October 26, 2007

THE PROBLEM OF TERRORISM

Posted in Politics, Religion tagged , at 2:29 am by randallbutisingh

As regard terrorism; this is a question of justice and fairness. The source of the problem is in the Middle East. If justice is not meted out to the Palestinians; if they are denied a fair share of God’s earth, and those who are in a position to help are sitting on the fence, then terrorism will stalk the land. The fanatics are not afraid to die. They welcome martyrdom as a sure way to Paradise, and Jihad as a opportunity for martyrdom.

No war has achieved what it has set out to accomplish.  Alexander tried it; Caesar tried it, Napoleon and others tried it, and now George Bush is trying it.  Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of U.S. presidents was forced into war with the South who attacked first, in order to save the Union. It was a just war.  His wisdom and vision also helped to abolish slavery. He, it was, who said; “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?”  That is what we need to get rid of the fear of terrorism. Making war is not the answer. We exacerbate the wound without providing a cure.

The world needs to know what is the root cause of terrorism and what should be done to prevent it.  It is never too late to mend.  Making friends is better than making enemies.  One cannot have too many friends, but one enemy is too many.  He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword, and if the powers that be does not approach this problem with wisdom and compassion, many precious lives will be lost and many billions wasted.

Mankind is one.  We are all pieces of various shapes and colour in the mosaic which is indivisible humanity, and we hurt ourselves when we hurt others.  “John Donne, the poet, wisely puts it: “No man is an island to himself; everyone is a part of the continent, a part of the main……………Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

If justice is withheld from any individual or section of the human race, it will affect all, and there will be cause for fear.

by: Randall Butisingh

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