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Capitol chaos in retrospect: the necessity of courage in politics

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2021) Capitol chaos in retrospect: the necessity of courage in politics. Islamic Horizons (March-April 2021), 50 (2). pp. 36-37. ISSN 8756-2367

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We often dismiss politicians and those in power and consider it fashionable to denigrate them. However, politicians who are true to their calling deserve respect. Many of them venture into their preferred profession purely for altruistic reasons. Mainly concerned with the public interest, they use their political acumen and power to fight inequality and promote social justice, to serve their immediate human community and beyond. Such a noble pursuit requires them to don the armor of patience and hold the reins of courage in their hands. Regrettably, such selfless politicians who are also great leaders and for whom the common good of people is a real motivation are now a minority. Deceit and sycophancy pervade the world of contemporary politics. Fraudulent and sleazy political leaders use this noble vocation to embezzle public funds, deceive those they represent and persecute those who oppose their wrongdoing and abuse of power. Moved by self-interest, they serve themselves in the name of serving others and at the expense of everyone else. They often use race, religion and partisan politics to further their own interests. Actually, cowardice, corruption and economic crimes have no racial, religious or political identity. The character of corrupt politicians is their identity.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 6409/89028
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF2011 Political parties
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2021 16:55
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 16:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89038

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