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Thread #112062 Message #2377386
Posted By: CarolC
30-Jun-08 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech, eh?
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech, eh?
Speaking only for myself, I have not been calling any religious groups any names. And I don't approve of anyone else doing so, either. If I see or hear someone calling any religious groups names, I speak up about it.
We don't really know what percentage of Muslims are racist, and for anyone to suggest that the behavior of governments is an indication of how the citizens of any particular country feel, is, in itself, a bit racist. On the other hand, if we are going to call all Muslims racist because some Muslims are racist (or call all Muslims violent because some Muslims are violent), we also will have to apply that (rather racist) standard to ourselves, whoever we are and wherever we live. If there are any members of any groups to which we belong who are racists or who are violent, then that means we ourselves are racist and/or violent. If we used that standard, all people in the US would be considered racist and/or violent.