9/10/10

WILL PEACE ALWAYS PREVAIL ?


Hatred takes people away from each other and closer to self-destruction
And every act of terror the world has ever faced has incepted hatred, has split people and has done worse for world peace. The 9/11 was probably the strongest such inception of hatred the world has ever seen. Everyone knows 9/11 was not just hundreds of instant deaths or the felling of an architecturally brilliant structure. The so called 'feat' of those terrorists was not in making a complete joke of the defense of the strongest country in the world either, but was in making a joke of every attempt made thereafter towards achieving world peace and cultural unity.
The social impact this event had, is something the world would keep witnessing at various levels for don’t know how many decades to come. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind this act has become the poster boy of terror throughout the globe. Whether he is alive or dead or whatever is no more important, what is important is what he has given birth to- hatred; an immortal bitch.

We do not need statistics to tell you that most terrorist activities in the world are done by Islamic groups, their motivation being, sadly, the holy book, the Quran. Still, most people are highly mistaken to treat Islam and terrorism synonymously. Quran is a book which the Muslims believed was a message by God himself to the Prophet through the messenger Gabrielle. Muslims define the Quran as the “verbal book for divine guidance and direction for mankind” Certainly, terrorism is not the direction for mankind and this straight away tells you, Quran is NOT the handbook for terrorism.
Quran is written in a unique poetic style, speaking mostly about codes of conduct for Muslims and historical events of sacrifice to explain the same with greater impact. Needless to say, anything that is poetic is open to interpretations. Muslim scholars say that the interpretation of the Quran is done at two major levels- the tafsir and the ta’wil. The tafsir is the literal and direct explanation of the verses whereas the ta’wil is the deeper exploration and elaboration of the inner meanings of the verses.
Verses are vague, that’s the way it always is. Because, any verse is open to its interpretations, it is also open to misinterpretations. And here lies the catch. While the positive interpretations speak of some really beautiful things about a sound and honest way of life, wrong and negative and destructive interpretations motivate terrorists into deeds like the 9/11. One thing the Muslim terrorists know is that the words in the Quran are the ultimate truth- now if someone misreads and manipulates the words in it; the listener’s idea of the ultimate truth becomes something entirely horrifying.
This was very well addressed in the mosque scene of My Name Is Khan and one of the reasons why we appreciate the film to a great extent.
The pastor in Florida does not probably know that the Quran is not the reason for terrorism in the world. It is the “misinterpretation of the Quran” that is. Burning a few copies of the Quran would not do any good to the people who have died and their families who are suffering as a result of 9/11 or any other terrorist attack for that matter. But it certainly would fire up and insult 23% of the world population which follows Islam; the second largest and probably the fastest growing religion too. And why only Muslims? We believe any person who dreams of world peace and is even remotely secular and sane would be hurt by such an action.
Barrack Obama, David Petraeus (US commander in Afghanistan) and the FBI projecting the US-centric implications of the act does not concern us. They are all afraid that as a result of this act, their men would die in Afghanistan and Iraq, their country would become the target again to fired up terrorists, Al Qaeda would garner more memberships firing young hearts and brainwashing them into terrorism with this incident…We say, whether or not Mr. Pastor burns those Quran copies, the damage is done…and the damage is not only limited to these American concerns…it’s a world issue.
The real implications of this incident (whether or not they actually burn the holy book) are going to be really bitter. World peace and humanity would burn, not just the Quran. The world has now officially seen the so called educated and respected members of an esteemed and glorified institution called a church, stoop down to such low levels. Not only is this a defeat of Christianity and American values, even the thought of this is a defeat of secularism and humanity. Words like secularism, peace, love, compassion and tolerance are words used heavily in Christianity and one of its own centers (the Florida church) has killed not only the sentiments of Islam and that of humanity, but also the principles of Christianity itself.
Burning American flags or burning the Quran is no solution or no revenge to heinous acts of terror like the 9/11, but loving everyone in spite of such incidents and not mixing religion with terrorism is not only the ultimate solution but also the defeat of the purpose of terrorism…
My Name is Khan may have its flaws and filmy exaggerations, but undeniably has some brilliant messages. Rizwan Khan's autistic condition is relevant because it shows a story through unbiased eyes. The message that love can "repair almost anything" and that terrorism is religion-independent makes it so touching and relevant. Rizwan's mother teaching him that 'good' and 'bad' is all that separates us humans and nothing else is yet another masterstroke in telling us how to tackle the social implications of terrorism. But the biggest message is that how a normal human being can bring about such a huge difference in the society by just spreading the message of love.
The onus is upon us, only we; the residents of the world can save our own selves. What we said in this article may not be something new and certainly not something you do not know. We hope you don’t just agree with it but also act accordingly... Think about it, do your bit in bringing about a change.Terrorism would win if we hate, and would lose if we love. It is that simple.
Peace will always prevail.

25 comments:

  1. gud post...well written and interesting....gud presentation..keep blogging and wish u all the best!

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  2. LOVELY piece again..u gt beter wid each tym...evn i lykd mnik ONLY 4 d msg it snt...wud hv been hapy widout sme v.tacky n unnecesary scenes...v cn so live widout the daily dose of hatred dts being squeezd in2 our lives...so sad wid wateva is gng on in d wrld..church f al plcs...!!?? sad....a lil upsetng 2 knw dt dis incidnt gv u d much needed inspiration bt i gues momnts lyk des shke up our faith in humanity n u vented it out so nicely...kudos 4 d gr8 job..anoda delicate mastrpiece...cheers... :)(pat on the back)

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  3. superb post soaham :)grt writing :)

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  4. @aksrock: not just hope....some action is also necessary...

    @mohammad: dude are you seriously copy pasting that stuff in every blog you are bumping into? Get a life.

    @KG: Thank yo

    @alekhya: woah! delicate masterpiece, i dont know, but certainly a relevant issue, we wanted to make a point with this one, i hope we do-

    @smriti: thank you:)

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  5. Amazingly well written.... It is a message to mankind to spread love and peace instead of raising ugly heads of Terror by bolstering such heinous tasks which would only bring a carnage... I appreciate u for ur attempt and the step taken by u both to deliver the msg of humanity which must be kept at front rank.... I undoubtedly castigate all those who misinterpret Islamic ideas and principles.... " An Eye For An Eye Makes A Man Blind"....Well done.. Keep it up.

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  6. @NIKS: Thank you :)

    @Akansha: Thank you and very well compiled comment that one.... just to correct, its, 'An Eye for an Eye makes the whole world blind' by MK Gandhi. Thanks again

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  7. thank god that someone thinks alike .......
    let's hope tat people read this and get some sense into their thick skulls..........

    very well written n expressed. Simple language. Great structure.


    "Quran is NOT the handbook for terrorism"......
    (best line)

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  8. @vinayak: Thank you man....real nice to know you read it... cheers

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  9. dude i always did but jst didn't comment.......
    but this time i really could not resist...
    Gr8 job once again ......\m/

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  10. awesome 1...almost every educated person knows the solution..has this idea in the back of his mind...but then as i said its in the back of the head,the core is occupied by whole lot of crap,which is why he needs to be reminded of it time to time...u did tht very well in this article!!....congo!!!

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  11. @LetsEnjoy(sarthak): yeah man.... true...lets hope whatever little people read it, including you, take some steps :)

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  12. again a gud job.... Loved the way of expressing a simple msg dat many people usually fail to understand... Hope they do nw... Keep rocking \m/

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  13. your piece manages to capture the very soul of the issue.the movie and what is the message it is trying to send across is aptly presented .
    i like! :)

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  14. @shuyaasha: thank you so much! hope to see more of you on Q4C!

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  15. @op

    Very nice article, but SomeThings i want to add and correct

    I will go accordingly to the verse of Quran that says

    "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious." Noble Qur'ân 16:125

    In the Post You say Here

    "We do not need statistics to tell you that most terrorist activities in the world are done by Islamic groups,"

    I strongly Disagree with your used of "Islamic" word in it.

    I guess You Have only monitered attacks by Muslims thats why you say so!Okey let me Dig the Past now
    Historical records say Most of the political personalities and Great Leaders were killed by non-muslims

    Here is one intelligent guy speaking about it

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3966492/Is-Terrorism-a-Muslim-Monopoly
    http://www.islamictube.com/watch/1957343305/Dr--Zakir-Naik-Is-Terrorism-a-Muslim-Monopoly-2-of-4

    Moreover you may also want to know about LTTE Sri Lanka, LTTE, Tamil Tigers is the most notorious organization.Who are they? They are Hindus.But they are not called as Hindu Terrorists, they say LTTE.

    Complete List of Attacks By
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE
    which is more than in figures then that of Al-qaeda or HeM(harkatul mujahideen)

    And Speaking about kashmir

    1925 to 1947: Discrimination against the Muslim majority: Maharajah Hari Singh continued this policy of discrimination against the Kashmiri population, 94 percent of which is Muslim.

    You probably didnt know about Sopore incident
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977469,00.html

    you should proabaly read this book

    Muhammad Ayub, An Army; Its Role & Rule (A History of the Pakistan Army from Independence to Kargil 1947-1999). Rosedog Books, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. 2005. ISBN 0-8059-9594-3

    Indian Army Is The Biggest Terrorist In kashmir .

    From Jan. 1989 to August 31, 2010

    Total Killings * 93,379
    Custodial Killings 6,974
    Civilians Arrested 118,060
    Structures Arsoned/Destroyed 105,866
    Women Widowed 22,734
    Children Orphaned 107,366
    Women gang-raped / Molested 9,946

    Source Amnesty International
    You may also be aware of what hapenning in iraq, palestine , Chechnya , somalia, bosnia, philipines, Afghanistan on Muslims . Muslims are not the terroists but vitims of terrorism worldwide

    and in your post you said

    "Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind this act has become the poster boy of terror throughout the globe. Whether he is alive or dead or whatever is no more important, what is important is what he has given birth to- hatred; an immortal bitch."

    Let me tell you man that there are studies by many Eminent scientists in USA itself that 9/11 was a inside job. Moreover there is no Authentic video of Bin Laden claming the Responsibility of the attacks . I am not saying that i am in support of bin laden but also you have to notice the after effects of 9/11 how many innocent people were killed in afgan after that.

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  16. @op

    Very nice article, but SomeThings i want to add and correct

    I will go accordingly to the verse of Quran that says

    "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious." Noble Qur'ân 16:125

    In the Post You say Here

    "We do not need statistics to tell you that most terrorist activities in the world are done by Islamic groups,"

    I strongly Disagree with your used of "Islamic" word in it. ..... more here http://pastebin.com/PbzCYbPu

    because i was unable to post such a long comment

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  17. @Anonymous:
    "Using the word 'Islamic' is probably where you disagree. Well huge scholars are still debating whether to use the word 'Islamic' or 'Islamist' with respect to the fundamentalist terrorism...

    In any case, what we meant was the majority of terrorist organisations in the world practice Islam, but if you read the next line,we have said,

    " Still, most people are highly mistaken to treat Islam and terrorism synonymously"

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  18. And I dont get your point of posting something out of the holy book. The whole post is about the fact that Quran is NOT the Terrorist's handbook, but the misinterpretations of it are the real enemy...

    Lines by Islamic scholar, Bernard Lewis;

    Islam has had an essentially political character ... from its very foundation ... to the present day. An intimate association between religion and politics, between power and cult, marks a principal distinction between Islam and other religions. ... In traditional Islam and therefore also in resurgent fundamentalist Islam, God is the sole source of sovereignty. God is the head of the state. The state is God's state. The army is God's army. The treasury is God's treasury, and the enemy, of course, is God's enemy

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  19. And exactly this nature makes it simpler for the misinterpreters to do their job of brainwashing minds...

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