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time to change some attitudes

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: We Don't live in an ideal world

Submitted by Irfan Khawaja (United States), Jul 9, 2008 at 19:08

Well, this is quite a switch. You started out making a big deal about facts. Now you seem to have reached the conclusion that because 9/11 happened, facts don't matter any more.

Yes, after 9/11 people came to believe all kinds of things about Muslims. Why not try to distinguish the true things from the false ones, believe the true and reject the false?

In any case, whatever people believe about Muslims, Barack Obama isn't one, and never was one. So why confuse the issue by linking him to Islam?

I don't buy the claim that our attitudes are "innate." They're learned, and we can change them when they need to be changed ("Yes, We Can!").


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