It has been reported that the top Google search in California with the word “Muslims” in it was “kill Muslims,” in the week after the San Bernardino attack, according to the New York Times.
These racist sentiments have a devastating, real-world impact on people, because there’s a direct correlation between anti-Muslim searches and anti-Muslim hate crimes.
Just this week, police arrested William Celli, a 55-year-old Donald Trump supporter from Richmond, California, who built a pipe-bomb and planned to attack Muslims.
Hateful words matter. It’s no surprise that the rise in hate crimes came after Trump’s dangerous rhetoric that all Muslims should be banned from coming to the U.S. got hours of news coverage. And sadly, he’s not the only one. Marco Rubio questioned that there was discrimination against Muslims in America. Ted Cruz proposed legislation banning refugees from several Muslim countries. And let’s not forget about Ben Carson, who said a Muslim could never be president. Earlier this year, General Wesley Clark, a Democrat and an advisor to Hillary Clinton, called for “camps” for radicalized American Muslims.
We need to make sure that anti-Muslim hateful rhetoric does not go unchallenged in 2016, and prove that the American Muslim community will no longer be a political punching bag.
Islamophobia is rooted in politics, and will require a strategic political response to defeat it around the world. The funders, activists and politicians behind the anti-Muslim movement have a political agenda; they exploit the public’s ignorance to promote fear and hate. This hatred is used to justify violence overseas in the forms of war or here at home in the form of hate crimes.
We as Muslim must get closed to Quran and Sunnah of Prophet SWAS and behave as a real Muslim to spread peace in the world, educate ignorant Muslims who become the target of Political radicals to spread terrorism. It is our duty to educate ignorant Muslims to teach about the Philosophy of Islam.
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On authority of Sufian bin Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him said: I said: “O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about Islam which I can ask of no one but you”. He said:” Say:’I believe in Allah’, and thereafter be upright.”
( Muslim )