Islamophobia (fear of Islam)
Muslims killed at prayer inside the Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand will be remembered.
Those who hate Islam must know that many Muslims ironically migrate to the “West” because of hostile “Western” activities inside Muslim lands which is typically driven by greed. Since survival is a human instinct, when Muslims have safety in at home, they would not migrate to the “West”.
Example, Muslim and Christian Arabs and Africans would not mass migrate to Europe, “the West” if the USA, Britain, Israel, France and others did not destroy most of Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, the Sudan, Somalia and so many other nations. When the USA and its allies are not bombing Muslims and others, they plan the economic ruin of these nations.
Professor Noam Chomsky, the most brilliant thinker of our time, explains these hostilities and economic ruinous plans in his writings. When the USA and its allies cannot bomb or financially cripple a nation into submission, they support military coups and install dictators that can last for decades. Suharto of Indonesia and Saddam Hussain of Iraq are examples. Many African dictators which initially included Muammer Qaddafi of Libya and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt were US proxies.
A typical example of “Western greed are the Muslims of Cape Town who were originally brought to South Africa 350 years ago when the Dutch colonized the Malay/Indonesian archipelago. Since resisted subjugation, many amid the leadership were captured and deported to the Cape colony.
After settlement, when the Dutch needed labor, the offspring of Muslim exiles were enslaved. When the British outlawed Christian slavery, European farmers encouraged Christian slaves to embrace Islam to keep the uninformed slaves in captivity. Greed for slave labor increased Muslim numbers.
Today, Muslims are generally labelled as terrorists by those ignorant of history.
Example, Muslims did not mass murder millions of indigenous people in North and South America or Australia during colonialism. Muslims did not partake in the Holocaust when 6 million European Jews were killed. Muslims did not murder 80 million others during World War Two. Muslim did not drop Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki or carpet-bomb Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia etc. killing and injuring millions. Muslims have not and do not plot to weaken currency rulings or topple economies.
Since Muslims were enslaved and colonized for the past 400 years, how can we be the “terrorists”?
Cllr Yagyah Adams
Cape Muslim Congress