Shooting at Munich Olympia Mall – Germany, not a terrorist attack-
As I was treading my steps from my stretched work hours on a Friday to catch up with my weekend, the U-Bahn (Subway) abruptly stopped at the next station as we heard an announcement in German about an attack in town. A tip of caution brought the city to a stand still, around 5:30 pm as sporadic Shooting at Munich mall culminated in to fear in the wake of broad terrorist attacks across Europe lately.
Luckily, I met my colleague who explained to me the situation as I needed an interpreter. As we were compelled to self navigate we decided to hangout at our friend’s home in a nearby area as we much desired for the situation to become contained. Police did confirm deaths and others injured as we sat watching the media of shooting at Munich mall. To our surprise contradicting versions of it were being reported by various non German world news channels. The non German reporters were inching on their feet to report it as an “Islamist terrorist” attack, stretching all possible references to this hypothesis. It was almost like they wanted this to be an Islamist terrorist attack! It was really funny to watch one of the news anchor’s on a channel who prodded a reporter on site asking what is a typical Friday like evening in Munich? and began her “funny analysis” of the situation! In contrast the German news channels showed the maturity and refrained from any untoward references to any community or religion that could make the report sound conclusive.
I wonder what is happening these days? Where is Mankind heading? There isn’t any I suppose who are likely to achieve anything profitable out of this heinous act. The wrong is clear from the right, yet a section of Mankind is so far gone astray that they find a narcissist pleasure in this misfortune. God pardon & guide us all towards peace, kudos to German police who did refused to label this as an “Islamic Terrorist” attack despite waves of deviance in reporting from various quarters. The German security maintained an impressive approach to thwart any misguidance from the public arena by wanting to be thorough with their investigations prior to any reporting. Perhaps the world now must take a cue from them! German authorities tried to fetch accurate information from all possible quarters. They released a soft tool to the public to allow them to present their pointers to any evidence in the form of images or videos captured at the crime scene. Later the 18 year old German gunman was found dead who was then deemed as going through frustrations only, with out any possibility of him being associated to any of the terrorist groups.
Allah, God Almighty informs us in the Quran the unequalled value of life. Which perhaps, I’m sure He did not give us; so we could blow it up or do sporadic shoot at it. The following verse of the Quran emphasises it, Quran 5.32 –On that account, We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person―unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole of people and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he has saved the life of whole people. Then although there came to them Our Messengers with clear Signs, yet even after that many of them continued to commit excesses in the land-.