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Live and Let Live! – Rising Islamophobia!
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Live and Let Live! – Rising Islamophobia!
I watch the news and see what is unfolding before us. I have noticed this – many people have very strong comments, rigid views, outlooks, bias, prejudices, perceptions stereotyping and wrong opinions on many things – but the worst part is that they think they are always right, perfect, ethical and correct – and want to impose them on others.
There is a saying that those in glass houses should not throw stones – and in reality it takes two to tango!
Increasing Rising Islamophobia – According to Wikipedia and although the term is widely recognized and used, it has not been without much controversy in itself and the use of the word. Islamophobia is prejudice against, hatred or fear of Islam or Muslims. The term seems to date back to the late 1980s – but came into common usage after the September 11 2001 attacks in the United States
Islamophobia as the “dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, to the fear and dislike of all Muslims,” stating that it also refers to the practice of discriminating against Muslims by excluding them from the economic, social, and public life of the nation. It includes the perception that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion
A perceived trend of increasing “Islamophobia” during the 2000s has been attributed by some
commentators to the September 11 attacks, while others associate it with the rapidly growing Muslims populations in the Western world, especially in Western Europe, due to both Immigration and high fertility rate
In May 2002, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), a European Union watchdog, released a report entitled “Summary report on Islamophobia in the EU after 11 September 2001”, which described an increase in Islamophobia-related incidents in European member states post 9/11.
More Worrying News
– USA Republican Presidential Hopefuls – see what they say!
v Newt Gingrich compares NYC Islamic community centre to “Nazis” putting a “sign next to the Holocaust museum”
v Herman Cain: If I’m President I Won’t Appoint Muslim Judges or Cabinet Members
When asked if he would be comfortable appointing a Muslim to be a federal judge or a member of his cabinet, Cain confidently replied: – “No, I will not” Although he’s unlikely to apologize, since he said “I feel the way I feel,” might a clarification of this statement be in order?
Interestingly he himself is black and still being discriminated themselves in USA despite Obama a half black himself being USA President – the ironies of ironies! Just to show how down under Islam has fallen in USA!
USA Right Wing Watch reports that US Christian bigot Pat Robertson has once again attacked Muslims, by comparing them to Nazis. “Why is it bigoted to resist Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and to say we don’t want to live under Nazi Germany?” Robertson asked. “But oh it’s bigoted if we speak out against a force that is slowly but surely trying to exercise domination over the world.”
UK warned against Rising Islamophobia. Islamophobia is on the rise in Britain with a total of 762 confirmed Islamophobic offences reported in London alone since April 2009, says a British Muslim council.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) told the council’s Annual General Assembly (AGB) in Birmingham on Sunday that “robust action” is needed to counter Islamophobic attacks including assaults on Muslims, vandalizing mosques and desecrating graves, the daily The
v Britain’s largest Muslim organization is urging “robust action” against Islamophobic attacks as more violence and hate crimes remain unreported in the country.
v The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is worried over the “ethnic profiling” of Muslims as they are 42 times more likely to be stopped and detained by the police under the Terrorism
v In an address to the council’s AGM in Birmingham, MCB secretary general Farooq Murad will say crimes targeted at Muslims including violent assaults, death threats and desecration
of graves need to be tackled.
v MCB secretary-general Farooq Murad said that minorities in the UK are 42 times more likely to be targeted under the Terrorism Act.
v He challenged the “ethnic profiling” of British Muslim community, calling for anti-Muslim crimes to be monitored more evidently to encourage communities to report crimes to the police.
v In all my books www.majidbooks.com there are cautionary tales and articles on Changes – and their coming in – and how everyone including some of the ‘invited guests’ need to change and conform together with the majority!
What Does Our Religion Teach Us?
Our Religion clearly tells us that we must sort all of our own problems within ourselves – amicably, peacefully and harmoniously. We are told to respect, adhere, be loyal and be faithful to those in authority – and those in authority have but to follow the teachings and examples of our Great Prophet, our books, The History, and Stories narrated to us. I for one like the way some of the new-born-Christians like to think when problems arise – what would Jesus (Prophet Issa) do in such an occasion or situation?
We need to think like that to solve many of our problems that we have now – that are not only getting bigger by the day, but are even spilling over – and causing more divisions, splits, disasters, malaise and destructions. The losers are everybody. We must think and act for ourselves – not listen, obey, copy or emulate those that pretend to be our so-called friends and well-wishers
A great Arab President had said – Arab blood is not cheap! Friends of yesterday can be our enemies of today – and enemies of yesterday our friends of today! – with this ever changing
friendships, alliances and agendas in the world nowadays!. We must not forget these words today! Time to wake up from the deep sleep and slumber – future generations and history are watching us now!
By – Majid Al Suleimany