reply to post by babybunnies
There are a couple of things that are incorrect in your statement:
1) In the 1930's, at least in Germany, France and other "leading" countries, the Jewish "Elite" (i.e. the "non-religious") were pretty much
integrated into society as artists, bankers, politicians, journalists, scientists etc. Muslims for the most part tend to live in closed communities
(like some Jewish communities in eastern Europe - although they did that mostly for protection as a result of Pogroms and such).
2) In the 1930's, Jews didn't have a homeland (or 20+), so, Muslims aren't as much "unknowing" scapegoats, but they really like the part (I refer
you to the riots in Paris several years ago), there are places in France that the police does not dare go into...
3) So far, Islam is the only religion that uses violence when a religious icon of it is being insulted (the Mohammad caricatures in Denmark several
years ago... Salman Rushdi and many other examples).
I could go on, but you get my drift.
I have no idea where most of the people reading this site come from, but coming from a country that has been in direct war with the Arab (no Muslim)
world since its inception, and well before that (I live in Israel in case you haven't figured that out), I can tell you that religion has been a
driving force here, and that yes, there are Muslims that are moderate. But most of you don't really know the history of Islam, how it came to be,
what it teaches and the specific sects within it (She'ite, Suni, Whahabi, Salafi etc), for example, Muslims kill more Muslims in the name of Islam
than the "west" does... The Koran clearly states that any believing Muslim should kill infidels where he finds them, unless they convert and willing
to live as a "minority" (something called a "Di'mi").
Also, you should know that Islam also commands the believer to "pretend" to be a friend of the infidel in the case the infidel is stronger, allowing
the Muslim to attack and break any truce when the Muslim has the ability to attack.
Anyway, I could write on and on - all I am saying is that Muslims are not the scapegoats of the world, they are the current "bad-guys", but hey,
they seem to be really liking the part... the real scapegoats of the world are those poor people that are being sacrificed on the alter of global
political interests regardless of their religion and beliefs...