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TO: Chris G.

Reader comment on item: Shoeless George Bush
in response to reader comment: The news is your source on Islam???

Submitted by LDC (United States), Jul 21, 2007 at 15:28

You write: "If the news is your source on information Islam then you are sadly mislead." Well, sure, but that's not my point.

[First, shoes is not spelled choose. Altough that's how it's pronounced in NYC. But I digress.]

The news is the primary source for the West's image of Islam these days. That was/is my point. Is that food or fair? No.

I'm glad you find Muslims friendly and accommodating. I am, I confessed, biased in thinking that any religion (any) that relegates women to 2nd class humanity, makes them walk around under black sheets, and generally considers others not sharing their religious beliefs to be infidels (or consequently bound for some eschatological punishment) is not a positive influence on the planet. Others, besides Islam, have/do fit that general description. (I feel the same way about them--but there's no reason why you or anyone should care how I feel. )

Are all Muslims the same? Of course not. Nor are all Roman Catholics, all athiests, all Mormons, etc.

Perception, formed by the news media, and driven by the radical, terrorists Islamofacists dominating the media image of Muslims today, is a reality. Like it not. And, if the collective Muslim community wants to change that, then they've got to become a lot more proactive than they've been to date with promoting a counter image.

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