Who made God ?And who made the Terrorist ???
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the memory keeper for victims of Nazi persecution, and a Nobel laureate who used his moral authority to force attention on atrocities around the world, died at the age of 87 on July 2nd 2016 at his home in New York. He has left the world poorer for his absence, and his famous account of his days in a Nazi Labour Camp, Night, is a must read for anyone. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a “messenger to mankind.”
I haven’t read Night & I didn’t know about Elie Wiesel either but while I was reading an article about him some of the things he’d said made me sit up & think that the persecution Elie faced as a Jew & the persecution people all over the globe are facing at the hand of the terrorists is no different. They have spread fear so far & wide that you never know when you might face a hostile situation.
Little did those 19 people at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka know that dining there that night would be fatal for them. They were asked to recite the Quran & their inability to do so killed them … Persecution of people based on their caste, creed, race, colour, gender, sexual preference or religion has been going on for far too long in this world. And now it’s taken on another form … Terrorism.
Hitler killed millions of Jews because he believed that the Aryans were the superior race.The terrorists are terrorising people all over the globe because they believe they are fighting the Jihad, their holy war. The Islamic State is their goal & they’ll do whatever it takes…
Only now the lines between the racists & the terrorists have blurred…
The other day my 6 year old nephew asked me “Who made God” ? & I was stumped for an answer. I said … Let’s google it & obviously the answers it threw up were far too complex for me to explain to him. So I said I really don’t know who made God but I know he’s there because when we call out to him with our hearts he answers.
And yet we’ve forgotten to keep peace. To live & let live. To embrace all humanity as one. To know that we are really just the same no matter whether I read the Gita or the Bible & you read the Quran … Our bodies & our souls are all part of the same cosmic universe. That same God has made us all … You call him Allah; I call him Bhagwan & somebody else calls him Jesus or by some other name.
I don’t know who made God but this I know for sure that all humans were created by one God !
So we might look different, dress different, eat different, worship differently, think differently but we are all children of the same God & it’s time we stopped this insanity…
The persecution of the Jews, the racial profiling of the Blacks in America, the acts of terror by the ISIS, the civil war in Syria, the conflict between the Israelis & Palestinians, the demand for Azadi by the Kashmiris all have the same underlying problem; intolerance … that the human race has developed against each other.
So let’s do something, anything to change our world because if we don’t ; we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Elie Wiesel Quotes: http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/authors/10-elie-weisels-powerful-quotes/12412
Elie Wiesel Introduction: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/elie-wiesel-nobel-laureate-and-memory-keeper-of-the-holocaust-dies-at-87/2016/07/02/4a2d2472-50b5-11e5-8c19-0b6825aa4a3a_story.html