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Monday, July 19, 2010

Western Islamophobia

God, I've been seeing so much Islamophobia in several Western countries. It's been breeding laws that seem to restrict what Muslims can and can't wear when out in public. Example: In Spain, there's currently a law in the Parliament to ban the wearing of Burqas (just like in France and Switzerland). I can't believe the amount of ignorance and intolerance being thrown around. This kind of hatred just saddens me, especially because it suppresses people who are only trying to live their lives. I understand the countries want the new comers to adopt the dominant culture, but those same countries should allow them to retain some parts of their culture as well.

Not to mention, there's still a bit of Islamophobia in America, as well. Like, just this year, there was some large scandal about CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) infiltrating the Congress, forcing it to hire more Muslims. It was a bogus scare tactic, that can be used Republican strategists to gain seats this November. I think its callous and cruel, and I largely condemn this. It's sickening to think that people can be this cruel, especially in America. I know of America's violently racist past, and I've seen pictures of it. I also know of the same violence happening today. Muslims are one target today, just like they were years ago.

And to think, much of this comes as a reaction to Islamic extremism. That's the problem: extremism breeds extremism, and, before we know it, we'll all be at war. I think that it's this veneral hatred that's driving the West to war with Iran. I give you, Iran has been baiting Israel, to a point, but still Israel is very close to nuking Iran, as is America. I fear, within the next couple of years, war will come to fruition.

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