Islamophobia !!! According to http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/islamophobia/defining-islamophobia, this term was coined only 20 years back – meaning ? “Unfounded hostility towards Muslims” ~ and yet today, we tend to find a lot of western governments are so paranoid with this basic “make-believe” disease.
Watching this weeks Fault Line on Al Jazeera TV made me realize to what extent, what I have been suspecting for a very long time was surely not a figment of my imagination ~ this is a paranoid government ~ which says something while acts differently. Talks about transparency while holds back the real ugly web of lies.
For hundreds of years, the native Americans and the colored people were targeted ~ and subjugated to a degraded life style. Until, the end of the century saw the dawn of a beautiful concept. ” Democracy “. America was not only the land of freedom and equality but also justice. Fast forward a couple of decades, and where are we ?? There is still subjugation, there is still hostility, there is still racism. The contenders have changed though. Its them (the islamophobes) against the Muslims ?? Which Muslims ? The ordinary Muslims ~ the Muslims who teach in schools or the Muslims who learn in schools, the Muslims who own a restaurant or the Muslim who serves in a restaurant, the Muslim father who takes the trash out in the night or the Muslim son who’s working to gain a law degree, the Muslim mother who is running errands at the grocer or the Muslim daughter who wears the hijab. The imam who is petrified of carrying every word in his khutbah like walking on the edge of a sword, with grave consequences and the jammah who is feeling paranoid looking around to who is spying on him for sitting and praying in a Masjid !! What has become of them ??? What has become of them ALL ???
Why and How can a community be targeted in such an indifferent manner ?? Was this the dream his father had, when he boarded on a flight to JFK, 40 years ago, wanting a better life for his children ~ wishing for them to grow up in a society that has respect and concern for their neighbor, a country where you are tolerated and even accepted for being of any color, race or salary bracket ??? What happened to those beliefs ??? Why are they spying when you make sujood ? Why are innocent people being scrutinized and stripped when they have nothing but their integrity and izzah at stake ???
Which world did you come to, oh father ? and which world has this become ?
And for the next century or so ~ will the American government, “keep connecting all the dots” (as per the NSA bosses !!) and harassing Muslims, all in the name of 911 ??? You don’t see the Japanese doing ” that” for Nagasaki and Hiroshima or the Vietnamese for Vietnam ~ You don’t see the Native Americans doing “That” for being subjected to the largest massacre in the history of the world !!!
Wake up America ~ Use your resources rightfully. You have bigger problems to worry about in your own backyard ~economy, drugs, health bill, gang wars, teenage pregnancies etc etc. Your plates are full of its own backyard issues ~ Put your resources to sorting those issues instead of fighting a “make belief” war !!!!!
Enough damage is done with Iraq and Afghanistan ~ Now move on to “real” problems.
PS. To the third party “spying” on this post ~ Life is too short ~ live and let live, man !!