By: Moinuddin Pathan
It is very difficult to define the word terrorism. It is intangible because it keeps on changing depending upon the geographical location and historical fact.
But According to Oxford dictionary, the word terrorism means: a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.
Origin: late 18th century: from French terrorist, from Latin terror (see TERROR). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality
Whenever you hear the word “terrorist”, immediately a picture appears in your mind (i.e. a person having beard and skull cap wearing trouser above the ankle). Generally, if you ask anyone “who is a terrorist?” The answer will be: Terrorist is a person who kills innocent human being and cause terror in the society. There was a professional seminar conducted in my college. In that seminar, the paper who was giving presentation on cyber security said “Since the Terrorist and Naxalism attacks are increasing in India....” Immediately a question roused in my mind, why this man is differentiating between Terrorism and Naxalism? Then I realized, anyone to get a label “terrorist” easily, should pass the minimum criteria of being a Muslim. Further, if he sports a beard and wear the trousers above the ankle, then easily he can be called as “MASTER MIND”.
Few Common Questions to everyone:
Since Terrorist and Naxalite both are killing innocent human being, why Nexalites are not called as Terrorist? Why????? Answer may be you have read few lines before?
When a person straps a bomb (do suicide bombing) and kills 20-30 innocent human beings, he is called as Terrorist. And a person throws bomb from plane and kill 200 to 20,000 innocent human beings, he is called as “Brave American Soldier” Why?
When any Palestine citizen fights for his freedom he is called as “Terrorist” and when Israel attacks on the houses of innocent Palestinians, people call them self defense. Why????? Answer may be you have read few lines before?
As far as killing innocent human being is concern, Qur’an clearly says in Surah Mai’dah Ch.5 Ayat no. 32 “If Anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if Anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.”
You will be shocked to know that the money America has as of February 2010, around $704 billion has been spent based on estimates of current expenditure rates, which range from (the Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimate of) $2 billion per week to $12 billion a month, an estimate by economist Joseph Stiglitz
Those figures are significantly more than typical estimates published just prior to the start of the Iraq War, many of which were based on a shorter term of involvement. For example, in a March 16, 2003 Meet the Press interview of Vice President Dick Cheney, held less than a week before the Iraq War began, host Tim Russert reported that "every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement.”
I am sure if America had spend only 50% of war cost to the world, the poverty and illiteracy can easily be eradicated from the world. But the funds were used to kill innocent Human Beings. At least 919,967 people were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates.
America can do anything. Nobody can take action against America. Killer of more than nine million people is still free today. Nobody stares him with doubted eyes. Who has given authority to America to attack Afghanistan and Iraq? Even if I agree that Osama Bin Laden did the 9/11 attack (though it is proved by many American Scientist that 9/11 was an inside job) how can you attack the whole country for the sake of one Man? What happen in Iraq? Weapon of Mass Destruction? What did they find there? Nothing! Who is responsible for the killing of half million children in Iraq (apart from men and women)? Who is going to take action against America and the noxious George Bush?
Let’s come in our country India. Anytime when any bomb blast takes place, immediately our media judges it. They even give the full bio-data of the “terrorist”, where he was born, studying, etc. But when the same person proved innocent will not be noticed. Then what happens? When the same person is seen in the society, everyone will stare at him with two big bold doubted eyes and says: he is the same person who was caught in the in the so and so terrorist attack.
Let me take you to my state Gujarat. Everyone knows it was preplanned by the Gujarat Government to massacre Muslims on February 2002. Here one more question always knocks my head. In September 2002 there was an attack on Akshardham Temple. Within a few hours National Security Guard (NSG) commando was called to save the people and to fight against the terrorist. And congratulation to our NSG commandos that they did the great job and all terrorists were killed.
But from February to March 2002 why such action was not taken to control the communal riots? I am not saying that to stop the riots NSG commandos should be called, but if Gujarat government was seriously interested in stopping the riots between Hindus and Muslims they could have stopped it, but they didn’t do that for their vote bank.
Later, 94 Muslims were caught in this case, burning of train in Godhra. But you will be shocked to know that 67% among them proved innocent in the trial of the court. Imagine 63 people were in the prison more than nine years, for what? What was their fault? Was it because they were Muslims? Who is going to give them back their precious nine years of their life – in which they could have built a great career and lived in peaceful! Who is going to punish those so called “honest” police inspectors who filed false cases on innocent Muslims? There must be some punishment for such police inspectors too who falsely harasses innocent Muslims. And those 31 people who got punished by the court I doubt whether they actually committed the crime. Because it is proved from the forensic laboratory that train was not burn from outside but from inside. It was an inside job.
And the media played hypocrite role by linking innocent Indians (who were caught) with Pakistan. Everything in detail was given by the media. But when they got free from the court, nobody took notice of it. They did not even cared how their family lived without them – in the miserable conditions. Such things will never be publish in the media. This is really very filthiest injustice. What will happen of that Nation whose Leaders and Media are excessive. Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa Ch.4 Ayat No. 135 “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you avoid justice; and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.”
But unfortunately our Indian media, especially news channels and papers are influenced by the political leaders.
Solution to the Terrorism:
The root cause of terrorism is injustice. This injustice should be stopped immediately.
How can we stop?
(1) Politicians should be honest and just and should not do wrong thing for the vote bank.
(2) Innocent Indian citizens should not be instigated by the politicians and kill other human beings.
(3) Police should be upright and just. They should not be the ploy of the politicians.
(4) People should not take laws in their hand and kill other human beings.
(5) Media should understand their responsibility and they should not spread wrong news among the masses.
(6) Above all… Corruption plays a vital role. We should stop giving and taking corruption.
If we follow these and stop injustice, then we will have a peaceful society – a place of harmony. Insha Allah