There is a very dear blogger friend who recently wrote on her blog how she and a section of people in the US don’t agree with the pacifist policies of the US government when it comes to the ‘muddhah’/topic of building a mosque near the 9/11 site or ground zero if you please..
She feels people of Islam have been burning their bible, flag and would burn the people of America if given a chance and that the government of US is being lax when it comes to their reaction and preventory steps it should take related to 9/11 but very firm and strict when it comes to dealing with reactions/eelins/an of people who were directly or indierctly affected by the 9/11 attack..
burning bibles, flags etc is so true of the extremist types . I totally empathise with the pain of the people who were directly or indirectly (the whole world, barring of course the extremists) affected by 9/11. And I am against the sacking of the guy who decided to burn a holy book outside the site proposed for the mosque..(‘ A New Jersey train conductor, Derek Fenton was fired from his job because he decided to burn the Quran outside the planned mosque near ground zero on September 11th. He was with his company for 11 years with a very good reputation’). some flak -yes, but sack-NO.
Though personally I dont agree with his decision of burning it. But I do think that the people who decided to build a mosque near ground zero should have been more sensitive..there is an adage in hindi which says ''jale per namak chirakna' also in english which says the same thing..rubbing salt on your wounds. Sensitivity is definitely missing here though the intentions might be good/peaceful.
She feels everyone else in other countries are burning their flags, bibles and whatnot, and yet in Ameirca people get fired, arrested and get a 10K reward over their heads if they do something allowed under the basic first amendment rights. That doesn’t make sense to her and she feels that the ‘United States is a little scared of the people of Islam.’’
I dont agree here, because I feel its not fear that is driving the US to take these steps..but Sanity. I personally think its commendable when US tries to keep their sanity and enforce peace (though the 10k reward does seem a little over the top – the police is offering a 10K reward for information leading up to the burning of a Quran outside of a city mosque )
Only sane people will try to keep order when feelings are running high. Only a tree which bears fruit/is heavily laden with fruit bows/has flexibilty..'goes another hindi adage.
This is America's 'one drop in the ocean of humanity..I have this theory and am very fond of repeating this ‘’one drop theory’ over and over again. I believe if each one of us contributes our one drop of goodness in this life’s ocean the world would be a beautiful/peaceful place. ‘
One Drop’ is ‘trying’ to be responsible/sensible when no one else is, its ‘trying’ to contribute what we can for the good of society/world in whatever small or big way we can. Its reaching out physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually..Its feeling, empathizing, being there..