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Living in a world of hatred

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Submitted by Anonymous (United States), Feb 27, 2008 at 17:45

I am an indian muslim on a h1 working in US.

I am very well educated (I attended a christian convent till class 5, So you can assume that i have a fair or at least a small view of the Bible).

I have friends from all religions (Christians, Hindus, Jews , Buddhist...) Looking at the blogs and the responses, I feel so scared that there is so much hatred around in the country where freedom of choice is given the utmost importance, where diversity is appreciated. I feel like seeing a different side of america all again.

My Views may be biased or my point of view may be flawed, maybe it is just because of my young age, i am not understanding the big picture. (An eye for an eye makes the world blind..Instead of trying to find the persons who are personally responsible for 09/11 or other such terrorist acts, does killing of 300000 people do any good to the world?). I am not saying that there were 300000 muslims killed but there are 300,000 people killed, many a dreams scattered. These included people of all nations, religions...

The troops sent to Iraq, some never get to see the american soil again. Is it all worth it? So many marines losing their home, family because of war? I saw an episode of a handicapped marine whose wife had left him to take care of the three beautiful daughters, the marine losing his legs, losing his marriage, getting broke, still not losing hope. I wonder how this story could have been if his fate was not driven like that. I don't know if it is all worth it.

We cannot really understand what it is to be growing on streets where instead of the candy man, all you get to see is patrolling soldiers, tankers. I don't know if that would cause more hatred on the minds of the innocent children living in the war zones. I wonder if the billions of the tax paying citizens money instead of killing lives could have helped in improving the economical situation of this country, push for more aid to the deserving students, give back tax rebates, help people combat foreclosures of their properties.

I believe that America has the most advanced defense system in place and is far better than any other country in this world. I do not discourage that. What i am surprised is even WMD (Weapons of mass destruction - the term coined during the iraq war) under the hands of a terrorist cannot be powerful enough against the pentagon. So why a WAR? If the mission was to kill Saddam, why not a squad to smear hit him?

There are always fundamentalists and moderates and not all fundamentalists foster terrorism or hatred to other religions. For an instance a Brahmin friend's mom would never allow us not even friends from other hindu castes into her home. Her son used to eat meat and everything. This is in a family that we see two sides of the coin. It is very imperative that there may be differences among a large section Say by religion, nationality. It was my understanding that leave the older generations as they are, let the new generation foster peace and not hatred.

We should really see the world beyond the politics, try to be kind towards everyone.I thought this was what Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and all religions have sought to preach (Made sure to capitalize the Religion names) . Kindness wins everything. Why else do you see pictures of Jesus Christ with a lamb or so many hadiths in Quran depicting kindness, Buddha went a step ahead and said don't kill any animals or even damage a leaf.

Again instead of appreciating communal harmony i see in many forums people trying to create more spur.

I am sorry if again i have hurt somebody's feelings. This is just the world that i see through my eyes not as a muslim not as an indian but as a human.

Still want to remain Anonymous in this world of hatred

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