14
December
2017

Terror Has no Religion

Terror Has no Religion

Just last month, more than 300 people in Egypt were killed by radicals at a Mosque. These radicals, who committed this great crime against humanity, called themselves Muslims also. They believe in the same book of Quran and in the same prophet as the people whom they massacred. But they somehow came to a conclusion that the people whom they killed did not follow the actual teachings of Islam and deserve this end.

God has created this planet and humanity flawlessly, everything works in perfect harmony. But the radicals believe that God needs their help to punish those who don’t follow God’s true commands. Throughout history, there had been always those who went astray from the righteous path. But in the last quarter of a century, radicalism has taken a new and dangerous position and is determined to destroy the lives of those who don’t believe in the same things as they do. This ideology of 'let no one live but those who share your beliefs' is the same thinking that cost the lives of 60 million people in the Second World War.

I really cannot understand the simple truth that how come they don’t know that it can never be the will of God to ask them to destroy, kill or massacre another sect or religious group in the Almighty name. How come they can think that God needs them to punish those who don’t follow His teachings. A verse from the Holy Quran puts it very nicely; it reads:

Quran

'If your Lord had willed, all the people on the earth would have believed. Do you think you can force people to be believers? (Surah Yunus, 99)'

The radicalism has no religion no matter the crime is committed by Muslims, Christians or Hindus. Another good example is a verse in the Bible; it reads

Bible

'If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. (Luke 6:29)'.

In essence, all religions ask her followers to be tolerant to one another. And all religions of the world (Christianity, Islam, Hindus, Judaism, Sikh, or Buddhism) ask her followers to treat another people with respect and tolerance no matter if they believe in the same things or not.

Terror, in its broadest sense, is violence committed against humanity for political purposes or to empower the radicals who is obsessed with power. Simply put, TERROR HAS NO RELIGION. It can never be the will of God to kill another person. But to gain a momentum, religion can be a very persuasive way to act in this horrible fashion.

The world can actually live in peace. The evils in the world will come to an end when all people accept the fact that we need to respect one another because s/he is human-being not because he is Muslim, or Christian. Everyone has to value the living. At that point, we can reach the ultimate peace that the world needs sincerely. The world must stand united against radicalism, against evil!

Let’s pray that the radicalism in all over the world will come to an end in the very near future. Let’s pray that no one is killed or prosecuted because s/he believes in a different thing than others.

Let’s pray God that those killed in Egypt rest in peace and in Heaven…

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Author; Dogan Yavuz Categories: Opinion Pages

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Dogan Yavuz

Dogan Yavuz

Dogan Yavuz is a freelancer writer who writes about the ongoing events around the world. 

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