A few lines contributed by the friends and readers of Shahid Bolsen’s blog, his FB page and his Twitter account:
Shahid Bolsen took it upon himself to educate peoples from whom the truth has been concealed for so long, how to resist tyrannical regimes using popular and intelligent methods. His methods hinge on safeguarding the countries’ infrastructures and the people’s property and resources, after they have been plundered by the brutal regimes with their excessive usage of violence against their peoples.
He tried to reorient and tap into the violent resistance peoples resorted to out of their unrestrained anger over the oppressive methods that were being used against them, leading to their displacement, death, impoverishment and deprivation of their determination and rights. He wanted by this, to introduce a smart and wise resistance stemming from a full awareness of responsibilities, rights and duties in accordance with the political conditions the world is going through. His aim was always to discourage loss of life and the devastation of the world caused by angry reactions and destructive methods, and turning the peoples into the biggest losers.
He has always called upon the youth not to fall into the trap of extremist ideas and tried to guide them to use reason, wisdom and solid strategies; the most important of which is to address the influence of multinational corporations on authoritarian governments. He urged all the world economic powers to play their active and hefty role in social justice and social responsibility without any threats to their economic rights or investments, once they responded to the demands of the people. He encouraged them to support justice instead of supporting oppression and to support the people, who are their actual consumers, instead of supporting the repressive regimes.
Shahid Bolsen suffered a lot from the political opposition movements which adopted destructive ideas, armament, violence and extremism. In fact he was always concerned about the turning of tides and the transformation of anger into violence leading to the disruption of businesses and consequently to the aggravation of the economic toll endured by the peoples. He never gave up on calling them to desist from the paths that lead only to destruction which will be in the interest of the enemy and the traders of wars and weapons.
His writings on various human rights, humanitarian, political and economic issues within countries such as Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Myanmar have helped in enlightening many youth who saw that more violence would only make it harder for the people, and that smart and effective resistance always seeks to change policies rather than the regimes; after the method of changing the regimes while maintaining the same policies went awry in many of the Arab Spring countries. His support for the campaign to pressure the multinationals in Myanmar and help shed light on the genocide practiced against the Rohingya minority brought wide echoes and rapid responses painting a clear path for this campaign and allowing it, in just a few days, to achieve success beyond all they have achieved in years since they started campaigning without getting much response from any entity that could have a high hand on these authoritarian regimes.
In his writings, he exposed the falsity of the democracies that were associated with the interests of capitalist companies away from the true needs of the peoples. He called for improving the ruling regimes and reconciling them with their peoples away from any violence and on the basis of real and just democracies.
Along with all this, and driven by his own experience as a Muslim, he played an active role in introducing Islam to the West, showing effectively that it is not a religion of violence or extremism as many think nowadays. He always tried to address the negatives in dealing with the new Muslims and warned them never to drift into violence. He attacked extremist groups and renounced the terrorism practiced by these groups in the name of religion and exposed the danger of their ideas on the youth and the new Muslims.
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