Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Terrorism

Terrorism exists because there are evil people in this world. When all they want is to harm others and destroy things, there will always be plenty of excuses to use - it is "west treats some people badly" or something else. it is easy to say you identify with people who are having a hard time and take on the rest of the world on their behalf, when it is you that want to cause destruction and justify it to yourself.

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Blogger birdseye said...

Having said the above, it is also apparent that there seems to be some sympathy for the terrorists and support from large sections of certain communities for their actions. This is what makes terrorism harder to eradicate. As per the teachings of some religions, it is mandatory to support the believers against non-believers. This blind faith makes a religion more than what it should be - something for your own spiritual evolution and discpline. To interpret the teachings correctly, one should be willing to accept the universal brotherhood of good people of all faiths, rather than identify with someone evil just because they happen to follow the same religion.

8:15 PM  
Blogger birdseye said...

Everyone has bad experiences and problems caused by others, that does not mean people should resort to terrorism as the answer. There should look for alternative or peaceful solutions or try to change the world from within. As Mahatma Gandhi said - You must be the change you wish to see in the world. People who want to be terrorist or ordinary criminals can always find enough excuses for their behaviour, even if their grievances look trivial when compared to others.

8:17 PM  
Blogger birdseye said...

President Bush made this explicit in an important speech delivered on July 31 before an audience of American veterans of wars. The war we fight today is more than a military conflict, it is a decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century, he said. On one side are those who believe in the values of freedom and moderation — the right of the people to speak and worship, and live in liberty. And on the other side are those driven by value of tyranny and extremism — the right of self-appointed few to impose their fanatical view on all the rest. As veterans you have seen this kind of enemy before. They are the successors to fascists, to Nazis, to communists, and other totalitarians of the 20th century. And history shows what the outcome will be. This war will be difficult, this war will be long, and the war will end in the defeat of terrorists and totalitarians, and a victory for the cause of freedom and liberty.

8:18 PM  
Blogger birdseye said...

After 9/11, the object of focus was moved to a ficticious organization called "Al Qaeda" when the real enemy was a dogmatic religion. Instead of going after a non-existent organization which was given shape and form by the government and the media, the world should have been made aware of the danger posed by the outdated faith and its blind believers.

Freedom of practising religion, should not mean that a hateful cult can be allowed full freedom to operate and spread. Religion is a personal thing for guidance and spiritual enlightment, not something that causes a fight with your neighbour who does not share the same beliefs - not a way to form a group so as to exclude and make enemies of the outsiders. Any so-called religions that goes beyond that should be banned unless it can remove its purged of its hateful idealogy. Only then we would be targeting the real enemy.

8:24 PM  

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