by Shariq Ahmed (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 48, No. 11, Jumada' al-Ula', 1441)
Islamophobia poses an existential threat to Muslims. It is not just the ordinary ignorant rednecks, racists, and bigots that pose a risk. They are responsible for physical threats and violence but their masters are elsewhere. These criminal elements hide their ugly faces behind a carefully crafted facade presenting themselves as champions of human rights but in actual fact are the real purveyors of hate. We need to identify them. If someone mentioned names like Donald Trump, Boris Johnson or Em-manuel Macron, that would be a no brainer. They are well-known bigots and racists and they are indeed dangerous because they make policy decisions. These have dangerous consequences for Muslims in the respective countries as well as the impact of their policies on Muslims generally.
The real culprits behind Islamophobia are the Zionists. It is part of their agenda to present Muslims as a “threat” to Western societies because the Muslims’ numbers are increasing and they are beginning to get involved in the political processes in these societies. The issue of whether Muslims should get involved and the degree of their involvement is still being debated but quite aside from this, we cannot ignore the nefarious agenda of the Zionists. Research has shown that they are financing anti-Muslim organizations that publish scandalously false literature targeting Muslims. We need to expose this in order to confront it.
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