Skip to comments.9/11: Five years later Typecasting Muslims as a Race
Posted on 09/03/2006 10:56:41 PM PDT by Tamar1973
As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.
Law enforcement measures, politicians, religious leaders and the media have contributed to stereotyping Muslims as a race -- echoing the painful history of another faith.
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The standard anti-Semite's appeal to the anti-Muslim "conservative": "I attacked the Joooos because the Mooooslims made me do it."
Individual rights, individual responsibilities.
Ridiculous dodge. Answer the question.
It may not be a pleasant choice, but it is a choice.
"The standard anti-Semite's appeal to the anti-Muslim "conservative": "I attacked the Joooos because the Mooooslims made me do it." "
You're either very confused or very stupid or delusional. Probably a little of all three.
Your line above doesn't relate to ANYTHING I wrote.
BTW: How many people did Jesus Christ rape and or kill?
You wrote that the Crusades -- Christian "holy wars" that resulted in the deaths of thousands of people, Jews among them -- were "provoked" by "muslim SOP aggression".
Will you say that Muslims were not responsible for the anti-Semitic murders committed by Crusaders? Because your post #199 implies otherwise. That's what I was responding to.
Are you suggesting that religion was central to Japan's Pacific War? You're thinking ahistorically, trying to read the present War on Terror into a much different conflict.
If you knew about Japanese history, you would know that the Emperor authority was de jure but the de facto control was in the hands of a cabal of militaristic nationalists. If Hirohito was responsible for the war that terrorized East Asia in the 1930s and 1940s, why would we as the occupying power let him continue as Emperor?
Now, What do you think the religion of pre World War II Japanese immigrants living in America was? And if their religion was Japanese Shintoism, then who do you think their loyalty was to? This new foreign country, or the Emperor of Japan.
Your obvious xenophobia is repugnant. Furthemore, Internment was not limited to disloyal immigrants, but to "Americans of Japanese descent" (as my post made clear) regardless of their political loyalties. That's racist and that's wrong.
Hello - I was reading the thread and came across this remark. I wanted to inquire as to a reference you might have for this assertion.
I read the above sentence to mean that Bin Laden and the US were in some way working in a coordinated manner against the Soviet Union. In the readings I have done, I have not seen a compelling case for such a cooperative venture.
Ummm, actually, he continued as Emperor. He never was a god in the first place, so while renoucing his alleged divinity redefined the relationship between the Emperor and his subjects, it changed very little in the real world.
Whoever was behind the emperor pulling the strings is irrelevent.
MacArthur disagreed. Tojo et al were tried for war crimes, convicted, and executed.
The fact is that the state and the divine religiouse figureheard were one in the same for the Japanese people. And when immigrants left Japan (the state) for the US, they still retained their religion which as I established before, was inseperable from the state.
So the fact that they left Japan and became US citizens disproves either of your two assumtions (these are not "established", BTW): 1) that they retained a religious devotion to the Emperor, or 2) that religion and the state were inextricably linked.
Your lack of reading comprehension is repugnant.
Then why is it that between us, I am the only one who seems capable of making a distinction between "Japanese immigrants" and "people of Japanese descent"?
As for your personal attacks, You don't know me.
Says Ms. "Your lack of reading comprehension is repugnant".
Claiming that I have an aversion to foreigners certainly suits you.
It seems quite clear from your statement that people of Japanese descent are necessarily loyal to the Emperor of Japan, regardless of their actual beliefs. You questioned the loyalty of immigrants simply because they were immigrants and raised the specter of the "inscrutable Asian" stereotype.
It's a strawman and it enables you to justify your small mindedness and write me off as a prejuduced party.
If you are willing to clarify or repudiate your statements, I will happily listen.
The way I understand it is that the alliance was one of convenience, but an alliance nonetheless. Money was channelled indirectly to bin Ladin & his comrades and the US supported developments that were favorable to bin Ladin's fight against the Soviets.
So an alliance, yes, but a clandestine one. Did he shake hands with Reagan at the White House? No. Did he receive material and political support? I believe so, but I would be interested to look at the readings you've mentioned.
"You wrote that the Crusades -- Christian "holy wars" that resulted in the deaths of thousands of people, Jews among them -- were "provoked" by "muslim SOP aggression.
The crusades were provoked by SOP muslim agression. No SOP muslim aggression (which, after a few centuries was beginning to absorb much of the Christian world)no crusades. Attempting to attach the overzealousness practiced by some perhaps pious and some not so pious crusaders to the CAUSE of the Crusades themselves is is the sort of applied ignorance that will leave you destined to repeat the history that you have failed to learn from.
Islam reflects its earthly origins. It cannot exalt, it cannot rise. It's prophet has blood and crime on his hands. How can his followers be BETTER than he? Answer: They can't. And their similarity to their prophet provoked a Pope to get off of his ass and push back. There are plenty of Crusaders in hell but Jesus Christ's, as a life, is exalting.
Not a race.
In other words, "You have to break a few Jews to make an omlette", right?