130 STUDENTS AND 10 TEACHERS MURDERED IN PAKISTAN IN THE NAME OF ISLAM WE NEED MORE PREACHING ON TOLERANCE OF DIVERSITY

The killers and the killed all belong to a religion which says there
is no compulsion in religion.What then is the source of the self-righteousness and intolerance
which  leads a person to take a gun and kill innocent people without
mercy?
Pakistan was separated from India because of the religious divide. One
would have thought that the country would serve as an example where
Muslims would show how people of the same faith could live in peace
and tranquility in a spirit of sharing and caring. It is incredible
that the blood being shed is that of their own citizens.
In places like Senegal and Gambia, people belonging to different
religions and sects or denominations co-exist in peace, while each
engages in practices as dictated by their religious beliefs. This
culture of religious tolerance should be an example throughout the
world.
The spilling of blood in Pakistan should motivate all Muslim religious
leaders to intensify their preaching of tolerance in every country so
that the Taliban and Boko Haram insurgency would not find root in
other countries.
There are many unemployed youths in each of our countries. Such people
are vulnerable to propaganda. Only enlightenment could save them from
being transformed into suicide bombers because of promise of a better
life in the hereafter. It is an absurd logic to the mind that thinks.
When emotions and passions overshadow reason, one could do anything.
The real solution is to inculcate in the minds of every Muslim child
that there is no compulsion in religion.