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Jakarta Post

Many faiths, but one humanity

  • Moh Yasir Alimi

Semarang   /   Thu, September 16 2010   /  09:58 am

While there are many faiths there is only one humanity. Stabbing a human being is like stabbing all human beings. The Koran says killing one human being is equal to killing all human beings.That is why the stabbing of a Christian fellow in Bekasi was akin to the stabbing of me or you, Muslims or non-Muslim, and every human being on earth. I can feel the pain of when the blade cut the tissue, the blood that wets their clothes, and the pain in their hearts. It is not only the Hasian Lumbantoruan that bled, it is humanity that bleeds. It is not only the HKBP priest that hurts, it is humanity that hurts. Hasian has been hospitalized and is getting better, but humanity still hurts and bleeds. She still lies on the ground, calling out for a help. The attack has left a deep wound on humanity.As a Muslim, I believe the life of one individual is equal to the life of every human being. Respecting ...