God Wouldn't Be Just If He Didn't Send Sharon Straight To Hell
15 January 2014
By Khalid Amayreh
As a firm believer in divine justice, I have no doubt
that Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime Minister,
who perished three days ago following a long comma
that lasted for eight years, will now find his way
straight to hell.
Many people are likely to scoff at this language and
view it with ridicule and derision. However, I believe
that in the absence of divine justice in this world
and especially after death, life becomes quite futile
Indeed, if Adolph Hitler were to have equality in
death with Mother Teresa and Ariel Sharon with Jesus
Christ-then life is pointless. Pure and simple.
It is unlikely that evil men, and Sharon was
undoubtedly an evil man by every standard of
imagination, believe in a hereafter or Day of Judgment
when all men stand before their Maker for
accountability and judgment.
But disbelief in the hereafter and in divine justice
doesn't mean that there will be no hereafter and no
Sharon was a Jew. But his deeds ever since he was a
young man starkly contradicted the Ten Commandments
and every other conceivable moral code of Prophetic
Judaism taught "thou shall not murder," but murder was
obviously Sharon's modus operandi and way of life.
Judaism taught that man shouldn't oppress his fellow
man, but Sharon was par excellence a criminal
oppressor all his life.
Judaism commands its followers to be just and
righteous and refrain from doing evil, but Sharon
utterly disregarded all these virtues. He sold his
soul to the devil at an early age and never repented.
He basked in his evil, remorseless and undisturbed,
without the slightest compunction or feeling of guilt.
There is no doubt that Sharon was a son of perdition.
The wicked man had to "live" eight long years in
suspension-between life and death.
Doctors call this "vegetative stage." It is defined as
a clinical condition in which there is complete
absence of awareness of the self and the environment.
However, it is likely that the eight years were a
period of perdition, punishment and damnation. This
was probably a foretaste of what was awaiting him.
Sharon will now meet his Maker, overburdened with so
much nefariousness and murderousness. The crimes he
committed in his long life will haunt him in the depth
It is really sad that some world leaders, even some
Nobel Prize recipients, have heaped praise on the
wicked criminal. Well, this is no less that an
expression of moral bankruptcy, lack of rectitude and
cheapness of character.
But people such as Shimon Peres, the hero of the Qana
massacre of 1996, and Tony Blair, the co-author of the
war on Iraq (the other author is George W. Bush) are
actually no less criminal than Sharon. Hence, it is
only natural that they praised him, as if the perished
criminal was a paragon of virtue, justice and truth.
Their moral repugnance cries out to the seventh
Very much the same thing can be said about U.S.
Vice-President Joseph Biden and his boss at the White
House Barack Obama, who throw words of hypocrisy and
sycophancy right and left, with little or no regard to
truth and honesty.
In the final analysis, birds of feather flock
together. I have no doubt that Sharon will be joined
in the depth of hell at the proper moment by the
equally evil criminals they are now heaping praise on
There they will also find Hitler, Joseph Stalin and
numerous other murderers and criminals throughout
God is holy and He can't be holy without being
absolutely just. But a just God wouldn't be just if he
didn't consign people like Sharon to hell.
Khalid Amayreh is an
American-educated journalist living in the Hebron
region of the West Bank.