Everyone must be aware by now about the tragic news –
A white terrorist Brenton Tarrant carried out massive violence in Christchurch mosque, New Zealand killing 49 muslims.
New Zealand is a peaceful place, having this attack there means the hatred has reached deep, beyond repair perhaps.
Brenton Tarrant called this attack as an attack against “invaders”, his manifesto clearly laid down that he is anti muslim and anti-immigration.
He is a white supremacist terrorist, yet we saw many mainstream media outlets reporting him as “gun man”, “shooter” and only few reporting him as *terrorist*, I was wondering had the perpetrator been a man with muslim name, the by and large media would have reported the “Islamic terrorist”, “Islamic jihadist”.
Even if some media have reported him as terrorist, or even if the New Zealand’s Prime Minister called it out as a terrorist attack or the dark day but no mention of his religion or ethnicity was brought into limelight!
Some may argue, what’s the point in discussing this?
Terror attacks by Muslims receive 357% more press attention, study finds
The link for it –
The Islamophobic industry is big, and it works!
The hatred, the venomous words by media has made the mass thinking that terrorism is synonymous to Islam and muslims.
An Australian politician has blamed the Christchurch shooting on immigration,
Senator for Queensland, William Fraser Anning made the remarks on Friday.
he said immigration had allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand.
It is obviously never highlighted how the foreign interventions and the puppet rulers have made life miserable for incalculable muslims in muslim countries, exploiting their resources and land for their own benefits, when some muslims flew the lands the foreign countries are bombarding, then the countries they take asylum in, treat it as a favour conferred upon them and for locals who are constantly blinded by hatred, for them it is the immigrants who have invaded their opportunities.
One should understand that even if they have immigrated not from a war zone then too they have the rights to live anywhere on earth and relish. This is another filth of man made, nationalistic boundaries which makes one feel as if they are the only ones who can live on that piece of land just because they are born into it!
When I was small, I used to think often how Hitler made it happen and how much the common public, the mass was ignorant that they engrossed deep into the hatred and propaganda sold by Hitler, but I never realised I will get the answers in practical forms in my life by seeing how *supremacy and nationalism* is sold to people to make violence, and genocide look normal and even required!
The way some people in India have reacted on this tragic news online by expressing their rejoice is no amazement, they are the ones who are enough blinded by hate and split screen screaming media.
The terrorist Brenton Tarrant, broadcasted live on facebook the brutal killings, may be because he wanted to inspire others for this heinous crime, and this is something we have seen in India too, people have gang raped, mob lynched innocent human beings and documented it all on video and uploaded it on social media, perhaps they also know that many have become as cold as them, immuned to all such atrocities and this represents well the judicial system as well that the criminals have no issue in sharing such evil sides on public platforms.
What is saddening is that whenever any terror attack is carried out by any muslim named person then even the muslims who never post anything on social media come out with condemnations which the world expect them to show and which now they themselves think is an “obligation” upon them that they have to present in order to fit in the narrative that my name is khan and I am not a terrorist!
Did not they buy the same narrative that yes all terrorists are muslims but all muslims are not terrorists?
I mean when will they stop buying the narratives sold to them and when they will realise what’s going on earth?
Did the world expect Christian community to come forward and show that they are not terrorists? Did anyone expect from entire Christian community to condemn it, any change in display pictures expected?
Has terrorism become secular?
Or it is okay now if the ones killed are muslims, as they are supposed to be killed?
The point is we need to understand the treatments, the complexes that are being sold to us.
Terrorism has a religion, I again say and it is capitalism.
They sell hate, it helps them to create an air of fear against the ones they want to exploit for their own benefits, for taking advantage of the geopolitics of the land, and exploitation of resources.
The whole Islamophobia industry needs to be accountable for it – The governments, the media and the buyers!
And we as muslims should analyse and should not get sidelined by the deceptive air provided.
As for the muslims in New Zealand who were killed in mosque, indeed they were killed because of their identities as muslims, we ask Allah swt and we hope inshaAllah that they will be accepted as martyrs.
“Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are living. With their Lord they have provision.”
Surah Imran ayat no 169.
They will be martyr inshaAllah, we have to think what we will answer to Him, as per our capabilities that how we tackled this world of Islamophobia?
On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.”
We appreciate all those and are grateful to them who despite having so much propaganda around are still able to see and stand for the right and are constantly raising their voice and are standing with us in our hard times.
May Allah swt bless them. Ameen.