“It is the ego of the West that is responsible for all this fighting. We do not want to interfere in the affairs of America or the West. We just want to live our own lives. But we are not being allowed.”
– Abdul Noor, 31, a teacher at Islamabad’s largest religious school. Taken from “Struggle For the Soul of Islam”, Time Magazine, Sept. 13, 2004.
“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
– Herman Goering, Hitler’s Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg trials after WWII.
“Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that… let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe… a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953