Monday, July 21, 2008
Countering Exremism in Pakistan
COUNTERING EXTREMISM IN PAKISTAN
RISING EXTREMISM IN PAKISTAN IS WIDELY IDENTIFIED AS A HARD CORE ISSUE. THE RELIGION-DRIVEN EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY & AGENDA HAS BECOME A SORE POINT FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION IN PAKISTAN.A STRONG & EFFECTIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN WILL HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE COUNTRY STEERS TOWARDS A PATH OF ENLIGHTENED MODERATION,STABILITY AND PROSPERITY.EXTREMISTS FORCE THEIR OWN SET OF RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL IDEAS ON OTHERS.THIS EVENTUALITY OCCURS WHEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE SUPERIOR STANDING OF OTHER PARTY'S POINT OF VIEW AND OVERLOOK THE SHORT COMINGS IN THEIR OWN IDEAS & BELIEFS.WHEN SIMPLE ARGUMENTS DOES NOT WORK THAT GROUP BECOMES VIOLENT & AGGRESSIVE.HUMANITY HAS SUFFERED A LOT DUE TO EXTREMISM BECAUSE ITS BRUTALLY AFFECTS THE SPIRIT OF HUMAN CREATIVITY AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE. LACK OF EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN PAKISTAN HAS CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY THAT HAS FUELED TERRORISM. MADRASAS MUST BE NATIONALIZED. THEY SHOULD BE MONITORED FOR THEIR EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.KEEPING WEAPONS, ESPECIALLY HEAVY WEAPONS AT MADRASSAS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY CASE. A FOOL PROOF MECHANISM MUST BE ADOPTED TO COUNTER EXTREMISM.
Countreing extremism is a complex issue created by our own stupid and foolish rulers. Numerous measures are needed to be taken to fight this issue:- 1- Establishment of an effective system of social justice. 2- Mass education in the norms of human behaviour and conduct. I would recommend that this be based on the Islamic teachings. Almost all the civil societies in the world have adopted the Islamic social system minus its system of Belief & worship. The core of all constitutions of the world is Islamic in nature. Why should we abohr it just for showing ourselves as enlightened moderates! Why should we abdicate from what is inherently ours for some silly reasons. 3- To identify the root causes of extremism. 4- To work out a comprehensive plan for eradicating the root causes so identified. 5- To start implementing this plan in all sincerity