There is a time in the history when if a mammoth action is not taken, the time comes to a stop for a civilisation and leads it to self-destruction. Today we are standing on that point in the history.
The ghastly killing of children and their teachers at Army Public School Peshawar is a most horrible and condemnable incident. Those innocents died without blooming. They had done nothing to deserve that kind of death. What had the teacher done to be burnt alive? What had the children done to face the bullets and see their friends being butchered?
Who could do these beastly actions? What kind of psyche plans this?
These are products of hate factories. The people running these hate factories fuel their factories with propaganda and false religious bigotry and make young gullible youth as their cannon fodder with indoctrination of the worst kind. They kill the sensitive emotional hearts of these foot soldiers of the hate factories. We are left with the names of those who were the foot soldiers but who and what destroyed their psyche. Not the foot soldiers but the owners of these hate factories need to be worked on.
The cries of the parents of these children are making the heavens tremble. The heaven that these hate mongers promise themselves. The need today is for every religious leader to wake up and spread, if they have the capacity, the spirit of understanding, compassion and love. From Pope to Muslim Clerics to Hindu Gurus to Buddhist monks let each one throw a current of love, a spirit of peace to extinguish the fire and smoke of hatred emerging from these hate factories. Let the whole religious and political leadership take it as a clarion call to take a united action of going deep into this problem and resolving it in such a way that those with devious minds may not be able to recreate such incidents.
Let all parents and teachers of the world unite in this moment of grief and take pledge of spreading peace around them for the sake of our future generations. Our prayers are with the parents of these children and others whose life has been cut short.