Do you know the difference between Terrorism & Hate Crime?


Leytonstone Knifeman

Forest Hill Knifeman

December 2015

December 2016

Muslim Knifeman shouts “This is for Syria”

Knifeman shouts “I want to kill a Muslim”

Stabs a person

Stabs a person

In a train station

In a train

= Terrorism

= Hate Crime

Article start:

The greatest problem is that Western media always links the issue or event with Islam, without doubt this is a wrong and unfair.

This linking between Islam and terrorism by Western media is childish, when we see many terrorists existing within Christianity and Judaism. That doesn’t mean that Christianity is a religion of terrorism nor that all Jews are terrorists. In the United States, there are extremists and terrorists who kill just for the sake of killing, they have no war nor issue.

Therefore, we cannot depict all Muslims as terrorists, as terrorist acts have been adopted by specific individuals and elements and not by all Muslims, who themselves have rejected all forms and depictions of it.

However, the propagated view of the West and Muslims towards the issue of terrorism is not accurate and is wrong. This goes back to the political dimension of concealment and popularization and therefore placing this matter within a political template and failing to grasp the reality of Islam.

Until these incorrect concepts are corrected regarding the issue of terrorism within Western media, Arab and Islamic societies must have dialogue with one another and there must be deep examination of what is behind these events.


 والمشكلة الكبرى هنا أنه يتم دائماً في وسائل الإعلام الغربية الربط بين القضية أو الحدث والإسلام.. وهذا بلا شك منهج خاطىء وغير سليم..هذا الربط والخلط بين الإسلام والإرهاب من قبل الإعلام الغربي قاصر.. إذ يوجد الكثير من الإرهابيين ينتمون الى الديانة المسيحية أو اليهودية.. وهذا لا يعني ان الديانة المسيحية ديانة إرهابية.. أو أن اليهود كلهم إرهابيون.. وفي الولايات المتحدة يوجد متطرفون وإرهابيون يقتلون لمجرد القتل.. وليس عندهم حرب ولا قضية.. إذن لا يمكن أن نصف كل المسلمين بالإرهابيين لأن الأفعال الإرهابية صدرت عن عناصر وأشخاص معينين وليس عن كل المسلمين الذين يرفضون الإرهاب بجميع أشكاله وصوره.. لكن النظرة التعميمية للغرب والمسلمين في قضية الإرهاب غير دقيقة وغير صحيحة.. وهذا يرجع الى البعد السياسي للتغطية والتعميم وبالتالي يتم وضع الطرح بقالب سياسي وبقصور في فهم الإسلام على حقيقته.. وحتى يتم تصحيح المفاهيم الخاطئة عن قضية الإرهاب في الإعلام الغربي لا بد من التواصل مع الشعوب العربية والإسلامية.. ولا بد من البحث بعمق فيما وراء الحدث..

Article Translation

Title: Illumination.. The linking of terrorism and Islam by Western Media

أضواء .. الربط بين الإرهاب والإسلام في الإعلام الغربي

Source: Al Raya


More information on source: Al Raya (in Arabic الراية also known as Arrayah; The Banner in English) is an Arabic daily newspaper published in Doha, Qatar.

Author: Shaika Marzawqi

 شيخة المرزوقي

Date: 08/04/2009

Link to original article:  HERE

Other references:

Leytonstone tube terrorist…

Link: HERE

KNIFEMAN TAKEDOWN Dramatic moment cops arrest crazed Forest Hill knifeman who reportedly screamed ‘I want to kill a Muslim’ before launching frenzied stabbing on packed train

Link: HERE

Special thanks to my brother in law for creating the picture!

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