SURPRISED? You shouldn't be.

United States
December 4, 2007 9:18am CST
Since the tragic attack on 9/11/2001 at the WTC, hate crime attacks on Muslims in the USA have decreased. This is not surprising to those who understand America. The USA is a compasionate nation. Please, remember this the next time you hear someone going on about what a xenophobic, racist, Islamophobic country is the USA. Here is the article detailing the decrease in hate crime towards Muslims in the USA. http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=281576932449479 My response to those who would falsly catorgize the USA as an evil hate filled place is to ignore and ostrasize them. What course do you recommend to the USA hate mongers? What do you think of this article?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
5 Dec 07
The best course would be to reject such false claims and then eject the claimants. Islam in it's pure form has no place in the US or any other Western nation because Islam in it's pure form is a theocracy that seeks to replace every democratic style of government including ours. In my opinion this article is accurate. These so called hate crimes are just as over-hyped and over-played as the so-called hate crimes against the gay community. The numbers just aren't there to even attempt to justify any type of Hate Crime Legislation, or any other attempt at curtailing and infringing against our rights and freedoms. It is as much a pack of lies as is the Global Warming hoax.
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• United States
5 Dec 07
If only more people agreed with you, I'd be happy.
@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I wonder why the main stream press has not printed this. It seems that so much of our 'real' news comes from other then the mainstream news. I am tired of everyone bad mouthing America and Americans including other Americans. And by not reporting statistics like this, it is bad mouthing by silence. Thanks for the update on this, have you considered sending this find to the major news media and see if any of them report it?
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• United States
5 Dec 07
I consider the INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY to be a mainstream media source. True, it is a financially oriented print publication usually read by low brow knuckle dragging conservatives, but still I've got to think this story comes from the major news media. I do wonder what took them so long to discover it.
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
4 Dec 07
...well, it seems as though many view us in these radical ways, and that we are bent on world dominion.. yes I've heard some say we, or rather conservatives and christianity are as dangerous as radical jihadists. Course I do think our own media (and others) have villified us (at least conservative america) and our motives, even to the world, as villifying the others gets votes.. But the side effects are unfortunate.
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
guess those hate mongers should try to read that article..
• United States
4 Dec 07
Hate mongers in the USA are an extremely small minority. That's why groups like the KKK and the neo Nazis are laughed at by the vast majority of the USA.
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@TravisE (445)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Statistics and studies can be taken from anywhere and manipulated to any purpose. I never take them at face value. Also, it seems off to me that your response, as a member of a compassionate nation, is to ignore and ostracize those who have different opinions than yours, regardless of whether their opinions (or yours) might be founded on mistakes. Just sayin'.
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• United States
4 Dec 07
"Ignore and ostracize those who have different opinions than yours." When the opinion differing with mine is essentially "hate speech" from someone merely trying to "bait" people into a response, yes, I ignore and ostracize them. It is the only response that effectively deals with such people. Please, note, that you differ with me, yet I have responded to you. Your differing opinion is an honest difference and not for the sake of merely being confrontational, I'm sure. For the most part, those calling the USA the previously mentioned names know better and are usually just trying to provoke an arguement. I'm really tired of such people. Thank you for your response.
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@TravisE (445)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I see your point, but we may have a different definition of ostracize. I can see ignoring them, but to ostracize someone is not a passive stance, it is an active stance of making sure they are not included. I suppose it depends on what you mean. If you mean, make sure that they are not involved with what I am doing, and do not feel welcome to do so, ok. If you mean, seek them out and deny their rights (like freedom of speech), not ok. Their false information needs to be countered with verified information. I am all for that. I am not for marginalizing someone based on their ignorance.
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• United States
5 Dec 07
You are completely correct that I have misused the word ostrasize. Thank you for the correction.
@xreesex (117)
• United States
4 Dec 07
As an american, I have to say that as a whole we ARE a compassionate nation. However, the hate that spews from all aspects of this country over powers the love (in my opinion). Look at the news. you're more like to hear about everything bad going on than anything good. It is sad. It's also sad that for such a COMPASSIONATE country, we do more to help people elsewhere than we do our own citizens. I am an american, and I am thankful for that. I wouldn't choose to live elsewhere, but at the same time, much of this country and it's leaders sicken me.
• United States
4 Dec 07
I believe the hate receives much more news coverage only because it is more newsworthy in that it is more rare. Think of the old saying concerning "Dog bites man is not news, but Man bites dog is news.".
@xreesex (117)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I don't believe that. I see news about shootings every day. That's not "news" as it's all too common. Same with coverage on the war, etc. It's what we see on the news the most because it's what's most previlant. My opinion anyways.
• Pakistan
5 Dec 07
usa is a nice country and their people like muslims when this happend the all america think that muslims do this all but today the americans are sayibg that that was not muslims so i do not what is the true story is behind this mistery
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• United States
5 Dec 07
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, Muslims are free to worship and live in the USA. They have their rights protected, just like everyone else.