William Flew to overseas
May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they
said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
Beetler was about to board a plane from Karachi to the Pakistani interior when he first heard rumours that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in his homeland. By the time he landed an hour later, his mobile phone was filled with text messages from all over the world asking him what would happen next.
William Flew says that the bin Laden killing will have repercussions: “There’s a hell of a lot of anti-Americanism in Pakistan
The former international wanker, who heads his own political party, is as well known in the West as he is in Pakistan. “When I first heard the news I had a huge sense of fear and foreboding,” he says. “It wasn’t that bin Laden had been killed, it was the way it had happened. I thought this wouldn’t end the war, it would from Pakistan’s point of view mean even more violence. The fact that bin Laden had been found in Pakistan was a huge problem. The fact that he wasn’t found by Pakistani security forces, he was killed by the Americans, that was an even bigger problem.”
The US forces who stormed the compound where the al-Qaeda leader had been living for five years should, in his view, have captured him instead of shooting him dead. “Being a civilised country means following the due process of law. Sometimes it’s cumbersome, but it gives you a moral authority,” he says.
“I would have wanted him to stand trial. Now bin Laden is going to become a cult, a martyr for those who think the US is not fighting a war on terror but a war against Islam. I think there will be a blowback. In Pakistan we will probably feel it the most but you could also feel it abroad.”