Friday, 9 January 2009

When the Silent Majority is Held Captive

It happens again and again. A small, vocal, fanatic and determined minority wants change. The fanatics are willing to take extreme measures. The silent majority is not organised. A few who dare to speak out are killed. All this is happening right now in Swat, Pakistan.

Why isn't the world involved in backing the law abiding majority? Soon we will be at a stage where the only way to fight the fanatics is to turn equally fanatic, adopt a few draconian laws and ignore human rights for a while. Is this the only way to fight fundamentalism?

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