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Would you say this applies: You've seen one Christian, you've seen them all...

Would it apply to any particular race, any particular religion?
This question pertains. . . you guessed it!. . .to why we would hold American Muslims responsible for the actions of some radicals who claim their faith.
Think this question has been beaten to the ground? Think again. Mosques are being threatened all over our "accepting" country--not just the proposed community center in New York. How can we generalize that one faith, when we won't any other?

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Asked by jsbenkert at 11:16 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • you rock


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:19 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • ppl do it all the time! whether its muslims or pagans or athiests, if you're not in the "popular" crowd you can expect to be discriminated against! Lets not forget that america as a nation has singled out one kind of person thru out history. @ one point it was blacks, don't forget that anyone looking remotely asian was locked up in concentration camps here in america during wwII, now its mexicans. I'm just waiting till its the canadians!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 11:20 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • I don't think it applies to ANY group! We are each individuals and the actions or beliefs of one do not reflect the beliefs or actions of any one group we may belong go. One more reason I have never understood everyone's upset over the Islamic Center (which BTW is NOT a Mosque)... The actions of a few terroristic extremists do not reflect the beliefs or feelings of the hundreds of thousands of other Muslims out there.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • actually, i generalize all faiths! because almost all of them are the same kind of people! sorry but its the truth wether you want to admit it or not. if you really are hardcore about your religion, your like most others that are hardcore about there religion.

    there is a guy connected to the people who want to build the mosque by ground zero, who is seen on video supporting a terrorist group at a rally! the same guy who tried to open one in staten island but they protested it. i saw this on the news. & even if its not the truth, just put the damn mosque somewhere else so everyone can shut the fuck up about it already. i mean really. if your damn mosque is so important, build in your fucken house, why do you care if it HAS to be the one by ground zero.

    this shit is really getting annoying now. im sick of organized religions. alls they do is cause problems and war.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:24 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Just from wandering around CM, that seems to be the norm for non Christians towards Christians ~ although the same ones are rather notably outspoken in stating that that is just not acceptable for Muslims, Pagans, Wiccans, or Atheists and Agnostics.

    Collectively Christians are uneducated, in-your-face, rude, bigoted, mean people who live only to shove their religion into the lives of everyone else.

    Pot ~ kettle ~ black.

    The hypocrisy can be seen just skimming through the list of questions ~ All of the 'why are people picking on the mosque' questions vs. those mocking Christianity (ie. Does a lightning rod on a church show a lack of faith).

    At least everyone is consistent.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 11:31 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • I don't think it applies to any race or religion.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 11:39 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Agree that no faith, nationality or creed should be generalized as it fails to account for the value of the individual that most certainly exists. I do necessarily agree that WE hold Americans of the Muslim faith accountable for others but I would agree that there must be an ignorant /limited few of our population that does. I don't think that the arguments over the "ground zero mosque" are indicative of an over-generalization of Muslims. I personally do not have a problem with the mosque/rec center, but remind myself that there are others that have the right to feel a more personal connection to that site/event. Perhaps we should consider sensitivities just as this country does in diplomatic processes, etc. Bottom line for me is that all extremists who affect violence should meet a similar end in the name of vengeance....but reality is that extremists represent only a very small number of a broader ideals and faiths.

    Answer by 2boimommy at 11:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • This is a regrettable but common theme throughout history, the world over: the horrible discrimination and oppression by Church-of-England members against Catholics (even though the ONLY ... ONLY difference between them was whether they acknowledged the authority of the Pope) led to decades of incredible terrorist bombings and fighting in Ireland.
    In this case, there was no difference in race involved, no difference of language, teeniest-tiniest difference of religion and of home culture.

    This example rings true for all the instances of this kind of strife that I can think of. It does not actually arise out of the differences nor the bigotry - it arises out of certain groups wanting to exploit the difference to rouse up the general population and take advantage of the strife to gain power or money.

    If you keep your eye on the ball, THAT is where the true mischief comes from ...

    Answer by waldorfmom at 11:45 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • No

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:06 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • What I notice is people in general who do not have any level of tolerance tend to not like something they do not support. If they oppose it then it's even worst. This goes for any religion and any type of situation.

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 12:38 AM on Aug. 21, 2010

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