As I watched the video of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi’s final moments of his life, I can’t help but felt a sense of pity for him. There have been reports that Gaddafi was responsible for the death of about 35,000 Libyans throughout his 42 years rule where he held the country with an iron fist. But the good side of his rule is that Gaddafi provided his people with free education and that accounts for the high literacy rate. Automobile fuel is cheap and the government offers a sizable grant for those who want to purchase a car. Couples who want to get married get cash incentive from the government. Libya has no external debt (unlike us) and income derived from oil is in the billions per day. Libya is acclaimed as one of the wealthiest countries in the world; its GDP per capita is much higher than that of developed countries like S. Korea, Spain, Italy and even Singapore.
As of yesterday, news has it that the body of Gaddafi now lies in a vegetable and onion freezer, and on display in the city of Misrata at a local shopping center. Where and how he is to be buried is still unclear, but reports have it that his burial site will eventually be kept a secret.
As a Muslim, I would not agree to the way Gaddafi met his end. He should have been kept alive and to face justice by the court. Even if he is ordered to die by the court’s ruling, that is not to be the final and ultimate judgment. That final and ultimate judgment will be God’s judgment in the hereafter. The people that had caused Gaddafi’s death are not the authority to impose the death sentence, and I would say that they are murderers and they will also face God’s ultimate judgment in the hereafter.
Talking about murderers, I know that there are many murderers on the loose in this country; some are even government salaried. I have talked about it in some of my earlier writings, and I believe you know who these government salaried murderers are. We know that there has been much death in the custody of our authorities, but little do we know the actual cause of death other than the version published by the authorities themselves.
So the mystery lingers and the families of the decease suffer. But don’t they (authorities) know that those who were a party to the death will also face the ultimate judgment in the hereafter? Regardless of who the dead person is; Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, Hindus or atheist, God does not differentiate race or religion of the murderer and the punishment is universal i.e. HELL. I just do not know how one feel to have murdered someone or have been an accomplish to a murder, and are left free to roam the streets. The same can also be said of the government salaried murderers.
Gaddafi has met his fate, but the fate of the Libyan people is yet to be seen and known. Is it going to be better where freedom reigns? Or will it be worse? Already there has been extra judicial killings and with the vast amount of weapons in the hands of the people; I do not see a settled Libya in the many months to come. Factional issues will flare up and this can be a cause of another civil war; a much bloodier war than that of disposing Gaddafi.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION