It’s been a while since the incident of September 11 2001 in the USA, when the terrorists attacked World Trade Center and caused 2,974 people lost their lives. The 19 al-Qaeda terrorists were hijacking 4 commercial airplanes and crashed them into 3 different places. Two of the planes hit WTC, one hit Pentagon and the last one to Shanksville, a rural in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The world was shaken by this attack, for humanity reasons and also for the cruelty of those heartless hijackers. They did not think about the effects of their actions.
The next attack was also a world-shocking news, first Bali Bombing on October 12, 2002. Those two bombs killed 202 people and hurt 209 others. That attack was the deadliest terrorist action in the history of Indonesia. This time the bombers were Indonesian and members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a violent Islamics group. Last November 9, 2008, the three actors (Amrozi, Imam Samudra, and Mukhlas Gufron) behind the bombing were executed at Nusakambangan prison.
The second Bali bombing happened on October 1, 2005. This time the bombs were exploded in Jimbaran food court and Kuta Town Square. One video captured the last moment when one bomber was walking into one restaurant at Kuta Town Square, and then suddenly the bomb exploded. Once again, the cruelty of humanity had show off its teeth.
The latest news was the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India on 26 November 2008. The terrorists attacked a few places, such as: two five-stars hotels, hospital, movie theater, train station and a Jewish center. It had been reported at least 174 people were killed during the attack. The terrorists revealed the weakness of India’s security apparatus and even laugh at the dead police who wore bulletproof vests. No matter what was the reason behind the attack, such action is condemned, because the attackers chose the rude and cruel way to send their message and getting what they want.
Humanity is at stake of facing the end of morality values. It is a truth that humankind has to face. We are working hard to educate the young children about good morality and kindness. But in the other side of this world, people are so full with hatred. They want to be heard. So, they send their message, in the name of religion, by hurting and killing others. They chose the hard way to express their thoughts. It is hard, and the result of their action is also hard to understand.
It is a season of terror. Can we stop it?
We can … if we want to. Listen to your heart. The pure one, not the re-make one. The pure heart will listen to others. But the re-make heart will fight for their own sake. Which one is yours?