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Muslims Against Humanity!

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Submitted by kamekish (India), Jul 6, 2006 at 02:56

Human beings have come a long way. Even today, more than half of the countries in the world are still struggling to define democracy. Muslims populations are in majority among them. Two thousand years of human civilisation have made all educated individuals to understand that freedom is the basic need of human beings. Muslims are unable to appreciate this.

Freedom is the desire. It is the pleasure. It forces humanity towards excellence. It allows humanity to bloom. On the other hand, slavery is a punishment. It deteriorates human values. It cripples mental thinking. It distorts judgments. It forces the people to grab suicide bombs. It teaches people to kill themselves. It does not allow prospering life. It compels the people to lose identity. Dictatorship is worse that slavery because it ensures intellectual degradation. The normal slave has physical compulsions but individual in a dictatorship of any form irrespective of the name, ensure mental compulsions. Physical compulsions are less painful than mental one. Mental compulsions does not allow individual to grow. It does not allow individual to excel. It restricts human growth.

There is no doubt that democracy is the basic need of human to ensure freedom. But, Muslim rulers are unable to understand this across the world. They are violating basic human rights in every sphere of human life. As a response to the letter of Daniel Pink, I felt necessary to explain few basic intricacies of freedom which I felt civilization have been kept deprived off. It is important for the conscious people on Internet across the world to be aware about these anomalies in society. These provide better appreciation for the future of individual and nations.

As a conscious person of a democratic country, I found that achieving freedom for individual and democracies for the nations have been the basic necessity since evolution of human history. Humans have fought innumerable number of wars. Humans have fought many battles to conquer freedom. Today at the onset of 21st century, humans are still struggling to define democracy and freedom. Especially, Muslim leaders are unable to define freedom for their followers.

In the information age, when more than one third of the human beings are networked together irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and region, Muslim leadership at various levels are still trying to define freedom and up to some extent I feel even human growth. Is it so difficult to define freedom for human beings? Is it so difficult and contradictory to explain freedom? Does meaning of freedom vary based on sex, caste, religion or region? Does level and desire of freedom varies based on education or literacy level of human? Does scope of freedom varies based on economics or financial status of the individual? Why can not human being define freedom for all humanity? Freedom is freedom and it needs to be free from any clutches of definitions. Irrespective of sex, religion, financial status and any other criteria, freedom should be available to all human beings.

Every human being should be free. Muslims should be free to live their life. They are not free to even think. They are not free to read. They are not free to decide about their life. People should have freedom to get education, to choose language, religion, caste, profession, and even nation, to live a free life, to enjoy privileges, to roam around the world, to do things of choice, to get connected on internet, surf any site, chat to any one or anywhere in the world, explore and excel in any endeavour. Is it a big demand? Can humans have the privilege to have this much freedom? I do not see much of difficulties for this much freedom to human beings in 21st century. Are Muslim leadership listening?

Is it surprising when Imran Khan, a Cricketer turned Politician of Pakistan, a Muslim dominated country, says, ‘Having a dictator spells disaster for any country. Mankind needs pure democracy.' Imran is living in Pakistan run by Army General Musharaff. It amounts to some value when Imran demands for democracy and certainly asks for freedom. He is correct to point out that dictator spells disaster for the nation. Dictatorship is a disaster for individual human being. Can the Muslim world and especially all intelligentsia of this world listen?

Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Shariff are joining hands not only to bring democracy in Pakistan but now they are joining hands along with other supporting political parties to ensure continuation of democracy. Every few years, Pakistan feels pray to Military ruler and land up having Military dictatorship. Today, majority of Pakistanis are convinced of the need of democracy and continuation of democracy. And for the peace of entire world, there is an urgent need that Muslims have democracy and freedom in their countries.

The important point is that Muslims not only need democracy but they need pure democracy. That is what Imran has said and it is correct. There is no reason why Muslim male or female should not have freedom to live a free life, to choose a government, to decide about their future, to get better educated, to have the privileges of 21st century, to enjoy life without veil, to enjoy freedom, and so on. The human desires are unlimited and there is no reason that why part of these desires are not achieved by them. Most of the people from Muslim world see these human privileges on their television, come to know through their news papers, read on Internet and so on. They can not be left ignorant. They are going to conquer them. But when and how?

Even after massive devastation of 9/11, Americans are going strong to pursue their freedom. They are struggling to bring and sustain democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are moving ahead with all its might to spread the democratic form of Governance. Why not Muslim reciprocates? When they enjoy the freedom of USA, why they do not force the majority of Muslims to live a better life? Muslims leaderships are biggest threat to Muslim population? Leadership lacks directions? Why should world suffer out of the ignorance of Muslim leaderships? USA and other developed countries have all the right to reciprocate?

The people of United States have provided to humanity all the technological inventions. Every human on this earth have enjoyed those privileges for betterment of their life. In spite of caste, creed, religion or region, people of this world have enjoyed invention like airplanes, televisions, mobiles, computers, medicines, vaccines, robots and so on. The people of this world expect something more from all developing world especially Muslim world. The people of developing countries need to work for humanity in constructive way rather than destructive missions. They need not spread poverty, terrorism, war and illiteracy. Can we imagine how to achieve these for prosperity of humanity? Freedom and democracy may be the means. Muslim world must fight for their freedom before they fight for Muslims in Kashmir or Palestine. They should provide freedom to Muslims in their own countries.

There is no reason to have center page of daily news appear from intelligentsias of developing world with negative analysis. Developing world or Muslim world is continuing developing not because of developed world but because of developing nature and ideas of leadership of these countries. The message should be very clear and precise. Till the time, any individual is deprived of basic human needs; they are equivalent to a BOMB. The deprivation and frustration may be the reasons of massive violence and demonstration all across the world against Danish cartoons. Why do not we have such massive demonstration for poverty, illiteracy, ignorance, clean water and basic amenities across Muslim world? Old and conservative leaderships of Muslims are taking humanity for a ride. It is not going to go too far. Human are becoming better informed and better conscious. Leaderships of the world need to take the note of these changes.

Time has come when we involve every human being in the process of governance and avoid the frustration and sense of deprivation among individuals. Democracy may ensure the vital ingredients to provide respect, opportunities and status. Democracy will ensure the involvement of every individual in governance. For the sake of humanity at large, we have to unlearn old and traditional way of Governance and embrace the democratic form of governance. Muslim countries have to understand these changes. Developed countries have to be firm in their dealings with Muslim world.

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