Now, as I understand law enforcement, one of the things that is looked at (in such circumstances) is the motivation in the commission of said crime. The larger the crime, the more attention is focused upon it, leading it to be minutely examined in the cleansing and illuminating light of day by journalists. Or one would like to think so.
I will examine one such possible motivation here. To be able to commit such horrific action, humans need a powerful motivation (ideology). What could have been the driving principles and reasons for such unreasonable actions, and on such dramatic scale as seen here. The BBC never properly goes over the true scope of the event. Do you know what happened to the people of Bangladesh ?(open it and see,warning disturbing photos)
From the BBC article and what is left unsaid by (kpr37).
I see far, far too few, speaking for the millions of dead.
this is a Hindu name, signifying a non-Muslim, if I am not mistaken.
was 23 at that time, when a group of Pakistani soldiers and their Bangladeshi associates
Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims. I make the claim that they are "true believers" from reading this later in the article ( "and five from the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, have been arrested" )
stormed into her house and dragged her away.
At this point she became the "property" or "Booty" of the group who took her, in a theocratic sense as explained in (Quran 4;24) as well as (23;5-6) (24;33) and a few others.In the reliance of the traveler (a guide to sharia law) it says on page 276.
@O9.13When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.
we have a similar circumstance on gong in Africa (Dar-fur, and Nuba mountians)
Her husband and three children watched helplessly as she was bundled into an army jeep.
Mohammad (the prophet of Islam) did not mind rape the rape of captive women
Muslim :: Book 8 : Hadith 3432
Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (Allah her pleased with him) reported that at the Battle of Hanain Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent an army to Autasand encountered the enemy and fought with them. Having overcome them and taken them captives, the Companions of Allah's Messenger (may peace be up on him) seemed to refrain from having intercourse with captive women because of their husbands being polytheists. Then Allah, Most High, sent down regarding that:" And women already married, except those whom your right hands possess (iv. 24)" (i. e. they were lawful for them when their 'Idda period came to an end).
The Bangladeshi woman is a polytheist in the theocratic sense.
For seven months, she was repeatedly raped and tortured at an army camp in the capital Dhaka, she says.
Freedom of religion shall not be abridged, (in a theocratic Islamic sense ?) I say, we most reconsider some widely held assumptions!
On just what is, and what is not, a legitimate practice of a "religion"
"I was subjected to extreme physical and mental torture. They had no mercy. Many of my friends and relatives were killed in front of me," she said.
"(29. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves"
Severe, is a apt description of the events that transpired . I would have added atrocities. Making the phrase "severe atrocities" but that's just me.
"It is heartening to see, 40 years after those atrocities, that some of those responsible for those gruesome acts are in the dock," Ms Priyabhashini said.
it's a nice thought, but those responsible for the genocide will never see a courtroom.(only participants)
Bangladesh is yet to come to terms with its violent birth in 1971, after the Pakistani government sent in its army to stop was what was then East Pakistan from becoming independent.
Suspected collaborators were sometimes killed by their captors.It is not exactly clear how many people died, but official figures estimate that more than three million people were killed and hundreds of thousands of women raped during the nine-month bloody battle.The minority Hindu community was particularly targeted.
Many Hindus were even forcibly converted to Islam.
They did have the option of death. So to call it forced, would not be technically correct.
This possible motivation will never be looked in to.It will never be investigated.
In the Ninth century the Pact of Umar, outlawed non-Muslims from learning the Quran. Many in America seem to have the same objective.Now I could be right, or wrong ? I make mistakes all the time, and will continue to do so. But to dismiss the possible connection between the text sourced here, and actions of those who are true "believers", in said text,seem to be dismissing reality.
A modern day "pact of Umar" (in the here and now) is endorsed by CAIR , so as to keep non-Muslims from looking at Islamic ideology. As reading it, may motivate them (non-Muslims) to take corrective (preventative) measures. Thereby denying Islam it's "divine" right to subjugate Non-Muslims.See Quran (9;29)
Co-sponsored by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Rep. Peter King(R-NY), each bill (S.1546 and H.R.3116) seeks to create a new coordinator position within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct efforts on “counter[ing] homegrown violent Islamist extremism” with particular focus on the “ideology of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups” in the United States.
This is opposed by CAIR
CAIR has urged AmericanMuslims and other people of conscience to contact their elected representatives to request the removal of problematic language in two pending Department of Homeland Security Reauthorisation Acts that single out American Muslims for additional scrutiny over the threat of violent extremism in the United States.
who is CAIR and what do they want.
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
- Omar M. Ahmad, Chairman of the Board, Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR), at the Islamic Conference in Freemont, California, (July 1998), as quoted in "American Muslim leader urges faithful to spread Islam's message: by Lisa Gardliner, in The San Ramon Valley Herald (4 July 1998).
What is the motivating factor of Al Qaeda and its affiliated groups that should not be countered by the American government ?
It would be helpful to read his statements.Osama Bin Laden statement, here he leads off with the Verse of the sword.
From reading that, and the rest of his statements, one would be hard pressed to dismiss his motivation as anything less that being based in the ideology of submission (Islam)
English translation of the document made public by Al-Ansaar News Agency ---------------------------------------------------------
Exposing the New Crusader War - Usama Bin Laden -February 2003
Praise be to Allah, then again Praise be to Him, who revealed the Verse of the Sword to His servant and His Messenger (SAWS) in order to establish the Truth and to eradicate Falsehood.
So Praise be to Allah who says:
"Then when the Sacred Months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform Salah and give Zakah, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran 9:5)
And Praise be to Allah who says:
"Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you Victory over them and healthehearts of a believing people." (Quran 9:14)
letter to the American people (full text) here you most scroll down three quarters of the way down the page to find the verse of the sword.You can look here for the verse in this link (verse of the sword) with commentary by me.
fight this ideology (Islam) not with bullets, but with confronting the ideas in support of the ideology, in an open and free debate.
let us see if the "Pen" (computer keyboard) is mightier than the "sword" (AK-47) or verse 5 of chapter 9 in the "holy" quran.