Anti-Muslim sentiments have risen throughout European societies, mainly in the past few years. Today, Islamophobia, which manifests itself in overwhelming socioeconomic injustice, prejudice, violence, and racism, has emerged as one of the most difficult challenges facing European countries.
In fact, the increasing prevalence of this socio-cultural evil, and its catastrophic repercussions, have plagued many Islamic communities in Western countries.
On the other hand, many sociologists and intellectuals are dreadfully alarmed by the deafening drumbeats of Islamophobia and the dreadful danger it poses to Muslims in the EU.
Even though France has the largest Muslim population in Europe, Islamophobia has become a more prevalent phenomenon over time, to the point where both presidential candidates, Macron and Le Pen, have employed assaults on Islamic values to promote their platforms, prompting the majority of French academicians to conclude that the promotion of anti-Islamic policies, particularly by state officials, has resulted in the ongoing increase in racist assaults against Muslims throughout the country.
Amid the run-up to the 2022 French presidential election, in which Islamophobic propaganda was rampant in political circles, the French daily “La Provence” recently reported that anti-Islamic hate speech was scrawled on the walls of two mosques in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence.
In yet another episode in which Islamophobia rears its ugly head, a restaurant recently turned down customers’ requests to reserve tables on the grounds that their names sounded like Islamic names.
Sweden is another western country where anti-Islamic measures have taken place on several occasions. The nation, which prides itself on its religious tolerance, has been the scene of the most flagrant anti-Islamic events in recent weeks: the burning of the Holy Quran in a public square.
It was in late April that a Swedish far-right gang assembled to burn the Holy Quran, according to local media outlets. The Muslim community in Sweden reacted angrily to this anti-human crime by holding indignant demonstrations.
Meanwhile, the sheer brutality of the police against peaceful protestors in Sweden spread rapidly to other EU nations as well.
Rasmus Paludan, the notorious leader of the right-wing and anti-Islamist “Stram Kurs” movement in Linköping, Sweden, released a video on social media on Sunday, May 1st, depicting the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in front of the “Resalat Mosque” in Sweden.
In addition, unidentified extremists attacked a Muslim cemetery in Sweden and desecrated part of it as anti-Islamic waves swept Sweden. Unknown fascist organizations have desecrated at least 20 Muslim and Orthodox Christian graves in a cemetery in the southern Swedish city of Malmö.
After the discovery of the MKO’s special cyber teams in Albania, which consistently disseminated anti-religious content on social media, a large part of their propaganda crew relocated to Sweden.
According to European security analysts, the MKO was probably behind the burning of the Holy Quran by Stram Kurs’ followers, and this will not be the last anti-Islamic act committed by these dangerous terrorists.
On the other hand, the Swedish authorities were in cahoots with MKO terrorists, to the point that Iranian civilian Hamid Nouri was abducted at Stockholm Airport, and was immediately confined in a solitary jail in the most horrible conditions. Later, he was baselessly accused of imprisoning MKO terrorists in the 1980s.