Earlier this day, there was an attack on the Kenyan University of Garissa. As the story is being told, it seems as though a group of men stormed the University dorms and questioned the students, asking if they were Christian or Muslim. If he or she claimed to be Muslim, they were set free. If he or she claimed to be Christian, they were shot and killed on the spot.
No one can deny this is a hate crime. However, the question going around is whether or not it is a religiously motivated crime.
Here’s my opinion: absolutely not. There is no crime that can be motivated by religion, because no religion condones violence against others. The inhumane acts that are preformed by these extremist groups are simply motivated by hate. It is impossible to say that a type of God told them to act that way. The hate is brainwashed into the group members by the few extremists that have been hurt by the world around them.
If you are a terrorist, then you have no religion. You worship pain, you thirst for hurt, you pray for sorrow. There is no humanity in you. If you believed in a God, then you would have completely shut him or her out.
If you are a terrorist, you have no faith. You are simply an entity on this earth who searches for souls to prey upon. You do not have any light of God in you, no matter how many religious acts you participate in.
If you are a terrorist, your mind has been twisted by a section of society that works to hurt the rest of us. You are not kind, you are not humble, you are not following the word of any God.
If you are a terrorist… then I hope someone can show you the true path of religion, because you were led astray by someone else. I hope that you can discover a sense of morality and humanity because someone else has taken it from you. I pray that you will be led to a section of society that promotes peace, because currently, your “religion” is only causing war.