The justice system we have here in these times is so flawed and full of legal loopholes, that every now and then we become witness to many criminal cases that sees many of the vicious slimy perpetrators grin their way out of court and escape having to face the brunt of skewed man made laws due to certain legal loopholes and technicalities!
Cowardly cyber-snipers who commit libel, slander or defamation at times do get away with their crimes because the skewed justice system today often is at a loss in pinning them down on the grounds of lack of clear incriminating evidence that leads them back to the perpetrator.
Actually if the courts were to engage qualified cyber forensic experts, tracking down the cyber-sniper would be as easy as a walk in the park so to speak? All that the prosecutor would have to do is to engage the telecommunications system provider to do a search and trace the IP address of the perpetrator.
They could also go through the suspect’s personal computer and sieve through the hard disk for incriminating evidence linking the user to the said slanderous document or published content.
In the United States of America, lawyers have engaged IT experts to do such in depth investigations and usually manage to unearth relevant data that can be used to incriminate the offender but over here in this country such detailed and thorough cyber forensic works are yet to be employed.
Thus it is no wonder that many of those who commit slander, libel or defame others practically get away with their heinous crimes. One thing though is that these slanderers forget how in the Day of Judgment, nothing will escape the scrutiny of Allah the All Knowing God of us all!
In Surah Al Humazah, Allahu Rabbi warns :
Many go about thinking that since the courts couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it is they who committed such crimes, they are free to do as they wish and when given a chance will go on to repeat such crimes at will?
The reality is that they tend to forget the existence of the two Malaikats Raqib and Atid @ Angels of Allahu Ta’ala who record each and every deed or misdeed that we commit and enter such actions that we do into our Book of Records.
This is part and parcel of a Muslim’s faith. Knowing that we can’t escape Allah’s Scrutiny and that we will be held accountable for all that we do no matter that no one else is privy to what we have done?
Any Muslim who denies this is guilty of Disbelief @ Kufur. For believing in the Malaikats @ Angels is one of the 6 principles of Iman in Islam.
- Belief in Allah;
- Belief in the Malaikats @ Angels;
- Belief in the Revealed books;
- Belief in the commissioned Prophets and Messengers of Allah (peace be upon them all).
- Belief in the Resurrection and the events of the Yaum al Qiyamah @ Day of Judgment.
- Belief in the Qada’ and Qadr @ predestination by Allah of all things, both the (seemingly) good and the (seemingly) bad.