All Muslims Are Terrorists?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Okay before I get back to studying I thought I'd write a little about what's on my mind. I don't usually write about religion but here goes: I was on Facebook last night and came across this video. Let's see if I can link it. Okay found it!!  Basically this engineer is proposing to build a mosque, and these anti-muslim audience at the meeting were being really rude. And the engineer said "The worst part was not necessarily that the gentlemen were expressing their opinion in such a way, but was that people started clapping and cheering, and that's what I was more taken by." One of the other old men who spoke said that because of the attacks in Paris, they all have this view that Muslims are evil, all Muslims are evil and I just feel like it's so unfair.

This is nothing new, of course but it gets me so mad that when a Muslim carries out an act of terrorism, the entire religion gets blamed for it. But when terrorists of other religions do it, they're just a lone wolf, you feel?? I mean I guess most of the time when Muslim extremists do bad things, it's "for religion" - but they're extremists, they take things to the extremes and I would hardly call them Muslims anymore because their way of thinking is so warped?? Their behaviour basically distorts everything that Islam stands for. And white extremists usually just shoot up schools and buildings so they don't usually have a religious motive behind those acts of terrorism? You don't see people blaming these extremists' entire religion or race!! 94% of terrorist attacks ARE NOT DONE BY MUSLIMS. Yet, muslims are the most heavily targeted on with people almost perpetually chanting “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.” or like in the case of the video above, "Every one of you (Muslims) are terrorists." Throughout the video I felt like screaming "EXCUSE YOU, WHITE MAN, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE YOUR RACE/RELIGION HAVE KILLED??" Obviously I'm not one to advocate blaming based on just generalisation but that's basically what these anti-muslim people are doing towards Muslims!! It's just so dumb for these people to hate on Muslims so much for what a minority of Muslims - the extremists - have done! It's like they're completely ignoring what people from their own religion/race have done! A study conducted by the New America Foundation says that white extremists have killed more Americans in the U.S. than Jihadists since 9/11. Okay, non-US: Anders Breivik slaughtered 77 people in Norway to further his anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and pro-“Christian Europe” agenda as he stated in his manifesto. But did people start saying all Christians are terrorists?? -- In fact, even the suggestion that Breivik was a “Christian terrorist” was met with outrage by many, including Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. Anyway, let's see... "An initial court-ordered psychiatric review concluded that Breivik suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, but a second review diagnosed only “dissocial personality disorder” and “narcissistic traits.”" Oh and hey!! He got accepted into the University of Oslo!! Since when did we start publishing achievements of terrorists??

How about Buddhist terrorists?? Jewish terrorists?? Actually I can't even be bothered anymore. Read this article and this as well. The world is always going to be like this. It's just so easy to hate on Muslims right?

To end off on a lighter note: ... Watch this cat video!!!  
Or if you're not into cats, then there's a dog video too!!
Until next time, adios xo

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