Today is a pretty sad day to wake up and find out about this. As of now, there have been 10 blasts with terrorists targeting foreign tourists in the city of Mumbai as well as common civilians. They went on a rampage in two luxury hotels and have randomly killed up to 78 people and even have foreign hostages within the Taj hotel.Why do people get motivated to kill others? I don’t understand this. Tell me why do people do this? What is their motive? Are people filled with so much hate? Foreignors will be afraid to come to this country and help our economy especially with economic slumps occurring recently all across the world. We are only shooting ourself in the foot if there are citizens of India out there that support the terrorist effort and think this is a good thing. It’s very sad and frustrating to think such illogical rash people with so much hate, are the ones representing our country across the news all over the world right now. It’s a shame to be an Indian right now. As far as the latest update, they think its a Muslim terrorist group. I am tired of Hindu-Muslim fighting. Im tired of the bloodshed. All over the world in fact.
I was brought up as a Hindu, For 12 years I spent my whole childhood living next to a Muslim family in the US, and they treated my family like one of their own. I turned out just fine, normal and unprejudiced against Muslims! Sure they had their habits at times which were completely different from what I was brought up with. Like going during their set times to pray and do Namaaz, and not eating pork. So many times my sister and I would go over to their house waiting for my friends to come out and play. My friend’s mother would tell us they were praying and would come out as soon as they were finished. I secretly used to love coming over at a time like this because I would sit quietly in the room they were doing Namaaz and gaze at them praying. I was so raptured and fascinated by the beautiful movements…the turning of the head, the bowing down and touching the forehead to the ground, the stray whisper of prayer under their breath, the closing of the eyes, the look of pure devotion on their faces. It really is magical to watch if you’ve ever seen someone do Namaaz. Inspite of our cultural differences we were best friends that lived happily next door to each other for many years. I truly consider them as a key factor to my happy childhood. Their doors were always open for my family as our doors were for them.
Why can’t we respect each other and co exist? I don’t think there’s a country out there not fighting with someone else, marred by terrorism or genocide. Whether it’s the Irish and Scottish , Isrealis and Palestineans, Hindus and Muslims, Blacks and Whites, the fighting between African tribes, the list just goes on… what corner of our country is free from racial, social and cultural prejudice?I really believe this quote by Bill Hicks describes my feelings perfectly and my disgust with our world being consumed with so much hatred: “I’m tired of this back-slapping “Isn’t humanity neat?” bullshit. We’r e a virus with shoes, okay? That’s all we are.” Why cant we live in peace and respect the next person’s belief? As my last words on this issue, I pray for the families out there affected by this disaster, I pray for those fighting the terrorists, I pray for the terrorists that they will be able see their wrong and mend their ways and for the hatred and bloodshed to stop. and last of all I pray for the one and most important thing which every country needs: Peace.
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