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“A wake up call for humanity” By Abubakar Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.”

I was paying close attention to the British election to leave the European Union.

UK has become the second home for much of our families and loved ones who were displaced by the civil war in Somalia. After fleeing the civil war, they found refuge in the United Kingdom and discovered life and hope which they were deprived of from their homeland.
While I respect the will of the people, I know one thing for sure. Extremism has affected all work of life.

This whole idea was the work of the neoconservative right wing who are dominating the political arena.

They only serve their agenda and pursue the politics of division and fear. They don’t build but destroy. They divide people and don’t bring them together.
The only one who applauded the result of the outcome was the US Presidential candidate Donald Trump whose politics is based on division and hate.
The right wing party was eager to break Britain away from the EU even if they had to fabricate facts and lie to the nation. Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, just admitted on live TV that his claim of more healthcare savings as a result of Brexit was a lie.

The right wing extremists pose the same danger or even more as extremism of other faiths do but sadly the media doesn’t focus on this growing wave of fanaticism as it should. According to the Newsweek, right-wing extremists are a bigger threat to America than Isis. But sadly, they fall under the radar and don’t get attention from the media.

They were even accused of being complicit in murdering MP Cox for not seeing an eye to eye with their narrow mindset.

Those who have caved in to this initiative have betrayed the late MP who has sacrificed her life for the betterment of the country, helping the needy and working together instead of going alone. There is always goodness in coming together.

Building takes efforts, sacrifice, dedication and time. It has taken a lot of efforts for the country to maintain the unity throughout the years. But destroying can be accomplished by any lunatic overnight as we have just witnessed in this election. All the efforts and sacrifice of those who have built this unity have evaporated in thin air. Only Donald Trump was quick to celebrate the outcome of this referendum while the rest of the world responded with grief and sorrow.

I wish the United Kingdom, its people and all the world peace and prosperity.

As the rest of the world, I was hoping they would have not given in to the bubble of fear that was created by the conservatives. But sadly what we are witnessing is extremism taking over much of our planet. Only extremists are doing the talking from both side of the fence while the majority of humans are just watching with bewilderment and confusion.
What we have witnessed from this election is that the right wing extremists are determined to occupy the arena by pursuing the politics of divide and conquer. They have shown what they are capable of doing in pursuing such politics. As Donald Trump is determined to build up a wall if his wins the election, his counterparts in England were successful to build an invisible wall overnight. It is time for humanity to wake up from the danger posed by extremists of all types.

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