Tweets using the trending hashtag include either anti-Islam sentiment, or support for Islam by Muslims who use the hashtag to repeat the obvious: that they are "Muslim, but not a terrorist." Apparently, people forget that the biggest victims of terror are Muslim. Indeed, by saying that Muslims are responsible for these terror attacks, one is saying that (to name a few examples)...
- the 37 Muslim Afghan civilians who died at an airport as a result of an attack by the Taliban in December 2015;
- the 750 Muslim Iraqi civilians who died as a result of attacks by terrorist groups in the month April 2014;
- the 15 Syrian civilians who died near a hospital as a result of terror attacks by Daesh in December 2015;
It boggles the mind.
Within the last few months:️Paris MassacreMuslims️San Bernardino, CA shootingsMuslims️Brussels bombingsMuslims#StopIslam— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) March 22, 2016
Yes #StopIslam because Muslims were responsible for Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 1st & 2nd World War, killing of Millions in Iraq during 2002 war.— Farhan Khan Virk (@FarhanKVirk) March 22, 2016
If people truly cared about the eradication of terrorism, and about its victims, then the trending hashtag on social media would not be 'StopIslam', but 'StopImperialism', 'StopFalseFlagAttacks', 'StopFundingTerrorists' and 'StopNATO'. The fact that at least 4 million Muslims have died in Western wars since 1990 should shock any sane person in the West to his or her core.
In recent months, some in Europe have witnessed shocking and traumatizing scenes up close: explosions, blood, the loss of limbs, death before their very eyes, civilians looking for loved ones, not knowing whether they have survived. If there is anyone on this planet that can relate to the horror they have witnessed, it is the Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa who have been terrorized for years by the very hands that are behind these attacks - and if they could, they would be the first to lend a helping hand.