Second. This is why people get frustrated with you, you are utterly incapable of grasping even the most basic of ideas and rebuttals against your very weak arguments, and when you get skewered you often times turn it into an immediate "I'm a victim" situation and that means you lost the game.
Thirdly mistrust is mistrust. I mistrust almost everyone to a certain extent... but why? Because they're human beings and human beings often have an agenda and a self interest that is not the same as mine and if they can screw me for an extra dollar or to get ahead, they just might if I give them that chance.
And it's a free country, if you wanna dislike muslims, be my guest, and if I wanna diss you for disliking muslims because you think they're inherently terrorist sympathisers then that's my right too.
My point has and will always be the same on this subject of the irrational fear of muslims.
There's a fine line between Prejudice, discrimination and finally persecution. And those lines are not as far apart as you might think. We need to be more careful of what we say and the actions we take against our fellow man no matter what religion they may be, for in the end, if we build a culture of fear against a certain people in our country that ought to be free citizens, the guilty ones won't be us, it'll be our children or our grandchildren.
I doubt I'd trust ever rightwinger, pro-lifer, etc., but my distrust would be because of their individuality NOT because of the group they belong to. There is NO rational reason to distrust Muslims because they are Muslim.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
If I see a skinhead Nazi walking down the street, damn right I'm gonna be a little worried.
But someone wearing a Kufi or some other piece of Muslim garb, or Jewish garb, or Mormom garb, or Mennonite garb? there is no logical, rational, nor intelligent reason to be suspicious of them.
really? which liberals said this?There are some liberals in this world who would say, right after 9/11, that you must forget and better not be afraid or wary. They have no comprehension of the pain inflicted during such events.
that aside, no, it's not irrational or weak minded to NOT fear muslims. some m,uslims commit horrible crimes. some whites commit horrible crimes. do we have to fear everyone? i don't think so. i think being aware is fine, but fear? i don't want to live my life in fear.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.