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Submitted by Agnostic Muslim (Indonesia), Dec 15, 2006 at 20:08

"now we wouldn't want that would we?"

you first say that all people already think americans are fat ignorants etc, then you pose the question "now we wouldn't want that would we?".

It's called a metaphor. Symbolic and non factual, just trying to get some perspective on your statements, so that you could think a bit more, but I guess that is out of the question.

Regardless if we want it or not, it's happening, therefore it's not a big deal.

It's happening? Wow! I didn't know that, and there I was just being metaphorical...wow...

You know, agnostic, people can whine all they want but they are perfectly aware that no american will crash an airplane inside a skyscraper.

No, of course not. You've got nuclear bombs and a whole countryfull of arsenal, it would be more devastating if that were the case. But it's not. That is not the point, it's not about America, and yes 9/11 was a tragic occurance, no argument there, but blaming it on a whole "category" of people is not the answer, neither is discriminatory behaviour and prejudice.

Ever thought that our stereotypes of muslims are so radicated because we had to deal with them personally and first hand?

Really? You have any "Muslim Dealings"? What is your account of first hand and personal? How many Muslims? I am figuring not much out of the 1.3 billion. And again, admittance to stereotype. You think that that makes things better? All that you are doing is inflicting hate on individuals that didn't have anything to do with this.

BTW, your statement:

"stereotypes of muslims are so radicated"

So, you admit that it is radicated? I am glad, at least this is one step towards something.

Or you think you are the only one possessing true knowledge?

No, that is not the point. I am just trying to give you a different view point. Your blame on a religion and stereotyping of religious people is not the answer. Understanding and communicating fears and other negative dillemas are a whole better way of doing it.

I do understand if you have a radicated stereotype of Muslims. How can you not have one? I am sorry that there has been a lot of grief done by people "In the name of Islam". But even christians have a different viewpoint about what christianity is and so too other religions, no one person can have the exact same thoughts as every body else. No one person in Islam has the same thoughts as every body else either. I am not those men that hijacked those planes, and I have no intention of differentiating people by religion, class or race. There are a lot more problems happenning in my life that make it impossible for me to even think about that stuff. And there are others like me, you just have to talk to them a bit more. And I am sorry that Muslims on a whole did not do something more drastic to stop such occurances, but a lot of us didn't know, but we do now, and we will try in the future.

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