“The response to everything is not love and light”

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bharata bharatavanshi
bharata bharatavanshi
6 years ago

reason, moderation, accountability.

6 years ago

What I meant when I said that “The response to everything is not love and light” was that some things have to be resisted. Colonialism and exploitation come in that category. For example, the Zionist threat to Palestine and continued Occupation of the West Bank is not going to be resolved through “love and light” (Palestinians can try that but it doesn’t work).

Hindutva and the attempt to write Muslims out of India’s narrative must be resisted. Mr. Modi must be defeated in 2019 and a sane political dispensation must be brought in. I know that many mahagathbandans are in the works to try to achieve this outcome. As someone who can’t vote in India, all I can do is hope they succeed.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) believed in showing compassion. But even he sometimes had to take military action against his enemies. Imam Ali and Imam Hussain also fought physically for what they believed in. Imam Hussain was martyred in the event. The proper response to Yazid was not “love and light”.

6 years ago
Reply to  AnAn

Only citizens of particular countries have the right to vote in those countries. As a non-Indian, I cannot vote for Congress. As a Non-Pakistani, you cannot vote for PPP (for example). That is as it should be. It is up to the citizens of a country to decide how their country is to be run. Outsiders can only respectfully participate in the conversation if they are asked.

Yazid murdered Imam Hussain–the grandson of my Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Sorry I find it very difficult to feel any compassion for him

The larger point was that sometimes military action is necessary. To me, that doesn’t come under “love and light”. Sorry but to me this notion sounds very vague and hippie-like.

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