Once again, fear mongering focuses on Muslims in America,
Muslim Americans are simply the new "niggers" in our society. If one were to study the history of bigotry in America "Hell's Kitchen" IN NYC was dominated by the Irish who were considered lower than dirt.
Am I defending Islam? By no means. I still think that too much of it, at least in the east is still stuck in a tribal past and needs it's own Age of Reason, to get with the times.
However, when you think about all the non-Muslim hate groups in America like White Supremacy groups, neo-Nazis and Militia groups, which are an equal threat long term, I find it absurd to only focus on Muslims.
AND we have much more of a problem with domestic street gangs who murder far more people each year than 9/11.
This is why morality cannot be label based. It sets up an "out group" vs "in group".
Yet still today the right wing wants desperately to incorporate biblical morality into politics and wonder why others fear them.
Instead of calling it "terrorsim" because Christian Timothy McVeigh and Christian Scott Roeder murdered for their god as well, what we should do is skip the labels and focus on ANYONE who violates the law and advocates violence as a political solution.
I find it sick that these people who would advocate McCarthy tactics can face elected Senator and Muslim Keith Elleson and try to sell him the idea that Muslims have rights, but only if we can snoop on them ignoring all the other bigger problems we have.
Christians in America need to stop bitching about others existing and stop insisting that pulpit politics are the way to solve problems.
The real issue globally is that there are people, who if left unchecked, will do desperate things because they fell left out or cornered.
I have more of a chance being robbed by a drug attic than I do being blown up. The focus should be on people who display desperate behavior, not their label.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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