In the last ten years, the international conspiracy against Islam has taken a louder form, and Islamophobes around the world, have stopped hiding what is in their hearts, declaring open hostility to Islam and its sanctities. During this time, enemies of Islam around the world have launched a campaign to eradicate and distort the holy religion of Islam by publicly burning the Quran and distorting texts from the Quran and Sunnah. For example, on January 27, Rasmus Paludan, an activist of the Danish far-right organization, Hard Course, burned the Quran in front of a mosque in Copenhagen. He had held a similar action earlier outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm.
The anti-Islamic action carried out by the Islamophobe should be seen as a war against Islam and Muslims with the support of the collective enemies of Islam, and not as the act of an individual reckless European, because it was the authorities of European countries that allowed and permitted the public burning of the Quran.
And this is not the only case in which a misguided enemy fearlessly allows himself to insult and humiliate the attributes of Islam around the world.
With the beginning of the international conspiracy in the 21st century, the formation of the image of evil in the face of Islam took place; for this purpose, entire information and psychological programs were created, which would distort Islam and Muslims, calling them suicide bombers, terrorists, extremists, etc. Since the early 2000s, namely after the staged event of September 11, 2001 in the United States, America led a crusade against Islam, accusing Muslims as terrorists. At that time, the entire information resource of the West was mobilized to create content to distort the world population’s understanding of Islam as a religion of evil. Then, as time passed, one could observe the emergence of anti-Islamic sentiments among politicians and common people in the West, and still, these sentiments were gaining momentum with each passing day, as a result of which there were whole organizations, well-known personalities, public figures and common people who hated Islam and its attributes, these people not only showed their hatred for Islam, but also were active in discrediting Muslims around the world.
Allah (swt) says:
[يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاء تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِم بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءكُم مِّنَ الْحَقِّ]
“O you who have believed, do not take My enemies and your enemies as allies, extending to them affection while they have disbelieved in what came to you of the truth” [60:1].
Here are some of them:
On September 17, 2013, Oktyabrsky district court of Novorossiysk satisfied the suit of the city transport prosecutor’s office and declared the book, “Meaningful translation of the Holy Quran into Russian” by Elmir Kuliev extremist.
Earlier in January 2013, hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) were banned in Russia.
The book, “40 Hadiths of Imam an-Nawawi” by Mustafa al-Buga Muhyi-d-din Mistu, published in Kazan and having 615 pages, was blacklisted. It is about hadiths of an-Nawawi with comments.
Apastovsky District Court of the Republic of Tatarstan recognized the 52nd book of Hadith of Sahih al-Bukhari as extremist material, prohibited for distribution.
Moreover, today in Russia about 12 thousand Muslims are in the places of imprisonment or are announced in the international wanted list, accused of terrorism. This information is only according to open data, but according to unofficial data it is much more and this figure is growing every year.
On September 30, 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten first published an article with cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (saw).
Further, 2006 January 10, the Norwegian newspaper Magazinet reprints the drawings.
And on February 7 of the same year, the USA changes its approach to the insult and President George W. Bush calls the Danish prime minister and expresses his support and solidarity. After that, many times other European media, politicians and public figures repeatedly published caricatures of the Prophet (saw) and held various anti-Islamic protests in various countries of the world.
In August 2007, the newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published another caricature of the Prophet (saw), depicting him with the body of a dog. Astghfirullah Al-Atheem
The French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in its September 19, 2012 issue, published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). And French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault supported the insults, saying it was freedom of speech. Since then, many times other European media, politicians and public figures have published both caricatures of the Prophet (saw) and held various anti-Islamic protests in various countries around the world.
In Switzerland, about half of the permanent population views Islam as a threat to the country’s security. After the September 11, 2011 attacks, in the Western countries, Muslims live in a situation of virtually “presumption of guilt”.
In December 2014 in Dresden, opponents of Islam created a movement called PEGIDA, which regularly began to gather tens of thousands of people at anti-Islamic events in various cities of Germany. The goal of this movement is anti-Muslim propaganda in society. In addition, the number of people with anti-Islamic sentiments in various strata of society is increasing rapidly throughout Europe, with religiously motivated attacks by Islamophobes on Muslims as well as on prayer rooms and mosques.
In addition to the conspiracies described above, some European countries have also banned the wearing of the niqab or headscarf in public places, with entire bills being passed at the government level, indicating a high level of struggle against Islam and its attributes.
For example, the ban on the niqab has intensified over the past ten years and bills on the wearing of religious garments are being discussed or have already been approved in 22 out of the 28 EU countries. According to research conducted by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations group, by April 2018, eight EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) had passed laws prohibiting the wearing of headwear and elements of clothing covering the face in certain places. On August 1, 2019, The Netherlands also banned the wearing of elements of clothing covering the face.
First of all, we are talking about Muslim women’s clothing. In addition, in 13 EU countries, the Islamic headscarf is banned in certain private or public institutions and companies.
In addition, Muslims tend to live in the worst conditions and neighborhoods and because of this are deprived of the opportunity to attend good schools.
Along with all of the above, the concepts of “moderate Islam,” “European Islam,” “traditional Islam,” “peaceful Islam,” etc. emerged. All these distortions implied precisely the Islam that would conform to the desires of the West, the Islam that would adjust to Western values and nothing more. Further, the enemies of Islam did not limit themselves to introducing the distorted Islam in their own country, but began to demand from Muslim countries that they also introduce the so-called “traditional Islam” in Islamic lands.
Therefore, Muslims are obliged to understand these conspiracies of unbelievers, who falsely try to show themselves to be peaceful, allies, partners, or friendly, but in reality they will never wish Islam and Muslims good until we accept their faith, of which Allah (swt) says:
[نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ مُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَأَنزَلَ التَّوْرَاةَ وَالإِنجِيلَ]
“O you who have believed, do not take as intimates those other than yourselves, for they will not spare you [any] ruin. They wish you would have hardship. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater” [3: 118]
[فَلاَ وَرَبِّكَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىَ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لاَ يَجِدُواْ فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُواْ تَسْلِيمًا]
“But no, by your Lord, they will not believe until they make you, judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in submission” [4:65]
[وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَى مَا أَنزَلَ اللّهُ وَإِلَى الرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنكَ صُدُودًا]
“And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion” [4:61].