This morning I read a tweet by JK Rowling.
Eight times more Muslims have been killed by so-called Islamic terrorists than non-Muslims.
She attached an interesting article by Yassin Musharbash.
Duh, this became incredibly evident when I sat around and thought about it. I just never had before. There is a long history of violence in the East and it doesn’t seem to be getting too much better.
The media explodes when violence upon non-Muslim groups occurs. 9/11, Charlie Hebdo, and the beheadings are all great examples of this. Each of those events are heartbreaking and it is right for us to mourn and protest.
But we should be having the same reaction to the violence happening against Muslims everyday. Their homes are burnt, their children are massacred, and violence is a way of life in many of their towns. They are faced with great troubles and unfortunate situations because of where they live. Most of them don’t have a place to run to.
It’s exhausting to hear about how Islam is a violent religion, because it’s not. Not any more so than Christianity, at least. There are extremists killing anyone in their way. This shouldn’t be Muslims against non-Muslims. Until people realize that, until people quit pitting groups against each other, the prejudice will never stop.