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Are We Racist?

Posted by Aneela Shahzad on

Are We Racist

Genesis 9:20-27, King James Version (KJV)                     And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. And he drank of the wine, and was drunk; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.                         Genesis 9:20-27 (King James Version)

For those who know, Ham is not one man, Ham is the whole dark-coloured part of humanity. After the great flood, Noah had started the human race anew, with his three sons. Of his three sons, Shem (Saam) is known to be father of all the brown (light-coloured) people, Japheth (Yafhus) of the white people and Ham (Haam) of the Black people. The argument here is not whether this fact is anthropologically provable or not; the argument here is that 2.3 billion people read the Bible with this understanding every day.

30% of humanity, that comprises the most populated religion of the world, Christianity, believes in a Book that tells them in its very early chapters that the Black people have been cursed from their very origin and are now to be subservient to the Brown and the White people forever. This clearly makes the Christian community, the largest and the most pronounced racist community of the world. Not to forget the Jewish nation, that adheres to this same Book (Genesis), with even more zeal then the Christians.

What effect do these two sentences, ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant’, ‘God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant’, have on its believers; They have the potential to soften the minded of a people for race-hatred; they have the potential to be the foreign policy of a world-wide community; they have the power to erase the guilt of oppressing large masses of people, justifying it as their fate and God’s curse upon them.

For centuries, if not for millennia, has the White race exploited Africa, the land of the Black race; degrading them as a people; enslaving them; looting them of their riches; and thereby pushing them towards bare survival and keeping them permanently there. But ‘survival’ is a generous word here, for these people have been perpetual victims of famine, disease, illiteracy and negative signs of development; while the White-West lodges into this continent with all its NGOs, it’s aid, its medicines, it’s high-tech seeds and what not, experimenting on this unaware people like they are a laboratory filled with guinea pigs, only these guinea pigs are not white.

Compare this with another major people, the 2.2 billion, the 29%, the Muslims, what does their book say of this same man Noah.

‘It was said: O Noah, come down (of the ark) with peace from Us and blessing upon you and upon nations from those who are with you, and nations, We will give them advancements (in life) then will they be touched with severe punishment from Us.’ (11:48)

This means Allah put His unconditional blessings upon all who alighted the boat, warning them that nations will sprout from within these primary nations that will be punished for their misconducts in the future. But not cursing any one race or any one nation with hate-based eternal damnation.

The Quran, the book the Muslims believe in, clearly states that races and clans have only been made for recognition between us and that Allah judges each one of us upon piety and deeds (see 49:13), the theme of the Quran tells us that bad folks can bear good people in them and good people can have a lot of bad people in their progeny, and the blessing of Allah is not bound to any creed, colour or race. The words of the Prophet of Islam, ‘no non-Arab has any eminence over an Arab, neither has a non-Arab over an Arab, except for piety’, are circulated within the Muslim memory from childhood to age, and is popularly rehearsed in school curriculum and religious gatherings. 

The educated class of this country, which it cherishes as the future of the people, has to get ready to re-educate their fellows over who and who not are the real racists; to not only guard themselves against implanted factions but to guard the whole nation against the general notion of miss-awareness and self-accursing being injected into the world-view of the Muslim people by calling us a nation of racists.