Four years ago, Ajmal Kasab was only 21 when he was sent from Pakistan to India to terrorize Indians. He was a poor laborer. His poor father insisted him to join an organization for money. Lashkar-e-Taiba, the terrorist organization, used the poor man for their Jihad. Kasab’s family will get money if Kasab agrees to go to India and kill Indians until he is dead. Kasab agreed to sacrifice his life for a few thousands dollars. He took part in the 2008’s Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead. He was the only attacker captured alive by police.
India is one of the countries that signed against the abolishing of the death penalty. Like some Muslim countries having Sharia laws and some non-Muslim countries that do not believe in human rights, India is pro death-penalty. Yesterday Kasab was executed by hanging in India. Some people said it was a death of an ignorant foot-soldier. Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the terror attacks roams free in Pakistan. Kasab was brainwashed to join Jihad for money. Most religious terrorists get brainwashed for heaven. In some countries there are centers for brainwashing children.
How many terrorists will we kill? Millions of terrorists will be born if we do not stop brainwashing our children with religion.
No one is born a terrorist. Society makes people terrorists. Death penalty does not deter terrorism. Terrorism grows as religious extremism, political and social oppression, poverty and ignorance increase. It’s not hard to kill terrorists but it is hard to build a society where people are not forced to become terrorists. We need to do the hard work.