Free Kareem Amer
I’ve just added a neat plugin to this website by the noted author, Michael Torbert. His plugins probably have more usage than any others on the world!
It’s a “Free Kareem” plugin, devoted to furthering the cause of er … freeing Kareem Amer who’s been incarcerated and tortured for two years in Egypt for this blog post (amongst other things), translated here. Bin Yah’s comment I found pretty forthright, erudite and well-structured. Kareem’s posting related to events he witnessed in the Alexandria riots and his thoughts thereon.
I’ve copied the English translation of the blog post at the end of this article.
.. can be seen as the direct antithesis to core beliefs postulated by the Abraham-based religions. As such, while living in Egypt because of his birth, he’s NOT sat on the fence between the various Muslim sects, Jewish sects and Christian sects. To paraphrase “The Matrix“;
There is no fence!
And fair play to him. In actual fact, his ‘treatise‘ “There is no deity but the human being”, is more like an ancient Buddhist text than that of someone brought up in the Muslim tradition in an Islamic state! But he’s really suffered for his stand. Whether he’d have suffered more in a Jewish jail or Christian prison (especially one of say, four centuries back) is debatable. The thing is he’s suffering now in the same way as the Guantanamo people. I’m especially thinking here of Binyam Mohamed who was (most probably) tortured by the Americans with British acquiesce and connivance to the fact. A not-very-balanced BBC report about this is here, Demands for MI5 ‘torture’ inquiry
Kareem goes a bit over the top at the end of his rant. “Islam’s dirty finger” is obviously and self-evidently not “behind every catastrophic event to humanity“. I can sympathise with his exasperation, but there were plenty of catastrophic abuses of humanity before Mohamed decided to have a purge against Christians, before Christians had decided to kill all Jews because they’d killed the saviour and before Jews persecuted the Samaritans and Philistines (and vice-versa). Aside from the Abrahamic religions, the Romans massacred a third of Gaul (now France) and across the ocean, the Incas had massacred other Andean tribes, similarly with the Aztecs and Olmecs. In parallel times but on the other side of the world, the Chinese people suffered greatly from the various power struggles, usually dressed as religious wars from the times of Confucius until the present day. And also, as I’ve mentioned many times on these pages, there has been a catalogue of recent abuses in my name by my government and it’s allies!
The truth is to realise when people are taking advantage of you for their own ends. It may be carped up with religious logic or calls to the patriotic heart, but it’s all bunkum.
Once you realise this, you can block this grasping for power, and expand the power of your innate humanity within yourself for the peaceful furtherance of the greater good.
It’s the only way.
The Naked Truth about Islam As I Saw It In Maharram Beh
By Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman (Kareem Amer)
Saturday, October 22, 2005
The Muslims have taken the mask off to show their true hateful face, and they have shown the world that they are at the top of their brutality, inhumanity, and thievery. They have clearly shown their worst features and have shown that in dealing with others they are not governed by any moral codes.
From what I have seen yesterday of the events at Maharram Beh, which were quite shameful, and have shown me more facts that they have tried to cover over the centuries.
They have indicated that Islam is a religion of peace and forgiveness, but their true face has been uncovered to show barbarism and thievery and fanaticism and not acknowledging others, and attempting to remove them from existence.
Some may think that the actions of the Moslems does not represent Islam and has no relationship with the teachings of Islam that was brought by Mohamed 14 centuries ago, but the truth is that their actions is not different from the Islamic teachings in its original form when it has urged people to deny others and hate them and kill them and take their property, things that they know well but they try to deceive people by falsely defending the teachings of Islam by extremists and they are hiding from the truth and they prefer living a lie.
I have seen with my own eyes the thugs as they break into our Christian brothers’ stores after the whole area of Maharram Beh was completely out of control of the government authorities, and I saw them as they ransack the contents of the store right and left, amidst cheering and shouting extremist Islamic slogans, and I saw them stealing the money from inside the drawers of the cash registers and splitting it among themselves as if it is justified by being owned by what they call the infidels and the worshippers of the cross.
I saw them break into a liquor store owned by a Coptic merchant Labib Lotfy and I saw them smash everything they can get their dirty hands on, including the refrigerator and the scale and the boxes and liquor bottles. I saw some of them stealing liquor bottles so they can get drunk after a hard day’s work against the Coptic infidels.
It is worth mentioning that although some people may think that this Christian-owned liquor store was particularly targeted because the owner is selling the forbidden alcoholic beverages that is forbidden in Islam, but another liquor store in front of the Christian-owned store happens to be owned by a Moslem merchant, and none of the thugs dared to attack, as they did with the Christian-owned store. Now you can see the hateful sectarian actions.
What the Moslems did yesterday in a very vulgar and criminal and horrible way proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that they don’t acknowledge others or their rights of existence or their rights to live with the freedom of expression and also consider them less than them, and these actions should be fought and exterminated for is it right to leave these horrible human beings to do what they want and kill, destroy, steal, and burn??!!
The Islamic teachings that was brought by Mohammed 14 centuries ago should be faced with courage and boldness, we should expose and show its faults and warn humanity of its dangers. We should, even though we are different –look with reason to these teachings that urges people, human beings, to become monsters that don’t know anything in life except killing and looting and plundering and raping and pillaging.
We should stand courageously and boldly against these teachings that became a plague on humanity and is not supported except by extremists like bin Laden and al Zarqawi and al Zawaheeri and the thugs that assaulted our Coptic brothers and burned their homes and stole their properties, and tried to assault their religious men and destroy their churches.
We should take off the religious and sectarian gown and look at matters in a more humane way. We should hold trials to all the acts of terrorism and extremism, that our Islamic history have kept their names and their criminal actions starting with Mohamed ibn Abdullah and his company of murderers like Khalid ibn el Waled and Omar ibn el Khattab and Saad ibn Abbi Waqqas and Moiizah Bin Shaabah and Samra bin Gandab and the kings of Beni Ummaya and Beni al Abbass and al Osman, and ending with the Moslem criminals of the modern day that became more famous than movie stars and singers.
We should show the world the truth of these criminals that unfortunately have become role models for our youth and our children and our women. We should expose their false teachings and show the world that they are a big danger that should be exterminated and removed from its roots.
Before you put on trial the people that are responsible for the crimes that occurred on Black Friday in Maharram Beh, you should first put on trial the dirty teachings that caused them to go on a rampage of stealing and plundering and looting.. put Islam on trial and sentence it and its symbols with a figurative execution so that you can be sure that what happened yesterday will never be repeated again.
For as long as Islam exists on this world all your efforts to end wars and disputes and upheavals will fail because Islam’s dirty finger will be found behind every catastrophic event to humanity.