Blame For Islamophobia

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Can we blame Islam for the suffering of Islamophobia? To tackle the question we must understand first what Islam is and the individuals practicing Islam in society. Islam is a centuries old religion and Muslims are the ones who practice Islam. As a religion, Islam is not at fault directly for the term Islamophobia and for creating a discomfort in the community. In fact, the Muslims are blamable for this misunderstood concept. Muslims were peaceful people and they were living a very simple and nonviolent life, until 9/11 after which Muslims and their religion came into light. Muslims say that media has over advertised the anti-Muslim campaigns and with the passage of time they have become conservative and extremists in the mind of the western …show more content…
In Islamic culture, Mullah has a very high place in the society so Muslims listen and obey him believing it is a religious obligation. However, every Mullah is not conservative, only a few are; nonetheless it is the responsibility of the Muslim community to abstain these kinds of radicals from conservative preaching, and know the difference between right and wrong. Hence, conservativeness has been created by these so called uneducated, unethical, and old-school Mullahs. Therefore, Muslims cannot blame others because they are the main source of Islamophobia. Muslims are the one who are spreading conservatism. An extreme example of conservativeness is shared by Murphy “no doubt it also believes in boycotting Marks & Spencer (which is wrongly believed, by Muslims, to be owned by Jews). Well it 's certainly true (the MCB knows it is true) that Muslims boycott M & S. What 's more, I 've witnessed Muslims and Leftists holding anti-Israeli (static) protests outside M & S stores in the UK”. The author clearly described about the conservativeness of Muslims and their thoughts about the Jews, it clearly depicts that these Muslims do not like Jews, and due to …show more content…
Initially, when Islam started, there were no sects among the Muslims. To understand the uncertain character of sectarianism in Islam, there is a need to highlight the fact that as a religion Islam is complete, and there is no need for the sects in Islam, nor was there a need centuries ago. However, some Muslims who have divided beliefs, have created sects, and have promoted sectarianism— to make groups for their political and personal agendas. All faithful Muslims can admit Islam as their religion, but not all can claim to be members of a sect. There are many sects in Islam such as Shia, Sunni, Wahhabi and Ahmadi , and as a result, there are variations in their teachings and interpretations. Due to this, Muslims are divided and do not follow the same teachings of their religion as they were interpreted 1400 years ago. Erasmus says in his article that “SAUDI ARABIA’S most senior cleric has bluntly said that that Iranian Shias are not Muslim at all”. Author described the rifts among Muslims on the basis of sects such as Shia and Sunni. Saudi Arabia is supporting Sunnis and Iran is supporting Shias. However, both sects are Muslims and there is no difference in their practice, but these issues change the minds of young people and they convert themselves towards the violence and extremism. Yemen war is due to sectarianism because Saudi’s are

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