Disclaimer: I’m not disrespecting my country or my country’s army. I have the greatest respect for them and their sacrifices. However, I’m a bit confused and I need your help to shape my opinion.
I’m stumped. I don’t know, I’m so confused. I am going to be firing a few questions at the rabid nationalists that have kept me wondering for a few days recently.
Please let me know what it is that I’m missing here.
Post 9/11, there was a sentiment of fear of Muslims all over the world. It was termed as Islamophobia. And it was condemned the world over. When Muslims were deported at airports just because they were Muslims, there’d be a furore in the whole world, the leaders and the media would condemn the action. And it seemed logical. Just because a few terrorists who turn out to be Muslims carry out attacks, doesn’t make every single Muslim a terrorist. There cannot be a generalization. And it was only fair.
But then, the Uri attack happen (yeah, Pakistan sponsored. Agree.) And suddenly every Pakistani becomes a culprit?
Artists being told to go back to their country or comment and condemn the attack (which the general Muslims didn’t do too in the case of any terrorist attack committed by a Muslim at any time).
Suddenly there are celebrities stating that when things are not at peace, artists would also come under the fire. Then why shouldn’t all Muslims come under fire when there is a bomb blast by a Muslim?
Shouldn’t all individuals be allowed a peaceful existence without being burdened by the actions of their religion and their country?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the great Indian army and I have the utmost respect for them. I just want to understand the difference here.
Again, my question is – Why are not all Muslims terrorists but all Pakistanis so in an attack of terror?
And I need your help understand this.
Rabid nationalists, it’s your time to shine! Please comment below and answer the question. 🙂
(Not-so-rabid nationalists are welcome to comment too! Please comment below and answer the question!)