Saudi Arabia has condemned the heinous terrorist acts that killed and injured innocent people in Copenhagen and North Carolina.
In an official statement, the Kingdom urged the need for respecting religious beliefs and halting incitement against Muslims.
Targeting innocent Muslims and labeling all as terrorists has reached dangerous levels in the West. Many Muslims today believe that the West is at war with Islam.
Others are convinced that 9/11 was orchestrated to demonize the religion and make an enemy of all Muslims around the world.
The neo-cons and a large segment of the American media that is under Zionist control continue a malicious campaign to incite hatred against Muslims and they deliberately destroy any attempt to create harmony and respect between the American people and law-abiding Muslims.
The American public is made to believe that Arabs and Muslims are out to destroy Western civilization. While the truth is that it is Israel which is intent on destroying the Palestinian culture and is working politically, militarily, economically and culturally to remove Palestine from the map.
The strong Zionist control of the media and Congress in the United States does not allow this ugly truth about Israel to come out.
Since its occupation of Palestine in 1948, the terrorist state of Israel has refused to define its borders and it continues to rob Palestinians of their land, evicts them from their homes, kills innocent children, puts women behind bars, and bullies and starves the helpless inhabitants applying the tactics of genocide to illegally create Greater Israel.
Demonizing Islam and Muslims remains largely unchallenged and peaceful coexistence is becoming impossible to achieveSamar Fatany
In the meantime, anyone attempting to support a Palestinian State who dares to speak out against Israeli aggressions is viciously targeted and accused of being anti-Semitic.
Any American citizen questioning the Holocaust is harassed, honorable Jews who are critical of Israel are shunned and accused of treason, and innocent American Muslims are condemned for being Muslims.
The majority of those in the Muslim world have no doubt that terrorist operations carried out in the West are cleverly plotted and encouraged by Zionists and malicious pro-Israeli elements in the US.
However, no one can prove it yet. Many believe that ignorant, disgruntled Muslims are manipulated and used as foot soldiers, guided and supported by Mosaad tactics and funds.
Meanwhile, it is not only Arabs and Muslims who are weak and unable to stand up against Israel “the world’s most formidable foe”.
The international community at large remains incapable of maintaining world peace and providing just solutions to end conflicts and wars that are ignited to serve Israeli interests.
“Muslims are the enemies of the Judeo-Christian civilization” is the discourse that is encouraged in the US and elsewhere in the West by the Israeli lobby.
For too long the gullible American public has been convinced that Muslims are the enemies of the Jewish state and, therefore, they are the enemies of the Christian world.
What is more frustrating is the helplessness of Arab and Muslim countries and their inability to counter this narrative against Muslims in the West and particularly in America.
Meanwhile, the narrative of the so-called Islamic State is also a threat to all Muslims. The ideology of this group of impostors is a blatant distortion of all Islamic principles whether misinformed non-Muslim people believe it or not.
The horror that is spread by this terrorist organization in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere is beyond any human comprehension.
The gruesome videos of mutilated bodies of Muslims, Christians, Sunnis and Shias does not reflect any sane human ideology.
It is more like a projection of Hollywood horror movies starring robotic soldiers who are led by remote control or humans who are under the influence of drugs and ordered to carry out missions that can only serve the selfish agendas of Israel or corrupt and merciless powers wanting to control the world.
The terrorist impostors disguised as Muslims do not have the authority or the legitimacy to represent the one billion Muslims of the world.
They are a group of criminals who have very few followers. The majority of Muslims openly condemn their heinous inhumane acts.
According to the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), there will come a time when certain individuals and sects will rise in his Ummah who will cause dissension, mischief and tribulation.
They will spread among Arabs and many will die because of this fitnah or conflict. The holy Prophet (pbuh) has prophesied that the Arab and Muslim world will be threatened with fitnah because of the rise of false leaders, a group of so-called Muslims who will recite the Holy Quran in melodious voices but will not understand its meaning.
Under the pretext of inviting masses to the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, they will actually take them far away from Islam.
Unfortunately, Arabs and Muslims have been complacent and have not been able to counter the ideological war that our Prophet (PBUH) has warned us about.
Time for support
It is time we support media savvy professionals and train our young journalists to counter the anti-Muslim narrative and the distorted terrorist version of Islam propagated by the “terrorist State” and its supporters.
Muslim media professionals should have been more alert and should have strongly rejected the popularized name of the so-called “Islamic State” and should have labeled them with a name that truly describes their criminality, such as: “ the State of Al-Khawarij, “the outsiders who have deviated from the faith, “the State of “Al-Safaheen”, the butchers, or “the State of Al-Muhtaleen”, the impostors.
Demonizing Islam and Muslims remains largely unchallenged and peaceful coexistence is becoming impossible to achieve.
The worldwide climate of terror continues and there are futile efforts to end the destruction and ruin. Is this the end of time?
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Feb 21, 2015.
Samar Fatany is a Chief Broadcaster in the English section at Jeddah Broadcasting Station. Over the past 28 years, she has introduced many news, cultural, and religious programs and has conducted several interviews with official delegations and prominent political personalities visiting the kingdom. Fatany has made significant contributions in the fields of public relations and social awareness in Saudi Arabia and has been involved in activities aiming at fighting extremism and enhancing women’s role in serving society. She has published three books: “Saudi Perceptions & Western Misconceptions,” “Saudi Women towards a new era” and “Saudi Challenges & Reforms