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Old 11-27-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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I hear a lot lately about radical Islam - it's become more prevalent in recent years, it seems. Honestly, I'm perplexed and bewildered over two things: 1) why a group of people (radical Muslims) display and enact upon such hatred against anyone in this big wide world who doesn't subscribe to Allah (will never happen), and 2) why anyone who is not Muslim or is uneducated automatically turns the term "Islamic" or "Muslim" into a negative connotation (aka "terrorist").

People - this is BIG world. We are all different. I will never comprehend the small-minded thinking and hatred now in the year 2008, when all quarters of the planet have been explored and documented and can be learned about upon the click of a mouse button. I truly respect and treasure all regional cultures and customs - but a globalized culture? No. How long will it take people to accept this?

Here in the sparsely-populated area of Southern New Mexico there's been a big message of "The Muslim is my enemy". I take great offense to that, as there are many millions of Muslim people in the world, and only a small handful of radical Islamics. To equate such thinking would be to say all Germans are Nazis, and they are all our enemies (going back fifty years).

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But it's not old news. It still goes on - why?

The recent attacks in India are completely unnecessary and only exacerbate an already negative stereotype upon Muslims. Not smart.

And in September 2001, the weekend after the 9/11 attack, a gas station owner in Phoenix, AZ was shot in the face because he was wearing a turban. He was from India - he wasn't Muslim, a terrorist, or anything like that.

I cringe and I seethe at the ignorance, on both sides of the problem. Just looking for understanding and hope.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:59 AM
 
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I hear a lot lately about radical Islam - it's become more prevalent in recent years, it seems. Honestly, I'm perplexed and bewildered over two things: 1) why a group of people (radical Muslims) display and enact upon such hatred against anyone in this big wide world who doesn't subscribe to Allah (will never happen), and 2) why anyone who is not Muslim or is uneducated automatically turns the term "Islamic" or "Muslim" into a negative connotation (aka "terrorist").

People - this is BIG world. We are all different. I will never comprehend the small-minded thinking and hatred now in the year 2008, when all quarters of the planet have been explored and documented and can be learned about upon the click of a mouse button. I truly respect and treasure all regional cultures and customs - but a globalized culture? No. How long will it take people to accept this?

Here in the sparsely-populated area of Southern New Mexico there's been a big message of "The Muslim is my enemy". I take great offense to that, as there are many millions of Muslim people in the world, and only a small handful of radical Islamics. To equate such thinking would be to say all Germans are Nazis, and they are all our enemies (going back fifty years).

A City-Data comment on the recent report of a young girl being stoned in a stadium in Somalia after being raped.

But it's not old news. It still goes on - why?

The recent attacks in India are completely unnecessary and only exacerbate an already negative stereotype upon Muslims. Not smart.

And in September 2001, the weekend after the 9/11 attack, a gas station owner in Phoenix, AZ was shot in the face because he was wearing a turban. He was from India - he wasn't Muslim, a terrorist, or anything like that.

I cringe and I seethe at the ignorance, on both sides of the problem. Just looking for understanding and hope.
i think that media succeeded to raise the hatred against muslims .
muslims are exist and live in the world beside and within nonmuslims comunities for a long time , but no one hated muslims before 11/9 and no_one noticed that muslims kills unbelievers and such unlogic and senseless claims about islam

do you ever read before 11/9 period somthing like that
" don't visit muslims countries , the kills nonmuslims there "
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:10 AM
 
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1) why a group of people (radical Muslims) display and enact upon such hatred against anyone in this big wide world who doesn't subscribe to Allah (will never happen), and 2) why anyone who is not Muslim or is uneducated automatically turns the term "Islamic" or "Muslim" into a negative connotation (aka "terrorist").
it's pack mentality. A lot of what you ask can be answered by psychology.

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i think that media succeeded to raise the hatred against muslims .
the islamic world is no better - I have read several different forums for muslims and a lot of their posts are how some american soldier shot the koran in Iraq or some other small thing like that which puts the west in a negative light.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: egypt
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it's pack mentality. A lot of what you ask can be answered by psychology.

the islamic world is no better - I have read several different forums for muslims and a lot of their posts are how some american soldier shot the koran in Iraq or some other small thing like that which puts the west in a negative light.
my brother in humanity
do you think that we wait to know such behaviours for american soldier to hate them for thier invades to our countries ?!!
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:58 AM
 
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my brother in humanity
do you think that we wait to know such behaviours for american soldier to hate them for thier invades to our countries ?!!
i'm not 100% sure what you mean, but are you implying that the Islamic world only started disliking the west in 2002 when Afghanistan and later Iraq was invaded?

My point is not that one media is better or worse, but that they are just as bad as each other.
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