But you know, prior to 9-11 the average American didn't know a single thing about Islam, and after those events the media began to "educate" the public on its "evils". America's knowledge of Islam is still in its infancy and so ignorance is rampant. I respect your need to combat it, but you will largely be dealing with people who have already decided to not listen. Just know that there are also rational ones out there who know that the problem itself is not Islam.
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Indian Commandos Storm Jewish Center
Earlier in the day, an Army general, N. Thamburaj, was quoted as saying he expected all anti-terrorist operations in Mumbai to be wrapped up by midafternoon.Hmm, an India-Pakistan conflict can't end well for anyone. Though I think few can deny Pakistan is a haven for extremists of all kinds.In a televised speech Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blamed forces "based outside this country" in a thinly veiled accusation that Pakistan was involved. A day later, India's foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that, according to preliminary reports, "some elements in Pakistan are responsible."
My Mosque still does that and especially on Eid. We just how attempt to improve relations with other religions in my community. Its sad watching people generalize over the actions of a few; after all. I wouldn't use a few cases to demonize entire religions and their followers.
Prior to 9/11, I had little inkling of UK/US involvement in ME and was not as politically aware and suddenley after 9/11. Being a Muslim was now an 'issue' or problem when before not alot of people knew about Islam as you said and if they knew about it, they wouldn't have a problem with it. Saying you are Muslim is now dirty in some cases.
Something tells me that the rest of the Ummah won't even summon up the outrage to engage in mass protests across the globe which they managed to summon over cartoons, rather expect to see celebrations across dar al-Islam for a successful strike against dar al-Harab as we saw after 9-11.