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Demonising Islam – Is it the right approach?

by Team FUCCHA

  jama-masjid-delhi“Don’t sit in that Taxi, the driver is a Muslim”. “Could you please change my seat, the guy sitting next to me is wearing a white prayer cap”. To have been born in this magnificent and peaceful, not to mention unprejudiced and non-discriminatory time that is the 21st century. What great luck! Optimistic much? Well, then how else are we supposed to survive in this ‘modern’ society that stereotypes and ridicules everything that it doesn’t understand? It isn’t a concealed secret what our society thinks of some of the communities in the world. Every Black person is a ‘Negro’, all Pan-Asians are ‘Chinese’ and each Saudi Arabian owns an oil mine, and to top it all off, all Muslims are terrorists. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of a retrovirus) that causes the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Many people are infected by HIV each year, but only a few get AIDS. Many people are Muslims, but only a few become terrorists. For those who demand facts, all terrorists are Muslim, except the 94% that aren’t. Most people would disagree, though. The ‘Islamophobes’ claim that Islam is fundamentally a terrorist religion. Their explanation - Well, just about every terrorist attack is Islamic. A phobia is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. Turns out, the ‘learned’ and the ‘well-informed’ are delirious to this meaning. According to them, if an individual commits a crime, his/her whole community is brandished as a criminal. By that logic, wouldn’t it make all Germans racists and all Americans strippers? Of course not! Yet, people continue to live in mortal fear of radical Islam, a fear propagated and inflamed by Islamophobes. They have been popularizing the claim that ‘not all Muslims are terrorists, but (nearly) all terrorists are Muslims.’ Once again, I would emphasize the fact that living in such ultra-modern times and generalising such situations with a cold-blooded heart is absurd. Yes, all Muslims are not terrorists. I’ve personally known and befriended many who follow the sacred religion that is Islam and I can swear on my life that they are the kindest, well-behaved and generous people there can be. But why should I or anyone else have to make people understand that Islam does not breed radicals? We’ve reached as far as Pluto in the solar system and we still oversimplify and condemn a whole religion for the acts of a handful of sinners, in the most illiterate way. The vast majority of the victims of terrorism are Muslims themselves. This is a tragic but undeniable truth. Obviously, there are people who sincerely view themselves as Muslims who have committed horrible acts in the name of Islam. To conclude, I want to urge everyone to broaden their horizons and climb out of the darkness that they have been living in. Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behaviour by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. It really does not matter if you pray at a Temple, Church, Mosque or a Gurudwara.


Article contributed by our guest writer Aditya Ajay.  Aditya Ajay is  a Lawyer-to-be and has an insatiable passion for travel and photography. He also loves writing and expressing his views to the world.

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Category Archives: Socio Political

Demonising Islam – Is it the right approach?

by Team FUCCHA

  “Don’t sit in that Taxi, the driver is a Muslim”. “Could you please change my seat, the guy sitting next to me is wearing a white prayer cap”. To have been born in this magnificent and peaceful, not to mention unprejudiced and non-discriminatory time that is the 21st century. What great luck! Optimistic much? Well, then how else are we supposed to survive in this ‘modern’ society that stereotypes and ridicules everything that it doesn’t understand? It isn’t a concealed secret what our society thinks of some of the communities in the world. Every Black person is a