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All Muslims are Not terrorists. All terrorists are[n’t] muslims, anymore.

A little note:

This post has been lying in my drafts for the longest time, I didn’t know whether this was suitable or not however I decided it needs to be out there. Let me know what you guys think.

It’s difficult surviving as a Muslim along with residing in Pakistan which the world calls as a ‘sanctuary’ for the terrorists. Throughout many intense debates and discussions that I managed to sit through, favoring or rather emphasizing that muslims are not terrorists, one such argument would Always weaken my case.I would want to pull my hair every time I heard, “All muslims may not be terrorists, but ALL terrorists are muslims”.

Anders Behring Breivik, a Christian has joined the list. Whether the world calls him a ‘madman’ or ‘Christian fundamentalist’ or an ‘Attacker’ he is nevertheless a ‘terrorist’. And although my heart weeps for the victims of the Norwegian attacks, I’m glad to know it wasn’t a muslim. It wasn’t another illogical Islamic extremist that was satisfied with the killings of innocent people.  And it wasn’t Pakistan that was linked to the attack like any and every attack that takes place.

This by no means does this mean that we rejoice that those who have always raised fingers at us, have now themselves jumped into the madness of oppression. This only raises further questions. When a peace-loving nation such as Norway can witness such an atrocious event which involved anti-Islamic sentiments, then is there a higher probability that those countries which have faced the brunt of Muslim extremists will breed a new generation of ‘fundamentalists’ that are ready to retaliate in their own realm? And if so are we back to square one which will haunt the Muslims as those who started this never-ending war of beliefs?

Where are the answers?

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2011 in What do you think of this?

 

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In the news.

23 September, 2010    

When I read today’s newspaper, I was filled with grief, dismay and disappointment. It’s not that on other days the news makes my day brighter or gives it a positive start. But surprisingly today’s front page news was not about the militant attacks in North Waziristan, it was not about our cricket team making a fool of themselves nor was it about the millions of displaced flood victims. It was about the changes brought about in the budget.   

 Even before the first quarter of the fiscal year has ended, the government has made major changes in the federal budget, increasing defence expenditures by about Rs110 billion and reducing the allocation for development by Rs73 billion”- Dawn   

 
The government has brought about a Rs109.8 billion increase in the defence budget for a major military operation. It’s sad because instead of devising an efficient rehabilitation and development plan for the millions displaced in the floods, they are concentrating on the militants. I believe that the government should have given priority to the needs of the people of Pakistan first and the ongoing struggle that is going on should have been placed second for you have enough international backing for it.   

 For the affected 20 million people across the country the government has proposed a ‘flood tax’. The aim is towards the “elite” according to the Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.   

The Survivors

 

 Another disturbing aspect of the news was the fact that the Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj-Gen Athar Abbas completely denied of having any knowledge about the change in the budget and the major increase in defence expenditure.   

General Athar Abbas: The man with no "knowledge" of the situation at hand.

 

 I mean is it really possible that these documents have passed onto the IMF and this guy has no clue? It seemed as if the general wanted to keep his take and/or involvement in this decision out of the limelight. His statement was, “The increase in defence budget is not in my knowledge and matters related to military operations cannot be disclosed.”   

 One can never really judge or say who or what is the reason behind a certain political advancement or any other government decision for that matter. All we can do for now is to think , reflect and analyze the situation at hand.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2010 in What do you think of this?

 

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