Five Muslim young men of Northern Virginia suddenly disappeared from their homes in the United States and surfaced in Lahore in Pakistan. On a tip off of their possible link with a terror group, Jaish e Mohammed, the Pakistan police arrested them from the house of another man who is suspected of having links with terrorists.
One of the five had called home last week but the conversation ended abruptly. That made the family suspicious and they approached the police. The American police flashed the information details about the missing persons to the Pakistan police who raided a house in Lahore to unearth suspicious goings on. In the process the five Muslim Americans were also nabbed. Now the interrogations are going on and further details will be available thereafter.
Many Muslim families in America, UK and even in India say in whispers that they are suspects in cases of terror acts, irrespective of fact whether they are involved or not. Let us examine why the Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jewish people and others suspect the involvement of Muslim families in the neighbourhood of either promoting acts of terror or showing sympathy, both active and passive, helping terror outfits with money and even providing shelter.
In every terrorist attack in India, it came to light that local Muslim families had provided help to the Pakistan terrorists operating in India. It is a fact that without local support no Islamist terrorist would be able to move around, find food and shelter and operate in such a manner as if he had recnnoitered the area many times over.
Pray, who helps a terrorist from Pakistan to operate freely in India. The answer is : Some Indian Muslim families who are not loyal to the country that sustains them. They are traitors. If traitors are looked down upon, who is to blame? Not the citizenry that looks down upon the traitors but the the traitors themselves. If the traitors are Muslims by faith, the police or the public cannot say that they are Christians, Jewish. Is it not true that all terrorists are Muslims?
So, in their case Islam does not mean Peace. Of course, all Muslims may not be terrorists but many sympathise with the terrorists and the philosophy of terror. Is it not dangerous for the Humanity as such? Please ponder over and ask your inner conscience for a reply.
It is true that in every country there are moderate Muslims but it is also true that the moderate Muslims do not exert themselves and accept the overlordship of aggressive and militant brand of Muslims.
Islam means Peace. Look into the history of the Islamic movements and a student would find maximum number of wars and bloodshed caused by votaries of peace. Why is it so?
Right from the beginning , there was a sense of insecurity among the Muslims. There were civil wars among the members of the community. The greatest Divide in the followers of the faith came when the battles were fought between the followers of the Prophet's grandson and that of the Caliph. The former were known as Shiites and the latter as Sunnis. The endless strife and bloodshed between the two majoe sects are known to every student of history. Moral of the story is that violence and bloodshed are a way of life among votaries of Islam.
It may be for self defence or it may be for offence which some describe as the best form of defence.
The story is continuing. Only actors have changed. The Islamist terrorists are convinced that they kill others in the name of Allah.
So, if the larger community suspect the Muslims in the neighbourhood of harbouring ill will towards the country that sustains them, who will be blamed?
Pray, do not call it Muslim bashing. The community is taking only preventive and defensive measures to prevent a recurrence of 9/11 in New York or 26/7 in Mumbai, India.
Where do we go from here? We go towards Peace and Progress in which all citizens have to contribute their share of money and effort. Let
the swords be sheathed and let the words of brotherhood be heard. In the Vedic Thought the world is conceived of as a family. Let us live that dream and say "VASUDHAIV KUTUMBAKAM". The people of the world form a family - a Global Family.