The mayhem from the vicious shooting that whisked the lives of 50 persons on Friday in New Zealand, appear to have re-awaken the talk on Anti-Semitism.
The tragic incident which took place around the Alnoor mosque has since then become a political debate as to if the shooting could by chance be linked to the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim tenets documents earlier shared on various social media handles.
Anti-Semitism had long been forgotten but very recently, there have been palpable need for caution in ensuring that comments, speeches; are properly guided. ‘’Words really matter, we must take note of this’’
Religious differences, hate speeches and unguided statements are some of the traits of anti-semitism. To this end, religious bodies, political leaders, parents, are enjoined to instruct their children/followers to refrain from using provocative words that may trigger religious intolerance.
Are social media doing enough in curbing religious wars? The social media is a powerful and effective tool for dissemination of information. The effectiveness in carrying out some of these radical opinions on the internet seems to be more proactive. Unchecked videos, and other sensitive materials released online can result to having a recurrence of shootings.
The man behind the New Zealand shooting, Brenton Tarrant, a right-wing extremist terrorist purportedly, carried out a live streaming of the attack on Facebook. In a 74 page document released, a collection of outbursts thrashing on immigrants, Muslims and Jews were seen. He however, heaped praises on the internet for helping him develop his ‘beliefs’ which earned him some extremists views.
Contents with such ferocity ordinarily should be tagged as ‘racism and hate speech’ and therefore, should be discarded. Monitoring some of these activities isn’t a hard nut to crack.
All hands must be on deck. Radical ideologies preached all over the world should be monitored and evaluated by the necessary bodies to help curb the increasing terrorism attacks.