Do we ever remember that we are all Adam’s descendants?

Editor,I wish to respond to Gitura Mwaura’s article, “The subtle difference between Al-Shabaab and the Mai-Mai”, in The New Times issue of September 26.
Abdul Haji, the hero who rescued many people during the  infamous Westgate terror attack in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on September 21, tries to save a kid in the wake of the attac....
Abdul Haji, the hero who rescued many people during the infamous Westgate terror attack in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on September 21, tries to save a kid in the wake of the attac....

Editor,

I wish to respond to Gitura Mwaura’s article, “The subtle difference between Al-Shabaab and the Mai-Mai”, in The New Times issue of September 26.

I am totally flabbergasted by the level of insanity we are witnessing around the world, to say the least. Sometimes it is even difficult to apportion blame. No sooner has one incident ended in one part of the world than another one shake another part.

Whatever the end may be to justify the means, do we ever pause for a moment and remember that we are all human? That we are brothers and sisters? At least this is what most religious persuasions claim. Before one becomes a Muslim, Jew or Christian they are human beings. And all human beings are descendants of Adam and Eve.

So when human beings kill one another for whatever reason, they have killed a relative. When the Al-Shabaab or any other radical group kills innocent people anywhere, there is no justification whatsoever. The same applies to any senseless actions that result in the death of civilians.

How sure would the perpetrators be that their own mothers, fathers, wives, sons or daughters would not be around the place at the time of the attack anyway? No justification whatsoever for killing a fellow human being.

It is impossible to always have a neighbour of your choice. God loves a mix of diversity. For example, to many of us variety in skin colours (we call it races) is an offence, but to God it is a great pleasure; and our differences in shapes and sizes may loom divisive means but to God it is a great satisfaction of a complete master piece of creation.

We are witnessing a third world war without a defined objective. Any killing in the name of religious fundamentalism or whatever interests is not rational and is therefore unacceptable.

Donart, Kigali

 

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