What is your opinion on America's prejudiced outlook on the Muslim community?

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  1. ExplodingPopTart profile image59
    ExplodingPopTartposted 12 years ago

    What is your opinion on America's prejudiced outlook on the Muslim community?

    In the recent years I have been seeing more and more news about American hate-crimes against the Muslim community, mostly owing to the unrest in Middle Eastern Countries and 9/11. What are your views on this topic?


  2. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    a lot of it has to do with the fact that so many countries that welcomed the muslim faith into their culture , paid for it with riots, violence and fear later. i realise that the average muslim is not a bad person and that they do believe their religion is pure but that doesn't account for what happens to every country where the muslim religion grows.

  3. someonewhoknows profile image74
    someonewhoknowsposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't assume that all muslims like radical shiria law.I think it's the reason trhey left their own country

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    Well, what about the opposite?  Don't you think that Islamic cultures paint "Western" societies in a bad light as well?  Haven't you noticed an increase in Islamic violence against Western nations too?

  5. ExplodingPopTart profile image59
    ExplodingPopTartposted 12 years ago

    Wesman, yes there are many view points on this topic, but I am choosing this specific one smile That's a valid point, though.

    And no... Not all Muslims are radical. That wasn't my point. I mentioned that portion of history because that's when some of the most prominent prejudices began to unfold.

  6. profile image0
    Rosemary Banksposted 11 years ago

    As far as that so call and vicious religion is concern Americans aren't prejudice it's factual they way most Americans feel and we have every right to feel this way. Cautious!

  7. Sundry profile image62
    Sundryposted 10 years ago

    I think opinions change depending very much on the age of the individual answering. The older the person answer, if they are an American, they are more likely to show some prejudice against the Islamic community due to what they have experienced in the last 50 years or so. For example movies such as Delta Force starring Chuck Norris was based on a real event. I can completely understand why those from that generation would have prejudices against a certain group because of those events. However, hatred such as the Westborough Baptist Church is absolutely appalling. The issue is most prominent when violence is involved. If the prejudice turns violent that shouldn't be tolerated in society. Those who are younger would feel less inclined to be prejudiced because they haven't experienced as much of the same media providing that same prejudice as those who are older did. Personally, I believe those who are prejudice against Islam and those Muslims who are prejudice against America are in the minority of both communities and considered extremists. Also, they are not representative of the community which they inhabit.

  8. 34th Bomb Group profile image61
    34th Bomb Groupposted 10 years ago

    First, you're buying into the position that all Americans are prejudiced against Muslims. I don't believe this to be true - although it might get to that point if they don't stop sodomizing and murdering our envoys.
    Next, please consider how they treat and speak about the Jews. I think the Jews have been through enough and deserve a bit of happiness on this planet.
    Finally, you hear about "hate crimes" if some white boys beat up a Muslim kid. If some Muslim kids beat up a white boy - NOTHING!!
    I'm so sick and tired of being politically correct I could scream.
    These people HATE us and what we stand for and that's not going to change any time soon. Unless we put our women in hajibs (sp?) forbid them to drive and force them to marry whomever WE want them to marry as they have no rights.
    A local school district is heavily Arab. They take their soccer so seriously they have been seriously injuring opponents on the field. If someone in the stands speaks against this, that person is beaten to a pulp. Now, no one will play against them which the Muslims call discrimination. How about self-preservation?
    I don't think this has anything to do with recent events in the Middle East. The Muslim community have been upping the ante for years now.
    (Buffalo - where the husband lopped off his wife's head 'cause she wanted a divorce. Nice guy.)

  9. andrew savage profile image59
    andrew savageposted 9 years ago

    While there may be a problem with people taking the law into their own perverse hands, Islam is not a peaceful religion. The Quran is predicated on usurping people of all other faiths, bringing about a one world theocratic rule, and permitting grown men to marry minors. The onset of Islamic terrorism is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of people within the past decade; not to mention the murder of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people since its inception.

    Al Qisas and Sharia Law are two key examples of my point and the burden of proof. Just as you cannot call yourself a peacemaker when you are working in a concentration camp, you cannot call a religion that worships a war god a peaceful religion. Allah is a war god, and his name dates back to the oldest deciphered language, Sumerian, which describes an evil god named Alla (name of a god that the Sumerians recognized but did worship) Xul (Sumerian for evil). While the spelling between Alla and Allah slightly differ, they are pronounced exactly the same.

    While I do not condone the attacks against civilians who chose to practice their freedom of religion; I ask you to truly look into the history of Islam itself. While a few countries that predominately practice Islam have a rich history of exploring math and science, most of those accomplishments are not necessarily owed to Islam itself, but the scientists, mathematicians and other researchers who came before the onset of Islam from nations that predate the ones that currently exist and the ones that existed before the invasion of Eastern Hordes.


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