Islamophobia hurts and haunts people that are committed to practicing their faith, Islam. But people are people, so not everyone is Islamophobic. There’re fair people and unfair ones. That’s the nature of human beings, after all.
What is Islamophobia? It is to be fearful of Islam and Muslims for no apparent reasons. In other words, Islamophobia is to have an exaggerated fear and hostility toward Islam and its followers.
The use of Islamophobia dates back to the early 19th century, which began on January 1, 1901, and ended on December 31, 2000. Two French researchers are said to have coined the term “Islamophobia” in 1918. At the time, they wanted to classify atrocities that colonial powers were meting out to Muslims.
This phobia can come from anybody that’s not pleased with Islam, for whatever reason. There is nothing to be afraid of. We’re all humans and have different faiths, so each person should be free for practicing his or her own religion.
Islam orders fair treatment. It doesn’t command aggression, assault, harassment, intimidation, or any other form aimed at harming somebody. So some individuals or groups of people may need to correct their understanding of Islam and Muslims.
Islamophobia should be shunned irrespective of its different forms. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to hurt a person or a group of people. Islamophobia is an evil practice.