In light of the recent incident with the Gaza Flotilla Aid convey, we at KIH wish to remind you, as well as ourselves of a principle goal of humanity;the goal of peace. We in the modern time claim to have moved on from what we refer to as 'barbarism' to 'civilized society' and proclaim that human life is priceless whether it be an American, Israeli or Arab.
Our hearts go out to those worldwide who have been innocently slaughtered by war and hate. We pray that that no one has to go through the grief of losing a brother, sister, mother, father, daughter, son or friend.
We call upon our leaders- political and communal- to take a stance against all injustices and citizens of the globe to not remain silent.
We would also like to remind everyone that protests are not a solution but rather a form of awareness. This is only a starting step. Therefore, we recommend taking further actions through other mediums such a political involvement, artistic expression and social interactions to be a cause for change.
We urge also our readers to aim to secure peace through pushing for non-violent resorts for the benefit of Palestinians and Israelis alike so, that one day we can hold hands together and live in bliss not having to worry about crossing the street. We believe success lies in compromise and unity, not forceful isolation. We must remember that this world has space enough for us all and that it is only through embracing our differences and looking for commonalities that we can expect to live in harmony.
The Qur'an states: “On that account We ordained for the Children of Isra`il that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity” (5:32).
Anas Ingar, Aisha Chaudhry Fareedah Abdulqadir, Sara Butt,
President Secretary Promotions & Public Relations Artistic Scout