It is not wrong to say that every religion preaches peace and patience.No religion is based on violence and extremism.In the same manner,Islam is a religion of peace.it not only emphasizes on the peaceful coexistence but also on patience.it has been estimated that around 1.8 billion people are believers of islam.History is full of great men who were Muslims and they did alot of work in order to prevail peace and prosperity in the world.Let us take example of Last prophet of islam.His teachings are besed on peace and tolerance.Muslims have been living with other people who belong to anyother religion but nothing wrong ever happened among them.It will be wrong to say that all cruel leaders of history were Muslims.How can were forget that Hitler was not a Muslim.Why we are reluctant to utter even a single world against Jews who have occupied land of a nation that was living happily.It is a worth remenbering thing that Jews based their stance on religious ground.But still they are being considered peaceful.there is no doubt to say that islamophobia is based on irrational justifications.It is just an exaggeration without any solid argument.In Every society,in every Religion, there are good as well as bad people.Here is the time to think why islam is being targeted.what makes other people think so negatively about Islam..is it reality?or merely a way to get political purposes done?
I have jotted down a few aspect to understand this mystery:
1.A natural response to what happened after 9/11
Before 9/11,Islamophobia was just a concept.But 9/11 not only changed American but also the fate of Muslims who were living there.Muslims were teased,mocked and were labelled as terrorist,even, by their closed friends.Despited having lived there since ages,Muslims were forced to leave jobs,homes and sometimes their own country.Americans were not willing to know the reality.And this is true that Many Americans do not even know about teachings of Islam but this even played major role to overgeneralized islamophobia.All the Muslims were labelled as terrorist just because the act of a few people who claimed themselves Muslim.
2.In March 2004,A video was released.this video was of an american businessman who was captured by al qaida.
After 9/11 an other event took placed.this event further deteriorated the condition. This man was brutally mardered by a few people of al qaida.This video made Americans believe that Muslims are against us.Again an act of few people who claimed themselves Muslims was exaggerated.A number of striked were started against Muslims in America.they started believing as if every Muslim is a teerrorist.How can they ignore the fact that might be there immidiate neighbour is also a Muslim who never indulge himself in any unlaw and unethical activity and with whome thay are living peacefully.
3.A ray of terrorist attacks were climed by the people who claimed to be Muslim.
This situation was further worsened by the series of attacks that were claimed by any Muslim person.But what is needed to be known is that were they all really Muslim or just using the name of any particular religion.This is not wrong that we are too quick to give our judgments.these organizations are making us fearful because we feel fear from them without knowing who actually they are and what they are upto.
4.Role of the Media:
It is believed that media played major role in the spread of islamophobia.Our world is full of those people who have developed islamophobia in their mind but they no nothing about islam.And might be they never get a chance to meet with any Muslims in their whole life.So,media is their instructor to teach them about such things.There is not iota of doubt that media never feel reluctant to exaggerate things in order to increase their viewers.Media always plays major role to spread propagands.Media is a medium to do the brainwash of those people who are ignorant about any particular aspect and depends on the media to know the reality.Now the time is to realize either media always spread truth or something play role to spread prapagands.?think and analyze it.
5.Role of NGos that collect funds from people after making them convince that they are working against Muslims who are all terrorist.
A number of NGos and groups such as “ACT FOR AMERICA” that are too quick to declear hate thing against islam.such type of groups must work for the spread of true teachings rather than hates.
WORK OF PAMELA GELLER:
She is currently working as head of American freedom defence unitiative that has been designated as anti-Muslism hate group.
Role of politicians:
A politician is not a politician until he takes advantages of the sentiments of the common men.politician in America didnt waste any single chance to take advantage of this situation.Might be president Bush could never have justified his decision to invade iraq if there was no islamoohobia.People of the America were weary of the wars especially after vietnam war.American politicians always need to convince their people before starting major things such as wars.though it was announced that they are invading iraq because saddam hussian has developed weapons of mass distructions but islamophobia played major role.
Now,Donald j trump took full advantage of islamophobia and issues of white supramists to be the president of America.
Jihad vs terrorism
Islam is a religion that promotes jihad but this concept is completely different from terrorism.some people have started using the word jihad in order to make their actions join with a religion.we are human being we cannot know about every thing especially if it is related to some other religion that is different from our beliefs.we do not bother to read about true essence of the espects and start believing what other are saying no matter it is true or false.The concept of jihad that is promoted by islam is completely different from terrorism.
In a nurshell,islam is a religion of peace.And Muslims are not terrorists.And those who are terrorist are not Muslims.