Headline, April 23 2022/ WORLD ESSAY : ''' '' COLD HEARTED COPE '' '''



 COPE '' '''

HOW IN GOD'S NAME CAN WE BE SO COMFORTABLE IN OUR LIVES that our hearts don't go to a people in the midst of such unending horrific sufferings. Why don't we feel the pain of the Ukrainian people?

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY - for every subject in the world, is the exclusive ownership of every student of Ukrainian, just as it is the exclusive ownership of every student in the world.

HAVE WE ACTUALLY TRANSPORTED OURSELVES to medieval times? Is feeling any pain for humanity beyond us?

Are feelings based on political, ethnic, and religious considerations, and will only be felt for persons belonging to the 'right' ethnicity and religion? What kind of robotic monsters have we become?

HAVE THE WORLD HUMANS BECOME COLD-HEARTED PEOPLE - who just care about themselves and their urgent needs and their kinds, and are impervious of the sufferings of other humans?

A cold, calculated attack and murder of innocent civilians and destruction of their cities is being witnessed live by the world. The desperation to flee deaths through dehydration, hypothermia, and inability to receive timely medical care are playing out in front of our eyes. Yet, the plight of Ukrainians does not future much in our conversations.

When I mentioned the devastating Ukrainian war to an acquaintance, I got a chuckle and the response : '' It's christians killing Christians.'' This immediately reminded me of the popular Turkish TV series, Ertugral, in which wars between Christian armies were appreciated because they reduced the total number of Christian soldiers.

Have we actually transported ourselves to medieval times? Is feeling any pain for humanity beyond us?

Rabo, Dee, Haleema, Sahar, Lakshmi, Hafsa, Zilli, Vishnu, Ali, Shahzaib, Hussain, Asad, Ibrahim [LUMS], Saima, Haider, Salar, Jordan, Hamza, Bilal, Toby [China], Aqsa, Juniper [Japan], Emaan[LUMS], Armeen [LUMS], Zaeem [Bahria], Sanan [Germany], Hazeem, Danyial [UK]?

Another response is that ''since the West is not sympathetic to the sufferings of Muslims in Kashmir and Palestine, why should we care about suffering in Europe? Is the feeling of empathy tribal? How can we not feel pain when we see another human being in pain?

Are feelings based on political, ethnic and religious considerations, and will only be felt for persons belonging to the 'right' ethnicity and religion? What kind of robotic monsters have we become?

How and why are we so parochial? Over the years, we have been praying only for Muslims, and focusing on Muslim isssues. But our God oversees the Universe. Has this tribalisation of sympathy, caring and prayers so brainwashed us that now we feel nothing for non-Muslims?

We have historic ties with the Europeans. We share cultural roots and we deal with them constantly for reasons of trade, commerce, investment and tourism.

Some countries such as Germany have gone out of the their way to help war refugees from Muslim countries, such as Syria.

DO WE REMEMBER how the cities of Europe protested against the Iraq war? They demonstrated more solidarity with the Iraq people than say, Pakistan, did.

The European governments may have supported the war, but the European people felt the pain of Iraqis. Why doesn't the developing world feel the pain of the Ukrainian people?

We share so much with the Ukrainians as fellow human beings. They are striving to provide for their families and protect them, just as we protect ours.

Within days their lives have changed from ordinary lives to catastrophic. Recently, we have encountered an unexpected foe that has transformed our lives and caused thousands of deaths : Corona.

We may face other sudden challenges emanating from climate changes or even regional conflict. How can we be so comfortable in our lives that our hearts don't go out to people in the midst of such horrific suffering?

This lack of caring for the suffering of the people of Ukraine, and the continued support of Russia for geopolitical and economic reasons cannot be justified as a reply to the behaviour of the West. It is true that the West has chosen to ignore persecution, violence and killing for geopolitcal reasons, such as -

Turning a blind eye to the persecution of the Kashmiri people by the Indian government for geostrategic and economic reasons, but are we going to base our values on the ethics of others?

WHAT about our Islamic teachings of fighting persecution and cruelty, ideally through action, if not then through vocal protest, and if not then through condemnation in the heart? In the case of Ukraine, amongst the pakistanis, none of these responses seem present.

This hard-heartedness will come back to haunt us : We often complain about how Isolated Pakistan is from the world. In catastrophic situations, the world watches and remembers the response of countries.

The world will remember how the people and cities of Asia did not rise up in protest in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, except, say, for the lone lawyers protest in Lahore.

It will remember the paucity of humanitarian efforts. And in the time of our need in the future, the world may not spring in action with the same heartedness as it has done so in the past.

The Sadness of this Publishing, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Mueen Batlay, CEO of Think Build Scale [Pvt] Ltd and member of the Independent Economic Advisory Group.

With most respectful dedication to Mankind, and then Leaders, Professors and Teachers of the World. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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