Originally posted by ElijahWan
I agree with everything you said up to this point. Look at it like this...Lets say you're Hawaiian. Then on 11/11/12, we get attacked by Hawaiian
terrorists. Ever since then, everywhere you go, just because you're Hawaiian people assume you're a terrorist or hate the "West". You try and try
to tell people "No I'm not a terrorist, I'm Hawaiian, yes, but I'm not a terrorist" yet they won't listen to you. So what day would you choose
to draw attention to your cause that not every Hawaiian is a terrorist? I'd choose the day of the attack.
Honestly, I feel sorry for the Muslim prejudice -blatantly- shown in the US. I've known a number of Muslims, but I've -never- known a Muslim
edit on 2/1/13 by ElijahWan because: italics fix
Ok, I accept that point re the march, it depends I guess on who is doing the March and for what reason they chose the date, if its to support the dead
then its actually correct and right, I really should have given that more thought. Personally I would think about what the world perceived happened on
that date and then rationalise if I thought it would be seen as a correct time to march given the loss of life on that day and the public feeling
Would my cause for the march be positively seen or not...And then decide.
As seen, my in laws are Muslim and some of the nicest people in the world, genuine good people and I have schooled myself in knowledge of the Islamic
way so I do not upset or do something derogatory to their faith, but if something I see happening in the Muslim world that I don't agree with I chat
about it with them. They have no wish to bring Sharia in or such, they just came here in the 50's and set up their home from good old hard work.
Yes, there is prejudice about Muslims in general here in the UK as well as the US, some valid but pointed at the wrong part of their society. Have I
met an extremist, yes sadly, many times here, little annoying foot soldiers of Radical Mosques that spread hate and abuse the public including my wife
by calling her a kuffar whore because they see her as Asian (her family are from Guyana so have Asian ancestry, she was born her in the UK in the same
hospital as my daughter), sadly these goons attack us in their little clans.
I've actually sat with them on my own and asked why the hatred and to be honest I don't actually think some of them understand and simply parrot as
if brainwashed, there's no actual intelligent rapport, its all quotes and rubbish.
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of where I come from, I just wish the normal Muslims would do more publicly to condemn the radicals,
people might just start accepting them rather than opposing.