mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female,
and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not
that ye may despise (each other).“
Racially motivated crime in the UK
has undoubtedly soared. However racism is not just isolated to physical
attacks as many of us know. Here in the so-called land of civilisation,
racism is experienced by many. Racism in the form of employment
prospects and within the workplace, something that most of us students
will no doubt experience in one form or another when we leave the
cushioned life of university. Racism even occurs within our social
relationships since many of us are restricted in whom we can marry due
to the colour of our skin. Racism is not just a black thing or brown
thing but something that affects us all regardless of our colour. Yes,
even white people can be the victims of racism.
A World Wide Problem
is a universal problem which many of the institutions in this country
and across the world have failed to solve. Instead race relations
organisations try and create a false sense of security amongst ethnic
minorities by settling individual cases and not reaching the root of
the problem. This is fruitless since it is like trying to bring back to
life a dead tree by gluing fresh leaves to the dead branches. The only
way to bring a dead tree back to life is to look at the roots and
find out what the problem is and solve it from the basis of the problem.
The True Cause
When we go to the roots of the racism problem we see that racism emanates from the concept of a nation state (e.g. Britain).
Each nation has a certain stereotype or definition of what the citizens
of that state should look like. A good example of this is the US
where the stereotype of an American citizen is a W.A.S.P. i.e a White
Anglo Saxon Person. People may argue that if you are born there then
you are American regardless of whether you are black, brown or
white.However in reality, every nation state defines certain citizens
as from that nation and others as not from that nation. This is the
real cause of racism. For example, in this country people carry an
ideal of what being British really is, whether it is publicly through
groups such as the BNP or privately as many individuals do today.
who do not fit into this ideal of the true British citizen will always
be treated differently and be seen as foreigners regardless of whether
they were born here or not.
nearly all application forms for jobs we now have to state our ethnic
background even if we were born here. If there was no differentiation
in citizenship there would be no need for this. Many employees state
that the reason they ask for a persons' nationality on job applications
is so that they can make sure that they employ people from all
backgrounds in their company.
However, this too can be seen as
a form of racism though many say that it is positive racism, yet to
make race an issue at all can cause problems. If employees concentrated
solely on peoples' qualifications then racism in jobs would not occur
at all whether it is negative or positive.
Islam solves the problem of racism from the basis since Islam has no concept of a nation state.
Islam is not a religion but a way of life that is not specific to any
one culture or race. In addition it allows people of all other faiths
to live under its system and practice their beliefs, as history
testifies. Islam sees all land as Gods' land and it does not allow any
group of individuals from a certain region to see themselves as
superior to any other group of individuals from other regions on the
basis of race or nationality. As a result of this we see that when the
Islamic State was ruling (Note there is no Islamic State today) it
spread rapidly and included races ranging from Africans to Bosnians to
As for those people that say that Islam was spread by the
sword, we can see that in history that during the time of the crusades
the Christian crusaders did not only have to fight the Muslims but also
those Christians who lived under the Islamic State and chose to help
as for those religions that claim to offer the same solution to racism
as Islam one only has to compare the races present in their places of
worship to the various mosques in and around the UK to see where true
equality, and brotherhood lies. Only Islam offers a complete way of
life which can be proved to definitely come from the Creator. A way of
life that has no concept of race or nationality.
It is the one system that all of mankind can live under without the racial tension we see today.