Reflections on Hani Sarofim's Murder
I'll start by addressing Mohammed's comment, because I feel it represents the views of many Muslims; particularly Egyptian Muslims, on the issue.
With all my respect to Hani,but he wasn't effective in his family to make the officer cares to force him.
I'm sorry mate, i don't understand what you mean by this. Can you please explain it?
If you had read the statement released by his familyyou would see the following:
"Hani was supposed to be on an official vacation of eight days, which would end on July 30th 2006. He also had two permissions for one other vacation, which would have finished on August 13th 2006"
"كان باجازتة الرسمية ثمانية ايام نهايتها فى 30-7-2006 وعمل تصريحين باجازة ثانية من 4-8-2006 حتى 13-8-2006 "
Now don't you think this is suspicious? What kind of officer gets a 8 day break, returns to service only to get another break within a week? Why was there a permission issued for his holiday...and not one but two???
His superiour officer was up to no good no matter what his motivation was.
he don't understand Islam,because Islam so clearly says that:"Let there be no compulsion in religion
As I said before, the presence of a certain law or teaching doesn't mean everyone will follow it.
No faith and no book in the history of all humanity have more teachings about love, forgiveness, sacrifice, tolerance and humility than Christianity and the Holy Bible...
Does this mean no Christian ever does wrong?
Does this mean we are all angels?
of course not!
The point is Mohammed, you, and undoubtedly many Muslims like your good self, are more concerned with the "image" of Islam than they are with the victims that fall in Islam's name on a daily basis everywhere around the world.
I am not a Muslim...I don't know where the problem is. Is it in Islam's teachings or in its followers interpretation?
That should be something all moderate and good Muslims get together and sort out.
I am however, a Copt...my mother is Egypt and my Father is Jesus Christ. I do care that my brothers and sisters are being persecuted and victimised every day. I do care about seeking and communicating with good people from whatever faith who can look to their conscience and try to understand...to correct whats going on, each in their own way.
*It wasn't appropriate at all to put this picture on this website..If it wasn't for feelings of lived people,so for Hani(If it was his body)
No? Would you say the same to the Arab media that continuously plaster images of injured, dead, bleeding and disfigured Palestinians and Iraqis (especially children)...at all hours exposing young children to these horriffic images on televisions, newspapers and magazines?????
At least I put a warning that the images are very disturbing...if people don't wish to view them...they didn't have to.
Finally, it is quite obvious you don't believe the events took place, and you are even doubting that this is his body.
That's fine...you have the right to your views. I assure you this is not a fabrication and that there are evidence to this effect. The truth will come out...but all in good time. For now, lets see what the investigation brings.
Thanks for your comment Xavier.
Of course the officer will just get a slap on the wrist and he'll be transferred to another command.
I'm afraid you're overly optimistic about this Xavier!!! I don't even think the officer will get 2 hours detention!!
did anyone realize that if the matter is "seriously" investigated that there would only be one outcome.... the "culprits" are insane
Again, see my comment to Xavier...even insanity is an optimistic outcome here. Remember...this is the millitary...not some schmuck wandering the streets wih a sword.
As always, you hit the nail on the head. Nothing but the word of God could even begin to provide comfort in a situation like this.
Long time no see...great to see you but not so great circumstances.
Everyone is involved whether they like it or not.
Unfortunately, you are correct. Most victims are those who realy have no vested interest...unfair but true.
Excellent point. I second your call for prayer for the perpetrators. This is indeed what our faith is all about.
Yes, I also hope its not true...but sadly I'm confident it is. Like I said, all in good time.
Last but not least...Pete and Cminor
Great to hear from you as always...it's an honour to have you along on this journey.
To the Anonymous commentors
Thank you all for commenting.
Please see my response to an earlier comment about why this is not more widely broadcast.
Everyone, please remember that this young man met a horrible end. No matter what your creed, race or belief...whether you believe the events or not...humanity says that we wish him eternal rest and wish his family comfort in their grief.