By Mohammad Azeemullah
When is it an act of terrorism?
Violence committed by Muslims seems to be automatically labeled a terrorist incident, while those committed by others are not.
Assailants killed innocent men, women and children in Paris. The world was outraged. Some of my friends changed their profile picture on facebook in solidarity with France. Great expression for humanity indeed! Isn’t that?
Yesterday Assailants killed more than 15 people in California, America. Mass shootings in the United States are common phenomena. In fact, people killed in reckless and mindless shootings in America outnumber the casualties by ‘terrorism’ in the traditional sense of using the term for violence by Muslims.
None of my friends have changed their profile picture. They even do not feel inclined to term ‘violence’ by other as an act of ‘terrorism’ despite the fact that Federal Law of America defines ‘TERRORISM’ as dangerous acts intended to intimidate a civilian population, influence government policy or affect government conduct “by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.”
When will discriminatory view against ‘terrorism’ change?
Have the victors, in this case Europe and America, enslaved the mind of the rest of the world?
Can they not think beyond their (victors) prison? They are eternal masters. We are eternal slaves.