The New Zealand prime minister called it “the darkest day” of her country. She claimed that New Zealand is a peaceful home for 213 ethnicities. She pointed out that one of the perpetrators is an Australia-born person, implying that New Zealand people themselves would not commit such terrible acts. If anti-Muslim hate crimes have increased almost 500 per cent in the United Kingdom, why would New Zealand (or any other Christian country to that effect) remain a “tolerant society”? The leaders of those countries still use politically (and religiously) incorrect terms as “tolerating Muslims.” In their books, only spraying bullets at people prostrating themselves on the floor of a mosque before God is an anti-Muslim hate crime.
However, they still do not empathize with young women who are profiled in customs queues in airports and stop this discriminatory practice. They do not seem to understand the crimes perpetrated every day at cashier stands in supermarkets by the way peaceful natives of that country stare at young men with a long beard. They do not understand how worried mothers are for their children to come back from mosques on Fridays in Quebec, Frankfurt, London and other places in those “tolerant” societies. Please visit the website of the organization Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA), which classifies an anti-Muslim incident as any malicious act aimed at Muslims, their material property or Islamic organizations. The U.S. and many other Western countries do not collect data about acts that have anti-Muslim motivation or content or those in which the victim was targeted because of their Muslim identity. You will be surprised that there were 1,219 such Islamophobic hate crimes in 2016 in London alone.
The images of the Israeli police demolishing the homes of innocent Palestinians on televisions in every household in so-called civilized societies or the voice of Netanyahu, claiming “Israel is the nation-state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people,” not disputed, not criticized, will continue to fill radios to normalize anti-Muslim attitudes. Do you think you need more than that to radicalize an ordinary New Zealander or Quebecer? If the political and religious leaders of mainly Christian countries, instead of embracing Muslims as essential members of their societies and educating their nations, simply tolerate – that is, accept or endure as something unpleasant –violence against Muslims, these attacks will continue to increase exponentially.