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Overall, Muslim Americans are, well, American. They have similar levels of career and educational attainment as the general American public; their political beliefs are just as varied as the general public; and their typical level of religious devotion is on par with that of many other religious groups, the research shows.
"The idea is if you just group everybody together that's a Muslim by affiliation and then pretend like one characteristic defines them, well that's as silly as saying that all blacks can run fast,"
"If we're going to face our nation's challenges in a truly democratic way, we need to move past the fear that Muslim Americans are un-American so we can bring them into the national dialogue," Read said.
In one study, 64 college students (33 Obama supporters and the rest John McCain supporters) had to decide whether or not a string of letters flashed on a computer screen made up a real word by pushing one of two keys. Before that string of letters came up, either "McCain" or "Obama" flashed on the screen, followed by either a non-word, neutral word, Muslim-related word (such as "Islam") or senility-related word (such as "dementia").
Originally posted by Wildmanimal
Maybe if some of the predominantly Muslim Middle Eastern Countries allowed
Christian Churches,Jewish Temples, Buddist Temples, Hindu Temples and
the like in their countries without the threat of persecution or violence they
would be more welcome to do the same in other countries.
Main Entry: dis·avow
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English desavowen, from Anglo-French desavouer, from des- dis- + avouer to avow
Date: 14th century
: to deny responsibility for : repudiate
: to refuse to acknowledge or accept : disclaim
— dis·avow·able\-ə-bəl\ adjective
— dis·avow·al\-ˈvau̇(-ə)l\ noun