This is probably a very common question. But seriously, WHY.
I know media has a part on portraying an agenda whenever it wants, but despite knowing this why do some people know so little and continue being resentful against Muslims? I am sure there are a lot of extremist radical people doing things in the name of religion that are messed up, but how can you look at them and also at someone who is Muslim walking on your street in the same way?
I'm not saying agree and convert to the religion but why can't there be a level of respect. Why do people see a hijab (religious head scarf) and associate it with terrorism, rather than looking into the other persons eyes and see that they are a human before anything else.
Personally, I think it stems from ignorance. And the fear also stems from ignorance. No I am not saying people are stupid, but they are ignorant about the religion and those following it. They don't know what it is so they can only compare it with they have seen, been told, experienced or another religion. But an individuals reality of something does not make it the truth, it just makes it a perspective. Especially if their encounters were negative ones.
I am a muslim girl, and it is sometimes very hurtful seeing the resentment in peoples eyes, or the condensation in their voices. Or the fact that basically everyone thinks I am "opressed" because I wear the hijab.
I am a human being, and all I am asking is for others not to judge me based off the actions of others who claim to be "muslims" in the media, because I choose to lead a lifestyle far different than the American dream, because my religion is put into the context of western philosphy and scrutinized and deframed as oppressive. I have goals, ambitions, fears, dreams, etc like everyone else. You may encounter someone who is bad, who happens to be a muslim, but I hope you do not gneralize every single muslim to be like that.
Most Helpful Guy
agree wid u... if one muslim's shitty doesn't mean all of 'em r shitty.. u can have wotever religion u want as long as u don't annoy others and don't force yer religion to others as well...
also i've met a bunch of muslims here who r nice people :D3
Most Helpful Girl
People are suspicious of what they don't know or understand. This is the reason for most major wars - people hate groups they aren't a part of.1