Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has made an outspoken attack on the judicial process before pleading not guilty at his trial in Baghdad. He refused to confirm his identity and questioned the validity of both the trial and the judge.
"Who are you? What does this court want?" Saddam Hussein asked the judge.Source: BBC News
You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride,
You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side,
You may be workin' in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair,
You may be somebody's mistress, may be somebody's heir
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody.- Bob Dylan
As Saddam Hussein refuses to recognise the authority of the court that attempts to try him for crimes committed with the help and support of his long-term paymasters, The Antagonist wonders quite which somebody Saddam Hussein and the paymaster generals of the world might serve.
Book of the Highest Initiation
Is paradise anything but the pleasures of this present life?
Or the pains of hell anything but the tiresome fatigue which the followers of the religions have to endure in the form of prayer, fast, Holy war and pilgrimage?
Know that I have delivered you by this letter of mine from your chains and freed you from your bonds.
Whatever is forbidden for the perverted world becomes lawful for you, for those of your degree.
I address myself to you with the same words that have been addressed to Mohammed when he reached your position.
Today you are allowed to eat the good things and the food of these who have been given the book is allowable for you.
When the believer reaches the highest degree of faith he is dispensed from the religious practices.
No more fasts for him. No prayers. No pilgrimage. No Jihad. No food, drink, dress or woman whatsoever is forbidden to him.
You and your brethren are the heirs that inherit paradise.
In this world, however, you inherit its pleasures and enjoyments that are forbidden to the ignorant that cling to the religions of the law-givers.
You are to be congratulated that you are no longer bothered with their religions.
Whoever reaches this stage has acquired the keys of heaven and earth, found the philosophers stone and is in the possession of the great mettle.
He is dwelling in paradise and drinking from the fountain of life.