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April 23, 2013


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The day after i posted the comment about your post being racist, a young white stranger in the mall near our home yelled out at my partner calling him a terrorist and followed by " that's why I don't trust any of them". Them, referring to my partners brown skin. No, he is not Muslim. We don't even live in the US. So forgive me if I find the discourse one that encourages racism. Because, racist or not, it really doesn't help.

Let me be clear, I'm not a defender of Islam. I just think that any writing that targets a particular culture, race or religion is food for racists, bigots and fear mongers who spread hate and who do hateful things to others. I have many practicing Muslim friends who would deny that their religion promotes any kind of violence if interpreted properly.

I would also be careful of "othering" violent cultures when a case could be made just as easily that the US is one of the most violent cultures on the planet.
And let's face it, have not more innocent Muslims died or suffered directly or indirectly as a result of US foreign policy and Western controlled multinational companies than Americans by Muslims?

Just saying...

If preaching religion is correct then criticizing it is correct too.
Visit India and listen to noise pollution created by numerous temples,mosques and gurudwaras. Religions constantly barge upon personal freedom.
Religious people are essentially racist because they presume their forefather's belief is superior

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