Originally Posted by Flat Stanley
Radicals waving the Islam banner are not to be confused with Islam. Muslims are a minority in the US and don't really bother anyone.
Yes they are a minority...as are caucasians in Southern California. But, depending on who is counting, there are between 8 and 20 million muslims in the US. People who believe the NeoCon propaganda machine, echoed by large portions of the corporate media, must probably be very afraid: Ahmed and his legions of brothers and sisters all belong to some al Qaeda sleeper cell, and their life's mission is "to get us".
Another answer, and one that many will disagree with: Political correctness. Many atheists lean liberal want to be PC and not offend Muslims. Celebrating Islam in the public square is “cultural sensitivity” while celebrating Christmas in the public square is a violation of separation.
Politically correct? Ha! Much of "Middle America" ( I dislike that term, but I cant think of anything more appropriate right now) think that "political correctness" is for wimps, or "faggots", name the insult of your choice. Much of Middle America refer to Muslims as "sand-niggers" or "rag-heads", or worse. Most of America can't even distinguish between Sikhs and Muslims, for an example. "They're all terrorists as far as I'm concerned"
... I hear that kind of stuff every day, in real or virtual life. You can see it on youtube replies, or the old yahoo news comments section, amongst many. Why even engage in a response? Its pointless, a waste of time and energy.
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