Monday, December 31, 2007

Speak of The Devil!

Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour - 1 Peter 5:8

Speak of the Devil! I didn't expect things to come out of nowhere. It was 10.30 p.m. on Thursday night and I was blogging on one of my posts. I turned to The Star to check on news updates and I was surprised to see a news line which says: 'Benazir Bhutto reportedly killed.' I also had subscribed to a BBC News feed and it had a more grim description but still confirms that Bhutto was assassinated.

Of course, I must say that killing an innocent person is beyond proportions and every local media here including the MSM and Malaysiakini had Abdullah Badawi calling that a cruel act. Even those especially Gordon Brown said that only cowards would do that.

In this kind of situation, do you trust the other party? There were two accounts of how Ms. Bhutto was assassinated. But, the Pakistani intelligence intercepted a phone conversation which states that Al-Qaida of that division was responsible for the killing. To some, particularly extremists, they perceive Ms. Bhutto as a puppet or an agent of promoting the democracy model championed by America. Given how she came back intending to restore things when Musharraf announces of election in January, that's how the ball of terror starts to roll.

The way Al-Qaeda fights against the invaders like U.S is somewhat bears the mark of the Irish civil war back in the seventies. The Irish Republican Army at that time believed that anything to do with deal-talking or agreeing with the British Government is catapulting or losing to them. The keep fighting even though their zeal will drive them to nowhere.

Killing the Bhutto family (native) is similar to the Kennedy family where conspirators feared of the utopia that the family would bring to the nation. They wanted to follow their own devised way and find that the family is the obstacle to everything. What else can they do than to kill in shadows? Another reasoning is how people interpret the Quran or the Bible. Interpreting something wrongly would result in disastrous consequences. This 'jihad' or crusade is somewhat resulted from extreme view and interpretation of the holy book. So the saying goes - a poisonous tree is resulted from poisonous roots.

Am I bashing anyone here? No. I'm offering my two cents.

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