Trump, irresponsible attack on Muslims

2015-12-11 05:10

I am extremely disgusted and perturbed that the blinkered and Islamophobic American presidential candidate Donald Trump released a statement calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Donald Trump’s grossly irresponsible anti-Muslim rhetoric is disingenuous and needs to be condemned by every global leader and conscious driven individual. Trump is a typical product of gross ignorance of Islam and Muslim affairs and an offspring of a contaminated political environment.

Such tirade against human beings cannot be ignored or left unchallenged. The racist and fascist’s statement must be dismissed as garbage and should not be accepted or promoted.

Dividing people or communities based on race, class, gender, religious beliefs or country of origin is truly contemptible.

Trump’s immature statement can alienate and harm millions of peace-loving Muslims around the globe and it also damages co-existence and social cohesion. The spread of Islamophobia by Donald Trump and other politicians will not help to bring about peace in our violent and troubled world.

It is so sad that, Trump, instead of using his position of power and authority to promote love, human rights, equality, and social justice and to change the world for the greater good, he chooses to spread fear and isolate human beings.

To succeed today we must not be scared of change and to adapt or embrace change. We must continually be prepared to unlearn old labels, paradigms, stereotypes and relearn.

To quote Alvin Toffler: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

Although there is not widespread support for the ideas promoted by Trump, despite the constant bombardment of anti- Muslim sentiments by the mass media, it is time conscious - driven people demand that global leaders stop flirting with war.

Countries which manufacture war in order to sustain their lucrative weapons industry that threatens the survival of humankind, are the real terrorists.

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