Originally posted by azulejo
Islam has a bad name in America because of the media, why? Because they dont want anyone to know of the real power of the Arabas in the world but instead portrait them as stupid, ignorant, backward people.
I thought Islam had a bad name in America because extreme Muslims have tried to carry out the following attacks but been arrested by the authorities before they could do so
Destroy the Brooklyn bridge
Blow up an Ohio shopping mall
Blow up the New York stock exchange
Blow up the NY subway
Blow up an Indian diplomat with a shoulder fired grenade launcher
Blow up National Guard facilities and synagogues in the LA area
Blow up the Wyoming natural gas refinery & the Transcontinental Pipeline
Set off a dirty bomb in the USA
Blow up the US Capitol and Word Bank Headquarters
Blow up the Sears tower in Chicago
Blow up NY city train tunnels
Set off hand grenades in a shopping mall outside Chicago
Conspiring to attack Fort Dix, New Jersey
Set off a TAPT bomb in the NY subway
Blow up a Dallas skyscraper
Set off a car bomb outside the courthouse in downtown Springfield, Illinois
Murder civilians in US shopping malls
Blow up “aviation fuel tanks and pipelines at the John F. Kennedy International Airport”
Shoot down planes with stinger missiles.
Let's not forget the Fort Knox attack in which Major Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 12 people and injured 31 while chanting 'god is great'.
9/11 and the ground zero mosque might have had something to do Islam's relatively poor reputation as well.
The fact that Muslims around the world riot at the drop of a hat if their prophet has been 'insulted' doesn't endear them to many people either.
But still, most Muslims just want a quiet life just like the rest of us. The Muslim extremists however certainly don't seem to be doing a very good PR job for Islam in general.
edit on 3-12-2011 by ollncasino because: formatting