Its 14th August, My brain is trying to convince my heart about how great it is to have an independent and free country, but somehow the heart is not happy, its losing hope. The brain is telling it to see what happened to Babri Masjid, see how organizers of Gujrat massacre escaped punishment, so value your freedom. Its telling to be thankful to Allah for giving you a country where you are free to live your life, define and follow your own ambitions, own property unlike many other places (like UAE or Saudia) where you are treated as a second grade citizen. Its telling my heart to be thankful to Allah that you are not ruled by a King who will stay King for his life followed by someone from his family. The heart is listening but it doesn’t operate on reasons, it loves the country even without these arguments from brain cheering every success by the country and being sorrowful at every loss without any reason. May be its same love for the country that is making it sad.
This country is rotting. This country is bleeding. We separated from India so that Muslims are not oppressed by Majority Hindus, but the oppression did not end. We divided ourselves in groups and started oppressing minority groups. The height of ignorance is that innocent lives are taken in the name of Islam. Killing Shias have become a norm, Jahan Shia ikathay dekho, jacket pehan ke phatt jao aur jannat haasil karo. Same is the case with other minority groups, Gustakhi ka lafaz suno aur jala do sab ko.. Jo bhi samnay aayay. Fair trial ki baat karnay walay ko bhi gustakh hi samjho.. Agar Shia ya Gustakh na milay, tau Islam ka Nizam nafiz karnay ke liay maar do.. Uss ke liay tau sab halal hi he.. Aur khabardaar, Islam kay Nizam ka matlab he ke TTP mulk ki bhag dor sambhalay, Agar logon ne khud leader chose kia ho tau wo tau kaafirana nizaam he… We don’t need Hindus to oppress Muslims, we don’t need Americans and Jews, we are abundantly self-sufficient in this field. My heart is listening to the country’s cry, How can I be happy on my birthday when I am bleeding for so long now. How can I feel happy when people instead of focusing on curing the infection are still opting to remain idle until the infection reaches their family. Opinion makers are not countering the false ideology. Ideology can be fought by exposing it not by taking dollars to kill the wrong doers and killing plenty of innocents in the process. The common wrongness in what America, Army and TTP are doing is lack of respect for Human life. In simple words
“We can not use means that take considerable innocent lives to achieve the objective of stopping others to use means that take considerable innocent lives.”
The current chaos seems to be result of this attitude of killing OTHER’S innocents to save OUR innocent lives. If we have to fight this ideology, we have to stand on same principles consistently. We need to stop drones and at the same time we need to fight TTP on our own. Probably we need to detach ourselves from American aid to restore trust between public and government. Government has been lying for years to public. These lies, dollars and drones are fueling victims to blindly join the menace of TTP. In addition, these lies are fueling conspiracy theorists to create enough confusion for the people to put blame on scapegoats and variables outside our control like Americans/CIA/Jews etc. The situation seems complex and the heart is slowly losing hope trying to convince itself that things are getting better. May be darkness is at peak just before morning. May be with the check of free media, with restoration of judiciary and very competitive elections recently we could be nearing dawn inshAllah. Dawn towards a better and prosperous era inshAllah. May be…
The good thing about life is that even though we are not clear about many variables in the chaotic situation that we are in, but even with limited information we can almost always resolve the action items that relate to our circle of influence that would lead to betterment of the system. If everyone tries to do his job with excellence, it will eventually help correct some part of the overall system.
May Allah help us to realize our mistakes and correct them and make us follow the path that He likes and make our nation the leading nation of the world. Ameen.