Rabat - After the slew of heinous acts committed by the so-called Islamic State in the name of Islam, as well as the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, prejudice and discrimination against Muslims have escalated all over the world, and especially in the United States.
Rabat – After the slew of heinous acts committed by the so-called Islamic State in the name of Islam, as well as the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, prejudice and discrimination against Muslims have escalated all over the world, and especially in the United States.
Hatred of Muslims is demonstrated publically through the plastering of blasphemous symbols on the walls of the places of their worship, and violent anti-Islamic attacks that kill and maim.
Eric Folkerth, an American from Dallas, recently posted on his Facebook wall a photo of a pickup truck promoting a racist message written across its tailgate. The message reads, “Muslims go back home and take Obama with you.”
The photo, which was taken on the Central Expressway in Dallas, a major city in Texas, was shared by more than 791 users and received more than 142 comments. Most of the comments expressed their opposition to the hate speech.
“Even though [being] Muslim isn’t a race, this kind of behavior is completely racist. Putting Obama in the mix tells me that this person is completely fearful and emasculated by the very thought that his white (probably male) status isn’t the norm any more. And then to advertise his immaturity and hatred on his truck…shameful,” one commenter posted.
Another commenter expressed his belief that hatred is another weapon used by “the rich and powerful” to separate people and justify another war “fought for profits not ideas.” “Idiots are falling for it,” he said.
One commenter compared the hate speech to “something that the Ku Klux Klan would say.” The Ku Klux Klan, or simply the Klan, is an American hate group which champions white supremacy and has exercised brutal violence against African Americans since the Civil War era of the 1860s.
According to recent reports by an Islamic watchdog group “Islamophobia and hate crime are on the rise in the west. Politicians and higher authorities, unfortunately, have so far refused to intervene by taking even small measures, such as declarations that condemn specific acts of discrimination or hate crime murders.”
Edited by Elisabeth Myers