Most Helpful Girl
Not sure I agree with the use of 'politically correct' here, but whatever.
I think a big part of the reason some people won't criticise Islam is because many pseudo-lefitsts, and rightists talk about Islam in a way where they make no distinction between the religion, and the ethnic groups associated with it.
Psuedo-leftists will mistake criticism of Islam as racism, and right wingers will attack both a race and a religion with no real awareness of what the difference is. As a result, this has muddied the waters for some and made it difficult to offer genuine criticism of Islam without being associated with other groups.
The other issue is that the Islamic community has a massive problem with committing No-True-Scotsman fallacies and refusing to acknowledge the connection between their moderate beliefs and extremists. The same can be said for many groups. Refusing to out negative people within your own group does harm, not good to its overall imagine.
Another issue is that people seem to forget that moderate Islam is still worthy of criticism. Even if you're the nicest, smartest moderate Muslim ever, you're still open to criticism. I don't avoid criticising Christianity just because some of them are nice - they still believe in falsehoods, Muslims are no different.1
Most Helpful Guy
i just don't really see why we need to bash a religion because less then 1% (really less than.001%) of it's members practice a radical version of it. i don't think we need to protect it but i think we need to keep in mind that the vast VAST majority of Muslims are good people going through their days like any other decent human so why destroy a foundation of their life? why drag their beliefs through the mud because of the actions of the few?
do we bash white people for the small minority that do horrible things?
do we bash christianity for the small minority who do terrible things?
i don't think anything gets solved by blaming religions, races, ethnic groups, or large huge bodies. we can blame and bash the individuals2
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