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Analysis and solution of recent terrorist attacks

Published : Friday, 17 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 604
Mustafiz Shihab

On 21st April, a horrible incident occurred in Sri Lanka where around 253 people were killed. We remembered that occurrence but some questions have been raised after that terrorist attack. Who will be blamed for this? Do South Asia and our country are at risk of terrorism.

Terrorism has become the foremost challenge in the 21st century. However, we must remember one affair that terrorism has no religion and terrorists have no sect. Therefore after New Zealand's occurrence, the authority must search for the causes of the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless without knowing the main offender Ruwan Wijewardene, the Deputy Defense Minister of Sri Lanka, claimed this incident as a retaliating of New Zealand's attack. Though New Zealand's Prime Minister deny this suspicion. Sri Lankan officials suspect a little-known Islamist group called the National Thowheed   Jamath (NTJ) but UK officials have told the BBC they think it is highly likely that the Islamic State group (IS) was linked in some way.

Initially, if we think that this occurred as a retaliating of New Zealand's attack but is that really the truth? The white Christian people never support the incident that happened with Muslims also the Sri Lanka's Muslims did not support the occurrence of Sri Lanka. Thus this is clear that no one is supporting these views and 'Torrent', 'IS' or 'NTJ' all have the same ideology, extremism, and communalism.

History has many examples of religious furor and story of many horrified destructions for this. Dr. Rashid Askari, Vice Chancellor of Kushtia University said, "At the beginning of the new millennium, through the notorious Nine Eleven, the bigotry politics takes a new form called militancy. The extremist Islamist banned organizations like Al Qaeda and IS come on the scene and for their subversive activities 'Islam Phobia' was created. Therefore preventing this 'juju' white predominance was born which can be found in Brinton's 74 pages online."

Therefore all communities are fostering communalism. In 2009, Christian white people won the anti-construction referendum against the construction of Mina on the mosque in Switzerland. In 2011, far right terrorist Andrew Berwick was the main cause of Norway's attack. In 2015, another notorious white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof killed nine peoples by firing in the church in California. So for some of this white extremist can we suspect all white people as guilty? Of course, we cannot.

Therefore, the situation is not 'White' or 'Black'. The fact is "Humanitarian" or "Inhumane", "Truth" or "False", 'Just' or 'Unjust'. The answer to the first question is it can be said that no community should be blamed for that incident. Now the time arrived we should stop blaming the whole Muslim community for terrorist activities.
Let us discover the second question's answer. Do South Asia and our country are at risk of terrorist attacks? If the answer is yes then what to do now.

In South Asia, these are nothing new. Even Bangladesh was one of the victims in 2016. In 2001, there was a terrorist attack on Parliament at Delhi, in 2008 at Mumbai's Taj Hotel in India; and in 2010 a bombarded happened in Kabul, Afghanistan. Furthermore, according to a prominent newspaper, recently there was a huge massacre at Baluchistan in Pakistan where 13 people were killed and among them, 10 were Pakistan Navy's employees.  Governments around the world should respond urgently to prevent the spread of religious hatred.'

Thus the subject is clear that most of them are tensed about South Asia's security but the discussion is going about the security of our country. However, we have to think and take decisions about our country's safety. After the harshly incident of 'holey artisan' our condition is just like that cow who lost his shed in a fire. So Sri Lanka's incident is a red alert for us. Moreover, in 28th April's news, we found that IS sent a telegram with a threatening message and India's intelligence agency verified this news.

About this threat Chief of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) said, 'The whole world is at risk. South Asia and we are also in danger. However, there is no chance of any strike over here. We did not receive any intelligence reports till now but after New Zealand's incident, we found that some of the terrorist organization's retaliation increased in our country.

Furthermore, he said, we already demolish many of their structure. It is true many of them were inspired by Sri Lanka's incident but they do not have enough logistics for making a plan for attack. Though our government and law enforcing agencies become active, we need to be aware of this matter. The honourable Prime Minister already said to be careful. Sri Lanka's incident is like an 'Alarm' for us and so we should awake. Now this our time to become united against extremism and terrorism.

Terrorism is the wrong ideology. Our sub continent is a large religious place. Varieties of religion's people live over here so terrorists have many logistics to burn a fire over here. Basically, people attracted by terrorism for inadequate knowledge and lack of awareness. They are unaware about their religion but they all have high religious conciseness and for this, they could easily be motivated by terrorists.

Thus, The Government should take two steps for preventing the mass people from this poison. First, they should aware the government about the situation and united them against this ideology. Mass people are an important asset so if we can relate them and aware them about this problem then half of the problem will be solved. We need to remember that no one can achieve heaven by doing this unlawful conflicts and unlawful acts.

The second step is ensuring that the true thoughts and ideology of religion is spreading properly among the people. I already said that terrorism is a misconception. Therefore, we need a counter narrative or ideology for demolishing it. Just like cutting the iron with an iron. The true concept of religion can do this because no religion supports terrorism. Therefore government should confirm this and for preaching the true ideology of religion government can take help from religion scholars and those parties who are doing mass activities against communalism, terrorism and extremism.

After these two steps, we need power. Though we have powers and strict laws and if the members of law enforcing agencies become a little bit more serious then we will become more strong and powerful to prevent this matter. However without the first two steps only enforcing power can never give us success.

Hence we have to be serious in this matter and start a war against terrorism. With the unifying power of government and mass people we can easily win this battle. Do not forget that the fire is too close to us and if we do not become aware now, we could be affected. So now it is time to become united and fight for saving our beloved motherland.

The writer is a student of the Notre Dame University Bangladesh

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