“ He who kills a soul unless it be (in legal punishment)for murder or for causing disorder and corruption on the earth will be as if he had killed all humankind; and he who saves a life will be as if he had saved the lives of all humankind.” ( The Qur’an, Al-Ma’idah, 5:32)
There is no much injustice than the one thrown to the Muslims with intentional propaganda, orchestrated conspiracies and planned lies regarding the word “Terrorism” and now this word and the images presented to us on our television screens or in the newspapers has become fully pictured with the word “Muslim” or “Islam”, what a contrast!
It is overly exasperating that the agent of socialization ‘Media’ that ought to be a rectitude of consciousness and moral forthrightness in the world has been the ‘all time’ promoter of creating fear and hatred towards an entire faith and the fastest growing religion in the world ‘Islam’ .
Islamaphobia is truly a scourge! We have had ENOUGH!
What crime has been committed by saying:
“I testify there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger”
When the unobjective battle on Islam started many decades ago, we were notified that terrorists were the typical Arab Muslim, then that changed to the idea that there were “inactive folks” in western countries, after it was the word “insurgents”. So now a terrorist, as defined by the mainstream media, is someone who is raised as a Muslim, then go out to seek the true Islamic knowledge by going to madrasah, learns to memorise the Qur’an. And in their definition such person must return home and detonate IEDs/bombs, and goes riding in public places. Really? What a lie!
So, below is a true representation of our Muslim Community, 1.8 Billion (and growing) of the Worlds Population and Growing are Muslims, if such population of the world are terrorists, isn’t that a threat to human’s extinction?
How do People whose only ‘crime’ is to believe in equity through the belief in One God (Allah) turns out to be a terrorist? What an Incredibly ridiculous label!
Dear Muslims, the best among the people, the believers of Allah who preaches goodness and forbids vices, we have to STOP Apologising for being Muslim, being a MUSLIM is the greatest blessing to us, isn’t it? We will not Let the humanly created cabals divide us anymore!
There is no such thing like ‘Islamic terrorism’ as seen on Wikipedia and some notable websites, clicked here
Terrorism and Islam can’t be placed together, just as water and fire can’t be co-existing together!
Importantly, part of the reasons why Muslims should never have to apologize for terrorism is because Muslims are the largest victims of terrorism, According to the Counter Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Al-Qaeda kills over seven times more Muslims than non-Muslims. According to the UN, Muslims are the largest victims of ISIS. According to the State Department, Muslims are the largest victims of terrorism in general. The evils of Boko Haram in Nigeria can be tracked here, please do confirm the major religion of residents of the states Boko Haram attacks and the number of Muslims victims too, see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Boko_Haram_insurgency?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C9541820165
Verily, there is an unthinkable paradox on how Muslims are the largest victims of global and local terrorism, and, in same also receive the most hatred for it. If it is wrong to blame African Americans for slavery, starving children for world hunger, and toddlers for school shootings, how is it right to blame Muslims for terrorism when we are always the most affected? Muslim leaders and Scholars have condemned the activities of the likes of ISIS, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, and that won’t stop until the ones using Islam as a cover for their will stop it.
Islam is under encirclement & badger politically, and under attack militarily internally and externally.
To put things into perspective, you must understand that just as we dissociate ourselves from the heinous crimes of terrorism and media terrorism, it must be understood that by asking us whether I condemn terrorism totally, the question is just like questioning if I’m human and humane, which the response is apparent!
For the Muslims, I reaffirm that we have Islam and that’s the peak of Guidance. No matter what the truculent camps may present us to be, let’s hold tightly to Allah’s guidance & fear Him wholeheartedly, and we can never be misguided and hopeless.
“Do not lose heart nor fall into despair! You shall triumph if you are believers.” Quran 3:139.
To those who reflect, those with an Open Mind, pondering the Qur’an is a wonderful beginning.
“[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that theymight reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.”Surah Sad: 29
Written by Lawal AbdulAfeez Arishekola for www.knowislam.com.ng