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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
Sorry, for being so serious after all that well deserved fun, but I wonder, where does this weird myth stem from Obama is Muslim, which apparently seems resistant to all evidence to the contrary? (And this fear of Islam in general -- apparently, it would bother people who believe Obama is a Muslim much more if he were, than it would bother people who don't believe it, even if it was true.)
Is it because many people are just not at all familiar with people who have such a cosmopolitan vita like Obama, because they've hardly ever met people who were not like them - down to earth, well-rooted Americans - and thus react with fear and suspicion, just because they don't know such a thing?
Is it a kind of racism that relies on the stereotype of the "angry black power activist" who turns to Islam? Obama as the "second coming of Malcom X" in a way?
And this general distrust against Islam, is it just common xenophobia, or religiously (Christian-based) anti-Islamism? Or an effect of the stereotype that "Islam = terrorism"?
For the record: I'm not accusing anybody or jumping to conclusions. I'm just looking for answers, and hope this may fuel a fruitful debate.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."