Been a long time since I’ve posted a poem on here but in sha Allah wanted to share a poem that I just wrote after feeling very angry at the double standards that exist within our society and have become the generally accepted norm.
I may be only 16 but Allah SWT has granted me eyes and I can see the injustices committed against us Muslims and I am not afraid to speak out. Why should we be treated like this? Enough is enough
They don’t even know who the real terror is yet they call us terrorists..
They accuse us of violence
They wish to hear only our silence
But we’re speaking out
We’re clearing every doubt
For them it is morally justified to destroy our lands
And then feign kindness by lending our governments a few helping hands
One can simply look to the corruption in Pakistan
Or take a glance at the destruction in Afghanistan
To kill thousands of innocent people seems to be fine
As long as it is Muslims on the other end of the line
But for a Muslim to do the same?
Well here begins the war on terror game
Before you think I am justifying anything think again
For any loss of innocent human life is wrong and brings only pain
But why does the entire Muslim community have to be ostracized?
The clear truth has to be realised
A few individuals do not constitute for a whole community
We get attacked but the Western governments holds such immunity
When they kill so many innocent people everywhere
Yet for them to be held accountable seems to be so rare
The media paint us as tyrants that blow up places
Please peel back the false image the media has painted and see our true faces
The newspapers are playing with your mind
The truth they don’t wish for you to find
Have you ever opened up the Qur’an?
And seen the true Islam?
One Muslim commits a crime and it makes front page news
But the same doesn’t happen when US soldiers rape and sexually abuse
Women in Iraq and Afghanistan; such crimes are inhumane
And what about all those innocent children and women Israel has slain?
Such terrorists they are that have bombed thousands of homes
And what about all of America’s drones?
Operating in Yemen and Somalia and so many other countries
Yes America the land of the ‘brave, the free’
They wish for us to have ‘liberty’
But we find freedom in Islam; don’t you see?
The biggest war we waged was on removing oppression
On eradicating sadness and depression
By submitting to our Lord with no discretion
Yet our religion and our Prophet SAW get abused in the name of ‘freedom of expression’?!
Ethnic cleaning in Burma and the Central African Republic
But all you want to do is brainwash the public
Not to mention the terrorists in Sri Lanka terrorising
The Muslims but of course they aren’t labelled as terrorists which sadly isn’t surprising
The word ‘terrorist’ seems to be a word so exclusive
To Muslims; sadly it isn’t all inclusive
Do all Irish people have to condemn or pay
For the shameful acts of the IRA?
I don’t have to publicly say that 9/11 was a horrific crime
Nor publicly condemn those involved at the time
For I am not responsible for their actions
I don’t agree with them but then why I am treated as though I am part of their faction?
I could continue on speaking of the injustices that exist
But I’ll stop here however I must insist
That you share this so we can all open our eyes
And stop believing in the media’s and our government’s lies…
As I mentioned before: I may be young but that does not mean I am incapable of recognising injustice and discrimination against Muslims. I just pray that one day the world too will recognise it…..
Please share this…jazakAllah khair