posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:01 PM
I don't think the majority of westerners believe that all Muslims are the enemy, or that all of them are potential terrorists, or anything like that.
But I do think that, where many westerners start to lose patience, is when there seems to be some what of a blind eye mentality with a good portion
of Muslims, when it comes to the things that the extremists do.
If an extremist group from America started going around blowing people up for some nutty cause, you can bet that the US would do everything we could
to stop those people. They would be hunted down by the federal justice system, and if necessary, the military. There would be a collective feeling of
shame from the public. However... That is often not the feeling you get from predominantly Islamic countries. People in those countries will many
times say... 'Well, we condemn extremists'. But actions speak louder than words... When it comes right down to it, they may not be participating in
it, but they aren't exactly knocking themselves out to stop it either. When all is said and done, the overall attitude is kind of... 'Well, what do
you want us to do about it?' Or they blame us for the terrorists, because we fight them. Well, if those countries took care of business, we wouldn't
have to go do it ourselves in the first place.
If a nutty group of people from the US were going into Canada and blowing innocent people up... how long do you think the Canadian people would put up
with the US just shrugging it's shoulders and doing nothing, before they did something about it themselves? A country's government has a
responsibility to it's people, and that means doing whatever it takes to protect them. And if somebody else won't take care of the problem, then the
responsibility falls to them