And you can criticise, comment and judge them.
I think the line is drawn when the criticism of that individual is generalized to a very diverse group.
I can just as easily call this individual a crazy Muslim soldier who seemed to have snapped and murdered a bunch of people for no purpose it seems but to validate their sterotypes. If someone is too scared to say that they need to grow some balls.
Last edited by Laila; 11-06-09 at 09:46 AM.
Would you concede there is a difference between a man who kills because he is having a mental breakdown and happens to be Muslim and a Muslim who kills because he is executing what he believes is his religious duty to murder infidels?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
The latest real count of the amount of muslims in the U.S. is 2.5 million by the Pew Research Center this year. That's a lower number than some other sources (Encyclopedia Britannica reported 4.7 in 2004, CAIR 6 to 7 mil in 2001), but we'll go with that. That's essentially one muslim for ever 122 non-muslims in this country.
How many accounts do we have per year of Muslim Americans going off the deep end and committing crimes in the name of their religion?
Lets give it a HUGE benefit of the doubt and go really high, say 100 a year across the entire U.S.
That's still 1 muslim becoming "a radical" for every 250,000 muslims per year. The difference in ratio there between "radical law breaking muslim" and normal muslim there is 2000 times greater than the ratio between muslim and non-muslim citizen.
And that's going on the high side of saying that 100 muslims per year kill people or try to kill people due to the religion, which frankly even if we take the notion of the news not wanting to report it into account still to me seems a bit high. But lets go higher.
Lets say 1,000 of them do it.
Again that's still 1 in every 2500, still 20 times the ratio of Muslim to Non-Muslims in this country.
Starting to massively restrict the rights of muslims in this country due to the acts of what truly comes down to a minority amount of them acting out is the nothing but pure, unadulterated, raping of the constitution and the freedoms this country was built on.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.