The world is quite taken aback with the claim that the most-wanted man by the US intelligences, Osama bin Laden is dead ( proven by DNA test comparison) – an attack led by US forces and claimed 4 innocent lives. The attack was done illegally without the consent nor notification to Pakistan; who happened to be the country where the late Osama bin Laden was found to be hiding. The world receives this news in mixed reactions; some are overjoyed as they believe that Laden was the culprit behind the 9/11 devastating attack on World Trade Centre; some are sadden by the demise of a great person who defied the ‘dictatorship of Ruler of The World’; some are angry with the way US conduct the mission by violating the rights and the laws of a sovereignty (Pakistan); and some are determined and adamant that all about Laden’s death is merely a hoax by America!
As for me personally, I reject the idea of terrorism. But is Osama bin Laden a terrorist for me? No. For me, he was merely a man who defies and retaliates the injustice fiasco that are happening in the world. Was the intention sacred? YES; but was the method practised by Laden respectable? NO! The idea of bombing the World Trade Centre was unacceptable as it involved thousands of innocent lives; all because of revenge. And with that, Islam has been painted with negative remarks and vulgar accusations by those who are fool about the religion and too blinded to seek the truth! They simply generalized Laden’s action as what Moslems would normally do as ‘Jihad’; which is totally stupid assumption!
Therefore, how would the tension and conflict between the secular world and the Islam world to be alleviated? What about Israel who keeps persecuting the Palestinians? Seems like Palestinian lives aren’t precious as everyday we hear killings and more killings of the Palestinians; yet the world choose to deafen its ears. Of course, these stand to ‘cleanse’ the Palestinians are not shared by all Jews; there are peace-loving Jews under the token of humanity; example like Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman who is a Jew herself; although she regards Israel as her homeland, she opposes the act of violating the rights of Palestinians– while attending the famous Harvard, she wrote a letter to Harvard Crimson criticizing the actions of Israeli towards Palestinians entitled “Israeli Diversity Shown Even Among Leaders” (for full article, refer to : http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2002/4/17/israeli-diversity-shown-even-among-leaders/)
Israelis and Arabs are historically cousins. Until we accept the fact that we are constituents of the same family, we will blunder in believing that a loss for one “side”—or, as Chaudhry names it, a “color”—is not a loss for all human kind.
Outrageous and untrue finger-pointing is a childish tactic that disregards the responsibility of all parties involved, including Europe, the Arab nations and the United States, along with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Above all, what I want to siphon out- get rid of the hatred and prejudices. Bring back humanity, compassion and unity amongst us; despite the variants of skin-colours and faiths.