So, answer me in all honesty – How many of you are scared to visit the Islamic Countries of the east just because they have been popularized as being unsafe? Does not a very rough mindset speak of the Islamic Countries being Terrorist Practise Grounds with vast stretches of dry barren lands, more like sandy deserts and terrorist activities happening every now and then? Do you not relate any terrorist activity happening anywhere in the world to Islamic terrorists? So yeah, that is the image that the western world has of Islamic Countries. Post 9/11, the Muslims have often been under the suspect spectacle in the United States and well the rest of the World mostly does what the United States advocates. Here are more substantial reasons why the Islamic Countries are largely deemed as being unsafe.
8. 9/11 – U.S.A spreads Muslim Scare
A major reason why Islam as a religion too came across as dangerous has to be 9/11. Muslims were ever since then seen under suspicion for carrying out unethical and terrorist activities. Al-Qaeda lead a whole lot of the World Population to believe that every terrorist has to be a Muslim. Even if that mindset had to exist, it wouldn’t have been much a trouble had not people started believing that every Muslim is a terrorist too. What then perpetrated was the fear of Islamic countries coming across as largely dangerous for survival. A question which remains unanswered is whether or not the people consider the fact that terrorist activities happening anywhere in the world is unsafe. To say that it makes primarily the Islamic Countries Unsafe is like saying that the World War 2 effected the United States more than it effected Japan.
7. What Media Popularizes: The films
So have you ever came across a film where the master mind to any terrorist activity belongs to a religion other than Islam? All the major planning and plotting has to be shown in shady by lanes of a third world Islamic nation. These lanes would be major spots of all unethical activities with a mosque at some corner echoing the religions chants at times of Namaz. A staunch Islamist clad in white and a skull cap will then be noticed as the super boss of the activities. Now when you come to think of it, do you think terrorist activities at such large scales can be carried out with such naiveties? But then it is the human brain and we believe what the media forces us to.
6. Islamic Prophecy: Taqiyya ( Never Feeling the Guilt of Lying)
What makes a country come across as unsafe to people of other nationalities is more about the residents of the country than the geographic location of it. Do you know that Iraq, geographically is where the Bible claims the Garden of Eden to be? Get my point? Islam as a religion comes across as dangerous dye to the concept of Taqiyya which comes out of the Quran 3:28. It prophesizes that followers of Islam are permitted to lie as long as it is to protect their faith or religion. Seriously? What faith is it if it permits to pull faith off humanity. I won’t disagree with the prophecy as such, but the interpretation is largely problematic. Can followers of a faith protect the faith? That is like Christians saying they saved Jesus. Honesty has to be followed, it is a rule in the faith of humanity. And if not, well then where to lie is permitted has to be unsafe.
5. Commodifying Women: Where the law goes wrong.
A nation’s growth depends largely on its women and well if a nation is not safe for it’s own women, who will it come across as being safe for? Most Islamic Countries follow stringent laws for women as laid down in the Quran and as interpreted by the saviours of the religion over time. Certain points laid down by the Quran in reference to Islamic women include:
Men can have as many wives as they please.
Men are superior to women.
Women are half the worth of men.
The feminine sexuality is sinful and needs to be suppressed.
It is perfectly fine to sell your wife
How then if a country follows such oppression of women will it come across as safe for the World. To top it, Taliban won’t let women read. And where the women are not safe, who is? They say that the future of a country depends on its youth, but does not the youth depend on the women to give them birth?
4. Ultimate submission to the religion
Islam has often come across as the most submissive religion for the teachings of the Quran preach to submit. While most religions preach man to have a will and mind of his own, Islam advocates that Allah demands men to submit to his will or the man will be tortured and tormented in his after life. Most non moderate muslims would believe blindly what the Quran preaches or rather what the religious heads interpret the teachings to be. When such submissive men live together to form a nation, why then should it come across as unsafe? Because where men don’t have a mind of their own, the devil comes to play. Submission in its rawest form is slavery, and a country who’s law advocates slavery has to be seen as largely unsafe for the rest of the world for where there is no will, there has to be no way.
3. No Tolerance for non- adherents: Dhimmitude
Practically speaking? Do you speak of a secular world when one of the most followed religion has no tolerance for other religions? Islamists have often come across for having low tolerance for people of other faiths and religions. They are infact quite popular for abolishing dignity of the non adherents of Islam. Jews or Christians are classifies as Dhimmis and are required to pay the Jiziya tax for not being murdered by the Muslims if it is a government that endorses Islam. If not Jew or Christian, the people can be enslaved, robbed, raped or lynched with no laws to protect them. Atheists can be killed and if muslims too become apostates, they are to be killed. They might not adhere to the rules entirely, but then that’s what the other worlds know of them. So why not call them unsafe than plead for your life.
2. The records for themselves: The most violent religion
Look at the statistical facts, as much as it is right to deny associating every crime with muslims, Islam is more violent than any other religion in the world. Specially with the rising of terrorist organizations like the ISIS, Taliban and Al-Qaeda most countries where Islam is the prime religion have to be deemed as unsafe. All crimes, including stoning people to death and flogging them have most instances happening in the Islamic religion than any other. Islam, over time has become almost synonymous with bloodshed, terrorism and non tolerance leading to violence. Most riots is the world too have had Islam as one of the sides.
1. Internal Unrest: External Fear
A huge reason of the perpetrating fear for Islamic countries has to be the internal unrest prevailing in most of these countries. From leaders being assassinated to riots within communities of Shia and Sunnis have most often lead to outsiders believing it is best to remain uninvolved in the internal politics than bearing the brunt. Be it Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan or most Islamic nations except the UAE there has to be either political unrest or internal crime and riots leading to the countries being on high alert almost forever. With many terrorist bombings happening in within the nation, the country is bound to be popularized as Unsafe.