Herman Cain believes that all Muslims in America are extremists.
Well then Mr. Cain, you must also believe that all white people are a part of the Klu Klux Klan. Or perhaps you think that all Germans follow the ideals of Adolf Hitler. I’m sure you believe that all Korean people must be communist as well.
If there is one thing that I can simply not stand, it would have to be ignorance about people’s religions and culture. Just because a handful, out of the 2.2 billion, Muslims in the world took the ideas of a religion that is based upon, like most religions, nothing but the ideals of peace and equality among all, to it’s most extreme core does not mean that every follower of Allāh believes the same. People to tend to forget that in every batch of apples that are picked, there are always a few that are bruised. Rather, they see one bruised apple, and assume them all to be bad. This carries over into society, which strives upon hasty generalizations. Especially when they do not understand, or more so often, not take the time to understand. Speaking as an Pakistani-American, with a great deal of diversity in my family, I’ve seen this. I’ve dealt with this. Whispering about the fact that my father is muslim, behind my back, must automatically make me a terrorist? Maybe it’s just my diversity that makes me more accepting, but I’d also like to believe I at least attempt to understand.
The assumption that one’s religion automatically must also define their culture and their being, is incredibly medieval. Especially taking the world and society that we reside into account. I can’t bring myself to even understand this. Perhaps it is my own blindness, and I am in no way denouncing religion. We all need something to guide us though this thing called life, and we all do so by different means. All I’m saying is that the moment you judge someone with hasty generalizations based on nothing but your ignorance due to a lack of cultural and social understanding (or at least at attempt at it) you are nothing more than a moronic swine.
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