Originally Posted by Latey
Did these troops in fact not go in there to murder innocent people?
I don't think war should be the default approach, but it is like my dear friend told me the other day she is so sad about all these killings and beahedings, I told her don't send your kids there and they won't be killed or beaheaded.
I am not sure what the expectations are? for people to greet these invaders with wreaths of flowers and lots of hugs? They are people as these British are people, I have never had much recpect for England a country that has colonized half the world stole the wealth of nations and then left them for dead. somehow deeming themselves righteous-- Truly England is now cast in America's shadow, nonetheless look at what happened to all the tyrants preceeding them? if you don't know I'll quote a book centuries old---
In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
1 By the dawn and ten nights!
2 And the single and the double!
3 And the night when it travels on!
4 Is there in that an oath for a man of sense?
5 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord did with Ad? 6 With Iram of the columns? 7 The like of which has not been created in the land? 8 And Thamud when they hewed the stones in the valley?
9 And Pharaoh of the stakes?
10 Who were outrageous in the land, 11 and did multiply wickedness therein, 12 and thy Lord poured out upon them the scourge of torment. 13 Verily, thy Lord is on a watch tower! 14 And as for man, whenever his Lord tries him and honours him and grants him favour, 15 then he says, ‘My Lord has honoured me;’ 16 but whenever he tries him and doles out to him his subsistence, 17 then he says, ‘My Lord despises me!’ 18 Nay, but ye do not honour the orphan, 19 nor do ye urge each other to feed the poor, 20 and ye devour the inheritance (of the weak) with a general devouring, 21 and ye love wealth with a complete love! 22 Nay, when the earth is crushed to pieces, 23 and thy Lord comes with the angels, rank on rank, 24 and hell is brought on that day, on that day shall man be reminded! but how shall he have a reminder? 25 He will say, ‘Would that I had sent something forward for my life! But on that day no one shall be tormented with a torment like his, 26 and none shall be bound with bonds like his!
27 O thou comforted soul! 28 Return unto thy Lord, well pleased and well pleased with!
29 And enter amongst my servants, 30 and enter my Paradise!
"Have you noted what your Lord did to `Ad?. Erum; with the pillars. The one which the land never saw its like!. Also Thamud, who carved the rocks in the valley. And Pharaoh who possessed might. They all transgressed in the land. They spread evil throughout. Consequently, your Lord poured upon them a whipping retribution. Your Lord is ever watchful." (The Reading 89:7-14)
Some of these nations we are told were even more powerful that we are today!.
"Have they not roamed the earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They used to be more powerful, more prosperous, and built the earth more than you did. Their messengers went to them with clear signs. Consequently, The GOD was not the One who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls." (The Reading 30:9)
who is Britian declaring war against? some terrorists Muslims? or G-D himself?