Re: DO PAKISTANIS DESERVE TALIBAN RULE? II
DO PAKISTANIS DESERVE TALIBAN RULE? (Contd)
May 30th, 2009 by Dr. Shabbir
THE SILENT, PEACEFUL MAJORITY IS IRRELEVANT
*** A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. “Very few people are true Nazis” he said, “but most people were too busy to care. Many thought the Nazis were a bunch of young fools who would tire soon. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before they knew it, the silent majority had lost control, their homes and businesses had been taken and the end of the world had come for them.”
*** We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that the vast majority of Pakistanis just want to live in peace. They say, “All will be fine.” Khuda khair karay ga (God will set things right). But this assertion is entirely erroneous. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make Pakistanis feel better and falsely secure. This feeling diminishes the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the country in the name of Shari’ah. The fact is that the fanatic Taliban and al-Qaeda rule Pakistan’s Islam at this moment in history. They enjoy at least moral support from two religious political parties. Friday Sermons from many criminal Mullahs are busy sending mixed signals to the nation.
*** It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage wars and commit bloody crimes in our cities and towns. It is these terrorists who systematically slaughter tribal groups. It is these criminal fanatics who bomb, behead, murder and honor kill. They are the ones who carry out suicide-bombings. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. Who opens and runs the Jihadi madrassahs? These few criminals of humanity do. Who is kidnapping and killing the dutiful law enforcement personnel? Who is kidnapping innocent people for ransom? These terrorists are crippling the country, of course. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the flogging and stoning of rape victims. The hard quantifiable fact is that the ‘peaceful silent majority’, is cowed and frozen into inaction. “Sub achcha hai” (all is well), they say.
*** Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists murdered about 30 million people. The peaceful majority was irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japanese murdered and slaughtered their way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
*** History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet the first lesson of history seems to be: Do not learn from history. Peace-loving Pakistanis have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving, silent Pakistanis will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
*** Peace-loving Germans, Russians, Chinese, Japanese, Sudanese, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, Sikhs, Kashmiris and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
*** True, that many individuals and organizations are helping the unfortunate IDPs and taking delight in it. Their sacrifice is praiseworthy, indeed. But why are not the peace-loving, silent majority establishing neighborhood security squads? Why depend solely on the over-stretched, under-staffed, under-equipped police and security officials? Why not keep a vigilant eye on the suspicious aliens and questionable activities?
*** The impotent political ‘rulers’ of Pakistan lack the courage to tell the world that it is the sinister India financing and arming the Taliban in Pakistan through the long, porous Afghan border, and under the long nose of the US and NATO forces. And the Pak government has plenty of irrefutable evidence.
*** FINALLY, Pakistanis must pay attention to the only group that counts: the barbaric terrorists, domestic and foreign who are threatening the very existence of Pakistan.