Occasionally, I receive hateful messages from random Islamophobic strangers on Facebook or sometimes if people are brave enough, they say it all in person. Either way, it hurts and scars take a long time to heal. Last week, I received a very offensive message from a total stranger and to that I decided to reply. I am going to publish this as it is indicative of all the “behind the scenes” bullying that goes on by the Islamophobes especially towards the Muslim girls/women.
Wow! You must have some good amount of time sending hate messages to random people. Pardon my late reply, I am packed up on time for the most part.
Our world has a horrid history. World Wars, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Holocaust, colonialism, war on terror and the list goes on. These events did not take place that long ago, infact they are ongoing. Now let us do the math. More than 170 Million people were killed in the two world wars; over 150,000 people died because of Atomic attack on Hiroshima; more than 75,000 died in Nagasaki; approximately 5,750,000 died during the Holocaust; Over 5 million were killed during the British colonialism; Roughly 3 million innocent civilians killed during the war on terror. Adding up from just these events makes over 237.75 MiIlion (237,750,000) deaths and the number increases each day thanks to the American drones strategy. 237.75 Million! I am sorry to break your bubble but these 237,750,000 victims belonged to diverse cultures across the globe and were not killed by the Muslims, hence proving that Muslims are not the ones fighting against every other culture.
“As a western person we are tired of it all.” Either you refer to yourself with a royal we or you have generalized your hate to others who do not hold the same beliefs as you. I say you do not make this generalization again as it violates the freedom of thoughts of billions living in the west. You cannot tell millions of westerners to leave just because they do not abide by your beliefs (forcing others to be like you) as that is oppressive, a non-western trait. Finally, western Muslims have their homes in the west. Majority are born and raised in the west and are equal of the citizen as you are. Their ancestors migrated to America/ Canada decades or even a century ago. If they’re still immigrants, so are you. If immigrants do not belong in the west, then the only owners of this side of the world are the Indigenous First Nations. Sorry, but we are all living on the First Nation’s forcefully taken land. If you still have issues with the Muslims (or any other religious/ ethnic group), maybe you should consider emigration. Why should millions, whose rights are constitutionally protected, change or move just to accommodate a single you?
“…….hell hole you call Pakistan.” Yeah, any place where the U.S. drones begin bombing on the sleeping civilians at night does become a “hell hole.” As for your comment on respect for women, try disrespecting one of their women and then see who laughs. Do not underestimate the strength of a South Asian woman, they are born with some powerful karate moves.
I suggest you try understanding people as individuals instead of hating and stereotyping them as a whole.