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Asadullah Ali

por Olga Shetler (2018-06-26)


asadullah aliThe net is really a place that is great harvesting knowledge. It is also the entire world's primary repository of digital rubbish and misinformation, also it is apparently a device of unparalleled effectiveness in terms of spreading prejudice.

It certainly made me mad! And I also do not get angry often - perhaps not at e-mails anyhow.

As a representative for the church I have more than my fair share of cyber-trash attempting to deride non-Christian religions and cast suspicion on my Islamic neighbours, at me that would shock me so I really didn't think there was anything that the smug, white supremacist world could throw. I happened to be wrong.

It had been an email with a photograph of a storefront of the shop somewhere in Texas. Obviously visible in the glass door of the storefront had been a sign that explained that the store ended up being closed for the as the proprietor was commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Ali day. The email then reported that Imam Ali had been one of the 9/11 hijackers whom passed away within the Twin Towers attack!

The author for the email then continued to helpfully supply the title and precise location of the shop to make certain that anybody in the region having a spare Molotov Cocktail would know where to hurl it. Most likely, why shouldn't this guy have his shop trashed and his company destroyed? Why should not he be lynched in reality? Does anything less than death befit such an arrogant traitor that is anti-American boldly shows their reverence for America's enemies on their shopfront screen?

The only issue with this scenario of course is that Imam Ali wasn't one of the 9/11 hijackers. Imam Ali had been the son-in-law of the prophet Mohammed and had been assassinated while praying into the 661 year. Imam Ali had just as much to do with the 9/11 tragedy as did Mohammed Ali, and what's more, the author associated with e-mail will need to have known that!
Asadullah Ali is just a research other for Yaqeen Institute as well as the creator of the Andalusian Project, a independent research platform for counter-Islamophobia studies. He holds degrees both in Western and Islamic Philosophy and is presently pursuing their Ph.D in Islamic Studies. He focuses on topics associated with the philosophy of technology, atheism, terrorism, Islamic political idea and ethics, as well as other issues surrounding the global Muslim community.
I've written and alerted readers in this column as far back as 2014, even before IS became a monster that is globalnot just in Syria and Iraq), on the need, not only to defeat this insidious terror motion militarily but also to educate the alienated and disenchanted Muslim youths who're attracted to IS ideology also to show them why it is so incorrect the culprit, vent their anger and inflict damage on innocent people for the suffering of this Muslims, especially the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian conflict seems become the cause celebre utilized by Muslim extremists and terrorists to recruit disenchanted Muslim youngsters to become listed on their movements.

For pretty much three decades since my pupil times in Britain, I have discussed, campaigned and demonstrated in the campuses and roads for the legal rights of the oppressed Palestinian people against the Zionist aggressor, Israel. Also I have supported and fought for the Palestinian cause on a matter of principle based on truth and justice, so yes, I do have the locus standi to defend the oppressed Muslim people and to write about the subject of Islamophobia though I am a non-Muslim.

The proponents of Islamophobia created and promoted negative perceptions of a targeted group that they do not like or have a hidden agenda against like most smear campaigns. And like other smear campaigns, there are several basis used by the opponents of Islam to justify the stereotyping that is negative of as extremists and/or terrorists.

The Muslim extremists and terrorists are mainly accountable for Islamophobia. They are falling directly into the "trap" regarding the enemies of Islam that are whipping up sentiments that are anti-Muslim. Since many terror attacks are caused by people professing to be "Muslim jihadists", it's easy for the right-wing white supremacists to make use of these incidents to advertise the negative perceptions of Muslims and Islam.

The irony is that extremist Muslim supremacists in Muslim majority nations, including Malaysia, are employing similar arguments or rationale against non-Muslim minorities once the ones used by the extremist white supremacists against Muslim minorities in the West, whom, like the non-Muslim Asians and black individuals, additionally suffer from racism.