QUR'AN BURNING:WESTERN FANATICS RESPONSIBLE FOR WORLD TENSION
The world remains under great tension and serious threat today in spite of talks about religious tolerance, lessons on peaceful coexistence and trainings in conflict resolution. The crux of all these is the determination of certain elements to compel the Muslims to do their own bidding. It is the belief of this group to ensure that Muslims around the globe are robbed of their identity, their culture and their religious freedom.
This manifests in widespread Islamophobia: the hatred for Shari'ah, the ban placed on hijab and the minaret in Western countries, disallowing Muslim children from having access to Islamic education, turning traditional Muslim countries into satellites of the West and their rulers into mere cronies of Western leaders.
The latest onslaught is the campaign for the burning of the Qur'an which, though dissuaded in the United States in 2010, materialised in the same US in 2011 when evangelical preacher Wayne Sapp burned the Qur'an in a renegade Florida church.
The question is: what is the West doing about the extremists among them when the Muslims have excommunicated fanatical elements and have even gone to the extent of fighting them? Why is the West treating Israel with kid gloves when Muslim countries have joined forces to attack Iraq and Libya?
Why does the West hurriedly impose and apply sanctions on Muslim countries while failing to impose a single sanction on Israel in spite of hundreds of United Nations (UN) resolutions ignored by Israel? Why is the US always more than willing to veto UN resolutions on Israel? What is wrong if Iran possesses nuclear power when nobody has ever querried Israel for its nuclear arsenal?
Western wrongs against Muslims and their nations flow from Western fanaticism. The earlier the White House discusses this with No.10 Downing Street the better for the conscience of the West.
Is-haq Akintola (Ph.D),
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC),
Yahoo Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimrights
Be just Justice is the soul of peace
No one can deny one and have the other
Neither can violence or naked force bring lasting peace