There are people who told me to not get carried away about world issues unrelated to my position as a scientist. That I need to stay away from politics and focus only to my research. That I should not be biased by sympathy and feel melancholic to certain events. That I should refrain from posting such graphic images or gruesome reports from the field. Especially about current horrific situation in Egypt.
I smiled. Took a smooth breath and replied.
My friend, thank you for your caring attention. I am a muslim before I become anything or anyone you know.
Being a muslim means that I have a very big family. I have brothers and sisters that are not limited only by bloodlines, country boundaries, races, ages, etc. As long as they are muslim, basically they are all family to me, even if we do not know each other.
Therefore, their sufferings, their sadness and their struggle are also mine. At least I try to have sympathy for them and help them even by posting their situation so that the world will know what is truly happening to my "family". That`s what member of family should do right?
You may say it`s politic, I will say it is and act to care. You may say I dramatize the situation... I will say, don`t the media that you watch also do, why can`t I? You may say I supporting terrorism... but I will say, please define terrorism... not by the definition from the media... is caring to an injured and dying person could be an act to support terrorism?
What would life be without family? What would like the world be without caring to each other? What would a successful scientist be without social life?
In fact, family is the place where will always remind me to stay human. And I care about my "big family", my friend.
Do you?#SaveEgypt #Pray4Egypt #RevealTheTruth #FightForPeace #FightForFreedom
~ Danang Ambar Prabowo
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