Muslims and Trump Donald
I agree with Daishain, no one is really doubting that radical Islamist exist. The problem is lumping everybody together and saying that all Muslims must be bad. I agree it is really hard to tell who is radicalized and who isn't. I agree that the radicals want to do some serious harm to the Western world. I don't think that gives America the right to say that all people from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and any other middle eastern country are all terrorists and need to be our enemy. Those countries are having a similar issue of not wanting to support these extremist, but not being able to tell who is who. Another major problem is that the average American doesn't know the difference between Islam and Muslim (They're the same thing), Hindu, Buddhism, or Sikhism. If you go up to an American and say do you think all Muslims are bad, I am sure you would get some responses about I have friends who are Muslim and there are some good ones, as well as the more common yea they are terrorists kind of response, but I bet if you ask if Islamists are bad you get a more resounding yes they are all terrorists kind of response. We do a really poor job of educating people about the differences and who we are really fighting here. Obama was very careful about specifying that we were fighting ISIS or jihadist or whatever, but Trump is being very general and just saying we are fighting the ideology of Islam. That is very dangerous.
Edited: Alchyrogue on 26th Jan, 2017 - 2:01pm