Another bomb blast, another act of violence... Who are these people? What do they want? How do we react to them? Who are terrorists? What do they look like? What will they do next? These are natural questions.
Terrorists are people just like you and me, but the big difference is that they don’t think or behave like we do.
Something in their mind has become very twisted and gone very wrong. They look at the world through hate-filled eyes. They have been taught to get what they want through violence. They use guns and bombs to hurt people and make them afraid. They try to disrupt a normal way of life so that we won’t go out, schools and shops will be forced to close. They think that we will live in fear and so do what they tell us to do.
Terrorists are selfish, destructive and uncaring about ordinary people. They do not want everyone to live in peace and harmony. They want to destroy the good way of life for normal people. They use and teach violence. They attract many young people by promising them a ‘new, better world’ than the one we live in now. But, they cannot keep that promise.
A new and better world can only be built through a peaceful way of life, education and good health for everyone, and justice.
We must remember that not all people from religious or political groups are terrorists. Mostly, they are peace loving people like you and me. They are good, kind people just like your mother and father.
Although you are young, you can learn to fight terrorism. Do not use violence against anyone. Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
In every situation, choose the peaceful way. Never join any group that teaches violence. Instead join groups which teach peaceful living