The Muslim world has experienced great horrors and tragedies in recent days due to terrorist attacks attributed to ISIS — 41 people dead at Istanbul’s busy airport; 22 at a cafe in Bangladesh; at least 250 celebrating the final days of Ramadan in Baghdad; and then more horrors with the bombings in three cities in Saudi Arabia. Leaving many Muslims to wonder – where is the global outrage?
“Why isn’t #PrayForIraq trending?” Razan Hasan of Baghdad posted on Twitter. “Oh yeah no one cares about us.”
“More deaths in Iraq in the last week than Paris and Orlando combined but nobody is changing their profile pics, building colours, etc.,” Kareem Rahaman wrote on Twitter.
As The New York Times reports, “one of the primary goals of the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups is to drive a wedge between Sunni Muslims and the wider world, to fuel alienation as a recruiting tool. And when that world appears to show less empathy for the victims of attacks in Muslim nations, who have borne the brunt of the Islamic State’s massacres and predatory rule, it seems to prove their point.”