domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016

Mismatches into society. The confrontation between religions/societies. Does it have solution?

For any society and for the whole of humanity, the treatment of minorities is not a matter like many others; It is, along with the treatment of women, the elderly and children, one of the most revealing data ethical progress or retrogression. A world that respects every day human diversity, where everyone can express themselves in the language they prefer, profess in peace their creeds and quietly assume their origins without exposing themselves to hostility and vilification or the authorities or of the majority population. That would be a world that would be advanced, that would progress and that he must go flying. On the contrary, when situations clenched in relation to identities, as currently happening in the vast majority of countries, both north and south and east and west and West and East prevail, when it every day a little more difficult to be quiet about us and use our language or practice our beliefs in freedom, ¿How Not to mention that the society is declining?

Many years ago, in 1948, the proclamation ofhuman rights took place. In its second article says: "Everyone has all the rights and freedoms proclaimed in this Declaration, without distinction of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made based on a political, legal or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it is an independent country, as a territory under trusteeship, not autonomous or under any other limitation or sovereignty." This statement has been signed by all UN members: countries, minorities or any other member of the organization.

In one of the best books I have read about the ongoing conflict between two very old and secular societies like the Christian and Muslim, "The mismatch of the world" Amin Maalouf, the author writes: "My criticism currently the Arabic world is the poverty of their ethical conscience what I blame the West is that it has propensity to turn their ethical awareness in domain tool l ...... in the words of the first would be futile search for traces of a concern ethics or references to universal values, in the words of the latter is a pervasiveness of these concerns and those references, but they are used selectively and continuously molded to make them available to certain policy".

It can be assumed that the behavior of the West with Muslim countries in general and the Gulf in particular has not only been edifying but has contributed to an exacerbated has sparked violence between different factions. It can also admit that certain companies or sectors have benefited from the bloodshed and destruction that has been caused in countries like Iraq, Syria or Lebanon, but when some Sunni militants gets behind the wheel of a bomb truck or they have attached a belt pump the chest to blow up a market that come Shiite families or a restaurant where breakfast Christians and some preachers would call the murderer  like a hero, martyr and also say they will reach paradise, is the Arabic world itself which must self-examination and thinking. No doubt these facts should be an embarrassment to those Muslims who are aware of their history and their heritage. For these reasons, should form some sort of commission to be able to educate and explain to all parts it is a problem of respect and coexistence and the commission should try to integrate and not separate ..

But this is not an isolated case between Muslims and Christians. In Burma, a Buddhist monk (?) incites violence and make statements like: "You can be full of goodness and love but can not sleep next to a rabid dog" and boasts of being known as the Bin Laden Buddhist and incite to kill infidels. In the same package could cite the kidnapping and murder of Mohamed Abu Khudeir by radical Jews in Jerusalem in revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, which even led to some rabbi to be ashamed of being Jewish. One can also cite the slaughter of Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslims were killed. These are just three examples, but the number of cases is endless and come in all colors. In such cases all beliefs are involved. But if all these events were well reviewed, really they kill for a religious cause ?. Bob Dylan wrote about it years ago and many artists have sung, we should listen the wind:

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