Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Don't judge ..THINK!

This post is so greatly influenced by Doshar posts.

I was so moved by reading the part that "Muslims will never try to cheat…" . it's the need to hear a positive yet a factual thing about Muslims, through the hurricane of criticism and misjudgment mixed with ignorance that we have been suffering from.

We are not the only ones, seems that there has been a new trend that I haven't personally heard of till its consequences are witnessed. That every person has to have someone or let's say a group depends on who represents them to hate, despise and revolt, So the discrimination depends on nationality, religion or race and it is getting outrageous.

People will be judged by god INDIVIDUALLY. Each and every person will be responsible for his/her own action. And there is no disparity between people based on their look, language or color. What should we learn anything from that ???

I shouldn't be walking with this feeling of guilt or shame that a Muslim or an Arab has drifted and encountered a misdeed. Who did that was a weak or a corrupted HUMAN BEING. It should be viewed that way.

People no longer think, and don't even tend to act, they are rather on the reactive side, and because of this lame state they have so much energy that their reaction is seldom fueled with that can overflow and cause even more vigorous and violent mess, yes MESS… that's what they cause and destruction most of the time.

Not to mention the popular game of mixing cards, that when they put a ruthless sick criminal with an honest person who fights for his rights or freedom under one category…. That's not acceptable !

What I felt was as if I was imprisoned and kept saying "I am innocent, Muslims are truthful and honest, Muslims are not murderers and not terrorists, Muslims are peaceful, compassionate and respect other's religions and beliefs… " and no body seems to be hearing anything and I lost hope that they can get to know who we really are and then … something sparkled all of a sudden without being expected "Muslims will never try to cheat…".

So if you are questioning "Do we really care" yes we DO care, it's not just an image that we have to keep, it's much bigger and deeper and it's actually used against us.
Who would save a man if he was falsely convicted of being a ruthless killer or a terrorist while he is not. And, moreover we don't have the creditability to defend him.
It’s just one reason but the list is too long.

5 Comments:

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Norm Shaw said…

    Nesreen,

    Thank you for this post...for what it's worth, I am listening and I judge you only by what I've read. We are saddened by the same things in people and it is good to me to hear another voice that speaks what I feel.

    Bless you...and may we both live to see people learn some of the truths that you ask for in your writing.

    Best! Norm.

     
  • At 11:50 PM, Blogger Nesrina said…

    Norm,
    I was talking about discrimination and judging apart from who I am and thanks to your post "Gag Me With a Spoon" that made me see a wider view of what's going on. and made me believe that the world is being smashed into tiny parts and if we didn't realize that, we will end up fighting each other for no particular reason... other than the fear and the hate that have been implanted in our minds based on individual incidents.
    Thanks so much Norm and I really hope that one day, we get to be seen as human beings.
    And be given the chance to show the good genuine nature, principles and beliefs that we have or acquire through our way.

     
  • At 2:49 AM, Blogger a h m a d said…

    The Muslim world in general is being lead by incompetent presidents. Presidents that get their blessings from the international imperialism before they proceed doing anything for their people/country.

    This oppression leads to the existence/growth of extreme movements that are not aware of the "big picture"; extreme movements that are inclined to think that violence would solve their problems.

    This minority are getting the spotlight of the media and are sucking the public attention. The media is more or less controlled by the international imperialism as well!

    I see no hope unless we create proper education for the future generation; hence no hope.

     
  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger Nesrina said…

    Ahmed,
    People have to be aware of what's going on and free themselves from the day to day problems that they are buried in, which is not an easy task and then get to see what is going on, think and plan and have the strength to resist ignorance and hatred and do something to set things straight. I believe there is always hope. hope is something that comes from within.
    Thanks soooo much for the insights and valuable opinion.

     
  • At 3:56 PM, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said…

    Consider:
    The missing element in every human 'solution' is
    an accurate definition of the creature.

    The way we define 'human' determines our view
    of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
    future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
    in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.

    Many problems in human experience are the result of
    false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
    in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

    Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
    developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
    aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
    ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
    Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
    itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
    his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
    that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
    ence intent on the development of perceptive
    awareness and the following acts of decision and
    choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
    him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
    making process and include the cognition of self,
    the utility of experience, the development of value-
    measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
    ation of civilization.

    The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
    customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
    his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
    creative process, is a choice-making process. His
    articles, constructs, and commodities, however
    marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
    atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
    highest expression of the creative process.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
    significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
    fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
    forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
    ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
    natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
    bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
    singular and plural brow.


    Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
    nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
    Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
    characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
    foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
    spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
    ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
    universe.

    Let us proclaim it. Behold!
    The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

    - from The HUMAN PARADIGM

     

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