This article calls on us to look into ourselves and our prejudices. When some of us are loaded with hate for others, we lose our humanity and we do not respect the humanness of others.
Aylan Kurdi's image has remained on my mind all day long, a similar image had stuck to me when I was a kid and my neighbor had committed a suicide by going under the train. It reminds us of the magnitude of the refugee problem. I was at CAIR's press conference, and Bob Morrow was one of the individuals that spoke, and he choked looking at the image, it invoked similar images of Vietnam to him. His sentiment was contagious, I deeply felt the same.
I was listening to NPR and they shared the story of a woman who was crossing different borders... with her children. She was laughing and I was thinking about her plight, finally when she was crossing the border, facing the police, she begged the police to save her child, and not her.. how desperate was she for her child's life. She choked and I could not stop crying either.
I sincerely hope and pray that all of us at least keep up with the crises, may it open our hearts and minds. There are a great number of good people in the world, who have taken to the street to do something about the plight of humanity, while there are others who have no empathy for human sufferings.
The author questions the South Asian minds when it comes to refugees. A few among us are so hateful to the others that we do not care about others.
The least we can, each one of us can do is to reflect on the refugee problems all across the world, don't focus on the bad guys, but focus on the plight of the victims
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