Why are people racist and Islamaphobic?

Anonymous

As a young Muslim girl living in london. I find it very upsetting that people have such hatred towards Islam and just racist and islamaphobia in general, I’m scared to visit countries like America and France as they seem to have hatred towards people of colour and Muslims. I feel like the media makes Islam look bad and people get brainwashed so easily and are not educated on the religion so they just say random things what they feel like saying what they want to believe Islam is like. I am very kind and respectful towards all people no matter their background and beliefs as I believe everyone deserves to be respected and I believe that as a muslim you should forgive and always keep a pure heart, be understanding and helpful to everyone I always go out my way to help people because I believe if I have the ability to help someone and make their life abit easier and make them happier by helping them then I should do that. But I can’t seem to get my head around as to why mainly non Muslims try to twist things and make islam look like something it is not. If I see injustice I speak up and try to make things fair as it makes me sad to see people struggle, i pray for those who need help and are sick.

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2 mo
I am young right now but hopefully when I have a stable career I want to start my own charity organisation to help those in need yes I might not be able to change the world but I can try to change someone’s world because in islam charity is spoken about and very important to me, so I want to help as many people as I can even if it’s just giving someone a hot meal a new blanket new shoes they can feel warm in it is still something might not be nothing to us but it will be everything for them.
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2 mo
I can't understand why it’s so hard to not just be a person of peace and stick together as people and respect everyone. I find it interesting to learn about different cultures and religions so why can’t people just do this instead of bashing Islam if you want to speak on Islam then speak the truth on it and educate yourself not make up to ur own rules.
Why are people racist and Islamaphobic?
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