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Dealing with it right away but also right

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Submitted by ashraf (United States), Oct 14, 2008 at 18:44

I am doing a thesis on topics related to Middle East studies that concern Islam and anti-Islam scholarships. As I am currently located in the USA I find it imperative to post the following comments:

Stereotypes are largely manufactured by thinktanks who out of ignorance or what I can call the force of tradition, tend to criticize whole nations and ethnicities in an unjustified generalization that often miss the correct analysis and causal investigation of certain phenomena. I strongly believe that America is a great country due to the fact that it tolerates multiculturalism...people are basically respectful of others' habits and religions but learn to categorize people acoording to color and religion. This is the begining of the loss of universalism thinktanks ought to entrench in a country that cherishes freedom. I strongly believe that practising democracy teaches tolerance as a personal virtue... it does not happen in Muslim countries but it is not happening too while so much baseless invective is hailed upon muslims as muslims and not on individual basis. Iam a muslim and I lead a normal life here among very friendly people particularly in the academia. I strongly recommend that historians ask some muslims how they felt with regard to Bin Laden and the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center. The feedback may change conclusions that should never be predetermined. It is also mandatory that critical views be based on a moral ground; that's to realize that generalization is the headline of a failed scholarship;

ashraf

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