Akshay Kapoor wrote:Let me tell you a true story. Mid Feb 2016. I had got married in India a day or two before the last Parampore incident. My massaji a 80 year old gent American citizen said ' 1,2 terrorists hain air puri fauj lagi huyi hai'. I just gave it to him. 'Aur Kya Karen uncle. Aap chale Jao, hamare soil pe yeh log hain.....'. And more. I walked out of the house and couldn't bear to come back for an hour. The only person who sympathised with me to an extent was my 'foreign' wife. My mom and I didn't speak for a week. Dad was also not pleased. Long story short Massaji was clueless. But on BRF we have better standards. because we have chosen to be here. We must be thoughtful and thorough not lazy.
One of the most frustrating things I've faced in my own little War on Ignorance is the complete apathy and cluelessness displayed by some of my own near and dear. Over the past 25 yrs or so I've tried to educate them about Pakistan and the general doctrine of Islamic jihad and it seems to fall on deaf ears. The problem I think is that it is easier and less traumatic for people to continue believing in the tooth-fairy and Santa Claus, the reality is too uncomfortable and destroys a life-time of belief.
My room-mate and close buddy from college days has lived in Canada since we graduated. He would never accept my thoughts on Jihad or on Pakistan's role in terrorist acts within India. Then 9/11 happened and all the planes en-route to the US were diverted to Newfoundland. He called me that day and went on about how he had been wrong all the time and that indeed Jihad exists and Islamic extremists are a reality.
It is unfortunate that sometimes it takes a tragedy of epic proportions for many people to wake up and smell the coffee.