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Because hate is delicious

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Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on Monday, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP

John Lennon in his popular song Imagine had asked to imagine a world without religion and country. That may just be a world to imagine but in that world there would rightly be nothing to kill or die for. Don’t get me wrong. I am a Muslim and my faith is strong but I must also confess that faith has scared me immensely because of the deeds of misguided people. I have a simple question: what right do I have as a Muslim to see people of other faiths as misguided? Does seeing other faiths as wrong and misguided make my faith complete? Am I really standing on such weak and bigoted foundations of my faith?

In Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday, a bunch of indoctrinated young men who happened to be sons of a rich businessman killed people because of their Christian faith. Many believed that the attack came partly in retaliation for the Christchurch attack........

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