An Open Letter to the Taliban
Do you know what degree of shame, abomination, misery and wretchedness is being heaped on the innocent and peace-following Muslims all over the world because of this so-called and self-styled Jihad of yours?
Do you know how many innocent, unsullied people are being daily butchered as result of this professed Jihad of yours? How many children are being orphaned and women being widowed precisely for the same reason?
And do you know killing one faultless human-being is like killing the entire humanity. You must definitely be knowing that you will surely be held accountable for all this bloodshed. Will you, then, be able to face your God? I challenge, no!
Then, why have you become agents of some hidden hands? Why are you taking the responsibility of the murder of entire humanity to yourselves on their behest? Why are you dragging other Muslims down? Why are you demeaning Islam by presenting it as a terrorist religion? Acting like this, which religion are you rendering a great service to? Are you raising the standard of Islam high or you (if you reflect on it) are causing the heads of the followers of the path of the righteous bow down with shame in-front of the entire humanity?
Today, most Muslims believe that you are not true Muslims but planted by enemies to destroy the image of Islam.
For God’s sake, take recourse to sense, and announce a CEASEFIRE at once so the inhabitants of [the] world may be introduced to that divine aspect of the Muslims at whose hands no soul suffer, whose words and actions bear no tinge of dichotomy, whose speech when uttered, conveys to others the message of love and protection, whose thoughts, when thought, are devoted to the well being of others. Herein lies the true success, and herein lies the victory of the true religion of Allah.
All those who connived with Taliban must forswear. The people, who still cooperate with Taliban etc, will be the equal partners in the sin of terrorism. All the criminal elements and their supporters cooperating with Taliban, who want to spread lawlessness and anarchy in the fortress of Islam, have gone astray from the righteous path of Islam and are terribly mistaken. They and their supporters, who are the copartners in their hideous crimes, should recant for the sake of the glory of Islam. They should abjure this path of evil and try to atone for all the repercussions of all the wrongdoings they have committed so far.
S.A.Rehman is a peace activist from Pakistan.