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Reading the news and social media accounts (I try not to but I have friends that I sometimes check on and groups that I participate in online) has been a pain in the ass these few weeks. In fact, today, police confirmed that my school friend's night spot, MOVIDA, was bombed with a hand grenade by extremist groups. It was speculated before but only confirmed today.

We long for better news.

One of my friends correctly pointed out that whenever these groups bomb their own people, no one makes a hashtag. No one posts up the country's flag as their profile pictures. No monument and iconic landmark is meaningfully lit.

It sickens me to think that the reason could be as simple's nothing new.

We need to remember that the people affected by things like the Baghdad bombings are significant too. Even in Malaysia, which is a Muslim country, I don't think people are quite as caught off-guard despite the fact that Malaysia has been one of the most peaceful Muslim countries in the world. Not the most well-off or politically-stable one but relatively peaceful.

But we ARE caught off-guard. For decades, we have nothing but peace because:-

  1. The previous generation accepted their fate
  2. Non-Muslims are famously-known for their deep-rooted plans to get outta here
  3. Muslims and non-Muslims generally share a camaraderie with each other
  4. We have great food...the best, I would contend (Singapore and Indonesia, let's leave it at that. We will argue about this another day. lol)
It's just sad that the world is seeing so much violence today. People have pets at home, kids in school, bills to pay, food to prepare, a home to clean, relatives to love....just like everyone else all around the world...including those in Muslim countries who are fighting their own people.

At what level are we now, World?

Let's spare a thought or a prayer for those affected. 


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