World leaders should declare all-out war on Racial Discrimination

We understand about the demanding special privilege by some group e.g. people with military experience or those from majourity race and religion and at the same time actively looked down and discriminated on some groups based on ethnicity, religion and origin because we were at the receiving end in Myanmar. We thought we could escape by running away from Burma.

But we are wrong. Racial discriminations are everywhere.  But discriminations are EVERY WHERE, here, Thai, Singapore, ASEAN, OIC, EU, US up to UNHCR and UN.

 

  1. “- – – today’s human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow’s conflicts.” by Mary Robinson, High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002).

2.  If we discriminate others as foreign because they, their race and religion are different to us, all the others could also look down and discriminate on us because we are also foreign to them!

3.  “Well, there are people who think that it’s right to do any thing in the name of their religion, their race, their family, or any organization to which they may belong.” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

4.  The purposes of the United Nations are – – – to achieve International cooperation – – – in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language and religion…”

5.  “Equality, justice, dignity” is the emblem that represents the goals of the Human Rights Committee. The comprehensive implementation of actions against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances is a very important topic because these forms of intolerances have been global issues since biblical times.

6.  For decades, thousands of people have been victims of discrimination, preferences and exclusions in view of their race, skin color, sex, religion, language, national or ethnic origin and form of expression, causing extreme suffering and even loss of life.

  1. Racial discrimination is the ability or power to make distinctions among people based on race, color, decent, national or ethnic origin rather than individual merit.

8.  Xenophobia is a fear of the foreign, of what is strange.

9.  Religious intolerance occurs when someone’s opinions and beliefs are not respected by others due to their religion or way of thinking.

  1. In extremely religious or less developed countries, sexism is practiced, and racial discrimination is not considered wrong. In addition, the methods of solving racism could not appeal to all countries. Lots of people believe that they have the right to segregate others and feel superior to them, just because they are different to what they are used to.
  2. The United Nations Former Secretary General, Kofi Annan stated_
    1. a. There is no country in the world exempt of discrimination. No matter how severe or how mild the ratio of discrimination is, no nation is free from it. Either for one circumstance or another, not all countries are capable of giving the importance and dedication this issue needs. Even though we are all consciously aware of this topic, there is still a long road to cross.

2.  b. “Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda… Our mission therefore is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will and must be defeated. Almost every country in the world suffers prejudice among its own people, either racial discrimination, xenophobia or religious intolerance.”

3.  c. The importance of overcoming misunderstandings and animosities between the people of different beliefs and cultural traditions is through peaceful dialogue and mutual respect.

  1. The Holy Quran lays down_
    1. a. Whosoever kills a human being without (any reason like) man slaughter, or corruption on earth, it is as though he had killed all mankind … (5:32)

2.  b. “And whoever saves a life it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind” (5:32).

3.  c. “Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression” (5:2).

4.  d. “And we set you up as nations and tribes so that you may be able to recognize each other” (49:13).

5.  e. The division of human beings into nations, races, groups and tribes is for the sake of distinction, so that people of one race or tribe may meet and be acquainted with the people belonging to another race or tribe and co-operate with one another.

6.  f. This division of the human race is neither meant for one nation to take pride in its superiority over others nor is it meant for one nation to treat another with contempt or disgrace, or regard them as a mean and degraded race and usurp their rights.

  1. g. Indeed, the noblest among you before God are the most heedful of you (49:13).
  2. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in address of the Farewell Hajj_
    1. a. “No Arab has any superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab.

2.  b. Nor does a white man have any superiority over a black man or the black man any superiority over the white man.

3.  c. You are all the children of Adam, and Adam was created from clay” (al-Bayhaqi and al-Bazzaz).

4.  d. “Do not argue with the people of the Book (Christians and Jews) unless it is in the politest manners” (29:46)

But be careful, Human Rights, Equal Rights, Anti-Racial discrimination, True Democracy and Peaceful Coexistence campaigners, advocates, activists, political leaders etc. there are dangers everywhere. Just look at the following examples_

1. Gandhi Gyi was killed by a Hindu extremist
2. Yitzhak Rabin, the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat. He was assassinated by right-wing Israeli radical Yigal Amir, who was opposed to Rabin’s signing of the Oslo Accords.

3. Yasser Arafat got the Nobel Prize but his political rivals, including Islamists and several PLO leftists, often denounced him for being corrupt or too submissive in his concessions to the Israeli government. Hamas and other militant organizations rose to power and shook the foundations of his authority

4. Anwar Sadat, visit to Israel and the eventual Camp David Accords won him the Nobel Peace Prize, but was an act enormously unpopular amongst other Arabs, and resulted in Egypt being suspended from the Arab League at that time. Sadat was assassinated. A fatwā approving the assassination had been obtained from Omar Abdel-Rahman, a cleric later convicted in the US for his role in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing. The lead assassin, Lieutenant Khalid Islambouli

5. Malcolm X, an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist was assassinated by the Nation of Islam members

6. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He was assassinated.

7. Bogyoke Aung San was killed by a fellow Burmese Buddhist.

8. General Saw Mg was rumoured to be removed because he wish to fulfil his election promises made to the people

9. Even U Ne Win was almost rejected by his military and BSPP leaders when he wished to give back power.

10. In this country, Tun Dr M, DSAI and present PM had to engage the reverse gear when extremists in the country played RACIAL POLOTICS on them.

11. I heard that, previously also Datuk Nik Aziz said ALL MUSLIMS ARE EQUAL and ALL CITIZENS are equal. May Allah bless him and give him chance to educate all the Muslims around the world and here. He was attacked for obvious political reasons. Read this: Nik Aziz’s statement draws criticism. KOTA BARU: Datuk Nik Abdul Aiz Nik Mat, who reportedly said he is not proud to be Malay, has drawn criticism. Nik Aziz had reportedly told a media gathering in Kota Baru on Saturday that in Islam there is no dominant race. He had also said that if he accepted an invitation to a ceramah, it would be as a Muslim and not as Malay. “I do not boast to be Malay. Race is just something that comes in an automatic way,” he reportedly said. The person who attacks is just playing politics and is not a sincere Muslim because he even refused to accept our Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) last sermon. If anyone MUSLIM dare to declare that that QURAN state from Allah is wrong, I am afraid of his fate in the hereafter on the judgement day in front of Allah.

The leaders from; 

  1. UN and UN related agencies,

2.  International organizations,

3.  Multi National companies,

4.  political (gov & opposition),

5.  religious and NGOs

need to ACTIVELY educate the general public about the Human Rights, Equal Rights, Religious (not only tolerance but mutual respects).

Radicals should be clipped by FORCING LAWS on them.

If not, even the good leaders who advocate peace, harmony and equal rights could be assassinated by the radicals from the same race and religion.

There are numerous IDIOTS who easily play around the sensitiveness of the uneducated silent majourity public (I mean uneducated about Democracy Human Rights and Peaceful co-existence) to gain popularity and attain power.

But sometimes, when we think about even GREAT Persons like Lord Buddha, Jesus, Moses and our Prophets were targeted by assassination attempts and needed to run away as REFUGEES.

Anyway we could not escape dangers, diseases, pain and dead. So it is better to suffer during a campaign for the good of others.

You see I became Megalomaniac already comparing with world’s religious leaders, prophets, gods and political leaders.

BUT IT is life, we have a choice to do good and avoid sins but as humans we used to do faults. So as Lord Buddha taught: Thadi or Always pay attention and try to correct our selves.

Most of the bio data are taken from different places of Wikipedia.

 

 

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