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American Public Perception...or reality and truth?

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This morning I read a post in the Confessions group with this meme, or whatever you might call it, seen below. Here is a link to that POST.  

I do not know enough to say whether or not *I* personally think this is true, but the overwhelming responses in the affirmative kinda surprised me.

So what do you think?

 

Source: http://granitegrok.com/blog/2012/09/unhappy-muslims

THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY!

They’re not happy in Gaza.
They’re not happy in Egypt.
They’re not happy in Libya.
They’re not happy in Morocco.
They’re not happy in Iran.
They’re not happy in Iraq.
They’re not happy in Yemen.
They’re not happy in Afghanistan.
They’re not happy in Pakistan.
They’re not happy in Syria.
They’re not happy in Lebanon.

SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They’re happy in Australia.
They’re happy in Canada.
They’re happy in England.
They’re happy in France.
They’re happy in Italy.
They’re happy in Germany.
They’re happy in Sweden.
They’re happy in the USA.
They’re happy in Norway.
They’re happy in Holland.
They’re happy in Denmark.

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim…and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN! And then—wait for it!—they want to change those countries to be like….THE COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering…how damn dumb can you get?

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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krysstizzle
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM
*eyeroll*

Being politically correct is the least of my worries. I just prefer to not sound like a fucking idiot by adhering to soundbite ideas based on generalizations. I'd rather actually think about the circumstances and analyze the situation.
But hey, that's just me.


Quoting PortiaRose:

Well of course. Its politically correct to not accept this persons perspective.



Quoting krysstizzle:

My vote goes to "gross oversimplification of a complex geopolitical issue".
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PortiaRose
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM
How is this person wrong? Methodically and accurately disprove this individual.

Quoting krysstizzle:

*eyeroll*



Being politically correct is the least of my worries. I just prefer to not sound like a fucking idiot by adhering to soundbite ideas based on generalizations. I'd rather actually think about the circumstances and analyze the situation.

But hey, that's just me.




Quoting PortiaRose:

Well of course. Its politically correct to not accept this persons perspective.





Quoting krysstizzle:

My vote goes to "gross oversimplification of a complex geopolitical issue".
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krysstizzle
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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Oy.

Firstly, the onus is generally on the one making the claims, not vice versa. 

Secondly, and regardless of that, how's this: how in the world can one make a claim that Muslims in "those" countries are overall unhappy while Muslims in "these other" countries are overall happy? What studies or surveys are being used? Pretty sure the answer is there's no way to legitimately make this claim. And, the most glaringly stupid part of this whole ridiculous thing is the assumption that all Muslims in Western societies want to live in a theocracy. That, from what I've heard, is complete and utter bullshit. 

That's the mere tiny tip of the iceberg of issues. 

Quoting PortiaRose:

How is this person wrong? Methodically and accurately disprove this individual.

Quoting krysstizzle:

*eyeroll*



Being politically correct is the least of my worries. I just prefer to not sound like a fucking idiot by adhering to soundbite ideas based on generalizations. I'd rather actually think about the circumstances and analyze the situation.

But hey, that's just me.




Quoting PortiaRose:

Well of course. Its politically correct to not accept this persons perspective.





Quoting krysstizzle:

My vote goes to "gross oversimplification of a complex geopolitical issue".


muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Why?

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I don't know enough about each country or the religion to even be able to guess if it's accurate. This meme isn't something that would mae me ponder it, either.

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I think this is inflammatory garbage.

Unless there has been some kind of exhaustive poll, I'd say it's as 'real' as any other stereotype.

mommyintraining
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I dont know really what to think on this either yet but, I can tell you from experience that when I went to Niagara falls, Canada, I swore we had landed in the middle east instead. Up until that point, I had never even seen a Mosque. They were literally on just about every other block. All the local businesses I entered from convenient stores to hotels were owned by a native of the middle east, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq...I spoke to a local native there about it as it was all so surprising and a little overwhelming to be honest, never have been there prior to, and he explained that they desire the liberties that Canada offered and the safety for their families. Escaping the fear of terror/hostility/wars going on in their own countries was a better choice for them. Of course, nobody had mentioned not liking the country for any particular religious reason.

nb34
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM

OMG, I thought it was Muslim bashing day today. Happy Muslim Bashing Day to all of you perfect children of Christian God.

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I'd love to meet the philosopher extraordinaire who shat this out.

rfurlongg
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I think it is just a simplification of very complex current and historical factors. 

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