Today I am writing as a world leader. Since I don’t see any world leader doing this, so just let me take the responsibility of TRYING to sort out this bullying thing.
I’m not going to re-tell the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Condolences to the families of the victim. May God bless their souls.
In my opinion (since today I’m a world leader, IT MATTERS!), this whole thing about “freedom of speech” done by Charlie Hebdo is their way of allowing themselves to make fun of something so important to others who have different beliefs. Why not doing a comic version of how Buddha achieved Nirvana? Maybe a picture of Kurt Cobain on the side? Or the illustrated version of how Mother Mary got knocked up? No? Why? Why not? Because it is disrespecful and you don’t want to go to hell for doing so.
Is there any where in the teachings of Jesus alaihi salam that we are allowed to mock others who are different than us? I bet you won’t find any in the Bible that says ‘thou shall throw shit onto the faces of those who believe in not me’. So why are they doing this to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.? What did he do to them, that they are so determined to diminish his reputation? What are they so afraid of?
I took psychology during my degree years. Yes, yes. I’m not an expert but after 4 years of learning all those behavioral courses, I have learned that bullying (Definition of bully from Wikipedia: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability) happens as a result of ones feeling of vulnerability towards a certain issue.
Again, since I’m a world leader today, I have concluded that this is a bullying case. Charlie Hebdo have something that they are trying cover up by making fun of someone else’s beliefs.
Now, let’s talk about how those people went on a rampage and killed 12 people. SHAME ON YOU! Why did you have to do that? Now the rest of the Muslim world have to suffer. No, don’t say jihad. Jihad is pure. We do not have to spill blood for Jihad. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was a man of peace. There was no threat in what ever tasteless attack Charlie Hebdo did. Yes, of course it was disturbing. Of course we are angry. But there’s always a way that does not include killing people to settle this. If we believe in the ways of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, we know that he does not like violence.
So, how do we deal with bullies? We boycott them. We ignore their voices. We stand together and turn our backs to them. I hope the Pope or the rest of the world leaders would say something about this. I did my part. Being a world leader is not easy. I have to send my people to school for good education, I have to cook and feed them, I have to go to the store and buy groceries so that my people will have chipsmore and oreos at home… And it’s not even 10am yet! A lot of things to do being a world leader. I’ll go back to being just a housewife now. Being world leader is not good for my complexion. I frown too much in the 25 minutes of me assuming the role of a world leader.