Skip to main content

Islamic Terrorism - Finding a Way Out


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3238/3061404867_2ff37b4114_o.jpg
Ajmal Kasab on his tour in Mumbai - Mumbai Terror Attack
Islamic terrorism is a reality and anyone denying it is living in denial. It is also a known fact that the terror activities are largely inspired by faith. Of course, when I asked a mufti he said it was entirely due to politics and there may have been some religious justification but that the casus belli was politics.

So this quesiton has been posed many times by academics, scholars, intellectuals, right wing lunatics, conservatives, bleeding heart liberals and so on. Everyone has their own point of view. Of course there are plenty of verses that can be used to justify the acts of terrorism. I can say that there is plenty of justification present in other Abrahamic religions. But hey, Jews are not blowing up a bus of school children in Iran. Christian extremists are considered extreme even when they only shout against abortion. But Islamists have been engaging in acts of terror long before 9/11.

This post is not about finding the Islamic reasoning that justifies acts of terror. This is about finding a way out. Of course, some people would give up faith altogether. Many have already done that, as the Council of ex Muslims would suggest. But many are not comfortable with the idea of leaving faith and becoming an unbeliever. Some kind of reform is what they are looking forward to. Unfortunately Islam discourages reform as the words are for eternity. So everyone waits for someone to have the guts to bring it out of the seventh century. Centuries have gone by and the people have kept on waiting.

In my humble opinion, most of the present greviance that leads to justification of such terror is the idea of being victimized. Self pity is a big uniter. But Muslims are not the only people on this planet. The people they are killing are also – people! In many cases I have found the idea of being degraded is also subjective. For you it may be a humiliating interview, for someone else it may be a rejected proposal in public. But for many men in the Muslim world, the very existence of the non Muslim world is enough reason. Seems hard to believe? Grab a backpack and go out on a tour in some country that has a substantial Muslim population.

I would like to go back to the mufti who told me that religion has always played a minor role. I often wondered if it was true. But deep down I had a question of my own. A question that I did not give much importance. I said to him, “If politics is the only major reason, why are the Tibetans not blowing up the Chinese, or the Kashmiri pandits are not attacking Muslims?” He never answered. I have been waiting for an answer since then.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To: Change Fonts On The 5800, 5233 etc

The font that comes with Nokia is nice. But after six months you are bound to crave for a new look to your phone. Now changing fonts on a phone is usually not an easy task, I mean that was how you must have thought. But you know what you can use custom fonts, yes any font of your choice on your Nokia phone without any software. All you need to do is copy and paste a bunch of files. No replacing of system resources necessary! First to increase your greed, I will post some screenshots, Screenshot Gallery o   Font Style Download o Another Font Style Now let me tell you how I did it. Procedure to apply new Fonts Connect the phone in the ‘Mass Storage’ profile to the computer. Alternatively, you can use the memory card reader. Goto the Memory Card, it shows up as a Removable Disk. Navigate to the ‘resource’ folder and open it. Copy the ‘Fonts’ folder into in. Eject the device and restart. You should see the new fonts applied. Procedure to apply your Fonts Ma

Sri Sri & Homosexuality – Another media hit job in the making

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (henceforth named as Mr. Shankar) is not new to controversy. Not even with topics like homosexuality. What the event was At an event in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Ravi Shankar gave a talk on the occasion of the Nehru Memorial lecture on 13 th November, 2017. One among the audience lamented that he was ill-treated since he was known to be a homosexual. Then Mr. Shankar stated that he needed to accept himself as he was and love knew no boundaries. Let’s see and hear what he said… Let’s quote Mr. Shankar verbatim as reported by some of the newspapers . ‘ You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something’s wrong with you. If you stand up, nobody can insult you… But if you feel weak and meek, and if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better.’ Indian Express reported this in addition as well. Let me quote it directly here as well. ‘ This is your tendency now. Just ack

Operation Situation Report Summary - Ukraine 4 March

 Defense Without Strategy Ukraine seems to be hell bent on fighting a static war without almost any flexibility. Their forces may be valiant and defiant, but without a coherent strategy, the best they can hope for is to prolong their own suffering WITHOUT significantly hurting the enemy. Here is how the situation stands as of now. Kherson has fallen. The front in the South was decisively broken day before yesterday with the capture of the railway station and port. Naturally, the Russian forces did not wait and moved straight North to Mykolaiv. All UA forces on the Dnepr facing South are likely to be outflanked. Unless the Russian spearheads are cut off and destroyed in a day or two, it will be too late. The fall of the entire South seems to be inevitable.  To extricate the forces, UA should have withdrawn forces from other sectors (including far away Donetsk front). Now, the best they can try is to win time to reinforce Kyiv. Kharkov is almost surrounded. This battle seems to be fought