At the close of 2019, we see a world that is polarized and challenged
by many factors. In terms of Muslims, it’s heartening to see (according
to a FBI report) that hate crimes against Muslims have decreased. It’s also positive to see Muslims taking an active part in elections and voting in the West. However, we see that clashes still continue in Muslim-majority societies – clashes between Muslims and against non-Muslims.
as we know are not a monolith. They are very diverse and live in many
countries, from Indonesia to Africa. In the West some are immigrants,
while others were born here. Every Muslim is not an Arab and every
Arab is not Muslim (even though the world tends to look at Muslims from
the lens of the Middle East). So, what do I think most Muslims really want?
Most Muslims want “Islamophobia”
defined and acted against at the United Nations. In Canada, the House
of Commons passed an anti-Islamophobia motion (M-103) in 2017.
They want the world to see themselves as “victims,” not aggressors.
They want Islam to be understood as the “religion of peace.”
Most of them want to be guided by sharia
law. In the West, some Muslims have already put this to the test as we
see in the UK and Europe where they now have set up some “sharia zones.”
In Texas, sharia tribunals are being set up.
They want the “terrorism” not to be associated with Islam or Muslims.
Let’s take a deeper look at this list of “wants”:
word “Islamophobia” has been defined as an irrational fear of Muslims
and Islam but is also spun as meaning bigotry and hatred against Muslims
(supposedly because there is systemic racism against Muslims).If we
were to take this word at face value, then the largest display of
Islamophobia worldwide is in China, where we see a state-sponsored pogrom
against Muslims which includes rapes, forced detention and
brainwashing.Do Muslims at large not read, understand or realize that a
genocide is taking place under their noses? Is Islamophobia only a term
to be used for convenience – as in, if a Muslim does not get a job, it’s Islamophobia!Shouldn’t the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
which has been pushing for international recognition of the term
“Islamophobia” put their money where their mouth is and rally against
this massive attack on Chinese Muslims? 2i>
Muslims are also not speaking
out against the violence in Yemen, which is the result of a bloody turf
war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Is this because leaders of the Muslim
world have sold their allegiance to either Iran or Saudi?