If ANYONE take a look at my background- with me being a Muslim and all - they would have easily assumed that I would stand behind Palestine. Well, they are WRONG.
First of all, to all my fellow Muslims, don't take me wrong. I am NOT saying we should abandon our fellow Muslim. NEVER! Please be patient until I finish explaining.
As a GROUND RULE, allow me to emphasize that I Absolutely, ultimately, 100%ly, very-very HATE Wars. There, it's out. To me, wars are just selfish desires of the person(s) who are ruling the country to expand their 'power' - No matter what EXCUSE they gave to justify it. - Some of you may think that "ape hal budak ni, kata takde opinion" Well, it's not that I don't have an opinion, it's just that I don't know how to CONCLUDE my opinion.
On one side, I despise and condemn the act of the Israel military when they uphold and attacked the help ship. As a fellow Malaysian, I worry of the safety of our people in the ship. As a Muslim, I am obliged to support my fellow Muslim (I voluntarily support, I do not feel forced). If there is a threat to my religion, I will stand up for it. I know how horrible, deceiving and cruel humans can be by nature - and it's not just Hitler. A two digit number (puluhan) death are payed with millions lives by them. And so, I worry for my fellow Muslim's safety, and I pray for the elevation of their sufferings. (and it is so not fair that Gaza is practically DESTROYED while Israel is very much intact. Shouldn't wars effect both sides?)
BUT on the other side, I had NEVER judged people from the collective view (stereotype) and I don't plan to start now. So, I don't and won't hate a person just because they are Jewish. Even Rasulullah do not treat the Jews badly. Heck, he even embraces them even though they spit on him. (click here for story). Only, we should be weary of them, for they could be deceitful and break their promises.
Another thing, I could not back up the attitudes of the people in Gaza towards the Israel people. I cannot support them when they are spitting hate word, condemning the Jews and their ancestral, and also for thei act and words that was thrown intentionally to provoke them. Yes, I do understand the deep hatred they have, but hadn't it been shown throughout the history, times and times again that violence is NOT the answer? Hadn't we been taught by our religion, the Prophet, all the Ulama' before us and our forefathers that WORDS should be CHOSEN WISELY, and that WORDS could DESTROY even a whole nation. Then why oh WHY won't you listen, why won't you THINK before you act or speak, knowing full well that they are just looking for a REASON, just about ANY REASON to attack you WITHOUT being in the wrong.
So, how am I to make a concrete opinion? One part of me wants to support the Palestinians with all of me, and some other part of me says that they somehow had it coming for them. Thus, it has taken me this long to write on the issue. I am supporting Gaza, and I hope with all of my heart that the war would STOP.
I mean, they said Israel attacks Gaza because they are "searching for the Hamas people that had been attacking and shooting the people in Israel in towns that has nothing to do with military" And the Hamas people was just HATING the Israel who is living in a land they DON'T OWN. LIKE I CARE!!
Religions aside, WHY THE HECK DOES THE INNOCENT PEOPLE NEEDS to SUFFER FOR THE SELFISH REASONS OR AGENDA THE RULERS HAVE????
It makes no sense.
Just a thought from a brat
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P/s: If I had this book, I might have made a more concrete decision on the topic. It's what Israeli-ans had been doing to prepare the assault on Palestinians in 2009 - which had been an on-going thing since 2005.
Israel's 2009 invasion of Gaza was a vicious act of aggression that left well over one thousand Palestinians dead and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. In this searching examination of Israel's policies, award- winning journalist Gideon Levy shows how the ground was prepared for the assault and documents its continuing effects. From 2005-the year of Gaza's "liberation"-through to 2009, he tracks Israel's abandonment of the pretense of diplomacy in favor of a policy of provocation and raw military power, with the ultimate aim of denying Palestinians any chance of forming their own independent state. Punished by Israel and the Quartet of international powers for the democratic election of Hamas, Gaza has been transformed into the world's largest open-air prison. From Gazan families struggling to cope with the random violence of Israel's blockade and its "targeted" assassinations, to the machinations of legal experts and the continued connivance of the international community, every aspect of this ongoing tragedy is eloquently recorded and forensically analyzed. Levy's powerful journalism shows how the brutality at the heart of Israel's occupation of Palestine has found its most complete expression to date in the collective punishment of the residents of Gaza.