Instead, it urges the West to focus on “the root causes of terrorism, poverty, injustice and deprivation.” Odd, however, that even though billions of peoples around this world suffer from “poverty, injustice, and deprivation,” the Islamic world has the lion’s share of terrorism. To be sure, Latin American (e.g., Cuba) and non-Muslim Asian countries (e.g., China) have their fair share of oppressive, authoritarian regimes, of poverty, and of all the rest that the Muslim world suffers. Yet there are no records of, say, practicing Christians or Buddhists crashing explosives-laden vehicles into Cuban or Chinese Communist government buildings all while screaming “Jesus is great!” or “Buddha is great!” Why?
“Senate body urges West, EU to shun Islamophobia,” from the Daily Times, March 6:
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs has urged Western countries, especially the European Union (EU), to shun “˜Islamophobia” and try to promote a better, broader and more realistic image of Islam and Muslims in media.
Agreed: the media should definitely be dedicated to promoting “a better, broader” but above all “more realistic image of Islam and Muslims.”
This was observed during a meeting between the committee and the Foreign Policy Committee of the Danish Parliament on Thursday. The Senate committee, led by Senator Mushahid Hussain, called for addressing the root causes of terrorism, poverty, injustice and deprivation, to eradicate it…