Is being anti Islam being racist?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by roomy, Jun 17, 2006.

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    I don't think Muslim is a race.

    You're comment is kind of sad though. You don't know any Muslims that are decent people?
     
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    :huh:
     
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    So, you really don't know any well enough to know for sure?
     
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    How do you know anyone is who they are unless or until they prove otherwise by their actions?
     
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    Islam is a religion. Muslims practice Islam, but still, are not bound to a single ethnicity. Hating muslims does not make you racist, only prejudiced (and with some good reasons).

    That said, I have several muslim friends and co-workers, and all are decent people (I wouldn't associate with them if they were not).

    ADDED: "Prejudiced" is not meant in a specifically bad way as we all base our understanding of what we don't know on that with which we have had specific experiences. Now if that prejudice prevents a person from re-evaluating the situation as new information/experiences come in, then that prejudice becomes a "bad thing."
     
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    Yes, I know lots, well enough to say they're decent people, or, like CSOB said, I wouldn't associate with them.

    How do they know I'm a decent person, for sure?
     
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    You gonna feel better about yourself if you hatred is not of the racist variety?
     
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    uh--it was a question.
     
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    Oh come on now ....EVERYONE knows that.:duh3:
     

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