After the temple attack, Muslims face opposition in Japan

In the last 20 years, the Muslim population has increased from 20,000 to 2 Lakh

(Credit : Waseda University)

Tokyo (Japan) – The donation box in the Shinto temple area of Kobe city, Japan, was vandalised a few days ago by a Muslim man in yellow attire. The accused reportedly told a woman devotee who was visiting the shrine at the time, “There is only Allah (the god) of Islam, so there is no God here, so don’t pray here.” In the past couple of years, many cases have come to light that have impacted religious goodwill in Japan due to the rising Muslim population in Japan, and opposition to Muslims in Japan.

1. In the last 20 years, the Muslim population has increased drastically. In the year 2000, there were 20,000 Muslims, now there are more than 2 Lakh. The number of mosques has increased 7 times. From the Kobe incident, it can be concluded that religious conflict started as a result of the growing population.

(Credit : The Japan Times)

2. A preacher said that religious freedom is one of the basic rights of citizens in Japan. ‘No person can offend the faith of people of other religions’ is the basic idea. If that happens, people of both religions will not be able to live together. A Muslim who does that poses a threat to the lives of other Muslims.

3. One person said that the aim of Islam is to dominate the world. There is no such thought in any religion in Japan.

Editorial viewpoint

Even a peaceful country like Japan is seeing what happens when the Muslim population spikes. If it is true that Islam preaches peace, then looking at the present state of the whole world, the reality does not seem so.

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