Well, there’s a long standing aggressive history between Muslims and Christians which I think is still evident today and western culture is predominantly Christian. There isn’t much separation of church and state, at least in the United States, no matter what anyone tells you, and the American agenda lies with the Israeli government (the US funds them), and with the 9/11 “terrorist” attacks (whatever you want to call them), this has a lot of Americans afraid of Muslims. I think this has really instilled a fear of Islam into Americans.
To be honest, it wasn’t until recently (the past couple of years) that I wasn’t prejudiced against Muslims, at least a little bit. A lot of it had to do with my fear of them because of how their culture and religion is depicted in western / American media.
It’s very unfortunate. As I said, if those were just Islamic Kurds that were being killed, it wouldn’t be seen as that big of a deal, “oh, they just do that kind of thing over there” or “those Muslims.” Seriously, I’ve heard (and I’ve said) comments like that at one point or another. But because they are Christian, well, now everyone cares. It’s bullshit. It’s so fucking bullshit, it makes me so angry.
I hate saying things like “it’s not fair” because then you always have someone who will retort “life isn’t fair,” which is true, but in this case, we will never be able to achieve understanding or coexistence (world peace is a bullshit fantastical idea) with one another if we just say “well, life isn’t fair and this shit happens” whenever this kind of thing does happen. It shouldn’t matter if those people are Christian, Muslim, black, white, gay, whatever…it should just matter that people are being murdered. But we categorize and measure murder in relation to our agenda and that’s the problem in the first place.
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