N* Shia militants kill Sunni Muslims in Iraq.
* ISIS (Sunni militants), kill Shias and Yezdi Christians in Iraq.
* Turkey airforce planes bombard PKK (Kurd Workers Party), but not ISIS.
* Shia Houthis fight with Sunni Al Qaeda in Yemen.
A disintegrated coalition of Iraq, Syria, Turkey and US fights ISIS.
US, a cautious half-hearted ally, offers air support only.
It helps ISIS.
Credibility of Islam
Is credibility of Islam at stake?
ISIS’s barbarian beheading of journalists has tarnished the image of Islam.
Does Quran support beheadings?
But, let’s find out the truth.
Then, let’s educate illiterate Muslims including Muslim women.
It will wipe out the illogical, and fundamentalist beliefs from their minds.
It will dilute impact of fundamentalist interpretation of Quran by clerics.
Militant Shias kill innocent Sunnis in Iraq.
Militant ISIS kills innocent Shias and Yezidis.
The instigators – the Shia and Sunni clerics are in safe havens:
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other Muslim countries.
Who motivates ISIS fighters to behead those, who disagree?
*The cause of intra-Islamic killings is despicable.
*The inter-religion militancy against Christians/Hindus is despicable too.
*Taliban/Boko Haram atrocities, against Muslim/Christian girls’ education are equally despicable.
Islam’s glorious past and credibility has reached its nadir.
The upswing from its nadir has already begun.
Malala has won Noble Prize.
Clerics are losing.
Malalas are winning.
The future belongs to Malalas.
Let’s emancipate Muslim women.
It will pay rich dividends in war against militancy.
We have to explain Islam to Muslims of the world, objectively.
The clerics consider humanity as a huge market for their religion/sect.
A Shia cleric wants to grab bigger share of market for Shia sect.
ISIS clerics want bigger share for Sunni sect.
It is a corporate war: ruthless and result oriented targeted market share.
A spiritual war
It is not a spiritual war.
We all fight spiritual battle, within.
Our soul battles with sensual temptations, and tries to resist.
There is no violence in spiritual battle, within.
Religious wars between social Gods
Religious violence is a war of supremacy between social Gods.
Yes, there is one absolute God in the world.
But we have number of social Gods.
Social Gods have different names in different civilizations.
We have complicated the issue there after.
We believe Allah is a Muslim God.
We believe, there is a Sunni Allah and there is a Shia Allah.
The two, shall never meet, in peace.
There is a Christian God.
There are Hindu Gods – 330 millions of them.
Buddhists believe there is a cause to an effect called universe.
But they don’t call it – the cause – a God.
Unity in diversity
We are unable to see unity of humanity in diversity.
We enjoy diversity in sensual pleasures, in the world.
We love Thai food, Chinese food, Japanese food, and any other variety.
We are comfortable with a friend of any nationality, religion, and colour.
But we are ill at ease with other religions.
Why can’t we learn to enjoy, diversity of all religions and religious sects?
Why are we possessive about our religion and insist on its supremacy?
Different geographical locations, and languages create different religions.
There are different names of Gods, and beliefs in different religions.
But look close, the prescribed behaviour is same, in all religions.
Nobody gives due importance to behaviour in a religion.
We fight over beliefs.
This is the tragedy of humanity.
We don’t understand basics of religions.