Friday, February 16, 2007

Bombard Iraq's Justice Minister With Protest Letters

This post is related to my last one. Please read it before continuing.

I urge all the readers to write protest letters to Iraq's Justice Minister Hashim al-Shabli. Emails (type all three in the mail address bar):,, Please forward this information to all your family and friends without delay, because we have a moral obligation toward the three Iraqi women (some reports claim there are four) who are to be hanged on March 3 for resisting the occupation. I have written my letter below for the benefit of those who don't have time though I advise it'll be better if you write your own protest letter. But a sample letter may serve as bombarding material to be forwarded by many people to many more people. If the pro-Israel lobby can have
Barbara Plett removed from reporting on the occupied territories for the unforgivable crime of expressing humanity by dispatching lewd, abusive and calumnious messages to the BBC, I think we can reach a similar goal by making a well reasoned, compassionate call to those occupying the Plane of Judgement. I think we can reach this by expressing humanity. Anyway, use the "Your Excellency" salutation (cost benefit!) when you write. You may also wish to write to Prime-Minister Nuri al-Maliki (email: and Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Foreign Affairs (email: And here's my sample email:

Your Excellency,

I write to you today to express my concern at the news of the execution of three women scheduled for March 3. Two of these women have small children, and one of whom is still nursing her baby. This execution, if it proceeds to its unjustifiable conclusion, will be the antithesis of Islamic teachings and a further bloody imprint on the battered corpse that Iraq has become. Women in Iraq are suffering the most, and I ask you in the name of Him before whom all of us will congregate on the Last Hour to spare the lives of these sisters. This execution will exemplify Saddam Hussein at his worst, and that is an ironic enigma that we in the international community don't support. If you have mercy on these sisters, it'll be a light at the end of the tunnel, even an inspiration for Iraq to greet mercy if not glory, and it is mercy that paves the way to peace. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said: "That man is nearest to God, who pardoneth, when he had in his power him who would have injured him." And I ask in the name of Allah, most Merciful, most Compassionate, to pardon the sisters and release them from prison.

Your sincerely,


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