Here we are………..facing the death of many men, for the wrongdoing of one. Who says you should fight hate with hate?
The announce of a movie offensing Islam and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has already shed too much blood.
When do people will wake up? When do people will fight with the right weapons? When do people will stop answering violence by violence?
” Martin Luther King Jr
Where is our world going? What is God thinking of all this hate spreading so fast and killing innocent without a feeling of shame?
When do people will realize one man’s ideas do not represent the ideas of a country? When do people will understand religion is not attached to the colour of your skin nor the place you are born in?
” Xun Zi
Muslims are right to defend their religion and the Prophet, but I think this is just not the right answer. Because violence never solved issues. Violence only creates more hatred between people and populations. And after we ask why we can’t all live together in peace.
There will never be peace till people understand the answer to hate is not hate but love. And I am sure it is how the Prophet would have answered to this situation, or the other Prophets. And I can say this is how God would like us to answer too.
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” ― Will Smith
Islam and violence don’t match. Islam is Peace, so why people keep sending the wrong message, creating much fear on the way.
It sometime feels like some people wait for the error to occur to let all the bad things they have inside them go out, to free themselves and hurt others as much as they can.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Could we not try to change the way we are thinking, start to share with others what we believe in, with words that empower and are filled with love?
Could we not start teaching to our children these values, as when people grow they set up their minds on something, have their ideas and don’t want them to change?
“When the days become longer and there is more sunshine, the grass becomes fresh and, consequently, we feel very happy. On the other hand, in autumn, one leaf falls down and another leaf falls down. The beautiful plants become as if dead and we do not feel very happy. Why? I think it is because deep down our human nature likes construction, and does not like destruction. Naturally, every action which is destructive is against human nature. Constructiveness is the human way. Therefore, I think that in terms of basic human feeling, violence is not good. Non-violence is the only way.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama
I know this can sound a bit idealistic but I have the chance to be here, to live in this world, and I have the right to believe humans can change, the world can become a better place. Maybe not for me, but definitely for the generation that will come after. I think it’s my duty to build for them a better future.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi