Causes of Concern


Bombs falling, bullets shattering the silence of the morning, blood, dust, chaos. Life interrupted. Iraq? Syria? Gaza? NWA? Nigeria? Yes lets add more countries there shall we. I mean since there are others as well which are going through some form of chaos other than the countries already making the rounds on social media.

I like this line:

“You don’t need to be Muslim to stand up for Gaza , you just need to be human”

I completely agree. We need to just be human. Oh brilliant job on being human about it on your own home turf by the way. Absolutely fantastic. Were you on ceremony when the brave soldiers fighting the battle for our homeland took the bullets? Hmm yes I thought so. So much more convenient perhaps to support a cause that is not so close to home. That is perhaps more convenient to be on the right side of. That is perhaps something that Immy K said to support. A lot more loudly then he did perhaps about the troops and our boys fighting the battle for our future. Flawed perhaps but an essential battle nonetheless which requires at this time our utmost support. But I am sorry, its just not the same. Perhaps the times when the Hazara’s were targeted and killed in those suicide and bomb attacks last year. The Shias? All those killed in the target killings? The massacre at the Iranian border? Balochistan? Believe the list from our own home turf is also long. Police men, honor killings etc. Long list.

And what could possibly be more cause for Jihad then what is going on in Gaza? Yes? Why are the fine gentlemen holed up in our north not going their to take part in ‘Jihad’? Oh yes – I forgot. Their use for the term is merely marketing based rather than the true essence of it. My bad.

As for Gaza – what is happening there is absolutely appalling. There is no denying it. The international community needs to start doing more and actually put an end to it. The Arab world needs to actually start giving a damn and abandon all its proxy war seminary funding/schemes. Oh wait did I just say that? Oh lord the blasphemy!! How dare I? Say something that who whole world secretly knows to begin with?? How dare I indeed. The bottom line is Israel is being allowed to carry out the atrocities because no one in the international community or the Arab world is doing there part. The ISIS situation in Iraq is something the Arab world is choosing to give more attention to because it is somehow fueling out more as a proxy war. To that oldest of problems within Islam – the grand Shia Sunni split. I saw a picture on social media which depicts the Arab world keeping its door closed towards the Palestinians while the door and window towards the ISIS is open and being filled to fuel the other Middle Eastern splits. Oh and hello ? United States? Self appointed world policeman ? Looks a lot more worse than the WMD disaster of a search in Iraq. I mean I am no expert but it certainly does. Oh I apologize, of course this involves Israel. How could the US possibly do the same here that they have been doing on every other corner of the earth? Pffft. 

The bottom line is we don’t need to be Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or Atheist to realize that what is happening in various places world over is wrong. It is absolutely beyond humanity and it is atrocious that it is allowed by the international community at large. Also the bottom line is that I would love to be a part of a cause which requires support. All of the above does. But what does sometimes hit hard is when that same support doesn’t seem to flow or overflow even perhaps in the same manner when all these things happen on your own home ground. I would first support the causes at home and then support those on a more geographical scale. A house divided will fall. And a house ignored will also fall. Let’s first join and support the causes to set our own house in order.

Not for a second do I mean to say that whatever is happening in Gaza is not appalling. But what I am saying is that we have our own issues, problems and plights that need our attention and support. As a friend of mine put it – where is the support for the boys who are now on the front lines and finally tackling the TTP. Where is the voice for them? Gaza needs a voice. So do we. So let’s not forget that.

I am not sure if this post will be taken in the spirit that it is written and because I know I might probably be touching on some nerves with some people I invite anyone who wants to seek clarity to please go right ahead.

Support humanity. Support the fight for saving humanity. Support the right for people to live. Start at home.  

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Author: Sammy Wiseguy

Marketer, blogger, reader, Arsenal fan, frequently emotionally wounded cricket fan

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