Sri Lankan government has yet to blame any specific caste, colour or religion about the recent carnage in the country which claimed some 300 innocent lives but Zionist media and sections of Indian media have concluded that Islam is to be blamed and that the perpetrators were Muslims. What is clear is that whoever was responsible was willing to claim the lives of people of all faiths; of children as well as adults; of Sri Lankans and foreigners. What is also clear is that in sowing terror, they hoped to reap division in a country that has endured horrific violence in the past, and that is home to multiple ethnicities and religions, with the Buddhist majority living alongside sizeable Hindu, Muslim and Christian minorities.
Injustice and hate can manifest themselves anywhere. So too can love and faith, whether of the sacred or profane variety. So far, politicians from all parts of society have banded together to call for unity and strength. There is hope in that shared message, and in the similar sentiments voiced by leaders from around the world, even if in truth some of the speakers have been responsible for exploiting and encouraging divisions. There is hope in the sight of Sri Lankans of all ethnicities and religions pulling together, and in the immense rush of well wishers to donate blood and aid survivors in other ways.
It is not only Sri Lankans and Catholics who feel the pain of this atrocity, and fear the further damage it could spawn. It is not only those of the Christian faith who believe that, even in the harshest of times, hope can and must endure.
There were many Muslims who died in this terror act. Muslims from India, Turkey and the Middle East have been killed including women and children. l hope those who rejoiced on this attack laugh after reading this as well.
Leave the Buddhists aside, those Christians who were killed were not American Marines or Crusader soldiers, they were not the African Christian militias who kill Muslims in CAR, they were just Christians who did not harm a Muslims.
Muhammad (SAW) fought the Christian Roman Empire, but did he kill the Christians living inside the Islamic state just because they were Christians like the Romans ?
Killing Muslims, children and attacking Churches full of old people is not Jihad. This is plain terrorism.
Places of worship should be the safest abodes, an asylum for all seekers of truth and peace.
Only evil , blood sucking cohorts of the devil terrorists would kill , maim and victimise defenceless worshippers. May Allah comfort the families of all the deceased in the Sri Lanka massacre. We find solace in the certainty that no evil shall go unpunished.
Department of English
Govt Degree College, Handwara
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