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How To eliminate Islamophobia

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How To eliminate Islamophobia
By: Oasim Hersi Farah (Ph.D)
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NO TO ISLAMOPHOBIA
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lslamophobia is one of the most unresolved threats in our contemporary world, in terms of security, stability, integration, interaction, and coexistence. The main creators, organizers, causers, and triggers of lslamophobia include religious zombies, politicians, the corporate arms industry, petroleum economists, media, illicit lobbyists, pressure groups, warmongers, and individuals whose hearts were filled with hatred and agony. These groups' main motives originate from each or any of social, political, economic, and religious aspects.


lslamophobia affects all tribes and religious groups of humankind physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Thus, the majority of both Muslims and Non-Muslims live with fear and repugnance quotes regarding lslamophobia. Thus, they became vulnerable to constant attacks and assaults waged against them in the name of Islam. The trauma cases in relation to lslamophobia are not only abundant but also pandemic.


On the other hand, the individuals and groups who suffer from the lslamophobia syndrome, whilst justifying their criminality as an act of revenge, target people for their race, geographical region of origin, dressing style, and faith. For instance, Balbir Singh Sodhi (1949 - September 15, 2001), a Sikh-American entrepreneur and franchisee in Mesa, Arizona, the US, became the first person murdered in a hate crime in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Similarly, the next several persons murdered for the same reason were chiefly non-Muslims. These innocent late individuals were targeted and murdered because of their dressing style, code of religious dress, beard, turban, place of birth, race, colour, and physical appearance.

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Targeting the wrong persons, even though targeting anybody is unlawful and unacceptable, could cause the execution of anyone anywhere at any time. This indicates that lslamophobia is not only an anti-Muslim mission but also a mission of anti-humanity. At this stage, almost everybody is scared of unknown and unexpected enemies that intend to violate their basic human rights, including the right to live. Yet, enemies are unseen, unidentified, and unrecognized while the cause is also obscure. Add that, the fear itself is unclear.

In retrospect, Islamophobia is just a continuation of the two historic prolonged religious wars, which were "the Conquest" and "the Crusaders". The former is the most destructive war waged by Muslims against European Christians. In the year 711 A.D. well-armed foot-soldiers supported by strong navies of multiethnic Muslims started attacking and conquering some parts of the European countries. The vast majority of those soldiers were coming from the former Maghrib (the West), which is today's North African region states of Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. After those soldiers had already conquered Spain and its neighbors, by dispersing the Visgothic Kingdom, the former Sham (currently Syria and Iraq) joined the conquest battle under the leadership of the Ummayat caliphate/leader. After that, Turkey joined the soldiers with huge forces, war tactics, modern weapons, proficiency, and high ambition. That led Turkey's Chief Commanders to lead the conquest wars (al-futuhat).

Many European states, including Armenia, Portugal, Spain, and many parts of the Balkan States fell into the hands of Muslims. Initially, Muslims decided to wage this war against Europe for several worldly reasons, of which none was ordained or encouraged in Islam by Islam.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Oasim Hersi Farah (Ph.D)
Oasim Hersi Farah (Ph.D)Qasim Hersi Farah was born in December1969 in Abudwak, Somalia. Academically, he graduated from Marine and Fishery Institute in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1986, and enrolled in Somali National University in the same year, which awarded him Bachelor of Islamic Studies/Law (LLB) in 1990. In 1997, the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur awarded him Masters' of Comparative Law (MCL). From 1999 to 2005, he was writing his Ph.D. dissertation on "Land Degradation" in Somalia at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

In 2007, the University of Malaya awarded him another Masters' Degree-(LLM) on Environmental Law and Policy. In the time of writing this book, 2009, Qasim is undertaking Doctoral research on "Maritime Policy" in Somalia at York University, Canada.

Besides formal education, Qasim attended several vocational courses and seminars, and obtained certificates on Marine Studies, Environmental Studies, Municipal Studies, Women Studies, Religious Studies, Parenting, Management, and Communication.

Qasim authored 39 books on various disciplines including Somalia's socio-politics, environment, religion, and arts in English, Somali, and Arabic languages. He is also a regular columnist for several journals and magazines. He is a multi-lingual speaking in Af-Somali, English, Arabic, French, Swahili, and Bahasa Malayu.

As a technocrat, Qasim was the "Director General", and then "Permanent Secretary" for the Ministry of Environment - Somalia from 2000 to 2005. Politically, Qasim is a freelance Somali political analyst. He was one of the Presidential Candidates for Somalia during the corruptive and compulsive election held in Kenya in 2004. Throughout 1998, Qasim was devotedly lobbying for the reconciliation of the Somali rival groups with the help of the International Community and the United Nations. Prior to the Somali civil and evil war, at the age of 18 years old, Qasim Hirsi was a political prisoner for 3 months, and house arrestee for 5 months. Currently, he lives in Canada as a Researcher, Writer, and Lecturer. He is the father of Abdul-Fatah, Abdul-Halim and Hanaan.

He can be reached at www.qasimhersi.com

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