posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:36 AM
Originally posted by Vicky32
I have been reading a thread about a news item from Austria - about a yodelling angry lawn-mowing man. I have utterly shocked by the fear and loathing
of Muslims/Islam in that thread.
If people were to make the same type of remarks about Jews, they'd be pounced on so fast their heads would spin.
It's utter and blatant racism that makes me want to vomit in my mouth.
I have to explain my points of view.
I am a Christian, and an ardent pacifist. I have Muslim friends and colleagues. I live in New Zealand - and here most Muslims are refugees from
Somalia, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan...
Does this (largely American) hatred and fear of Islam and Muslims come from fear (after 9/11), ignorance or from the kind of propaganda that Fox News
is so famous for...
(I apologise if I have put this thread in the wrong place - I am a comparative newcomer, and I don't know the best place.)
Where have you been lately, they make fun and insult Christians and Jews all the time, even here on the ATS. AS for muslims, they follow a book that
says kill everyone who is not like you. I think it's more mistrust of a people who are taught in their holy book to pretend to be the friend of their
enemy until they have such power and numbers to overcome and kill them. You will never know if a muslim is a friend or foe. Once the cleric says kill,
they kill. When they say riot and destroy, they riot and destroy. Their faith is so weak that they get all hysterical over drawings and slogans, and
the presence of any other faith around them. I could go on and on but that's my tid bit on the matter.
It's not hatred, it's instinctive survivalist mistrust of a true hate group.
edit on 6-5-2011 by Fromabove because: (no reason given)