Q. How many lives will it take to get rid of ‘terrorism has no religion’ notion?
Actually none. You need to such contain those rascals who utter ‘terror has no religion’ and make TRP out of every attack. I mean people like Barkha, Rajdeep who mint money during terror attacks. Who were telecasting live to Mumbai Jihadis so that they can kill more. The real problem is not Jihadis. Real problem is these middlemen who provide safe haven to terrorists.
It does not matter that terror has religion or not. What matters is that all terrorists love Quran like Muslims. All terrorists can enter into Mecca like other Muslims. Non-Muslims will be jailed if they try to enter Mecca. All terrorists have Arabic names. All terrorists put Islam as their religion in official and unofficial documents. All terrorists look exactly similar to any Muslim.
It is easy to differentiate a non-Muslim from a terrorist. It is impossible to differentiate a Muslim from a terrorist. That is why they could blast even in Medina.
So yes, if a place has all non-Muslims, there is less chance of terror attacks. If a place has mixed population, there are chances that a terrorist is also present in guise of Muslim. And until he starts his act, no one can identify him. That is what forces people like Donald Trump to make statements he makes.
You cannot blame him. He is just concerned with lost lives.
So what we do? Instead of shouting ‘terror has no religion’, Muslims must do something that a terrorist is unlikely to do, even in pretense. That makes easy to differentiate a terrorist from a Muslim. What can be such things?
Some examples are:
– Sharing jokes on Prophet and not feeling that bad if someone draws a cartoon. Treat them as bad as any other vulgar thing, but not something that brings out aggressive reaction. When Christians can have Da Vinci Code, and Hindus can have PK, why not Muslims? I dont like PK, many Christians dislike Da Vinci Code. But thats it. I will not beat up Amir Khan, Christians will not slap Tom Hanks.
Openly saying that non-Muslims including Hindus can also go to Heaven.
– Openly saying that all translations of Quran and hadiths that say Hindus are worst of creatures or that non Muslims will go to Hell are fraud and ban them from circulation.
– Encourage atheistic and secular movements among Muslims like that happening in Bangladesh openly.
– Punish those mullahs who say that all non Muslims will go to hell if they reject Islam. Issue statements against them.
Clearer the differentiator, easier to identify the terrorist. More vague you keep, more lives it will take before we realize ‘terror has no religion’ is promoting terrorism.
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