Saturday, 12 January 2013

Executing Rizana Nafeek is Sheer Saudi barbarism

Absolutely nothing to do with Islam and Shariah.
Islam requires mother should” breast feed” the child for two years. In this case mother   failed in her duty to feed her baby as requested by Hoy Quran.  

The execution of housemaid Rizana Nafeek who languished in Death Row, in one of the most inhuman environment, in a Saudi prison for almost seven years is nothing but sheer barbarism of the American, British and Zionist   installed tribal Saudis -    the most oppressive regime in the planet. 

This has nothing to do with Islam or Shariah. This is the mockery of Islam by a regime which collaborated with America and its European allies to invade and destroy Muslim countries from Afghanistan and Iraq and Somalia to many more.  

Saudi Arabia is course the land of Islam.   However the brutal and autocratic regime is a treacherous one which has no rights to speak of Islam and Shariah in view of its unislamic nature of the extremely corrupted and degenerated Saudi family which owns this land as their family property.  

Unfortunate Rizana hails from a poverty stricken family in Muthur.  Though a minor she went to Saudi Arabia at the age of around 17 to work as maid and earn a pittance to tide over her family’s economic difficulties. She reached Saudi Arabia on 1 April 2005 on a passport, in which her date of birth, 24 February 1988, was reported to have changed by her employment agent to 2 February, 1982. 

On arrival in Saudi Arabia  she worked in the house of Naif Jiziyan Khalaf Al Otaibi whose wife had a four month old baby boy. She was assigned to cooking, washing and looking after the infant. She maintained good rapport with all in the house and there was no problem to speak of. 

The tragedy struck around 12.30 PM on 22 May 2005 while she was bottle-feeding     noticed that milk was oozing through mouth and nose of the infant. She tried to sooth   by striking infant’s throat, neck and face. She was panicked when she saw the infant’s eyelids closed and shouted for help. This clearly reveals the question of choking while feeding does not arise. 

Clarifying milk oozing out through nose and mouth doctors explained that there could have been a "Stop” when the milk does not go into the stomach, but oozes out. It can be also assumed that when the milk oozed out, the child might have already passed away.   

Around  1.30 PM   the mother of the infant came home. On seeing the infant she went into rage and assaulted Rizana with slippers and hands and took the infant away. Blood started oozing from Rizana’s nose. 

On 25 May police arrested Rizana accusing her of murdering the infant. In the police station she was severely beaten with belt demanding a statement that she strangled the infant and electrocuted. Obtaining such a forced statement is complete violation of Shariah law.  There was no one to talk to leave alone a word of comfort. Frightened Rizana placed her signature on the written paper given to her by the police.  

According to reports, police failed to conduct a postmortem to establish the cause of the death of the infant. This is a serious lapse. It is not known whether Saudi law firm Khateb Al-Shammary which represented Rizan took up the issue of the "postmortem".

Later Rizana vehemently denied all allegations against her and retracted her confession when she stated in the court on 3rd February 2007 that her original confession was obtained by the Police under duress. According to reports the person, Keralite, who took down her alleged confession, was not a competent interpreter .He was a sheep herder and was no longer in the country.

On 16 June 2007 the High Court sentenced Rizana to death by beheading simply based on the police report obtained under duress. This verdict, in complete violation of Shariaw laws, was upheld by the so called Supreme Court on October 2010.

In sentencing her to death the High Court and the Supreme Court have overlooked the most important fact –   the absence of a postmortem report – the scientific evidence of the cause of death. Under such circumstance the question is whether Saudi Arabia which is not governed by  Shariah  laws can try Rizana under Shariah laws with so much of flaws in its legal system.

Today’s Saudi Arabia was created by Jews and Britain in the aftermath of the World War 1 and  Riyadh based tribal chief Abdul Aziz Ibn Al Saud was placed in power in return for  his support to  topple Turkey’s Ottoman –one of the greatest Muslim empires in Islamic history. Since then it has been governed by Al Saud tribe –under tribal system which has nothing to do with Islam.

Over the years the Jews and Britain turned the tribe into royal family which is alien to Islam. In Islam there is no royal family as such. Thus the system of government, administration of justice, economic structure, and distribution of wealth, overall society and all other aspects of life have been based on mediaeval tribalism and not based on Islam. Under such system power, positions, wealth and almost everything remain the hereditary right of ruling family which is above law. This in itself is complete violation of Islam.  People as a whole are treated as virtual slaves.

Known for their stinking corruption, shameful lifestyle displaying God given wealth, suppression of  freedom given by Islam to all including women, their collaboration with Jewish controlled US led European Christian West’s    evil agendas against Islam and Muslims, financing Jewish wars against Islam and Muslims, depositing the wealth given by Allah in the   West, failure to help the Muslims worldwide ,  creating conflicts  among Muslims  and so  many other factors made the ruling family a source of embarrassment to Islam and worldwide Muslims  despise them.

Arbitrary arrests, detention and torture have been common and Shariah laws were merely exploited to advance their tyranny fully backed by   United Stated, Europe and Israel.

Now the question is whether such an oppressive regime can try Rizana under Shariah law. In fact even in employing Rizana as a maid  violates Shariah laws  as   Islam permits women to take up jobs under certain conditions which were openly flouted by the Saudi authorities and Rizana’s sponsor himself.

In his letter to Jeddah based English language daily “ arab news” Engineer Ismail Marikkar from Sri Lanka raised following pertinent questions; I was simply shocked and as a Muslim ashamed when I read the death sentence on   Rizana. It is a miscarriage of justice. I appeal to the judicial authorities to refer this case to the Permanent Committee of Higher Scholars for review and a final decision. He asked; 
  1. Is it not a requirement in Islam for the mother to "breast-feed" the child and the period is two years? Did this mother fulfill her duty? It is a right of the child as stated in Quran;  “And the mothers are to suckle their infants for two years, for those who wish to complete the suckling”(Surah Baqarah 2:233). The mother has failed in her duty to the baby.
  2. How could she entrust the care of her little child to a young uneducated "teenager" from a foreign country, and a very remote area, where they do not even see feeding bottles?  The mother always fed the child.
  3. Some have expressed the opinion that Rizana has not expressed remorse or asked for pardon.
Well that it is in itself a clear indication that this was not intentional murder. Just tell me why this girl a few days after arriving, kills a child entrusted to her care, unless she was "insane", in which case she is not guilty. Rizana was made to sign a confession under duress, which is not acceptable under any law.shariah is very clear on this.
Well the death sentence is the punishment, but there is also the option of paying blood money.But Allah says it would be good to pardon. The death of this child in this manner at this time is the "Qadr" of Allah. This is a fundamental of our faith. This child can never be brought to life by killing the maid. They are refusing blood money. Well they want revenge. To forgive is an attribute of Allah. In fact there is a hadith about the reward awaiting those who forgave for the sake of Allah.

My advice is to forgive and be patient. These are virtuous acts earning divine reward. This principle is intrinsically related to the maxim observed by the Divine Law in both civil and criminal cases: that innocence and freedom from accountability is to be assumed unless proven otherwise. Allah’s Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allâh be upon him) made this clear when he said:“Do not carry out the prescribed punishments when there is doubt.”

Describing Rizana’s conviction as an abomination and demanding she should be released immediately and offered an apology. F. A. Munas, M.D. from United States   had this to say;

“As most objective people would agree, Rizana was unlikely to have murdered the infant. What motive would she have? Rizana had no time to develop any antipathy for her employer’s family. The infant seems to have died of natural causes such as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or an unfortunate occurrence during feeding due to a possible congenital swallowing malformation. These conditions are not uncommon in that age group. No autopsy of the deceased infant was ever conducted by the Saudi authorities. By any reckoning the benefit of a doubt should go to the accused.

“The outrageous murder conviction and the pending public execution by beheading of   Rizana Nafeek by Saudi Arabian authorities is an affront to humans the world over. The brutality of this action is quite mind-boggling. As a matter of commonsense, it is utterly hypocritical for the Saudi government to sign an international agreement not to execute individuals who were minors when the alleged capital offense was committed, and then renege on the pledge by citing"Shariah rules."

“It would be outrageous if Rizana Nafeek were to be executed as it appears that she was herself a child at the time; and there are real concerns about the fairness of her trial,” Amnesty International’s Middle East director Malcolm Smart said. On 14 June 2011 one of the parents was kind enough to pardon Rizana. However both Parents need pardon if Rizana is to be acquitted.

On the other hand do the Saudi  Shariah needs six years to sentence a girl to death on the basis of a statement obtained under duress. Imagine the mental frame  of a young girl for the  past seven years in an unknown country and that too in a jail, awaiting to be beheaded. The mere thought of awaiting this death in a lonely cell is certainly enough to cripple even the strongest of man. So think about the plight of Rizana who may be dying minute after minute past six years. Is this Islam? This is mockery of Islam and Shariah!

Isn’t it time that Muslims worldwide think of liberating Islamic holy land from the medieval Saudi family tyranny?

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