Good friend Bala had sent me a story from ‘Times of India’ website on how a supermarket in Austria had to pull Halal Meat from its shelves because of reaction from some of its customers on its Facebook page. The story appears to be true.
If so, it confirms that the aims and objectives of outfits like ISIL are succeeding – polarisation and fanning of extreme opinions in non-Muslims towards Muslims. This is what Islamic terrorists want to achieve and this is what the world is moving towards.
The only way it can stop in an effective and lasting manner is when moderate Muslims rise up in large numbers and decimate extremism on their side. Then, Islamophobes will have no voice.