Divine Revelation

A blog with an Islamic perspective

Alls fair in love and war. Not so says article 10 of the United Nations Charter on International Rights and Humanatarian Law. The killing of hundreds of civilians in the ongoing Israel Lebanon war raises some uncomfortable questions that need definitive answers.

Q1) What institutionalized global proactive mechanism do we have to detect and punish those involved in human rights violations viz the 4 Geneva Conventions and two additional protocols?

Q2) Do such agencies as the International War Crimes Tribunal or the International Criminal Court of Justice have sufficient power and jurisdiction to prosecute and punish the guilty?

Q3) How do we ensure an arms embargo against well known violaters of the above charter?

Q4) Should not we all try to scale down and eliminate armament and nuclear missile technology that is capable of causing death and destruction to millions of innocent civilians?

We came together to fight aids, poverty, illiteracy and disease.
We need to unite again and bring an end to the killing of innocent life.

Allah says in the Holy Quran (2:190)

Translation: Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress limits;
for Allah loveth not transgressors.

For further explanation and study--->

1 War Ethics in Islam
2 The Ethics of War in Islam

Posted by Arshad on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

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