Paris Attacks: Muslims Getting Stereotyped?
Paris Attacks: It feels like the aftermath of 9/11 all over again. Aren’t Muslims getting stereotyped again? Or is the world willing to accept that a few rotten eggs don’t represent a whole community?Advertisement
As of 2010, there were 4.7 million Muslims in France. That’s 7.5 percent of the French population. So you can imagine how difficult it must be for those Muslims to co-exist in France right now? Especially after the Paris Attacks?
The Etudiants Musulmans de France, a group that represents thousands of Muslim students in France, called the perpetrators of the Paris Attacks anti-Islamic cowards, while pledging their solidarity to France.
“They (the terrorists) think they are fighting Crusaders, and they invoke the Qur’an, and quote its verses. But shedding the blood of an innocent has no justification… not in Islam or anywhere,” a narrator says in the moving video that went viral on Sunday after the Paris Attacks. (Watch Video Below)
“They wanted France to be weak, they made our French hearts strong,” continues the narrator, as students hold up a placard that reads #NousSommesUnis (“We are and forever will be united”).
Remember how many innocent Iraqi kids lost their lives in 2001? Paris Attacks.
Muslims around the world, from political leaders to students to ordinary citizens, have vehemently condemned the Paris Attacks. And yet, there is widespread concern that innocent Muslims could be targeted in retaliation.
When the Charlie Hebdo attacks took place in Paris earlier this year, Muslim-owned businesses were burned to the ground and mosques were attacked (soon after violent Muslim protesters burned down Churches). In Ontario, Canada (a former French colony), a mosque was deliberately set on fire on Saturday, police have confirmed.
Let’s hope the madness ends soon.