WARARKA BARAAWEPOST Monday 4 janury 2010
Mogadishu turns to Jonestown
By: Dr. Qasim Hirsi Farah, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summing up the answer of the latter question, there were a number of fanatic religious cults, predominantly catholic Christians, who dedicated to forcing people in the application of their faith. Those religious extremists were not so different from our current radicals. Their haphazard missions were based on do or die, just like the trouble-makers of our era in our main cities. They eliminated millions of people, subjugated millions, conflicted with millions, confused millions, and humiliated other millions. Consequently, there had been constant civil wars and indiscriminate massacres that were continuous over a century. Finally, almost everybody became fed up of those religious extremists’ nuisance and turned against them. Societies do not only detest the extremists’ cults, but also forgo all about faith and practices of worshipping. Many turned to atheism. With the help of those victimized civil societies, secular politicians won the battle and conquered the administrative power. Hence, they legitimized religions affairs to be practiced at home and few underestimated worship places: churches, tumbles, mosques, and synagogues, while secular politics should be the ruling instrument. Overall, religion was not recognized only as a private choice, but also as underrated matter. That is why most of the people of religions other than Islam are not so fanatics and do not bother seeking the application of religious rules and regulations as national jurisdiction.
Tracking down to our targeted topic, let’s compare and contrast between Al-Shabab’s missions and that of
Jim Jone vivaciously preached them to kill themselves on a daily base. Every family was required to bring forward one of their children for sacrifice. Among the religious call; please dye so that you inherit the paradise. If you leave this horrific world, you will go to better place where you will meet with your God and will sit beside him. Therein, you will have a new beautiful family by marrying couple of the angels.
In fact, the sinister missions in
Shockingly, other clusters of under-age boys were frequently piled into flights from abroad and dropped into various hidden military camps in the country, while other children in the country’s cities and suburban are hired for committing suicide. Kids deported overseas lived in certain peaceful countries and they were really very lucky to be safe from the hell-fire of the indiscriminate genocide that has been continuous in the country for the last 20 years. However, they have been doctrinated by view psycho persons who suffer from cannibalism ailments same as Jim Jone. They target lecturing to immature young persons in basements in a dogmatic method. The main approach is to demonstrate sympathetic humbleness, though based on hypocrisy. Similar evil campaign was undertaken by Jim Jone who organized, collected, bound, and gagged hundreds of black Americans from
Al-Shabab sends innocent teenagers to commit suicides in the most densely populated areas by promising them a permanent place in heaven that is much better than this life. If these individuals really believe there is paradise waiting for them as they commit suicide, why they don’t start it with themselves instead of giving this valuable opportunity to others? Even, if they are so generous to give the chance to others, why didn’t they start it with their children, family members, relatives, and friends as charity begins at home?
When indoctrinating young innocent youth, the extremists start with inspiring them to hate this life in this world and seek a better life. Then they indicate them to committing suicide bombings calling themselves martyrs. Upon the death of one, they do not hesitate to announce that he is already in paradise and sitting beside his God and in the middle of not less than 72 beautiful teenager wives of him. This resembles to the onset of Jim Jone’s mission. Jone was born and grew up in
In Jonestown, public were forced to put all their efforts in religious activities by keeping them on schedules of physical and mental exhaustion, they were also forced to stay awake at night and listen to lectures by Jones (muhadarat). Anyone found reluctant to attend the lecture would meet with harsh punishments, including forced drugging, sensory segregation in container, physical torture and public sexual rape and humiliation. Beatings and verbal abuse were humdrum. Only the special guards were treated fairly humanely and fed decorously.
When it comes to the women’s treatment by Al-Shabab, a large number face veiled girls are brought into sermonic forms, where a number of boys will be displayed and announced: “Brother X and Y are on their way to martyr next week or next month, who is so lucky to marry him tonight so that he may leave his brave offset son with her”. What a weird woo wont under wobbling wimple in the shadow!
Lastly, some American detectives, criminal investigators and journalists visited the city and interviewed him. In the interview, he simply said that he does not use force to kill someone, but they kill themselves willingly and it’s up to their choice. Following constant foreign visits residents were inspired to revolt the man’s eliminative preaching. Then, they begin fleeing one by one and family by family until the city came close to be emptied.
Finally, he prepared thousands of bottles full of poison and invited the residents left in the city. When they all gathered, he urged them to take the poisonous drinks one by one until they all die. As they were drinking, he was repeating his famous statements “please do not test it. If you test, you will feel it; if you feel the Satan will conceal its real meaning and will show you bitterness. Then, you will not be able to benefit from this golden opportunity of going to God voluntarily. This is your opportunity to be martyred, please grasp it.
Among the similarity that the two incidents share (cillah mushtarikah) is that their evildoers promise people to vague paradise and better life as soon as they commit suicide, and that the rest of the society will enjoy in a utopian lifestyle.
Shabab’s sinister missions lead to so many other criminal activities each with its own complex history and cast of characters after they are staged, just like the Jonestown missions. Another outstanding resemblance is that Al-Shabab target the most popular and benefitting persons in the society, just like Jim Jone went through. Educators, wealthy, human rights activists, medical doctors, students, professors, journalists and bystanders are killed either through suicide bombings or assassination.
Again, look at the similarity between
If you investigate Al-shabab’s harsh punishment, you can easily understand that it is based on resentment and hate against humanity. I wish them to realize that hatred against God’s people is nothing but hatred against God Himself. If you consider deeply their practical activities you can get that it is based on “show off”. All they are interested in is to announce that they fulfilled criminal cases according to Shari’ah. I wish them read and comprehend the Qur’anic injunctions. For instance, had they read Verse no. 25 in Chapter the Victory of the Qur’an, where God forbade, which is still forbidden, Muslims to wage a war against the city of Makkah after the dwellers of that city offended them and banned them from performing their annual pilgrimage. There were only nine people who were hiding their faith in Islam that lived in the city. As a result, God ordered Muslims not to fight therein out of fear that one or more of the Muslims may die among Non-Muslims. God says in this regard “They are the ones who disbelieved and debarred you from the
In fact, the Al-Shabab (youth) abuse almost all the legal cases of Shari’ah. One of the outstanding examples is their act of flogging people or stoning them to death for accusing them that they have committed adultery. Had they read and understand the explicit meaning of the Qur’anic verses of No. 2-9 in chapter “the Light” that defines the judgment and the witnesses over adultery they would neither stone to death nor flog anybody. Similarly, had they read the Qur’anic verse in chapter Al-Baraha, No. 256, they would neither judge/condemn nor eliminate somebody for apostasy?
In short, the Al-Shabab’s malevolence mission is comparable to the story of Jonestown and others followed after it. Again, the reality is that such kinds of missions are gruesome experiments of vandalism behavior against humanity, which is intended to ultimately cause hatred against religion. In retrospect, this mission was in its creation since early 199s.
It was early 2001 when I went back to
It was only this week, after 9 years, that the Sheikh called me and reminded me the story-telling. He said to me: “Qasim, could you please tell me how you observed the situation, the city of Mogadishu turned to the city you were talking about the other day, remember the Jonestown you told me!.” Then, he requested me to write down this story and publish it. That is what lured me to publish this article.
Some individuals of the Al-Shabab denied their engagement in the incident, but simply their denial is baseless. It is their misleading education that led all these evil deeds including all forms of suicides while labeling innocent Muslims to apostasy (riddah). Al-shabab and other bad Islamic teachers (wadaad xume) maintain inspiring young student irrelevant issues instead of teaching pertinent lessons of Islam.
Among the weird messages Al-Shabab provide are: apostasy – riddah, al-wala wa al-bara, dar- al-kufri, dar al-harbi, and kill the Muslims around Non-Muslims so that you may have an access to Non-Muslims. Neither of these terms is in the focus of the pure Islamic teachings. They have been made up by late inexperienced Scholars and laymen. The pure Islam is the one refused Muslims to wage a war against Polytheists prevented Muslims from performing their mandatory pilgrimage, just because there were nine Muslim individuals lived in their city - Makkah. In my personal advice, I would let them know that the easiest and probably the only way that they could attain a better life is that they change their lifestyle from suicide committing to engaging in either job or education or both. This engagement would create internal eternal happiness and love to life as well as both fauna and flora.
No doubt, the likeness of the sinisterly missions in
By: Dr. Qasim Hirsi Farah