Islamophobia is the fear, hatred against, Islamic religion especially when seen as the source of Terrorism. As U.S. is no unknown to prejudice against Muslims.
The incident at the Mosques of New Zealand was a drastic nightmare to all of us. The terrorist was accuse to be in support of White Supremacy.
“Hello, brother.” The Muslim man welcomed the gunman just before he was shot at the Al Noor Mosque in New Zealand on Friday.
Further, in December, a woman in Dallas assaulted a Muslim lady and told her to “go back to her country.” The preceding month, four people in New York were captured with planning to attack Muslims with explosives.
Therefore, it is crucial for people to express against hate and violence against Muslims, according to Catherine Osborne. Osborne is a Christian and the director for Shoulder to Shoulder, an interfaith association against Islamophobia in the U.S.
Further, “Silence is action, in and of itself,” Osborne said of the response to Friday’s massacre in New Zealand. “Choosing not to speak out is an action that somebody is choosing to take.”
However, to be an ally to the Muslim community, here’s what you can do now to tackle against Islamophobia in the U.S. No matter what your believe in.
Today is a sensitive time for representatives of the American Muslim community. Simran Jeet Singh, a Sikh activist, says it’s also the best time for people to escalate. Moreover, ask their local Muslim community what they can do to assist. Islamophobia can be tackled.
However, “Muslims love to talk about religion,” said Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on America-Islamic Relations.
“Work for a society where bigotry lacks oxygen,” she told HuffPost. “Islamophobia is linked to other types of bigotry including anti-Semitism, anti-Black racism and homophobia.