Monday, October 01, 2012

Protests - Shame and Disgust

It is with shame, disgust and hopelessness that most of us spent the day that was dedicated to expressing our love for the Prophet. Torching police vehicles, throwing stones and bricks at law-enforcement personnel, blocking roads, tearing down billboards and banners and putting cinemas alight are, in no way, the right ways to show our love for the person whose honour we vow to protect. We have taken it upon ourselves to protect the Prophet’s honour. But, in reality, we made a mockery of his teachings. We behaved like a herd, a group of zealots, not a civilised community. We looked like the harbingers of death and doom, not the messengers of peace and forgiveness.

The onus of what happened on Friday lies with the government and religious parties alike. Instead of playing the populist card, the government and religious groups should have used the day to promote the teachings of the Holy Prophet. They did exactly the opposite by resorting to violence and through their deeds they have cemented the notion that there is some critical flaw in our thought process and the way we have been brought up. The image of our Prophet that is shared by some bigots and hate-mongers around the world, it appears, has been inspired from our actions, not his teachings.

Noor Muhammad

Published on: September 23, 2012
Source: The NEWS


اگر ممکن ہے تو اپنا تبصرہ تحریر کریں

اہم اطلاع :- غیر متعلق,غیر اخلاقی اور ذاتیات پر مبنی تبصرہ سے پرہیز کیجئے, مصنف ایسا تبصرہ حذف کرنے کا حق رکھتا ہے نیز مصنف کا مبصر کی رائے سے متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔

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اگر آپ کے کمپوٹر میں اردو کی بورڈ انسٹال نہیں ہے تو اردو میں تبصرہ کرنے کے لیے ذیل کے اردو ایڈیٹر میں تبصرہ لکھ کر اسے تبصروں کے خانے میں کاپی پیسٹ کرکے شائع کردیں۔