Tag Archives: violence

Guns hurt, but Hate destroys us the most

16 Mar

We wonder why people are violent. We wonder why people can’t solve things peacefully.









The simple answer is because people are hurt.

When you commit violence on a person you are purposely giving them pain. So what, a couple of wounds, right?








Pain hurts. In fact, painful memories are the most vivid…

But for me…that’s not what I’m scared of. I’m fine with pain if it’s for justice. What I don’t want to see is someone inflicting pain on someone special to me…

Imagine someone aiming a trigger at you’re mom…or dad or brother or your sister… Can you handle that? Would you still want to negotiate peace with that solider?









Do you see the difference?








Bullets that shoot into the hearts of beloved people are permanent and reside with us.

The last thing we want to see is this…











or this.








Violence gives people the OK to act violently back…this is what hurts us, this is what separates us. And that is why people should think more than twice before they intentionally hurt someone.


Why is violence associated with Religion

22 Feb

Religious book such as The Quran, The Bible, The Torah and more all talk about the beauty of life, love, sins (things to avoid vs. the right things to do) and love.








So why is violence always triggered by religion?

There are so many things that these religions have in common but for some reason human beings tend to look at the differences. 

We separate ourselves by forming groups and label ourselves with the religion that we follow.

No holy book tell us to do that.

People wear symbols, veils, necklaces and other forms of religious signs to clearly represent to others what group you are from. Religion isn’t about telling people what you believe in, it’s about you connection with God.

People pray like it’s a chore or duty to do yet it’s not. God doesn’t force…praying is for you. It is a peaceful and quite form of meditation. It is the appreciation of life and gathering of people together.

Religion encourages people to educate their selves yet we see so many countries where girls (maybe boys) aren’t allowed to get an education or work.

Religion encourages people to be open-minded and considerate of others…

Once when I was young I was sitting with my mom in the kitchen in a hot, summer afternoon (this is when we were in Syria…) and I looked up and told my mom, “Christians are bad people” she seemed so disappointed in me when she said, “That doesn’t make you a Muslim.”

So by taking another religions value I was actually taking my religions value instead. Because that is not what is Islam is about. The Quran doesn’t talk about any religion in that manner, so why do we do this? And that’s the message my mom was trying to send me.

It occurred to me that Religion never intended to separate us and make us hate on each other..the opposite actually, Gods waiting for us to agree and unite. I’m ready…my friends and I (yes there is hope, I am not the only one) talk about the similarities of our religion and we have never ended the conversation with a disagreement…

if a couple of teenage girls can do it…eventually the whole world will be able to…and that’s one step closer to a Beautiful and Exquisite world.

I can’t wait 🙂

A Silent Expression

18 Feb
“We think too much and feel to little”
“More than liberty we need Justice.”
“More than Machinery, we need Humanity…
More than Cleverness we need Kindness and Gentleness…”
“We see men with machine minds and machine hearts…we are not machines…we are human”
“Only the unloved and the un-naturaled hate.” Charlie Chaplin
 People go through violence and torture but we don’t even want a glimpse…
How are we ever going to truly appreciate what we have and understand the brutality of this aggressive world if we never dare look…
It’s easy to avoid and ignore…
but it’s even easier to lose your humanity
and I believe humanity is the one thing we can’t afford to lose
All these images speak for themselves.
These images are not intended to gross anyone, Just open your eyes