My last post on Facebook minutes before i Publish this post, was about how its important to use the term Daesh, which is Arabic for ISIL, instead of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant)
My request was out of “not affiliating Islam with a terrorist organization”. Not only because “ISIL” hates this word (daesh), but because it will subconsciously make people relate them to islam. It will spread Hate, it will spread mistrust between people of different faiths.
It brings us back to the eras of George bush when Islamophobia was on the rise in both the USA and Europe. Luckily during the Obama administration and efforts to build more bridges, Islamophobia has decreased. Today, ISIL is still used, and happening now, trump is making a DIRECT link between MY faith and terrorism, between my Ethnicity as an Arab and terrorism, between my geographical background as middle eastern and terrorism. trump has failed to realize that there are gay Muslims, Gay Arabs and Gay middle easterner Trump’s ongoing speech as i type this will result in death of everyday average Muslim and if elected will result in complete open wars with the Arab and Muslim world on the grounds of ignorance, fear and stupidity. Which will be used by terrorists to show how the west is LITERALLY in war on Islam, which will feed terrorism more, and the cycle wont stop.
The rise of terrorism occurs when ignorance, fear and wars happen.
Daesh came out of the 2003 invasion if Iraq, the Muslim Brotherhood came out of the British invasion of Egypt. The Crusades came out of Arab occupation of Spain.
Hate and wars increase terrorism
So live thyself love your neighbor and love others
I will end this with a verse from the Quran…
يا أيها الناس إنا خلقناكم من ذكر وأنثى وجعلناكم شعوباً وقبائل لتعارفوا
“Oh people, i have created you into men and women, and created you tribes (different) so you can know one another”
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