Sunday, October 19, 2008

Insult to be Arab or Muslim

 

Mr. Powell also told reporters on Sunday that he was troubled that a number of Americans believe that Mr. Obama is a Muslim, although he did not directly link that supposition to the McCain campaign. At a recent town-hall style meeting, Mr. McCain told an audience member who said she thought that Mr. Obama was an “Arab,” “no, ma’am, he’s a decent family man.”

“These are the kinds of images going out on Al Jazeera that are killing us around the world,” Mr. Powell said. “And we have got to say to the world it doesn’t make any difference who you are and what you are. If you’re an American you’re an American.”

Powell Endorses Obama - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

It is really sad that being an Arab or a Muslim came to be an insult. That is thanks to extremism and terrorism that tarnished the reputation of all Arabs and Muslims. It is not enough to just fight terrorism after it happens. Extremism is growing strong in our society and within the political system. It is time to stand up for our freedom and salvage our reputation before extremists turn the country into a Taliban state.

2 comments:

The Criticizer said...
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bu ziyad said...

the criticizer said:
Exactly... Blame it on those extremist ### who use Islam for the wrong cause. Islam is a religion of peace, even the word Islam came from Salam. W.t.h. are those terrorists thinking?

(sorry let's keep it clean!)