Not sure what this is about :P

Hello 🙂                                                                                                                                                           This is officially going to be my first post which is not a poem or a snippet. It is also going to be my first post which won’t be depressing ( Sorry about that). This is still, however, going to be a venting session kinda thing. ( Can’t let that go 😛 )

I’m an avid Facebook-er. That one person who is constantly there on Facebook sharing weird stuff and tagging you on memes. That is me. But once in a while, I decide to read through the “other side” of Facebook. Where everyone has their own opinions on everything- Trump, feminism, Modi, patriotism, religion and what not. That’s completely fine,to have an opinion. But things become scary when you go about thinking your opinion is the right one and others are just a bunch of fools. Another problem is when your opinions are shaky. This is when you would go to any extent to prove your point. The amount of hate in these comment sections are actually scary making one wonder if the world is actually as civilized as we assume it to be.
Recently, I was part of such a “debate” in Facebook and it was about Islamophobia. Now, I am a Muslim but I’m not very well versed with the Quran neither am I an expert in the Islamic way of living (not something I’m proud of). But I’m pretty sure that it does not support terrorism and definitely does not give license to kill anyone. And I’m not saying this because I am a Muslim. I believe that no religion directly asks us to cause any harm to anyone. I was bought up to respect everyone’s beliefs whether it is Christianity or Atheism as long as he/she is not using his faith as an excuse to blow peoples heads. I asked the lady who I was debating against which part of Quran encourages terrorism and pain to Non- Muslims ( in bit of a sarcastic, cocky manner). She did not like that, *at all*. Two days later, she replied, pointing out so many verses.
One of them was Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”. After reading this I felt confused because I wasn’t well versed with the Quran to actually know whether it is true or not. I ended up asking my father about it and he told me that it was correct. I was shocked! :O But then he went on to say that is was just a verse out of a chapter. But that isn’t fair is it? How can you make sense out of the chapter by only reading one verse? You cannot make out an entire story just by reading “and they lived happily ever after” , can you?  When I read the translation of verses before and after, it dawned on me that they are talking about a war that had happened. I’m not going to go in the details (you can check them if you want to) because that is not what this post is about.
This post is about three things (if you still havent realized what they are since I’ve written in helter-skelter manner) :

  1.  It is okay to have your opinion and its okay to express it too but it is definitely not okay to be closed to any other opinion and it is definitely not okay to spread hate! Like my English professor always say, *we can always agree to disagree.*  🙂
  2. Don’t go around questioning peoples faith ie: if they are not causing any harm to you or anyone. *A persons beliefs is none of your business.* Certain groups of people who believe in the same religion as them maybe responsible for atrocious actions but that doesn’t give you the right to question them!
  3. Make sure your facts are right. * You cannot know an entire story just by reading a line*

And, yeah, one more thing. If one more person refers to these Talibanwalas as “my people” , I will actually go and shoot them! ( Okay, maybe I should refrain from using such terms. Sorry. *IT WAS A JOKE* Ha-Ha ) But seriously they are not “my people”. Nuh -uh!

Okay. Bye. Come and read the blog once in a while. 😀

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