Even now as I write, Paris is under terror attacks.
Even though it has not become clear who might actually be responsible for the attacks, it is clear that they are the acts of terrorism.
Since the terror attacks on the Twin Towers, the world has become aware of what a threat terrorists and terrorism pose to society and world order.
Unfortunately after George Bush, America and the West have become soft on terrorism.
Obama is only good at pussyfooting, leaving Syria and Iraq open to the Isis adventures and takeover of parts of the countries.
So much so that Putin's Russia felt that they had to do something to stop Isis in Syria, though few believe Russia's move is entirely altruistic..
Bolehland too is vulnerable to terrorism and terrorist attacks.
We can't just sit back and think that we are fine just because we think that we are an Islamic country. The arrests by the police of suspected terrorist members, including those from the armed force should make us sit up.
The question is whether we are ahead of the threat of terrorism rearing it head here and whether the government of the day is in control or whether they care only for its own survival.
A lot of the blame for the rise of terrorism and terrorist attacks may be put on the Islamic countries themselves failing their people, impoverishing and radicalisng their populace.
The Islamic countries of the world have to do more and Muslims need to stand up to reclaim their religion from the extremists.
Islam is often touted as the religion of peace.
Unfortunately, when others think of Islam, they often think also of violence, extremism, intolerance and sectarianism.
This is unfortunate because Islam claims to be a religion of peace and every Muslim will proudly tell you that.
Disconcertingly, there is a wide disconnect between what is claimed and what you often see play out.
Even in Bolehland, we have groups and politicians and those in power who won't hesitate to use the religion to garner support for themselves, even kafir-mengafiring each other to see who is more Islamic in their faith. And putting others down.
Today, when you see Isis and their kind doing the things they do, even blatantly killing their own Muslim brothers and sisters in the name of the faith, you can't help but nurse a negative perception of the religion.
If Muslims want people to have a good impression of their faith, they need to do more than merely aver that Islam is a religion of peace.
They need to seize back the initiative from those they say have hijacked their faith.
And show that they themselves are moderate and will not tolerate any form of extremism or terrorism under whatever pretext, period.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Paris Under Terror Attacks: Is The World Doing Enough To Fight The Scourge Of Terrorism?
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Saturday, November 14, 2015 Labels: Paris Under Terror Attacks: Is The World Doing Enough To Fight The Scourge Of Terrorism