Anti-American protester pays ultimate price
Like many Muslims in his part of the world, Abdullah Ismail joined in protest over the poorly made but highly controversial film, “The Innocence of Muslims.”
Ismail is from the Punjab province of Pakistan and joined in a flag burning near the capital city of Lahore. He complained of feeling sick from inhaling the fumes of all the American flags being burned and was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
I know the concept of karma comes from Hindu and Buddhist traditions. And I prefer to believe in John Lennon’s philosophy of instant karma, which is exactly what poor Mr. Ismail received. Had he not been burning American flags, this never would have happened.
Irony is inescapable. And karma can be a bitch.
I sincerely hope other anti-USA protesters learn a valuable lesson from Ismail: no matter who your God is, he/she/it is not lacking a rather dark sense of humor.
Posted on September 22, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged buddhism, commentary, current-events, Flag desecration, Hindu, hinduism, John Lennon, karma, musings, news, Pakistan, perspectives, religion, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.