"Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that"- Martin Luther King Jr
Have you taken a minute for yourself, to just think about what the world is going through, and becoming? Have you thought for a second about your own role in this world, and what side you've taken? Forget about the person you want to blame or the person you see as a hero. Where do YOU stand? What are YOU doing? There's only two sides to choose between. And Wether you like it or not, you belong to one of them. You either support the good or the bad. With other words you're either helping building up Humanity or Tyranny.
I still remember a fight between two classmates at first grade during a break. Almost every kid on the playground gathered around them. Only one of them ran to find the teacher after realising the situation. Some of the kids were only staring, others yelling: "hit back!" Some yelling: "A" is winning! And some even throwing fast hits when possible, without being dragged into the fight.
I still remember how my teacher almost choked in her words, while trying to tell us that everyone has a responsibility of taking action. Because every single individual helps building the world in one way or another. She also stated that whomever only observes while something bad is happening is as guilty as the perpetrator. And the one that takes advantage of the situation to create hatred even by only throwing a "simple" word is even worse than the perpetrator.
It didn't take a great deal of reflection before realising that hatred is the cause of everything bad being armed. The US and Saudi government isn't the only ones arming Isis or any other terrorist. We are also contributing by letting our hatred feed our prejudice. It's easier to hate than love when we need someone to blame. But what we're missing is, that instead of seeing the problem to solve it, we are becoming the problem.
My thoughts are as usual connected to my experience and guides in life. The holy Quraan and Ahlulbayt <3. If you've somewhat agreed with me, then I hope you've understood that Isis has nothing to do with Islam. It's only a bad, cheap fake!
“Whoever kills an innocent person , it is as though he has killed all of humanity. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all of humanity” - Qur’an, 5:32.
I'm going to start by being that kid who ran to his teacher. I decide to save all of humanity. And I'm going to do that by saving myself from hatred and prejudices, based on fear and ignorance. What action will you take?