Innalhamdolillah. Another day in Afghanistan, another misuse of deadly force, another apology. Inna lilaahi wa inna ‘alayhi rajioon.
NATO Apologizes for Killing Unarmed Afghans in Car
By Richard A. Oppel, Jr.
Published: April 21, 2010
“NATO apologized for the shooting deaths of unarmed Afghan civilians earlier this week in Khost Province and said that it had wrongly described two of the victims as ‘known insurgents.'”
From the New York Times on-line edition.
What happens when a Muslim kills accidentally or by legitimate mistake? What is reported from Imam Malik’s answer.
Forget for the moment the question of the honesty of those who kill civilians in Afghanistan, those powerfully armed men and women who are trained to kill, professional soldiers, and who have killed many innocent civilians including children at close range and from a distance. Ask for the moment how they and their governments would respond to an apology if one of their own were hurt much less killed by a Muslim?
(Image of Janazah published by New York Times on-line.)