People are justified to be weary around Muslims and that's not racist

March 19, 2016, 5:58 pm

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The debate "People are justified to be weary around Muslims and that's not racist" was started by fuckyoubitch on March 19, 2016, 5:58 pm. 25 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 22 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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PsychDave
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It is understandable to be nervous of Muslim people based on the current media portrayal, but it is not justified. I live in an area with quite a few Muslim families and work with several Muslims, and while some of them have been jerks, none more so than any other group of people. I am not nervous and I don't feel unsafe around them at all. I don't blame anyone for being concerned due to the media's representation of Muslims as violent fanatics, but it is not justified.

3 years, 7 months ago

I'm not going to lie if a group of Muslims are around me and they look like they're hiding something. I do get a little worried. It's not because they're brown; it's because they're in the bad light and it's hard to get rid of it.

3 years, 7 months ago
PsychDave
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That depends on the Muslim countries. Some do allow other religions to be practiced, others do not. Some are closed minded bigots who think that anyone who doesn't believe what they believe is either a fool or a tool of evil. These are especially dangerous beliefs because they allow the justification of inhumane and immoral acts in the name of what they see as the greater good.

The direction those like yourself want to take the US is to fashion it after these practices in the hopes that it will keep you safe. How is becoming what you are afraid of a good solution?

3 years, 7 months ago

He's pointing out how hypocritical liberals and Muslims are.

3 years, 7 months ago

so because Islamic countries aren't fair you want us to commit terrible crimes too? what are you 5? just because the other kids are mean to you doesn't give you the right to be mean too.

3 years, 7 months ago

if a Christian gos to a Muslim nation, would they readily accept him teaching Christianity? That question is rhetorical. The answer no way. first offense you would likely be imprisoned, second offense you would be killed most likely. Now then, what were we saying about racial or prejudice?

3 years, 7 months ago

racism and prejudice are 2 different things, just like ignorant and retarded.

3 years, 7 months ago
RyanWakefield
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even if it's not racist, it's still prejudice

3 years, 7 months ago

It is not RACIST at all. Muslim is a religious culture, not a race of people. That should clear things up.

3 years, 7 months ago

Also just because society or circumstance can drum up fear around a group of people, It doesn't automatically make that fear and/or profiling reasonable or founded.

3 years, 8 months ago

The definition of racism is treating someone differently based on their race. So yes it's racist. The common misconception is that you have to do or say something malicious to someone for it to be considered racist. Absolutely not. Expecting certain actions of a certain race based on stereotypes is absolutely racist.

And if you're afraid of Muslims it's because 1) you don't know enough of them to have an objective opinion or 2) you're ignorant. In the US (based on statistics) you are far more likely to be harmed in some way by extreme whites than by extreme Muslims (true story)

3 years, 8 months ago

I think when things like what happened today in Brussels, the events in Turkey and the Paris attack it's very hard for people not to be scared. especially those who don't fully understand the full situation. It is a wrong belief to be scared of all Muslims however I fear that, that is getting a more frequent occurrence due to the actions of an awful minority.

I don't think people are necessarily racist to think that, I think they are just a bit ignorant to the truth.

3 years, 8 months ago

a community or religion doesn't define an individual. i have come across many individuals of different communities who were imprudent. every community has good people and also there are some bad individuals. Calling only Muslims as a 'harm to the society' is purely unacceptable.

3 years, 8 months ago

I work with several Muslims and live in an area with several Muslim families that get together in our local community centre. Some of them are jerks, but no more so than any other group of people. I have never felt unsafe or threatened by any of them and the vast majority of them are very nice people. Several have told me about the racism they frequently face and I have seen it first hand with some of what my coworkers deal with from clients.

3 years, 8 months ago
RyanWakefield
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I know many Muslims who for into society perfectly.

3 years, 8 months ago

All Muslims are a threat to Western society. They don't mix. at all.

3 years, 8 months ago

it's all about image. they look like what was plastered on their fool tube, and looks different from them.

all Muslims are terrorists.
all blacks are thugs.

that's all they are shown and they are capable of conceiving.

forget all the Arabic peace activists, rebellion fighters fighting isis, civilian translators risking their families lives to help us in Iraq, or people just doing what is best for their families. all these bigots see are terrorists in a hijab.

3 years, 8 months ago

that's like saying I'm justified in calling all Christians terrorists because some of them attack abortion clinics. it's just ignorant.

3 years, 8 months ago

93% of Muslims are not extremists

3 years, 8 months ago

only 2 Islam inspired crimes in the US in over a decade. vs how many crimes by other groups?

it's an irrational fear and typical scapegoating

3 years, 8 months ago
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