Muslims are raised to love our Prophet more than we love our parents. We are deeply hurt when our Prophet is insulted. Although a few persons have resorted to violence, Alhamdu lillah, no one has insulted Jesus, Moses or the Bible in reaction. The Quran has asked us to honor the symbols that others hold dear.
Islamophobia is real. It is hard at work.
It has led to governments passing legislation targeting Muslims and their faith practices in the name of “fighting terrorism”. It has led to killing of innocent people.
You may have personally experienced it or know a family member, friend or acquaintance who has. This new racism must be made known and fought against. So let us take charge of ourselves and our future.