May 07, 2012
Muslims Outraged After Watching Video Of A Dead Muslim Being Dragged Through Streets
But it wasn't desecration of the body that has them outraged. It's the fact a quran fell from the dead man's pocket and that was trampled.
Outrage erupted in Yemen and more specifically in the Sunni community when a video posted online showed the body of a Salafi being dragged throughout the northern city of Sa’ad by al-Houthi militants, whose Quran, which dropped from the deceased pocket was seen being trampled over.
With sectarian sentiment slowly taking over what started off as territorial ambitions, Ahmed al-Sofi a political analyst based in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital warned that such an event and a clear attack against the Sunni faith could potentially sets the region ablaze. “Yemenis do not take lightly to religiously driven insult, especially when it comes to its most sacred and revered book, the Quran. Unless some apologies are formulated, Salafists will retaliate in the most violent manner possible as it constitutes for them a clear call for Jihad [holy war].”
A man in Sana’a who saw the video online told the Yemen Observer that he felt utterly disgusted with al-Houthis, stressing further that the move was a declaration of war against every respectful Muslim. “The Quran is our heart and soul, walking on it equates to insulting our beloved Prophet, his teachings and God himself. Surely our clerics will issue a fatwa condemning the culprits. Those men should be tried for apostasy,” said Abdullah Goorgoor.
In a sane world, that disgust would have been at a body being dragged throughout the city. But, alas, this is the Islamic world, where a printed book is more valuable than a human life. What a warped society.