For 3 days the Politics section has been filled with crusading Christians demanding Muslims be banned from the military, insisting all Muslims are terrorists, wanting them expelled from the country, etc. Constantly, they demand that other Muslims stand up and denounce extremists. One person did, and the response she got? "you seem so nice, sorry the violent extremists vastly outnumber you"
Where are the good, peaceful Christians denouncing the hatemongers? Why is it every time the Christian hate is pointed out it's called changing the subject instead of pointing out hypocrisy?
Answer by okmanders at 9:31 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
As a Christian, I agree with you. I don't dislike or hate Muslims, I hate terrorists. Terrorists can come from more than one background and can even be from our own country (Timothy McVeigh).
Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
It is nonsense to assume that religion was a motivation or that all followers of that religion are somehow to blame or too dangerous to be allowed in the military. It is, however, not a new phenomenon. Think of the treatment of Japanese American soldiers in WWII. Not to mention the horrible things said about Asians in general by an uneducated public both during WWII (I won't even bring in the interment camps) & the Vietnam war. On the other hand, it is legitimate to keep in mind that it can be a conflict for soldiers to feel conflict when people like them are the enemy in the conflict. Again we can learn from the Vietnam War where some East Asian soldiers had emotional problems during or after fighting with people they identified with ("looked like me" as one solider put it). But all soldiers should be watched closely for signs of emotional problems because of the nature of the work.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answered at 3:33 PM on Nov. 8, 2009 by: Anonymous
That is nice YOU feel I should be speaking up, but you cannot control my actions, neither is it for you to judge me.
We all rally around non-judgement, especially in religious issues. But if your words & actions are harmful to our society (like the words mentioned in this question) than we should not only judge "you" but also speak out against those words or actions.
Answer by nysa00 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 3:42 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by Kattykitten at 3:47 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
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Answer by NotPanicking at 3:53 PM on Nov. 8, 2009