Saturday, 14 November 2015

If you blame Muslims for the attacks in Paris, you are doing exactly what the terrorists want you to do. Here's why you shouldn't.






Before I start I would like to clarify that I am a British female, with no religious affiliation.

We all are now aware of the horrific events that took place on Friday 13th November 2015. This fateful day was the day that the worst terrorist attack that Europe has seen in 10 years took place. 129 people so far have been confirmed dead over 3 locations and their loss has sparked grief, worldwide. But one of the main things you need to remember is, whilst the terrorists claim that it was a 'religiously motivated attack' and 'in the name of God', it was not.

1. They were Extremists, Terrorists. They might have considered themselves Muslim, but according to the laws of Islam, they were a disgrace.

2. If you generalise, and aim your hate towards all Muslims, you may as well blame all Catholics for the IRA attacks. Blame all Christians for the KKK. It seems ridiculous, so think how ridiculous it sounds to blame all Muslims for ISIS.

3. Blaming it on the recent refugee crisis is pointless too. Okay so one of the attackers entered the country recently, but three of them were from Paris. Born and bred.

4. Not only are you being very small minded by blaming Muslims, you are feeding into ISIS's ideals. By creating animosity in the West, from bigoted, Islamophobic, and Xenophobic people, aimed towards Muslims, it encourages ISIS's goal. ISIS's goal is to justify their attacks by creating the idea that there is a war between Muslims and the Western population. There isn't. Or at least there wasn't.  By blaming all Muslims you are feeding into their desires. You are making relations between Muslims and the West worse, when they do not need to be.

5. And just a little something extra: If you think you're angry at what happened, imagine how you'd feel if when it happened, it made people hate you. Imagine if it was assumed to be your fault when it had nothing to do with you. Imagine if it made a mockery of something that you hold dear (your faith) yet made people think that you were a co-conspirator. This is how Muslims feel. Remember that.

Solidarité. Nous Somme Paris.


4 comments:

  1. Love this post. I couldn't believe some of the things my facebook friends were saying about innocent Muslims who have played no part in this tragedy. I was absolutely disgusted. Truly hope there is a time where this world has peace and there is no more conflict. Em xx

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    1. I know what you mean, I had to write something to contradict all the ignorance. Thank you for your comment :)

      Alexandra Louise x

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  2. Yes! I agree with everything you said. We can't blame muslims for this and generalising is just such an ignorant thing to do.

    Maria
    http://immariav.blogspot.com

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    1. It's nice to hear positive comments. I received some negative too but I didn't post them. Thank you for your words :)

      Alexandra Louise x

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