Islam’s relationship with the West, though it goes far into antiquity, has been overburdened with rivalries and marred by conflicts. Western Europe and North America have been suspicious and fearful of Muslims without knowing the religion and beliefs. The arena of conflict between these communities is changing rapidly, primarily due to the technological innovations of the information age and the confrontation of cultures. The Muslim population has grown rapidly in Europe and North America in the past two decades, however, they still face discrimination.
A recent incident clearly shows the state of western society’s mindset. They deliberately do such things that hurt Muslims emotionally. French President’s statement makes It clear that they want to impose their illogical thoughts on Muslims. He has sought to claim awful tensions with Muslims around the world, he realized that distortion/cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed could hurt Muslims while he lashed out at “lies” that the French state was behind them. Macron sparked protests across the Muslim world after the murder earlier this month of teacher Samuel Patty, who had shown his class a cartoon of Mohammed, by saying France would never renounce its laws permitting blasphemous parody. This is not about freedom of speech it is about the war against Muslims.
We, Muslims being penalized on various mediums cause of the racist behavior of the so-called civilized society. Why freedom of speech is only used against Muslims, why not other religions or communities are affected by them? The Muslim world immediately penalized Macron and France over the treatment of Islam, especially after the cartoons insulting the Prophet of Islam were displaced onto governmental buildings in France. Many Muslim individual and state officials demanded a boycott of France from their respective governments and other things that are related to France’s origin. Many social media campaigns were announced by different religious groups to boycott French products. Several Arab trade associations and many companies withdrew French products from supermarkets in response to Macron’s arguments on Islam and Muslims. Different states such as Turkey, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Palestine, and Tunisia made official statements against France and boycotted France.
Badlay Ga Pakistan’s mission is to create social awareness among masses that are blinded by their self-interest and don’t see the impact of their actions.