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Easy to blame Islam

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Submitted by Bingo Morris (United Kingdom), Jan 25, 2006 at 08:23

As a non muslim/non american I have a clear outsider view of what exactly is going on in the mixed up world of Islam and the American mass media, it does seem unfortunate that many people share this view on islam post Sept 11, however before this time Islam was greatly unknown throughout most of America.

Personally I know a vast number of muslims, from the younger modern generations to the early British settlers and I have never seen or heard any of these views which so so strongly seem to think are encased in the minds of muslim people. Fear seems to be where these facist and opressive views are coming from, mass media publications from Iraq and the constant warning of another terrorist attack is bound to persuade the views of the vast majority, however, it strikes me as silly more than anything that the American view of a person of asian origin has changed dramatically from "Apu the simpsons store clerk", just another race to laugh at, to a nation of suicide bombers and extremists.

Personally I couldn't view my personal oppinions about Christian America without obvious repercussions and if you would take some time to understand this religion and actually read instead of being controlled by mass media you would find that Islam is a religion of peace which acknowledges Christianity (among other religions) as a fundimental requirement to all religions.

To end, I think the vast majority of muslims do not share the view of the extremists, I am personally more in fear of America causing global harm than any muslim country and feel it's a lot more plausable to get "your head hacked off" by an American soldier than an Islamic extremist.
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