Ministry prepared to send lecturers to allay Islamophobia in the US

The Higher Education Ministry is prepared to send lecturers who are experts in Islamic studies to explain on Islam so as to check Islamophobia in the United States and other parts of the world.

Its deputy minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the country had many experts in the field who could correct the misconception about Islam among Americans and other westerners.

In fact, he said, many lecturers from Malaysia were once lecturers or guest lecturers at foreign universities.

“Whether Islamophobia is deliberately created by the West or they simply fail to understand the religion, it is important for us to correct the misconception about Islam.

“Otherwise, Islamphobia will create problems, especially for companies owned or products produced by Muslims which may be feared or turned away by the West,” he told reporters after attending an Aidilfitri open house in Kampung Lebak Seberang, here, Sunday.

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Keith Olbermann slams Islamophobes on “Ground Zero” mosque

In A Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann explains the misnomer and danger in calling it “The Ground Zero Mosque.” Olbermann clarifies the misconceptions around the community center.

Food for though for our Islamophobic friends from Keith Olbermann. Please stop wasting your lives bashing Muslims.

Muslim victims of September 11th 2001

This is something which has never been mentioned in the Western media. There were at least 62 Muslims who died during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Despite this often overlooked fact, Muslims are often disparaged and their religion demonised and held “responsible” for this tragedy. That there were Muslims who had lost their lives in this tragedy clearly shows that such actions are the work of an extremist few, and has nothing to do with the religion of Islam.

For a list of the Muslim victims, see this page.