Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Terrorists, Terrorism, and Terror ...
The United States has launched an alleged war against terror. This is the newest link in a chain of events that have been unfolding for quite a while. Nine/eleven was a single terrible event that is now serving as a scapegoat for a whole new series of terrible events in the world that are almost always targeted against Muslims. Irrespective of who is responsible for 9/11, there can be no doubt about the fact that there have always been a small number of extremist elements amongst us who have created mischief while the Muslim community as a whole remained pacific. These extremist elements have restricted themselves in the past to terrorist activities within the Muslim community, but of late they have expanded their horizons and thought it more advisable to play the enemies' own dirty game against him. Ill-advised as such a manner of thinking is, it has only served to sandwich the Muslim community between the terrorist extremist element within itself and the terrorist of the World, which is America. It is admittedly difficult to manouevre in such a tight situation, but there sure is a way out of it. As the final Ummah, it is imperative that we unite against both enemies - the enemy on the right, as well as the enemy on the left - and affirm our position with an assertive stance (and I am NOT talking about General Pervez Musharraf's sycophantic attitude here!).
Anywayz, one wonders how terrifying this war would be that is supposedly pitched against terror. God protect us from the terrors of this terrible war.