Terrorism & Cancer

Terrorism & Cancer – two different crisis the world is facing today. Everyday people die due to Terrorism or Cancer. Even though these two harm the society in different ways, yet we can find something common in both of them.

National Cancer Institute defines Cancer as – a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and is able to invade other tissues. All cancers begin in cells, the basic unit of life. To understand cancer it’s helpful to know what happens when normal cells become cancer cells.

The body is made up of many types of cells. These cells grow and divide in a controlled way to produce more cells, as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When cells become old or damaged they die and are replaced with new cells. However, sometimes, this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material (DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed producing mutation that affects normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need them. The extra cells may form a mass of tissue (called a tumour) that may turn cancerous.

Terrorists can be mainly classified into two types:-

  • One who causes terror for power, wealth or land, and
  • One who causes terror due to religious or cultural differences.

The former is a result of greed, which can be dealt only in one way – by KILLING THEM. But the latter one is a disease or disorder in thinking.

When a person, who is the basic unit of a society, gets a disorder in thinking due to certain misconceptions, and thereby rebels against a society, it is then a terrorist is born. This person feels the need for more companions to accomplish his goal and thus he infects others’ mind by brainstorming with provoking talks. Just like Cancer, this grouping and multiplication takes place very fast.

Many may say, the only way to control this is – “Killing all these terrorists is the only solution”. But will that ensure an end to terrorism in this world? Of course, killing a terrorist would bring safety to many lives but still more terrorists will be born tomorrow. The terrorists who come forward as suicide bombers or fidayeen attackers or in any other form are only the EFFECT; their CAUSE is the Real terrorist who sit safe in their hideouts and use others as mere instruments to achieve their goals. If such infamous leaders are killed, half battle is won. The remaining battle can only be won by educating the mass with the real meaning & purpose of religion, and that is – the path which teaches noble living and shows the path to God. All the religions cry out this same truth, but when its followers interpret the scriptures in the wrong sense, it is then the problems arise. Just as there are different ways to the same destination, all religions lead to the same Infinite Supreme Power – GOD!

In a nutshell, we can say, terrorism should be tackled in two ways:

  • By removing the CAUSE so that there is no EFFECT.
  • By immunizing oneself and the society with right thinking, virtuous living and discovering the right meaning of religion.

The cure to Cancer lies deep in the cell formation. In the same way, cure for terrorism lies in individuals.

Note:- The matter in italics are taken from the below given website www.cancer.gov/cancertips/what-is-cancer


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