Being a revered spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar should have known it, but his effort in trying to bring the barbarians to the peace table is praiseworthy.
Ravi Shankar wanted to talk peace with Islamic State. In return, he was sent the picture of a beheaded man.
Taking to media persons late on April 21 in Agartala, the Art of Living founder said: “I tried to initiate peace talks with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) recently but they sent me a photograph of a beheaded body of a man. Thus, my effort for a peace dialogue with the ISIS ended,” he said. And this wisdom dawned upon the guru:
It is not clear when and how the spiritual guru reached out to the Islamist extremists who have beheaded scores of people, demolished ancient historical structures, sold thousands of Yazidi girls to sex slavery, committed brutal massacres of those not aligned to their version of Islam, and carried out terror attacks in many parts of the world including the recent Brussels attack.
While in Tripura, Ravi Shankar urged the militants in northeast to come to the peace table with the government.
Such efforts are more likely to bear fruit because militants in the northeast are not the Islamic State.