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Originally posted by Parallex
Everyone, take a step back please.
There are differences between CULTURE and RELIGION. An Egyptian Muslim, is not the same as a Turkish Muslim for example.
Americans are prejudiced against Muslims because the government wants Americans to feel that way. It helps the war effort etc. Gives the people a suitable 'enemy' figure. If the people in question are retarded anyway... which isn't rare in the U.S.
Also, the Christian fundies WANT you to hate Muslims, so that we dont all HATE Christians for their evil practices and hypocritical ways. Fundie Christians want us to HATE everyone but them, so that we give them MONEY, and brainspace. When they deserve neither. Bare in mind that most of the U.S government is made up of Christian fundies and a few Jewish folk.
The world would be such a nice place without religious fools.
Folks from Muslim countries are generally nice people. The religion doesn't matter - it's the morons who listen to propaganda that cause the problem. They're so ridiculously stupid that they deserve a pre-emptive Darwin award. These foolish people apear all over the world. If you see one, kick them.
Originally posted by Barkster
I suppose that muslims don't have any bias against the US infidels right?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
More bias in US against Muslims than other faiths
(visit the link for the full news article)
Americans are more than twice as likely to express prejudice against Muslims than they are against Christians, Jews or Buddhists, a new survey found. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they have little or no knowledge of Islam. Still, a majority dislike the faith.
About 18 percent of respondents said they had some level of prejudice against Christians, while the figure was 15 percent toward Jews and 14 percent toward Buddhists
Personally knowing a Muslim is not linked to a lower level
Originally posted by unicorn1
I have never met one single person who hates Muslims (and I'm getting on a bit). Hate is too strong a word. But yes there are a whole load of negative connotations. TPTB are part responsible as it suits them to demonise certain Islamic countries and of course the media likes to sensationalise. But Muslims also create their own bad press without much help.
You can call certain factions not truly representative, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it IS a duck. Plus the march of mosques across various countries, the continuing calls for sharia law and the growing number of women dressed in black table cloths is a cause for concern.
The report in the original article is hardly rocket science.
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
reply to post by ModernAcademia
And still, we atheists are hated even more than the Muslims.
I'm afraid I cannot find sympathy for anyone of any religion being hated by another person from another religion. It is religion itself that causes this hatred, because they are exclusive.
back in October 2001, ASU student Ahmad Saad Nasim lied to cops about being assaulted and pelted with eggs in a parking lot while assailants screamed "Die, Muslim, die!"
Nasim confessed to fabricating the attack when cops interviewed after he attempted a second hate crime hoax-- in which he locked himself in a library restroom with the word "Die" written on his forehead, a plastic bag tied over his head, and a racist note stuffed in his mouth.
But CAIR's report stands in stark contrast to a report released last month by the FBI. In that report, titled "Hate Crime Statistics, 2006," compiled from the input of more than 12,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, FBI figures show that the number of incidents of religious hate crime against Muslims plunged 68 percent since 2001
Critics point to a double standard: Burning an American flag is considered free speech, and the submersion of a Christian Crucifix in urine has not only been called art, but funded by U.S. taxpayers – and yet flushing a paperback copy of the Quran down a toilet is now a hate crime.