In one of the European schools, students were asked to draw a diagram of a terrorist during one of the social exercises. Amazingly all drew a bearded chap with Arabian attire holding an automatic weapon. What this actually depicts? An exaggerated fear, hatred, and hostility toward Islam and Muslims have been perpetuated through extensive media campaigns from the last 3-4 decades. Ironically, dual standards are so blatantly exhibited nowadays that if Craig Michael shoots down three Muslims in chapel hill, he is labeled as a murderer who quarreled on some parking issue but not called a terrorist by the media. What if three Christians would have been killed by a Muslim? How media would have responded?
Let’s have a quick rundown of historical pages to probe fairly that is Islam an intolerant religion with hate-laden holly book content against non-Muslims?
- Interestingly, out of 114 Quran’s chapters, 113 chapters with the introduction of Allah as the God of compassion and mercy, how come Allah could instruct his creation to be brutal?
- The Muslim state in the medina was the first-ever welfare state in the world, where Jews and Christians were allowed to co-exist and practice their religious obligations with complete freedom.
- Muslims, after annexing Jerusalem, neither expelled any religious community nor applied any restriction on their religious activities.
- Rather, Crusaders did kill thousands of Muslims and Jews after their series of occupation and re-occupation sessions of Jerusalem in the 12th and 13th centuries.
- The fall of Istanbul (erstwhile known as Constantinople) had never witnessed the massacre of Protestant Christians by Sultan Mehmed-II of the Ottoman Empire.
- In the 15th and 16th centuries, Muslims were not responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Native Americans. Millions of Native Americans were brutally massacred by Christian/ European traders. Stills Muslims are terrorists?
- Were Muslims responsible for the Jews’ holocaust? Rather, Muslims provided shelters to homeless Jews in Palestine?
- When Jews Groups like Irgun, Stern Gang, and Haganah were fighting for their freedom in the mid-forties, none labeled them as terrorists, but Palestinians asking for their legitimate land are terrorists?
- For centuries, IRA has killed thousands of innocent civilians in the UK, but the latter still fear Islamic Terrorists?
Islam is a beautiful and peaceful religion that had co-existed successfully with all the religions, even when it was on the lead role in World’s Arena from the 6th to 19th Century. Now it’s a time for ruling the Non-Muslim World to understand and respect Muslims’ religious freedom/ideology and grant them the opportunity for peaceful co-existence and shed away with the undesirable notion of Islam-phobia.
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