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This is a short blog post on why, I as a Muslim, am terrified of Boris Johnson’s Tories staying in power. I have adapted it from a Twitter thread I posted. It isn’t meant to be a polished piece. It’s my off the cuff thoughts and worries.
This is a view held by many other Muslims and minorities in the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson has attacked and maligned nearly everyone. From calling Gays “bumboyls”, attacking poor people and calling for Muslims to be banned speaking Arabic in a Mosques. There aren’t many groups he hadn’t attacked. This is my view;l
I’m a white Muslim. I have never hidden this. Not have I preached about it to “turn” others. It’s my belief that affects nobody else.
However, I’ve endured;
- My house getting torched, TWICE
- Physical attacks in the street
- Verbal abuse
- Death threats deemed credible by the Police
- Doxxing – My address being posted online
- Getting called a “race traitor, Jihadist” & worse.
Boris Johnson has enabled the above
I am TERRIFIED of a Tory majority government.
The Media Enablers
I live with daily abuse and threats just because I’m Muslim.
Journalists have gaslit me using my mental health condition, Borderline Personality Disorder, to “infer” I’m a terrorist.
I got credible death threats due to this, yet the news outlet DEFENDED it.
Muslims are scapegoated because it makes money for media companies
Tory Normalisation of Hate
The Tories DO have a massive Islamophobia problem.
Because they deflect or deny it, people think they can get away with it too.
From Truro to Inverness, Muslims are facing increased abuse because of their faith.
All because the Prime Minister and his party have made Islamophobia mainstream.
No longer are people afraid to berate or attack Muslims, they do it with some sort of pride.
The Prime Minister of the UK has publicly REFUSED to apologize for his past comments about Muslims, gays and Black People. What sort of message does that send out?
I Won’t Give Up
However, all the abuse, the threats and attacks WILL NOT deter me.
I believe in a society that works for everyone.
Faith, race, sexual orientation, disability and age, are irrelevant to me.
Everyone is human at the end of the day, and are therefore ALL equals in my eyes.
I fight for that and I won’t stop because that’s exactly what those who seek to divide is want.
People CAN Change
Attacking someone because of faith or race shows a basic lack of understanding.
However, people can and have changed. See CJ Werleman for proof, he was once in the EDL. Now he fights for equality and against Islamophobia.
Maybe not everyone can change, but many can.
I will ALWAYS fight to educate and inform people about equality for all.
Hate WILL NOT win. We cannot let it win.
All I want is to live my life in peace. I don’t want to be so scared to go out that I’ll only shop at 1am.
I don’t want to worry about every knock on the door.
I don’t want to worry about my kids getting bullied because of my faith.
I just want to be happy and safe.
Right now, I’m scared, stressed and I’m sad.
I don’t want to carry on like this. If Boris Johnson wins on December 12th, I’m genuinely concerned about what the future holds for me and other Muslims and minorities in the United Kingdom.
Please, on December 12th, don’t vote Conservative. They don’t care about you or anyone else. They’ll gaslight anyone of it keeps them in power.
I don’t get paid to write. I live on Universal Credit which currently has been cut because of a DWP “error”. I have to wait until after Christmas for my Mandatory Reconstruction to rectify it.
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Your words really resonate with me and I am sure many others. Any who act meaningfully from the best of their faith are enemies of injustice and “must be put down” and yes, Islam is very much targeted to be the boogie-man to keep slaves fearful and impotent to better their lives. The old tricks are ‘sure fire’, (pun intended).
As a Jew working to support and maintain good laws and human rights to real equality for all, I have been the victim of all the assaults on your list with the addition of two attempts on my life with a vehicle but only from zionists…other Jews. My faith, heritage, Judaism, is being abused by being weaponized to actually undermine if not prevent progress to a better, humane society and by those who claim to represent “all Jews”and “friends of israel”. As I and a growing number of Jews understand those (shits) are teaching people to hate Jews by “radically” misrepresenting what Jewish values are. You can understand we, Jews and Muslims are two sides of a coin in a very old con with Christianity being made to play it’s part.
I understand what you meant to share when you wrote “It’s my belief which affects nobody else.” but that isn’t effectively true. (Thank G-d! ) You are trying to calm the haters, protect your and other’s children but..??? I have expressed it before and it bears repeating, Any of the means by which you, or anyone, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jew, snake handler, Atheist, Pagan, Etc, Etc, are more a good person who respects, values and cares for others, I ( and who not?) am benefited and thus it is in my-our interest to know you are well and able to continue to do so.
Thank you for your wise words as always my good friend. I am very good. I have learned to take the rough with the smooth and stand up for myself and others.
Be assured, I am ok and I’m not going anywhere.