When i was young and in primary school. We used to play a game called ‘follow the leader’. In simple words, this is where a number of individuals follow a person in whatever he/she did. Whether it was jumping over a pot hole in the road or jumping over a puddle of water. Funnily enough, this game seems to be played as it were, till to this day. The surprise here is not to of childern playing the game, but adults. The ‘ground zero mosque’ controversy which has engulfed the US, is some what the beginning the of a catalysts of events to come in my opinion. As this is paving the way for growing hatred towards Muslims which is spilling over slowly into UK.
Below is a perfect example of how people have begun to use the ‘ground zero’ controversy to justify protest across the US.
Along with this, came the Koran (misspelt, when it should have been ‘Q’uran) burning issue, which the ‘ground zero’ mosque issue gave birth to. Newspapers, here in the UK like that of the daily express and Sunday times clearly seem to have cashed in on the opportunity. Creating attention grabbing headlines, plastered across the front pages of the national newspaper(s). Anti Muslim bigotry clearly visible.
UK is always if not most of the time playing the ‘catching up’ part and never being able to be creative enough to set its own trend or values. These are not only my sentiments but that of the prime minister as well, David Cameron. On the recent visit to the US on an official state visit. One of the highlights of the trip of his, was the statement “Britain is the junior partner in this special relationship…” A dog pulled on its collar when the owners want to grab its attention, as it was summarized by one of the parliamentarians. My concerns are, whatever issues are facing the US over ‘Islam’ it will soon, if not later become a issue for the UK as well. The Koran burning, as mentioned before is a perfect example of how issues facing the US end up effecting the UK likewise. The EDL for example, is the birth child of this anti muslim hatred. A new movement bent on reducing Islam to being violent and backward cult. Burning Qurans and protesting over the 9/11 issues like with its US fathers. This will only increase, as far as i can see it with growing hostilities across Europe, stemming from the new 9/11 issue of the ‘ground zero mosque’.
Greet wilders another of the attention seekers capitalizing on the given chance. Throwing himself into the limelight of the media gaze. Whether the ‘ground zero mosque’ is moved or not, the growing hatreds the Muslims will not stop, but only increase as these are the times which were foretold by the prophet (sallahu’alihi’wa”salam) after all. The game of ‘follow the leader’ or in the case of UK following the US ‘follow your owner’ is still being played, if not a celebrated game till to this day…. even for adults. Lastly, for these reasons i see no reason for moving the mosque as this is only a tool being used to cover the anti Muslim hatred/attitudes in peoples hearts. Unfortunately, the muslims have become the jews of Nazi Germany. “islam is a political system…” is the new phase of the onslaught of attacks trying to subdue the notion of it being a religion. well, to this i say yes its true, Islam is a political system but, not only that a complete way of life. which means it is a religion, a political system and a spritual heaven for people.