It’s heart-breaking but I will have to raise my children, in a country, where Comparative religion studies are banned. They might never learn about the sacrifice of Jesus, the miracles of Moses, the dedication of Buddha, the strength and intellect of the Hindu Gods, the message of peace that they all brought to earth, and the tolerance and love they wanted to see in mankind, which was no different from the message Muhammad brought.
Instead, they will be brought up amongst the gruesome news of blowing people, of other religions, to pieces. They will hear about burning of churches and temples. They will hear about violence in the name of blasphemy. They will hear about children being raped and persecuted.
And then when they will ask me, “Why did we, Muslims, blow up those Christians?” I won’t have an answer. I will be mortified. I won’t be able to tell them that our religion brings the holy message of peace too. They won’t believe me.