently favoring the use of mechanized infantry, etc., over other "less riskier" and "less costly" options, such as carpet bombing. May Allah protect all who have been placed at risk.
I doubt that most of those who might be reading my comment would agree with the authors of America's (current) military doctrine. Never-the-less, I believe that risking a higher level of sacrifice (for the sake of realizing a lower level of total harm to all parties concerned) on the part of the aggressor's forces would seem to me to be "less contemptible" than compelling a higher level of sacrifice on the part on the defender's forces. Masha-Allah.
Hopefully, our military planners will continue to consider choices such as carpet bombing to be less immediately preferable than less harmful options that also pose a greater risk of self-sacrifice - especially while formulating plans for "preemptive" invasions of other peoples countries. Insha-Allah.
Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. (Wa Allah Hafiz!)
It was 1991 that the US and its allies got Saddam out of Kuwait. OR I might be mistaken.
i am disgusted and sickened by so many "scholars" who refuse to mention the importance of bringing back an islamic state, Khilafah, aren't the muslims supposed to be one body, no borders, one!
a question to your scholars, please please answer this -
"suppose we had a Islamic state - Khilafah, just imagine we did, now i ask you - would america, israel, india even think of attacking, iraq, afghanistan, palestine?"
we need to work towards bringing muslims together as one body and establish Islam as the religion on the land. hasn't Allah commanded us to?
didn't the Prophet Muhammed SAW work to establish the islamic state?
so why why why why why oh why??? are we brushing the importance of an Islamic state away.
Are the fellow Muslims you are referring to, the Muslims people, the Muslim intellects and the Muslim scholars, OR the rulers of the Muslim nations that are on the White House's payroll? Please clarify.
In the meantime please read my posts 1079,1080, 1081 and 1082 in that order in "The peril of attacking Iraq". That will hopefully resume few things.
It would seem that at least a few of the Iraqi people are now claiming to be liberated. I have not yet heard if they seem offended by Allah's choice of liberators (which I think should not confused with an appropriate choices of protectors).
According to the Quran (2:217) it would seem that Allah (SWT) is tolerant of those who "break the rules" in order to rescue others from persecution. I am new to Islam, so tell please me, is it even possible to keep enough of the rules to justify supporting persecution? Could this not indicate a possible reason for the decline of Muslim authority?
I think we are responsible for those who perish from our efforts to free them. I prefer that to being responsible for those who have perished from a (twelve year) effort to prevent them from threatening authority.
I would rather be responsible for the loss of family in time of war, than for the need of a man to sell one of his kidney's (to perhaps start or support a family) in time of peace. Allah knows best - and we will all stand before Allah, in judgement, on the Last Day (or so I have been told).
As Salaamu Alaikum.
very good similation if thats an english word as like other words like decapitation,
God help iraqi people and all muslims...
The matador and his helpers will greatly regret playing this inhuman sport.
always felt bull fights were horrilbe. There is
no question in my mind that the demons of
war have been unleashed in one of the most
horrible forms.I am ashamed that it is being
done in the name of Americans.
Where spilled Kurdish blood in the deserts, streets, and rivers of Iraq? Who kills his closest advisors and son-in-laws?
if you look at the history of the United States, while we've had our own flaws, we have always been the world's police. If it had not been for the U.S, we would all be saying hiel Hitler right now. So whether it be Europe, Korea, Vietnam, the Sudan, Somalia, or Iraq, we've always been there to try to take out the garbage. That's what we're doing now. So everytime you take a trip in your car, fly in a plane, type on the internet, make a phone call, you have an American to thank.
We take out the garbage to make the world a more peaceful place and uphold freedom and democracy.
and your welcome!
It is a shame for me as a Muslim male after seeing all this trajedy take place, I was unable to join hands in Jihad against the opressor! of the Muslim UMMAT. But ALLAH has given me a chance to share with my brothers and sisters the knowledge through which I hope they can prosper. US indeed has opressed, betrayed, divided the Muslims on all occassions. Let us join hands in the Muslim UMMAT and stop relying on the US for our progress. We do NOT!! need US for our progress. We need self confidence and relying on our own shoulders. Muslim UMMAT contains all the man power, the intelligence, the brain, the resources that ALLAH has given to no one else!!! If the Muslim UMMAT builds strong economic, social, educational, research ties within its countries and people, then we won't need the US, its technologies and for whatever that we depend on the US for. And in fact this building of ties will bring the Muslim UMMAT together yet again and a chance will arise where the Muslim UMMAT could be Re-UNITED to all its power and INSHALLAH ALMIGHTY will give it back the respect it once had in ALMIGHTY's eyes.
Let us start working and stop this lazy, cowardice attitude of 'always enjoying' our lives rather. This life as ALMIGHTY has told Muslims is a 'test' for the Muslims, this life is NOT!! the place where Muslims will 'enjoy' there lives. ALLAH ALMIGHTY has provided 'JANNAT!!!' (Heaven) as the place for Muslims to 'enjoy' their lives in eternal comfort.
At this point, the Muslim UMMAT must rise to the ocassion. ALL THE MUSLIM UMMAT HAS TO DO IS BELIEVE IN ALLAH ALMIGHTY, PUT OUR TRUST IN ALMIGHTY, AND OBEY ISLAM. BY OBEYING ISLAM I MEAN, OBEY THE RULES AND LAWS OF ISLAM.
I hope the Muslim UMMAT will once again start obeying the laws of Islam and there prosper to yet again defeat the evil of this era.
M. Istehbab- - Kakakhail
why? what makes sadam more dangrous than iron sharon. he is killing palestinian people every day. is sadam killing people everyday? the answer is no, so he is muslim.this enemy is not want sadam but they want muslim. they are preparing next Iran and Syria. why? because they are "who they are"so let is take what ALLAH said. " inyansurkum-allah, falaaghaliba lakum, wa inyakhdulkum, faman-tha-alladii yansurkum minba'dih, wa ala-allah falyatawakal almuminun
Please don't smear vaseline in our eyes, truth comes from Allah, lies from men
By using depeleted uranium ammunition, the USA dumped their nuclear waste on Iraq, effectively causing Gulf War Syndrome in their own soldiers and killing thousands of Iraqis.
The radioactive uranium, which has a half life of 4.5 billion years, also caused thousands of severe cancers in children as young as a few months, it caused thousands of lethally deformed babies even 10 years after the Gulf war, and it has turned fertile land into vast wastelands reeking with radiation.
I would like to know if the American military is using depleted uranium ammunition, (illegal under internation law), a vicious wmd, in their current attacks on the innocent people of Iraq.
I am also curious why this urgent issue has not been brought up by the UN or the media.
If the US is using these illegal weapons of genocide, how will Iraq ever be rebuilt?
What country will send its people in to aid the devestated people of Iraq, if they'll be exposed to crippling radiation????????
Does anyone care????????
This explaination was perfect! Thank you. The down side is that the people that love war
love the "Fighting and running of Bulls" they still won't think anything is wrong with this mistake. And the killing and maming of children is no more than eating veal. (Baby Beef). My eyes are filled with tears for the people who must listen to the noise, smell the smoke, and comfort the children. InshAllah is will cease before the next morning prayers. Bullfights don't last forever. And on rare occassions the Bull is spared.
I thinking this is brute.
Thanks be to Allah.
The only difference is that in a bull-fight, the bull is killed once and for all as a result.
And so the Americans have to take care that since they are hurting the Iraq, they have to finish it completely.
If they fail to do so, which is what one can expect as to happen for sure, then Americans beware, an injured bull can be the most ferocious animal that one can ever handle.
Iraqis. Kill them all.
Hurt them but do not let them live for future resurgence.