Islamophobia reaches its peak with protests against mosque construction
|Monday, July 5,2010 17:00|
Furthermore, Muslims and Islamic organizations adamantly condemn use of violence against both Muslims and non-Muslims. Extremists kill fellow Muslims also in many Muslim countries because they were of a different sect, clan, ethnicity or political belief, or were innocent worshippers. The most recent includes the bombings in Pakistan, which in fact was condemned and slammed by all Muslim scholars and intellectuals, movements including the Muslim Brotherhood.
Worldwide interaction of religions, creeds and cultures is what has made the world flourish with its diversity, and using such attacks as the September 11 as an excuse to call all Muslims as terrorists is not only unfair but ignorant. Any effort to embrace Muslim citizens would definitely help reject the nonsense of "us versus them" mentality that injects hatred and divides humanity
In all reality, the 9/11 incident has affected each and every individual including Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslims remember the pain of losing family members, friends or loved ones; they understand the worth of human life emphasized in Islam. There is no such thing as militant Islam any more than there is militant Christianity, Judaism. However there are extremist Muslims, Christians, and Jews all who violate the teachings of their own faiths which are not militant.
Building a mosque and Islamic Cultural center close to Ground Zero or any other area in the US or Europe is not a disgrace to the memory of people who died in the tragic 9/11 attack, but it is an effort to continue in the path of life through peaceful and tolerant measures.