We are all different. A simple statement that speaks volumes. I love Pani Puri and I know people who don’t. There are some who hate Chinese. A concept alien to me but I’ll give it to them. To each it’s own. We are not born same, we don’t look same, we don’t dress same and we don’t believe same things. Simple concept right??? Nope. Apparently this concept gets applicable only when it suits our beliefs. Well apparently people are different from one another when we want to distance ourselves from tide pod eating children but all Muslim’s are terrorists because Muslims. Duh.
So in the light of recent conversations and also previous such interactions I realised that I just happen to know a lot of elderly people who love the idea of Muslim hate. Cut elderly, basically a whole lot of people. A common statement I hear from them is ‘Muslim’s are ‘kattar‘ ‘ a phrase which in India means someone who’s a bigot or put simply intolerant. Not only are they intolerant, they also commit proselytism( religion conversion). They basically want to increase their religions population and take over. Sure because that’s all they are, Thanos’s trying to take over the world to build it as their own. What is this?? An Avengers movie. While there are some who indeed commit all of the above stated activities, most Muslim’s don’t spent their time scheming about proselytism or terror attacks or going full Joker on the world. They’ve got better things to do like studying, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and you know convincing the world that them watching an action movie won’t make them terrorists.
How often I’ve heard people tell me that I support terrorists just because I refuse to put every person under one blanket. If an entirety of 1.3 billion people where planning on killing you and taking over the world them the world would have looked a lot different than what it is now. This is dramatization at it’s height. Aren’t rapists Hindu’s and Muslim’s both??? Sure their religion is more strict in comparison to yours but that doesn’t mean they’re grooming terrorists. It just so happens that the religion has now sadly become a symbol used by terrorists to recruit juvenile and uneducated people into their sadistic cause.
But shouldn’t we educated folks know better. We are the pinnacle of all living beings on earth, the best of the best and the most intelligent. Yet we bracket all Muslims in a set of terroristism rather than understand that all Muslims are part of sample space but not everyone is part of terrorist set. Sorry to anyone who doesn’t understand probability in advance. I mean you can’t possibly put Malala and A.P.J Abdul Kalam under same bracket as terrorists.
Grow up people. Look above someone’s religion. Look at the person and judge. Don’t associate one bad memory with the entire religion, judge people for who they are not what their religious beliefs are.