By: Muhammad Wajid Akhter
Do not adjust your screen or your glasses – you read it right. This article is by a Muslim praising the West. Much like the title image of a smiling Shakeel Ahmed Butt (referred to online as “Muslim Rage Boy”), I’m trying to show that we can break the stereotype.
One of the more pernicious symptoms of depression is losing the ability to recognise good in others. The gloom that is cast over the Muslim world at the present time demonstrates this perfectly. We are sore at “the West” and blame them (with some justification) for many of the ills that plague us.
As the West moves to impose sanctions on Russia for supporting Ukrainian rebels, Moscow supersizes its geopolitical beef – punching back right in the golden arches. Its consumer rights watchdog filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s claiming they found E-coli and antibiotics in their food and that McDonald’s under-stated the calorie-count in their hamburgers and milkshakes. But Russia has a long track record of adopting strict health and safety standards right when the geopolitical tensions are high. AJ+ fully animates the Russian food fight.