Every great religious tradition teaches that lying is a grave sin or leads to ignorance.
I was absolutely gob smacked that today's Guardian led with the cover story of Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi who defected from Saddams regime and basically lied that they had WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction).
This lie was manipulated by George Bush et al to justify the invasion of Iraq. Rafid in his own words say:
'I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime'.
HOWEVER, at the expense of at least 100,000 civilian casualties in Iraq and destabilisation of the entire Middle East. I am sorry but Saddam could have been toppled by other means such as the present day Egyptian reversion without screwing up so crazily…This is a classic example of the flawed 'the ends that justify the means' philosophy.
According to Rumi the soul is the reflection of the truth. Thus Rafid was a mirror image of his western handlers…I hope he is enjoying his freedom whilst his compatriots are rotting in a living hell.
Why do we Muslims sell our souls so cheaply?
Lies breeds more lies…