This is an impassioned appeal for human solidarity against all the wars, occupations, & genocides of our times by Kashmiri Zachriah Sulayman. It resonates with Behrouz Boochani’s resistance manifesto from Manus Island:

“When guns are not accessible, they’ll take to blades. If they can’t incite for the sake of religions, they’ll use identities and ethnicities. These maniacal people , may differ in their identities and foundations however they are conceived from a similar hatred and this is the thing that they want to see. To see the world burn. Firearms don’t kill people, individuals slaughter individuals. They should be halted at any expense. Their reproducing grounds, their flunkies in predominant press, their companions and sympathizers in politics. They should be called out for what they are; sad excuses. This isn’t possible alone. We should create solidarities around the globe, celebrate one another and prevent racists and bigots from hijacking our identities, ethnicities and religions. We should regain ourselves from them and stand united. An unhinged person would have you trust that this is the conflict of civilizations. No. This isn’t. This is the ideal opportunity for comprehension, resilience, love and empathy. It’s time to come closer. As Mother Teresa puts it ” If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other..’ Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said ” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “.We must commit ourselves to a future that has a place with everybody for the way to god leads through love. Ali Ibn Talib once said “be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it’. Utilize your abilities to uplift others for hatred is too much of a burden to bear. Asalamu Alaikum (May peace be upon you).”