Nihad Awad, the Nationwide Government Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stated that the killing of at the very least forty nine individuals in a mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was “inspired by hate mongers in america. And in Europe.” (March 15)
Every time we feel that hatred has lastly reached its backside, it haunts us with such depth that it units data for new lows for humanity.
On Friday our world was struck by a brutal act of terrorism when a 28-yr-previous Australian massacred 49 worshipers who have been finding peace in prayer and amongst family and friends at two Christchurch mosques. His victims included younger, harmless youngsters whose tender hearts could not comprehend hatred. He in all probability didn’t spare the refugees who had fled struggle-torn nations to discover a protected hermitage within the land of Kiwis.
It isn’t shocking that he selected homes of worship for his terrorist spree, however his choice to livestream his brutality is thoughts-boggling. How a lot hostility he had in his heart that even a mushy “good day brother” welcome by the primary worshipper could not quench his thirst for human blood.
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Virtually as brutal as the massacre itself was the assertion of callous apathy issued by Australian Senator Fraser Anning only hours after the mass killings.
“The actual explanation for bloodshed on New Zealand streets in the present day is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” Fanning wrote.
Politicians like Anning are the basis reason for hatred and bigotry that has divided our world as us versus them. Tender and impressionable young minds fall sufferer to their political agendas of polarization within the society to profit their twisted ideology.
This is the voice of hatred that lends itself to a rising hostile public discourse throughout our world, including our personal nation. Hatred and bigotry do not differentiate on the idea of race, religion, gender or sexuality however strike humanity with a venom that spares no one.
Empowering hate does not just harm those that have been killed. And it doesn’t just harm the religion custom that the victims symbolize. Hate hurts all of us. Humankind and Mother Earth bleed regardless of the motive or nature of violence towards any member of humanity. Terrorist acts of the past on the Pittsburgh synagogue, the Jeffersontown grocery store and the Orlando nightclub remind us that we all are in it collectively as one united humanity.
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There isn’t a conflict between religions or clash of civilizations in our world. Our world has only one widespread enemy — that is bigotry that is being fueled by myopic politicians and psychotic spiritual zealots throughout our world. If all of us have been true to the essence of our faith traditions, then mankind would not endure at the hands of warfare, famine and…