In light of the tragic events in the Connecticut Elementary school, it has made me contemplate as a Muslim American a couple of things. First, how this event has caused me great heartache for the victims and their families that have and will continue to suffer. Second, how important my own children are to me and I couldn’t imagine what they are going through. My prayers go out to them and may Allah give them comfort. Third is we now have, and have had for some time, home grown American apple pie fed white as the peaks of the Caucus mountains TERRORISTS!
Whenever someone of non-Islamic background does an act of this magnitude, doesn’t the media paint them as mentally unstable or insane? Could it be that this is true? That there is a mental instability that can allow someone to systematically murder in cold blood men, women, and children? But I would like to know why this is not labeled as an act of terror done by a terrorist. Could it be because that word is reserved for only people claiming to be Muslim? Why don’t people see that these acts are one in the same that for any one regardless of their motives committing these acts are either a terrorist or insane pick one or both for everyone.
Take the solider in Afghanistan who killed the women and children all because he witnessed an army buddy losing his life over an explosive device. Before he even landed state side and started his trial, didn’t the media label him with PTSD? But when a Muslim runs into a cafe or a market with an explosive devise strapped to themselves, and as soon as the media knows it was done by someone claiming to be Muslim, he is labeled a terrorist! Are they both not acts of terror? Is there not death and lives affected?
Ok, I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking Muslims do it for religious reasons and all the others are because of a mental instability. Ok, two things. One anyone who can run into a crowd with weapons of any kind and take the life of others and then take their own life all have something wrong mentally. Second, what about the man in Norway? Brevik who before his 97 victims at a youth camp for young politicians released a 1500 page manifesto calling on ” All Christian conservatives to begin the 4th Christian Crusade by stopping the Muslimization of our nations by any means necessary even calling on the use of WMD!” He even used explosives, but as of yet not one media outlet called him a terrorist.
People wake up and see the lies before your eyes. There is no difference between the two and God willing the march to Washington D.C. will put a stop to interest groups and media outlets from slandering such a racist word on us Muslims. But we can only do it with you fellow non-Muslim Americans help. Join us stand up against an injustice help us get our civil rights back from the government. Before it is too late. After they are done with us, they will move on to another minority in America to make an enemy out of.