The unjust targeting of Muslims
are the real victims of terrorist organizations and not the Western superpowers of the world.
Israeli terror and genocide in Palestine, the war in Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq and the weakness of Arab states and the failure of its leaders to defend the region are some of the factors which have led to the spread of terrorism and the rise of terrorist organizations who lure their victims with false promises to bring back pride and dignity to the humiliated masses in the Arab world.
The veto power of the superpowers and their continued disregard for UN recommendations and condemnations of blatant violations have fueled the conflicts in the region. The raging sectarian conflict in the region is the result of the war on Iraq. The invasion has brought anarchy, death and destruction. Violence continues with millions of refugees and displaced mothers and children. The prevalent rage is associated with humiliation and frustration over the inhumane state of affairs. The ongoing vicious cycle of revenge in Iraq continues and has no end in sight.
Only when policy makers abandon war policies and Western media assumes an honest role to identify the real enemies of humanity can the world live in lasting peace and harmony
Rise of Islamophobia: Bush’s declared war on Islam and the rise of Islamophobia have created a lot of bad blood, distrust and unfounded suspicions. The blasphemous attacks on Islam and the unjustified targeting of innocent Muslims are also the reasons behind Muslim outrage.
The late King Abdullah tried his very best to bring peace to the region by addressing the controversial issues that have led to the violence in the Middle East. In 2002, he announced the Arab Peace Initiative which included the normalization of relations between all Arab states and Israel provided that Israel abides by UN resolutions 242 and 338 calling for the return of pre-June 1967 borders.
Yet it fell on deaf ears and Israeli terror continues with more land grabs, evictions and construction of settlements on Palestinian land. The King visited the Vatican and initiated the interreligious and inter-cultural global dialogue in an attempt to foster better understanding and global coexistence. Saudi Arabia and Muslim states have all declared their condemnation of terrorist organizations claiming to be representatives of the faith. Meanwhile, peace-loving people around the globe desperately tried to stop the invasion of Iraq. Thousands marched in peaceful demonstrations calling for peace. However, cruel decision makers paid no heed to their calls. Consequently, the destructive and unjustified war inflamed the sectarian conflict in