London is in the news again. The old city, which only yesterday had won the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, was rocked today by a series blasts on the metro and bus networks. Popular modes of public transport are being targeted serially by extremists. This is understandable because they can make a poignant statement by hitting directly where it hurts the most, and with relative ease too.
The ways of terror elements, their motivations and their modus operandi have been well researched and documented by many scholars and analysts before. Suffice it to say that each person, in whatever he does, is in war against the society. The only distinction (er.. difference) that terrorists have is that their war is blatant and outward.
There is an oft-circulated quote in forwarded mails which reads “I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.” How true this is when applied to terrorists. They cannot achieve anything constructive… never! They can only strike fear and hope that we will succumb. All their talk of creating an ideal world – a shrine of equality and justice for all – sounds hollow and lacks credibility. What can anyone achieve if his / her sole intention is to spread hate?
The greatest man of our time once said, “An eye for an eye will end up making the whole world blind.” Let us meditate on that vision. Let us not continue on the road to blindness. Let us spread love, humanity and peace.
Om shanti: shanti: shanti:
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