Do All Muslims Hate Americans?

United States
August 29, 2009 8:07pm CST
Will any Muslim person on mylot be honest with me about this? I just got this video from a friend which was meant to frighten me, of course. It was all about how the entire world will be changed in the next 20 or 30 years because the Muslim population continues to outgrow the European, Russian, etc...populations, and that we should all be afraid for our children. They are migrating to European countries in large numbers and the video warns me that they will eventually take over the world. I know that there are Muslim terrorists who truly hate us, since the attack of 9/11/2001. But, do all Muslims feel that way? I hope not, because before 9/11, I think most Americans weren't afraid of Muslims, nor did they particularly hate or dislike them. The terrorists who attacked us changed our way of thinking and feeling about the Muslim community. They planted fear and hatred in many people's hearts.
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@izardy (61)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
i am a Muslim and i don't hate Americans. not all Muslim hate Americans, i believe only those who were extreme in their faith hate Americans. sometime people can easily misinterpreted what others intended to do, and the consequences is dissatisfaction which lead to terrorism. some Muslim are brainwash since their were child to see Americans as a bad people, but if they really read and understand Quran, they will definitely change their perspective.
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• United States
5 Sep 09
I know you're right. There are extremists in most all religions. I hate it when people send me these things telling me I need to be afraid of everyone who is different than me, who doesn't live their life the way I do.
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
3 Oct 09
Izardy, I'm a Muslim as well. I like to clear some of your words. "Extreme in faith" what does it mean? If one believe strongly in actual Islamic faith, he will never hate other or do any terror. In fact those people are not extreme in Islam, they are extreme in their prejudice ideas. Just wanted to clear. Thanks.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
The media has blown things out of proportion - it's probably their "duty" to do so in order to generate more readership or viewers, and improve their ratings. Generally, Muslims do not hate Americans; it is the media that makes it look that way. I have many Muslims students from Saudi Arabia who want to study in America and want to speak like an American. In addition, many Muslims in my country send their children to America to study too. Hatred occurs when we disrespect the culture, opinion and religion of others, and when we want to rule the world because we think we're the most superior or want to prove that we are.
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• United States
5 Sep 09
I think you really hit on the truth there. There are people who do want to rule the world because they think they are superior or want to prove they are. It's this separatist thinking that has gotten the world into the mess it's in now.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Aug 09
Hi cbblackink, I am not a Muslim but I can assure you that all Muslims don't hate Americans. I know some fine people who are Muslims and they are like us, they only want to live in peace and make a better world for their children. There are terrorists in all religions and races but most are good people. Blessings.
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• United States
30 Aug 09
I'm definitly not muslim, but I don't think all muslims hate america. they just pick on america because it's basically the center of trade and stuff.
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@njsa977 (12)
• Kuwait
4 Nov 09
actually Muslims love America,to live there to talk or behave like them at the same time to follow their own religion with freedom.but there are some groups who wanted to pripagete islam and muslims.I think because of its growth.as u think muslims hate americans some muslims think that americans hate muslims and arabs.so some muslims have angry in some issues with those who propagate their religion/culture specially with media as bbc cnn where all ways searching to Malay islam.but no hatred with any people.if any 1 kills a innocent he cant be call as a muslim. Quran 5:32 'if anyone slew a person- unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people... In this noble quran verse we clearly see that allah almighty honours all the innocent souls that he created.killing any innocent soul is so hated by allah almighty that he consider it as a crime against all of mankind. it is so great u ask like this the dought u had in mind. people just spread what they hear without check or asking other. thanks.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
3 Oct 09
Hi, I'm a Muslim. Why should Muslims hate Americans? no reason. However, the American Govt. has some biased approach towards Muslim countries or their actions and sometime interfere with it. I know many Americans are against their govt. itself So there is nothing with the people living in America in General view. Muslim population is not increasing because of the birth rate, it is because people are searching for truth and and peace and end up in Islam. You may wonder, but that is the truth. Islam is growing in the rate of 235%. Who knows that who actually did the 9/11 rather than some videos in the internet? Do u think One who believe in Peace and God's lovely teachings can Explode bombs and attack innocent peoples? NO: Muslims can't do that. Do you know there are Muslim soldiers in American Army?, There are 8 million Muslims in America. Islam means Peace or Submission to God. Muslim means one who accepted to live in peace by submitting to God. What Islamic terrorism means? Peaceful Terrorism. What a pity. Who invented the word "Islamic terrorism"( Peaceful terrorism) ? I wish if people has enough intelligence to distinguish between Islam and hatred. May Almighty God guide us to the true path. Peace. A Muslim from India.