On Peace, Violence and Forgiveness


 

In cases of glaring injustice, where there is a CRIMINAL and a VICTIM one has to be careful not to equate the violence of AGGRESSION and CRIMES to the REACTION of the victim who only seeks to SAVE his/her life

It is a far cry from justice to blame and condemn both sides equally; i.e they equate the immoral actions of the criminal with the understandable reactions of the victim

Equating the instinctive response of the oppressed -who have been massacred, humiliated and dehumanized day in and day out for generations, with the aggressive and brutal acts of the oppressor is a severe deviation from justice

Morally speaking: how -for the love of God- could we condemn those who are being slaughtered when they try to push their butchers away?

Don’t we know

A man with a knife

Against his throat

Has the right to push His butcher Away

Some times the only way to sincerely help a criminal is by stopping him/ her from committing more crimes.

There is nothing more helpful or supportive to the tyrant criminals than teaching the man who has been constantly crushed and incessantly raped, victimized and butchered not to defend himself

We can not possibly equate the violent assault of oppressor with the self-protection of oppressed

The ACTION of AGGRESSION and OPPRESSION is NOT the same as the REACTION of SELF-PRESERVATION

Don’t you think that God would look with empathy, understanding, tenderness, love, forgiveness and compassion at those who are severely abused, brutalized, oppressed exploited and browbeaten, so much so that they are forced to react

“Beware of the plea of the oppressed, for he asks God most High only for his due, and God does not keep one who has a right from receiving what is due.” A saying of Muhammed peace be upon him

Our disapproval, teachings and condemnation must be directed and focused on those who initiate aggression, oppress nations, and commit genocide.

The permission to defend oneself (but NEVER to initiate aggression) is given to those who suffer the risk of annihilation and extermination by the One who created them

Who are we to deny those burning under tonnes of blazing missiles, that basic human right?

Who are we to judge their re-actions or intentions, as they tremble under the explosions of bombs?

Who are we to moralise with them as they pick up the limbs of their babies and loved ones?

“To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight back), because they are wronged; and verily, God is most powerful for their aid; (22:39-40)

When only the meek, good and vulnerable are taught to forgive, to be peaceful and to turn the other cheek, while completely ignoring to teach or coerce the bully and powerful to cease his aggression and to seek forgiveness, the scale of justice in a society would fall heavily on one side, no doubt favouring the aggressor and the powerful, thus creating total imbalance which inevitably means perpetual loss of peace and harmony.

Talking to the abused about forgiveness before protecting his life and rights, and while he is still under the boot of the abuser is nothing but complicity in the crime.

After stopping the criminal from committing more crimes, then and only then may the abused feel liberated and free to explore the avenues of forgiveness.

Defending and protecting the weak, meek, oppressed and abused by stopping the aggressors from his aggression is the foundation to creating a peaceful and harmonious society.

Justice ====> peace ===> forgiveness

 

“When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either cease being mistaken, or cease being honest.”

One Response

  1. But wait! Isn’t it Israel that’s the victim? HAHAHA. No. Israel is the predator. FREE REAL ESTATE! Gimme.

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