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RED COVER & Terror's children

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Submitted by Nahid Sultana (United States), Apr 10, 2003 at 20:04

Life is full of struggle. Everyone in this world can avoid this topic. But sometimes this struggle attacks life too much that it is really out of control, when life becomes so insignificant and unexciting. We have to bear our life until death.

I saw a documentary film on TV yesterday in the class named " Terror's Children". It was about Afghan abuse, refuge, homeless, orphan children. Their parents died or have suffered in the war. So they took shelter in Pakistan as refugees in camps. But their life is so miserable. They work hard morning to evening for a piece of bread. Some have worked in the carpet factory, which is risky, and some have worked picking garbage, which is very unhealthful for them. They worked hard but get little money like 80 cents per day. They didn't go to school. Some of them have only gone near Islamic school where they learn only holy book but not Science, Math or English. Some older people depend on younger, because they were unemployed and idle. Maybe some of them have taken illegal drugs. Their lives are full of sadness.

50,000 refugees are sheltered in camps. 2 million are sheltered in Pakistan. Who is responsible for that situation? In Afghanistan, the Taliban group controlled south, which is the stain of Islam, and North's, was civilian. Half of the people of Afghanistan lived in the South, and supported the Taliban. If a person didn't support the Taliban, he would be tortured. Some people supported Taliban only for money and food. Now these supporters have died or run away.

Lots of children are orphaned and abused. Who will take responsibility? Some people still have taught these children against western culture. For example, for 10 year old Abdur Rahman, It is the time for him to live with his parents, or going to school or playing. But now he is an orphan and thinking about jihad, hijab, western culture and more. But this is not his age to be thinking only about that; even he doesn't know what the meaning or felling of those words is. He learned the whole Koran but he didn't know the meaning. I think this is not Important to know the meaning, but this is really important to give him a correct teaching and better life which is suitable for him or other refugee children.

Finally, I would like to finish my writing with a little story. When I was in 11th grade in high school, I read a novel named "Lal Shalu" which means ‘Red Cover'. There was a little village, which was so beautiful, green and quiet, and all the villagers were so simple. One day a man came to this village. He was very clever, and made a false grave and covered it with red cloth near the village. After, he informed the village that this was a prophet's grave. He made a lot of laws that are forbidden in Islam, and all villagers had to consent with him. The villagers believed him. They gave him a lot of money because they thought that if they gave him money, ‘Allah' would send them to heaven. These villagers were still poor but the man got rich.

Some thing has happened now like that story. Some people have been trying to deform and change Islam for their profit. Islam is not like that which was done by Taleban and its supporters. They are also enemies of Islam.
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