A dark cloud of Islamophobia covers the skies of Europe these days, resulting in cowardly attacks on Muslim, from the burning of mosques in Sweden, assault of Muslim women in the Netherlands and another in Belgium and numerous attacks on the Muslims of France, where these attacks exceeded more than 50 cases in a few days, not to mention the hashtag (#KillAllMuslims), which has become the most widely used through the social media.
It is naive to think that these events are individual acts of perverted people and outlaws or affiliated to the fanatic right-wing. A closer follow-up of the reality show that political and cultural elites in the West are the ones that nourish and adopt an atmosphere of Islamophobia. These elites through its deception have turned the attack on the satirical magazine into a declaration of war on the Western world and its values. At the same time, these elites ignore the successive series of attacks on Muslims and their mosques and sanctities; and refuse to describe them as acts of terrorism or a declaration of war on Islam and its values.
The Danish Justice Minister has stepped up the pace of the attack, when she said, “The enemy we face has declared war on us ...” She added, “When I say (we) I mean everyone in the world who does not believe in the Caliphate (state).” It is true that Western politicians are narrow-minded when it comes to understanding the culture of non-Western civilization, but the minister is fully aware that the concept of the Khilafah was brought by the Prophet (saw) and it is the system of government and structure of society in Islam. So, therefore her statement emboldens of Islamophobia and feeds hatred and polarization in society. He (swt) says:
((وَلاَ يَزَالُونَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّىَ يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَن دِينِكُمْ إِنِ اسْتَطَاعُواْ))
“And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able” [Al-Baqara: 217]
She then added, “... we are forced to give the intelligence agencies and police powers that were not already in their hands, because we must face the dark entities that operate in the arena.” End of quote.
The reaction of Western politicians at the wake of Charlie Hebdo events is full of fallacies, double standards, and escalation against Muslims, which is a clear evidence of the weakness of Western values. These politicians have been portraying a security incident (the attack on Charlie Hebdo) as a civilized attack that threatens the civilization of the West and its values and foundations. While those who are wise know that the foundation of societies are not threatened by the death of seventeen people, but the foundations of society either stand firm or collapse depending on the strength, sincerity, and humanity in those foundations. The irony is that the politicians who boast that the foundations of their societies are based on humanity, democracy, freedom and human rights, are themselves who pass laws that allow criminalizing and silencing dissent, and give intelligence agencies broad powers to monitor citizens and spy on them, under the pretext of fighting terrorism, and by this they themselves who demolish their ideological basis which they claim that it is founded on freedom and human rights. What objectivity and any humanity do these countries claim, when they make the insulting and humiliating of others a vital issue for which provoke their people.
Islam and its people are mocked, which constitute more than one and a half billion in number while Charlie Hebdo journalists and other worthless people are described as heroes and praise for their actions and given honors and awards for the sake of freedom of expression, and at the same time, Muslims are demanded to show absolute loyalty to Western values that sanctify freedoms.
Freedom of expression is a failed idea that has no foundation, but it is a political tool used by those in power in the face of their opponents. Examples of this are many and countless; for example, in Denmark, the Danish public institutions, as they have announced that work that they are fighting against Shariah law by reducing the number of people who are convinced of it and is working to increase the number of those who are opposed to it. As well as what France did last year to prevent peaceful demonstrations in support of Palestine, arguing that they undermine public security in France.
O Muslims: Islam commands us to address the non-Muslims in the best manner, but this does not mean the acceptance of insulting Islam and the Prophet (saw), this is a great matter that necessitates the appropriate response and this can only happen through the authority of Islam represented by the Khilafah, which will carry out legal, diplomatic, economic, and military sanctions against the country or countries that are offensive to the sanctities of Muslims.
O Muslims: It is not permissible to bury our heads in the sand and accept that Islam is accused, but we should be proud of our loyalty to Islam, it is the true Deen, which is liberation for all people. Those who are asking us to declare our condemnation are themselves who commit the worst crimes against humanity. There are the ones who kill unarmed and innocent civilians in all parts of the Islamic world, from Afghanistan, Pakistan to Somalia and Yemen, and from Burma and China to Iraq and Palestine. Here is Syria - a current witness to the West’s support for the crimes of its tyrant, whose crimes affected more than half a million people.
So we, O Muslims, must uphold the Islamic values and maintain our identity in the face of pressures and dangers which threaten it here in the West, we do not need the fake freedom of expression they want to impose on us.
O Muslims: We are positive, and we want the world to know, that speaking and the expression with the truth and by it is an obligation on us, we will carry it out and adhere to it whatever the consequences. Our pure Deen prevents us from mocking and insulting people and it even ask us to reveal the false misleading ideas, such as freedom of expression, and it commands us to be loyal to Allah, His Messenger, and the believers.
Allah (swt) says:
﴿وَلاَ تَهِنُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ﴾
“So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers” [Al-i-Imran: 139]