I’m feeling terribly sad about what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon. Its a disaster. No words can fully describe the brutality of such incident. It reminded me of the 9/11 incident. I kept thinking of all the possible theories while following the news with care. As a Muslim, I was reminded of the 9/11 impact on the Muslim world, and how it changed the way Arabs and Muslims are depicted and treated in the US and elsewhere. Then I thought of the several theories that were proposed afterwards concerning the 9/11 incident; That 9/11 was actually an inside job, seeking a motive for invading Iraq for economical purposes, and so forth.
It’s so pathetic. It’s so pathetic either ways, whether it’s because a bunch of crazy lunatics covering their faces are misleading the public into thinking that Islam is a religion of violence, or because a bunch of heartless bastards creating violence for political and economical purposes and blaming the Muslims for it. Either way, it is absolutely crazy, irrational and unacceptable.
I just got home from work and wasn’t following the news much, so I don’t know exactly what the investigations have lead to so far. But I know for sure that whoever did this, whoever responsible for this, deserves severe and maximum type of punishment. I just pray for all the innocent people who lost their lives, lost their loved ones, for all those who got severely injured, and for every single person feeling insecure. May none of us, nor our children, witness such hatred and violence again, Amen.