Such Carnage!

I am at a loss to know what I should call the heinous atrocities carried on in the name of a religion. Ramadan is such a holy month for the Muslims, and we are told that all the ‘satans’ are chained and imprisoned. Who let these rabid dogs out? How many more blood baths? How many more mothers who would lose their sons and daughters and grandchildren and babies? Why do these animals call themselves Muslims? They are not Muslims. They are people without souls. They are murderers, who think they are Muslims, and hide behind the false pretense that by such murders and killings they will attain martyrdom. What a joke!  They are not going any where near Paradise and I am sure, Hell is too good a place for the likes of them.

They carry a small black flag that says, There is only One God and Muhammad is His Prophet! SO what do they do? They charge into the holy mosque of the prophet and kill people! What rules are they following? What God are they worshipping. Certainly not the God you and I worship.

These illiterate animal-like humans do not know the first thing about the teachings of the prophet or the Rules of The Almighty, when He specifically says in the Holy Book, that we cannot kill an innocent person, or a woman or a child or even cut a tree down unnecessarily. When a man kills an innocent man, it is as if he has killed the entire humanity.

These men and women who have made it their mission in life to destroy and devastate a land and its people, are deranged and truly, they have no soul. They are not Muslims.

As Ramadan has come to an end, and Muslims around the world are celebrating the end of the fasting season, I pray, most sincerely, that God in His Heaven  sees this carnage and hears the wails of the relatives who grieve the deaths of their beloveds,  and bring an eternal peace to a fractured world.

I am sorry for such a downer, but for the last week or more, my heart is so heavy and cries with the people of Baghdad, of Madina, of Dhaka and of Turkey. May the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad bring about peace and happiness to all the peoples of the world. Ameen.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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37 Responses to Such Carnage!

  1. Yes, I feel the same as you. It is not the same God you and I worship and Know. And the Koran makes it clear that this type of behavior (murder, plain and simple) is NOT acceptable, right or in any way, form or fashion what is to be done to enter Heaven. It confuses me how people can get to this state. True Muslims are peaceful. It breaks my heart to see such acts and to see the broken hearts of the families involved. To go into a place of worship and kill and think that’s ok? It’s beyond my comprehension.
    I think it’s important for people to know the difference between these extremist and true Muslims.
    Good post and timely, my friend.

  2. Zakiah says:

    Thank you Elizabeth. While I celebrate the end of the holy month, I cry for the people who have lost so much.

  3. There is not a “love” button to click, only the “like” button. This made my heart hurt. In so many different ways. Of course it hurts for you and my Muslim friends, because I know that it is getting more and more dangerous to be Muslim in this country. Certain people want to tell us that all Muslims are bad and can’t be trusted. Such a hateful, ugly thing to say. It hurts my heart knowing that innocent people are being murdered to further some evil cause and using God’s name to do it. It isn’t right when Christians or Jews do it either. No major religion is exempt from this . . . we collectively have been doing it for a long time. It’s wrong and always will be. Remember, my dear heart, you are loved. There are so many of us who know the truth and don’t believe the political rhetoric aimed at making us hate and distrust one another instead of uniting us all in a cause.
    آپ پر برکتیں

    • Zakiah says:

      It has taken me so long to come here and respond to all the comments. I am embarrassed. Thank you for the amazing and heartfelt comment. How did you know to say “blessings in Urdu?” I am so impressed. Muah.

      • I went to Google Translate and asked them to translate Blessings to Urdu for me. ☺️. I know you got a lot of supportive comments! Isn’t that wonderful?

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes Cindy, I am amazed at this pouring of empathy. I thought that perhaps you might have got assistance from Google. How sweet you are.
      And now you are in OK? for how long? Any chance of you coming here? I shall send you the recipe of murg makhani soon. It had slipped my mind.

  4. I don’t understand how their minds work and how they allow themselves to be deceived into committing these crimes of horrors.

    • jstnotherday says:

      Greetings nocturnaltwins, Two movies I watched really illuminated me to the workings of evil. I highly recommend watching Hotel Rwanda, and Ghosts of Rwanda. Evil is real, and it really does possess men. 😦

    • Zakiah says:

      Thanks Mattie. I am sorry it has taken me ten days to come here and respond. I have been so busy with cleaning up after the storms when we get to have power at home etc. It seems like just when we start breathing with some ease, there is another tragedy and another catastrophe somewhere in the world. My shoulders have started to stoop Matt. Cannot bear this anymore. Love and hugs to you dear friend.

      • Love and hugs to you too. The world seems to be getting crazier with each day. I think those who do these horrible deeds are hoping for the extreme response. This then perpetuates the cycle of hatred. Stay strong.

  5. slmret says:

    I hope that the depravity of those who are doing the killing will settle down as Ramadan ends and as, hopefully, our politics also settle down after the conventions. I’m so sorry you are having to deal with it all in such a wrenching way! You are definitely loved by those who know you, and it’s my hope that you continue to live safely and productively! Much love and hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      Janet thank you for your encouraging words always. I live by them and hope that the tragic affairs of insane minds will see light. But it seems it is not to be. And yet, I keep hearing on the news that our troops have dismantled a major ISIS hub and/ or destroyed their fort… whatever! Look what has happened in the beautiful French Riviera town Nice? Just when a week has gone by after an attack and just when I start thinking, may be, just may be, there won’t be any more bloodshed, there it happens again.
      Really Janet, I have no words.
      Thank you for the email. I hope you will have a restful two weeks away from the Madding Crowd. Love and hugs.

  6. jstnotherday says:

    Greetings Zakiah, I had essentially the same reaction on Facebook.
    “How awful that they do this at all, but especially… during Ramadan?”
    and let’s not forget Malaysia as well… 😦
    The enemy of the Creator has indeed been unleashed. 😦
    I see it everywhere in the world… in the culture, in the wars, in families, in all the deceptions (killing of babies, acceptance of homosexuality as normal)… in those who think they know God but completely lack understanding. God is not a God of war, but a God of peace and love. It is indeed sad times that we are seeing, for those with the eyes to see it. Yes, it weighs down my heart for the world too. (((hugs)))

  7. Humor_Me_Now says:

    The ability of humans to be cruel is as old as time and it seems to be getting worse. My best friend was Japanes on Dec. 7, 1941. He and his family were fine Americans.

    Converntional warfare is not going to stop this, but I have no idea how to stop it.

    We now face the risk that Muslims and Chrisians are going to be mistreated in America for different reasons. Muslims primarily due to bigotry and Christians primarily for commenting on our national moral decline.

    I am sorry you and people of your faith having to see this and the coming discrimination.

    We appreciate your expample here.



    • Zakiah says:

      Bless you dear Frank for such a heart warming comment. I feel in my heart, just like the Japanese camps of the forties, this too shall pass. Except, then I wonder what will happen next! It seems like an unending vicious circle.

    • Zakiah says:

      I couldn’t access your site, Frank. Not sure what happened.

  8. rushmorejudd says:

    Reblogged this on rushmorejudd and commented:
    A departure from my usual “fun” stuff to republish a serious comment from a true Muslim. This could be titled “These people are not true Muslims.”

  9. JojoBean says:

    Reblogged this on The Sound of One Hand Clapping and commented:
    Just had to share this post, because it’s quite how I feel as well after all the events we’ve witnessed since Bush and Blair led us into that shamble of a war with Iraq in 2003…

    God and religion have nothing to do with this for me – it’s about us humans, and how ignorant we can be, and because of our ignorance, we hate… for no reason that I can work out!

    • Zakiah says:

      Welcome to my world. Thank you for posting it on your blog. I am deeply grateful I apologize for the lateness of this response, but Ramadan, the Eid, the storms, and the loss of electrical power at home all contributed to it… not just my despondency alone!
      I love your comment, absolutely love it. How gratifying it is to see such beautiful people who understand and who share and empathize. Thank you.

    • Zakiah says:

      I went to your blog and read some posts. Loved them. Unfortunately couldn’t comment. Perhaps you do not want comments. But I just had to tell you that I Loved, “Where do we go from here?”

      • JojoBean says:

        Hello there – wonder why that is that you can’t comment… it’s possible that it needs approval first before it will show up… there was at least a comment section, no??

        Well, either way, it’s a pleasure to be in contact 🙂 hope you have a smashing day! Jojo

  10. wyckdstorm says:

    It’s awful what these so called Muslims are doing. I know some Muslims and they are kind, educated and amazing people. These bastards are not even equivalent to animals as animals have more sense. I read an article earlier on a movement to free sex slaves that are being held by ISIS members. Funny how they hate capitalism and the Western world but think nothing of kidnapping a selling a virgin 12 year old for $12,500!!!! these radicals are the scum of the earth and need to be stopped!

    • Zakiah says:

      Agree with you one hundred percent. They are neither Muslims, nor are they humans. They are something beneath the animals which are rabid. I am so glad you stopped by to share your thoughts here. Blessings to you.

  11. Excellent timely message!
    People of all different religions, and people of no religion, mourn with you, SweetZ. 😦
    And sadly, people of all different religions, and people of no religion, do horrific things to other people. 😦
    We must keep speaking up and showing our outrage for the horror…we must try to dispel the ignorance and hate with our message of truth and love.

    • Zakiah says:

      I keep speaking up Carolyn, but I am finding that my voice is getting hoarse and my shoulders have started stooping. The weight and the burden of this enormous hate filtering through at some many different levels in so many countries, is doing me in.
      I thank you most sincerely for your kind words always. Hugs.

  12. ruth7933 says:

    Yes we must no longer be silent voices hidden.
    We use raise our voices and say no more and accept each other in order to defeat these horrors.
    I am so sickened by all of the killings and shootings and my soul cries.

  13. The other previous readers already wrote what I wanted to write .
    I understand your dispair, Zakiah because it is also our dispair .
    Love ❤

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you dear Michel. I cry with you for the carnage in Nice. My heart aches for all the relatives of the victims who have lost their lives yesterday. My heart cries for them and it cries with you.

  14. ruth7933 says:

    I am sick over all of this. MY heart weeps for humanity.

    • Zakiah says:

      I know! I know! I think majority of this nonsense started with the invasion of Iraq. Once that dictator was gone, the insurgents came out to destroy. We had no business going into Iraq.

  15. r_hsw says:

    it is sad to learn of the tragedies in those countries. i agree with you, zakiah. they are NOT muslims.

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