It is very saddening, if the Muslim community still holds a silence. The attack on the mosque is a challenge to Islam. I do not intend to invoke the sentiments of the people here. But it was strictly cruel action against the already suppressed people. Within hours of vicious massacre two mosques in Christ-church, New Zealand were the target of an Islamophobia attack that killed at least 49 people and left over 40 wounded. Prime minister Jacinda Andren described it as “an act of terrorist” and one of the country’s darkest day, yet many observers around the world covert to recognize it an “act of terror”. No religion allows people to kill other people just on the name of religion. They are terrorists, the agents of black world. They just want to eradicate the world by doing evil actions. They are murderer of peace, they want to ignite flames of hostility in the hearts of the people. This is not merely an attack on the mosques but on the whole structure of Islam and humanity at large.
The frolic moments before the shooting would have been like QUIET, STILL and INTROSPECTIVE before they were suddenly gunned-down. How separated from the world they were feeling until the world came in and tore their life apart. The people who did this conceited act were profoundly defenseless and inadvertently created antipathy towards Muslims, anti-immigration and permissiveness towards hate speech. The significance of the attack was due to the prevalence of islamophobia and various forms of racism that has had developed by right-wing ideological infrastructure that thrives, recruits and ridicules people, which is embedded dogma of white supremacy in the history and body politic of these nations. Now people should really know who are their real enemies? And now this is the time to block the way of the evil forces.
Terrorism is an act of violence, aggression and chaos, has been created to fulfill the purpose of malign white supremacy. Let’s grasp the root cause of the terrorism. After the World War II “Grand Area” doctrine was promulgated by U.S to dominate the western and eastern reserves including oil and energy in the middle-east. Also, in the doctrine, it is clearly stated that “racism” is out literary culture and has been ranked at highest. The first Global “war on terror” triggered in 1973, September 11, against Chile and Salvador, which fumed against North America in 1970s. This conflagration was the beginning of terrorism to secure state power, which transcendent US purpose to establish peace at home whilst promote its malevolent purpose worldwide.
After the episode of 9/11 attack in 2001, heinous torture methods were applied to the innocent victims who turned out against white Americans. Further evidence shows that, terrible torture methods were the embryonic cause of terrorism in United States during Bush administration, which led coordinated attacks by monitory groups in different parts of the world. In this instance, “power” is created by US to secure the ideology of white supremacy and, in the US term power means, create a force that can be felt but not seen. Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to sunlight it begins to evaporate. As Roger Cohen—New York Times columnist said “United States is “just one great. But imperfect, country amongst others”.
Actionizing the Grand Area doctrine, and the gruesome attack against Muslims at Christchurch, we can clearly see analogues, not only in the form of terrorism against Muslims that killed 7 people in Qubec and 11 people in Fins bury Park mosque attack in London. But terrorism also perpetuated against Jews in Pittsburgh, against African-American in Charleston, and even against the concept of multiculturalism itself in Norway 2011. All these violent aggressions have been linked to a process of right-wing radicalization that Western political and intellectual leaderships have done very little to tackle, and in many cases have, knowingly and inadvertently.
The hatred against Muslims have not only expressed in speeches but it has been codified in legislation to counter violent extremism policies. As Australian Senator stated that “we have made a biggest mistake to allow Muslim Lebanese to migrate in 1970s”. Donald Trump during his election campaign has had lime lighted Muslims of being terrorist and advise all his oval office staff to read “The Camp of Saints” a racist novel, that describes about brown’s immigrants invading and overtaking Europe. He further added that “we cannot replace our civilization with rare babies”. After the massacres at Christchurch mosque, Donald trump extoled at Bright Bart site, which promotes anti-Muslims, anti-black and anti-immigrant sentiments. The hostility against Muslims, who flown their motherlands to seek better life, has become the victim of white-supremacist due to the prevalence of Islamophobia and racist sentiments that ignited early by elite Americans.
Since all the dots are well connected and linked to the mainstream terrorism. Western media is linking the Christchurch upheaval to the Muslim terrorism agenda against west. Forgetting that terrorist’s minorities have no religion and neither Islamic ideology ever purse to demise innocents. Of course, it reverberates propaganda of radical elements spreading in the west and religious minorities in Muslim countries, thus perpetuating an unending cycle of hate. Hatred towards Muslims is racialized because we still live in a world where white privilege prevails. In addition to such nefarious cycle of hate, western media contends to name such cataclysm as “gunman”, instead of calling, “the act of terrorism”. If it would be any Muslim exaggerating the act, the vigor of media would have been 10 times more frolic to shame on Muslims especially by President Donald Trump. Social media and twitter land world have left people thinking that short tweets do an injustice to so many issues. Media has become a mass vehicle for hateful statements toward minorities in the West.
To build the bridge of love and counter the hate, we need to have critical discussion on Islamophobia and racism at governmental and grassroots level as we need to strengthen our resolve against all forms of hate. Muslims are in pain today and mourning on the Friday massacres. We need to take strong stance against social injustices that are hovering in the society and world at large. The perpetrator should be astronomically punished to leave an exemplary castigation for the world and minority group that spread hatred and violence. We need to name such people in public and organize resources to counter such horrendous acts. Foremost, we need to spread awareness through media campaigns and promote education that stimulates love and peace. Also, there should be small organizations in every state that should specifically be working to condemn violence and chaos in the society and foster peace. Regardless the terrorist acts are perpetrated by white or Islamist extremists, their narratives must not be enabled in the society or through allegation.
We need to have collective Muslim approach on an emergency bases. Those evil forces want to frighten people by attacking on their whole religious psyche. The war will be destructive. It is not the age of wat and conflicts. It is the time of making compromises at international level primitive of spilling over terrorism at many folds. We should not always take refuge in the past. We should also try to fly at the realm of the future. Terrorism of every type, in every nation, must be condemned and disdain using the same language of explicit condemnation.