Islamophobia is a global phenomenon. It is also the last respectable form of racism. Even in a country like Canada that prides itself on being multicultural, Muslims are attacked and murdered in cold blood. Unless Islamophobia is declared a hate crime, Muslims will continue to suffer and die.
Not only is Islamophobia widespread in Canada, it has reached such alarming proportions that Muslims are being killed in the streets. The latest manifestation of this was the horrific attack on the Afzaal family in London, ON, in which four members of the same family were murdered.
Failing to attract Muslims to their hedonistic culture, Western regimes have embarked on policies prohibiting Muslim practices. France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain are in the forefront of this vicious campaign of Islamophobia.
January 29 marked four years since the terrorist attack on Quebec City Mosque that left six dead and 19 injured, some permanently disabled. Have any lessons been learned from that crime? Judging by the conduct of the Quebec provincial government, the answer must sadly be ‘No’.
The French suffer from an acute sense of inferiority complex. Unable to cope with this daunting reality, they are scapegoating Muslims by accusing them of "separatism". Perhaps, Muslims should opt for it.
In the West, attacking Islam and insulting its revered personalities is a sure way to garner public support. This is what Emmanuel Macron of France is doing. A number of false flag operations have been perpetrated to blame Muslims. Ultimately the entire French society will suffer.
What is the problem with French President Macron that he lashed out at Islam and indulged in promoting the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet (pbuh)? President Erdogan of Turkey has said that Macron has “lost his mind”. He may be on to something.
Islamophobes--Muslims and non-Muslims--come in all colours, sizes and shapes. Their latest target was the permission for Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, at Maghrib time since all mosques in Canada are under lockdown due to COVID-19. "Muslims are taking over," they screamed!
India has always used Bollywood to project its soft-power but of late, it has turned even more sinister: it has become a tool to spread poisonous propaganda against Muslims. The anti-Muslim pogroms currently underway in India are a clear reflection of this phenomenon.
India’s anti-Muslim policies have received some media attention but Sri Lanka’s Islamophobia has been a blind spot. We look a little closer to find out what is underway in the island state.