The fear, hatred or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims generally, especially when seen as a geopolitical force or the source of terrorism. This is what it means to have Islamophobia.
The main reason people have Islamophobia is because of all the attacks that happened in the past years. 911, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Boston Marathon, etc. Yes there have been a lot of attacks in the last year, but this does not mean that all muslims are bad or evil. Mr. Anning, a senator of Australia commented this after the “Mosque Massacre” in New Zealand: “If they do it why can’t we?” Shortly after he gets egged for that. But this is so wrong! Only because some muslims decide to become terrorists and kill innocent people doesn’t mean that all of them are terrorists. The people in the Mosque were innocent. They had no right to be massacred only because of their religion. This has to change!
The opinion on Muslims has to change. Only because some are evil doesn’t mean they are all evil. As much Islamist terrorist attacks there have been, there have also been a fair amount of Islamophobic attacks, in the world, in the past year. One of the most shocking ones “A 16-year-old teenager of Turkish origin was verbally assaulted with racial slurs by three Danish teenagers, and subsequently beaten to death with baseball bats and hammers.” This happened on the 19th of March 2017. Imagine a student at ISKL, a sophomore for example, goes out with two friends and decides to beat a fellow classmate to death only because he is a muslim! You couldn’t. Imagine how this boys family feels. Losing their son to a bunch of teenage jerks. This family will be scared to ever walk the streets of Copenhagen again. Always having to be scared about their own life, because of their religion or home country.
Listen up. There are thousands of muslims fleeing from their countries with their families and friends to survive. Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Iran and much more are countries that are overthrown by terrorist organizations such as ISIS. People say all muslims are bad or terrorists. Then why are thousands of people fleeing from their own religion, own home country. The terrorist use the “Quran” as an excuse to give what they are doing a reason. But interviews have showed that none of the horrible things that the terrorists are doing is in the Quran. So to anyone and everyone who has Islamophobia, you have to stop! Rather help these people then fear them. They have done nothing wrong and are just fighting for survival. Some children come alone over the borders of Germany or France because their parents risked their lives to let their children have a better life. Imagine how it is for them now to be all alone in a country they have never been to before. A new culture, new people and new religions. These Adults and children are scared. So help them than rather hate them. Not all Muslims are bad it is a fact.
Of course there is also the counter claim that some people use the fleeing as an excuse to bring more terror and fear into our own countries. For example Germany had in the night of silvester 2017 a couple of sexual assaults on women. The offenders were refugees. Or another incident in Germany. “On 19 December 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured. One of the victims was the truck’s original driver, Łukasz Urban, who was found shot dead in the passenger seat.”
There are a lot of reasons to hate Muslims. But still most of them are innocent or scared. So see the good in them and always remember “not all muslims are bad.”