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Quote Cassandra Replybullet Topic: Not only for Whisper
    Posted: 03 August 2007 at 4:21am

I posted this last week.  Maryah also posted the same topic and URL.  I hope that some of you have become involved.  Amnesty have also become vocal as well as AVAAZ, But this is more than a petition and begs a question. I would like to know what your opinions are on this question...............

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Please read and if you wish get involved with the petition below.  Who and what may not be important.  A tradition is clearly at stake along with these young lives.  Whisper, obviously your comments especially would be appreciated.  C

http://www.avaaz.org/en/honour_the_afghan_code/b.php/?CLICKT RACK

 

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Quote Whisper Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2007 at 12:12pm

Thanks for your re-appearance, it's a delight, but the site fails to appear, I have been trying for sometime and end up in the Islamicity home page.

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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2007 at 4:11pm
This is the link for the Petition for Avaaz:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/honour_the_afghan_code/?cl=14892493

If the link does not click, then copy and paste it into your browser address window, it works.


This is an update story on the condition of the hostages, i received it in an email from MAS:

Muslim Advocacy Groups Condemn Kidnapping

 

By Audrey Hudson

The Washington Times

 

Muslim advocacy groups in the United States are condemning the recent kidnapping of 23 South Koreans in Afghanistan and are demanding their release.

 

The Christian missionaries have been held since July 19 by the Taliban, which is seeking the release of Taliban prisoners held by the Afghan government.

 

The Taliban killed two of the hostages, including group leader Shim Sung-min, 29, after saying that its demands had not been met.

 

A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations yesterday said the group "condemns the taking of the Korean hostages and demands that the kidnappers release them immediately and unconditionally."

 

Imam Mahdi Bray, executive director of Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, sent a formal letter of condolence to the Republic of Korea's ambassador to the U.S. on Tuesday and issued a public statement of condemnation.

 

"MAS Freedom completely condemns the taking and killing of South Korean Christian hostages in Afghanistan as not only a gross violation of the human rights of these captives, but also a horrible violation of the norms of basic human decency," Mr. Bray said.

 

"These actions are completely contrary to the basic tenets of Islam, and for the sake of our Lord, we implore those who have taken these hostages to return them safely to their loved ones, and to stop this madness," he added.

 

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), said the hostage-taking "is a stark reminder of who our enemies are and the barbaric means they will continue to use to achieve their goals of militant Islamism."

 

S. Korea sending delegation to U.S. to seek help

 

"AIFD calls upon the Karzai administration and coalition countries working together against militant Islamists to harness our united military and diplomatic resources to achieve the release of the hostages and the defeat of their captors," Dr. Jasser said.

 

The World Muslim Organization in London yesterday warned about the effects of the kidnapping on the Muslim faith.

 

"Acts of violence and causing harm to innocent people will only damage the shining image of our great faith and no one will like to join our faith any more, after seeing what abnormal and thoughtless militants are doing to our innocent South Korean brothers. Let us leave such acts for the enemies of Islam," the group said.

 

The Associated Press reported that the Afghan army dropped leaflets yesterday warning of impending military action in the region where the missionaries are being held, but the army said the operation is not connected to the captives.

 

Gov. Marajudin Pathan said the Taliban agreed to a face-to-face meeting with Korea's ambassador to Afghanistan. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban militants, says the remaining 21 hostages were still alive, though two female captives were gravely ill and could die at any time.

 

South Korea is sending a parliamentary delegation to the United States to seek cooperation in resolving the crisis, and relatives of the hostages pleaded with U.S. Embassy officials during an hourlong visit for help in negotiating their loved ones' release.

 

The South Korean president's office said yesterday that Washington was involved in efforts to win the hostages' release, but at a basic level.

 

"We understand their dilemma and limits," presidential spokesman Cheon Ho-sun said.

 

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

 

URL: http://wpherald.com/articles/5562/1/US-Muslims-demand-releas e-of-Taliban-hostages/Muslim-a dvocacy-groups-condemn-kidnapping.html

 




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Quote Whisper Replybullet Posted: 07 August 2007 at 5:31pm

Thanks a million, it finally opened and I am now 86,261!

This is simply against the very core of Pathaan character, tradition and code of conduct I have ever known or, in some way, loved. One of those few moments when shame just descends and dulls the mind and also the spirit.

Would you ever believe a man like me going just speechless?

Mailed the link to a few others.  

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Quote Sign*Reader Replybullet Posted: 07 August 2007 at 7:40pm
Pai Sasha;
Were these missionaries expecting a ticker tape reception of sorts in the middle of this ugly crusade?
What were they thinking?
Paa Jee please visit this video B4 lending your good name to their cause and crime of depriving the children of Afghanistan of their freedom. They are out to destroy these innocent souls while under Yankee occupation!
What business they had to be in the middle of all this destruction of such beautiful folks?


Korean Christian Missionaries in Afghanistan.


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Quote Israfil Replybullet Posted: 07 August 2007 at 11:30pm
What crime did they commit and even if there was a crime (by religious provocation) show that they deserved to die in the manner that they did? They were captured and were given a time line. No trial. No jury. Simply proven guilty and killed. To what legal system were these rebels acting on? I would agree that it is common sense especially given the nature of the situation to not rush in a predominantly Muslim country trying to convert people because their actions draws attention. However, it is un-Islamic to kill someone without evidence.
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Quote Sawtul Khilafah Replybullet Posted: 08 August 2007 at 7:54am

Originally posted by Israfil

What crime did they commit and even if there was a crime (by religious provocation) show that they deserved to die in the manner that they did? They were captured and were given a time line. No trial. No jury. Simply proven guilty and killed. To what legal system were these rebels acting on? I would agree that it is common sense especially given the nature of the situation to not rush in a predominantly Muslim country trying to convert people because their actions draws attention. However, it is un-Islamic to kill someone without evidence.

 

how do you know they had "no evidence"???

At the very least these guys were preaching the religion of the invaders, and may well have also been spying for their country's occupation forces.

Why of all the countries in the world did they go and preach in Afghanistan? Why didnt they go and preach to their own people and their neighbours, many of whom are atheists. Why try to convert religious Muslims?
Let me tell you why, because they were payed to do so, what better way of increasing support for "Christian" occupiers than converting the occupied people to christianity?

Far from being "innocent civilians", these people were important agents of the ruthless occupation forces.

And all this is based on what we know about them, as I say it is highly likely that they were doing much worse things secretly, but what they did openly was bad enough.

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Quote Sign*Reader Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2007 at 3:42pm


Somehow they were found out as NGOs! Were they not? And according to the following statement they were part of the invading force!


Colin Powell's famous dictum about NGOs as US "force multipliers" avant la lettre: human rights and medical services for US friends and clients, none for the opposition.

Then everything is fair in love & war

What is the legality of these wars anyways?

I think this Uncle Tom needed to keep his mouth shut!

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