Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Which way to the bridge?

In the wake of the Fort Hood massacre, Frit is confused. He is reading that Muslims in the military have a problem, they need to “seek a bridge between worlds” say experts. “How can a Muslim participate in killing other Muslims in such places as Iraq and Afghanistan?”, they ask. Frit, in his ignorance, always thought that Iraqis are Muslims, but they seem to have no problems killing one another. Frit thought that Afghastlystanis are Muslims and they have no problems killing one another either. Pakistanis kill one another just fine. Palestinians are experts at it. Iranians, Saudis, Yemenis, Lebanese . . . In fact, Frit finds it quite difficult to think of a Muslim country where Muslims have any difficulty whatsoever in killing one another, and preferably by the most gruesome methods available. Or has Frit misunderstood something? When they say they “seek a bridge between worlds”, perhaps they mean so they can throw one another off it.