reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I can not support the attacking of people or property unless under the most extraordinatily extreme situations. This is not one of those situations.
Westerners as a whole, I believe, condemn the attack on any religious building. This is one of the distinguishing features of the West.
Unfortunately, the same can not be said for Jihadis.
But my request to you is to reconsider your rather casual use of words.
I always find it interesting when people say its not "racist"
I agree you cannot technically be "racist" against Islam
That is semantically identical to saying: "I always find it interesting when people say 2+2 = 4. I agree, technically, "2+2 = 4,"
but . . .
We must not speak like that, we must not even think like that. If you are one of the dwindling number of people who think understanding is a path
towards peace, at the very least you must use words that mean what you say. If you refuse to select the correct word, the alternative is to select
the correct caliber.
"Racism" is a weapon. Attempting to use it when it is inaccurate renders an entire argument suspect, cheapens the word for when it is appropriate,
and gives one the appearance of an emotional bully.
It does no good to exchange "xenophobic" for "racist," the error, and objection, is identical.
My understanding is that, at least in the US, the belief is that Muslims are welcome, but people who are actively attempting crimes and plots to
advance their religion and laws are not. That is not "racism," "xenophobia," or 'Islamophobia," that is rational and intelligent behavior and
should be applauded.
lets not all start arguing over the use of the word racist because at the end of the day any hate towards Muslims is just as bad in all the
same ways as hate towards a black man.
No, let's argue over the use of the word "racist,' because it is being used wrongly. The difference
between right and wrong is important and must be upheld by any who want society upheld.
And the idea that any hate towards a group of people solely because of their skin color is the same as hatred towrds a group of people who have a
sizeable number of members driven by that group's ideology to slice off my head, is pure bosh and drivel. No one should allow an idea like that to
stay in their heads for more than the two seconds it takes to recognize it as sheer lunacy on the same level as a man who believes he's a breakfast