Rising Islamophobia

November 30, 2019

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SOCIAL media was full of praise for a young Muslim man who interrupted an anti-Islam rally last week to stop an Islamophobe from burning the Holy Quran in Norway.

In a video that went viral on social media, Muslim man could be seen jumping into the barricaded circle to save the holy book from being desecrated. The rally soon turned violent, after which police took the man who tried to desecrate Quran and his attackers into custody.

This video became the latest topic of debate, garnering various opinions and sentiments.

Islamophobia, racism and religious hatred have increased hate crimes against Muslims around the world, mostly in the West. Cases of brutal attacks on Muslims are increasing at an alarmingly rapid pace.

Will the world community take notice of this?

Arooj Naeem

Rawalpindi

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2019