Monday, September 12, 2011
SAY 'NO' TO DRONES
SAY 'NO' TO DRONES!
World peace is currently being threatened by the use of drones by Western powers. We are shocked that the United Nations has not raised the issue to date. Drones are armed with deadly rockets and dispatched to distant lands to kill and maim perceived enemies. The victims often include women and children. Drones are weapons of cowardice: the launchers do not need to face the enemy one-on-one. They are inhuman tools of intimidation, disguised weapons of mass destruction.
We of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) denounce the use of drones. We call on the UN to ban their use with immediate effect. Though MURIC detests violence and advocates dialogue, any morality which justifies the use of drones must legalize the use of any method of retaliation.
In total commitment to our avowed motto, 'Dialogue, Not Violence', we call on men of conscience around the world to prevail upon the leaders of Western countries to desist forthwith from the use of drones particularly in attacks outside their own countries.
Is-haq Akintola (Ph.D),
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC),
Yahoo Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimrights
Be just Justice is the soul of peace
No one can deny one and have the other
Neither can violence or naked force bring lasting peace