“Why does a white American women need to overcome racism”
Whereas these days in the U.S it is politically incorrect to discriminate against people of colour, Muslims are fair game. We are ridiculed in the media, denounced by politicians and preachers and singled out for suspicion at airports. Few non- Muslims are insightful enough to that is the same, old ugly cycle of hatred and bigotry spinning again, with Muslims as the targets.
I don’t know about the reality of the situation of Muslims within the US. I have no experience of it. What I do know is that the administration of the USA has always used the tool of a common enemy, a threat to the American way of life, as integral to civil religion within the USA. Hatred against the enemy, whoever it is, acts as a tool for social cohesion, reinforcing the American ideals of freedom and democracy, highlighting a sense of belonging and patriotism. It is “us against them”, and we are going to protect the rest of the world against them. This created war, diverts the population, from the issues at home. “At least this is not Afghanistan and our kids go to school”. It also diverts billions of dollars of funds from being spent on supporting their own citizens. Instead of spending on health and education, we spend on drones and tanks.
So where as others say the treatment of Muslims reminds them of the struggles of African Americans, to me it reminds me of McCarthyism. Turning citizens against each other, making them paranoid to the point that they are afraid of anyone who has even vague connections with the enemy. Surveillance and set ups.
But what do Islam and Communism have in common?
They are both against Capitalism and democracy.
They both provide alternative systems for governance.
This is why Islam is so dangerous to those in power.
This is really about creeping Shariah!
Those who are against the nations government and ruling system are seen as traitors.
Now if the American bigwigs see shariah and Islam as a threat, why are so many of us Muslims so sure that there will never be a shariah run state?
Could it be possible?
Posted on 20/02/2013, in politics, Sisters Mag discussions and tagged america, capitalism, Civil Rights, communism, Creeping Shariah, democracy, Khilafah, McCarthyism, Racism, shariah, SIsters Magazine, terrorism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.