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9/11: Five years later Typecasting Muslims as a Race
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 3, 2006 | Matthai Chakko Kuruvila, Chronicle Religion Writer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fifthanniversary; islam; mooselimbs; race; security; war; wot
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The article is pretty long and even if the SF Chronicle wasn't on the list of media outlets which are expert-only, I would probably exerpt it anyway.

Having said that, all those interviewed brag about how American they are but none of them speak out against America's enemies (at least not in the article.) I wouldn't be surprised if the reporter didn't even both to ask the question to give any of them the opportunity to do so.

1 posted on 09/03/2006 10:56:42 PM PDT by Tamar1973
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To: Tamar1973
In other words this "racial" profiling just suddenly started without reason...
2 posted on 09/03/2006 11:07:47 PM PDT by Dallas59 (ISLAMOFASCISM!!!!)
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To: Tamar1973
It is not worth of reading after the first sentence:

are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.

OK, one seldom can designate a faith just by the appearence of the person, but what has nationality to do with being or not a Muslim?

BS!

4 posted on 09/03/2006 11:10:59 PM PDT by Neophyte (Nazis, Communists, Islamists... what the heck is the difference?)
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To: Dallas59
In other words this "racial" profiling just suddenly started without reason...

If we get too tied up in racial profiling, the bad guys can easily get around that by recruiting people who don't fit the stereotype. They're doing it in Chechnya quite sucessfully, from what I've read.

5 posted on 09/03/2006 11:15:38 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: Tamar1973

http://jihadwatch.org/

Khatami blames US policies for terrorism while speaking in Chicago

The "Azzam" Threat: A prelude to Future Jihad in America


6 posted on 09/03/2006 11:16:57 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: stinkerpot65
Khatami blames US policies for terrorism while speaking in Chicago

Someone needs to remind Khatami that Muslims have been terrorizing Christians and Jews since before the Crusades. Our policies have NOTHING to do with terrorism.

7 posted on 09/03/2006 11:20:18 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: annelizly
I never really disagreed with interring the japs during WWII. I think its too bad that they had to lose so much but that wasn't our fault it was the fault of the japanese who bombed pearl harbor.

I assume you're referring to the internment of Americans of Japanese descent.

I would like to know how, if the attack on Pearl Harbor "wasn't our fault" and "was the fault of the japanese", why don't you disagree with interring tens of thousands of us who weren't at fault?

8 posted on 09/03/2006 11:28:13 PM PDT by zimdog
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To: Dallas59

somehow this makes the initials GTFO come to mind..


9 posted on 09/03/2006 11:30:02 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Tamar1973

Muslim not a race. Muslims do have faired skin, especially if they are from Iran, Former Yugoslavia, and Chechnya. And yes, some Arabs do have faired skin, even blonde hair and blue eyes.


10 posted on 09/03/2006 11:30:27 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: Neophyte
OK, one seldom can designate a faith just by the appearence of the person, but what has nationality to do with being or not a Muslim?

Among the Muslims of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, many are Islamists. Among the Muslims of Ghana and Albania, very few are.

11 posted on 09/03/2006 11:31:09 PM PDT by zimdog
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To: Tamar1973

Christians have been terrorizing Jews since before the Crusades too. What's your point?


12 posted on 09/03/2006 11:33:13 PM PDT by zimdog
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To: zimdog
...why don't you disagree with interring tens of thousands of us who weren't at fault?

For my part, I agree with internment camps in WWII because they were necessary for the security of both the nation at war and the people being interred. At the time, it was the sensible thing to do.

13 posted on 09/03/2006 11:40:41 PM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: Tamar1973
Being a Muslim is a choice.

What race you are is not.

There's nothing "racist" about being critical of Islam. Islam has declared war on the "infidel". To hide ones head from it is to commit suicide.
14 posted on 09/03/2006 11:41:48 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: zimdog
Christians have been terrorizing Jews since before the Crusades too. What's your point?

Right.

15 posted on 09/03/2006 11:43:52 PM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: zimdog
Considering Islam is the religion practiced by Muslims it is difficult to say that some Muslims aren't Islamists. It just becomes word play at some point...
16 posted on 09/03/2006 11:45:05 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: zimdog

Christians have been terrorizing Jews since before the Crusades too. What's your point?


Which Christians are those? Where are Christians doing this terrorizing? During which time period has this been going on? I have heard no stories of Christians having "terrorized" Jews during at least the past century if not longer.


17 posted on 09/03/2006 11:49:56 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: zimdog
Christians have been terrorizing Jews since before the Crusades too. What's your point?

Apparently you didn't read the next line I wrote did you?! Let me repeat it: Our polices have nothing to do with Islamic terrorism. Muslims terrorise Americans because they hate us with every fiber of their being.

18 posted on 09/03/2006 11:50:47 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: DB
There's nothing "racist" about being critical of Islam. Islam has declared war on the "infidel". To hide ones head from it is to commit suicide.

Mark Steyn's column in today's paper was pretty sobering. Radical Islam does what radical Christianity and (laughable) radical Judaism has never done -- demands that you die, OR renounce your faith, be it Jesus Christ, Judaism, Wiccaism, Budha, whatever your religion, or atheism -- and declare your faith in Islam. Believe what they want you to or they will kill you. There are idiots who think that we can just "live in peace" with this "culture"?

To hide one's head from this is to indeed commit suicide.

19 posted on 09/03/2006 11:51:42 PM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: DB

A matter of semantics for some. Islam is that religion which Muslims practice. It is the religion of Mohammad their prophet.


20 posted on 09/03/2006 11:52:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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