Why most people thinks that Muslims are Bad???

Philippines
September 25, 2012 7:50am CST
Most people hate Muslims a lot. Especially my mother. In fact, when we go to a place when there are many Muslims people, my mother would always told me to avoid them. Aside from that, when we are looking around to buy some stuff and we noticed that the vendor that stuff was a Muslim, we tend to avoid it. I don't know why people used to generalize their thought on a single person who had done a bad image into the whole Muslim people. :)
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
25 Sep 12
It may have something to do with their scripture that those of us that do not agree with them should be erased.... just saying
@lampar (7597)
• United States
3 Oct 12
You got that right on spot. The non believers of this religion are called infidel that should be erased by all means by the followers.
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@vandana7 (58707)
• India
3 Oct 12
But so does Christianity refer to non-believers in Christians as pagan. :( I think that part of their scripture is adulterated...I mean it must have been reproduced many times because back then there were no printing presses, or computers, or laser printers. So they were manually writing that stuff. Not everybody was educated either. This meant those who were educated had the privilege of inserting something that was not originally there in Koran. They might have inserted it to show others in bad light because of their personal prejudices, or might have bowed down to the wishes of some powerful persons. Whatever it is, there are parts of all religion that dont blend well with other parts of their religion.
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
4 Oct 12
I personally feel violent outbursts are usually caused by factors such as a. Injustice b. Lack of education and art of expression.. c. Cultural differences in interpretations of regular transactions leading to misunderstandings, ridicule, or deals as not desired - unintentional injustice d. Constant reminders of the past (this happens even in marriages that eventually break down) e. Regular ridiculing so that the matter remains on the mind of the older as well as upcoming generation - if a person is made to constantly ruminate over such things.. f. Inadequate food and liquid intake g. Deprivation of love or other desires May be the verses and words in Koran have some phonetic component that does affect the brain waives. However, I have met plenty of sane muslims. I dont go out of way to provoke them, nor do they provoke me. Why then we go out of curiosity to shake them up and then scream our guts out ..hey these people are bad..a dog is good for the master and family members, and acquaintences, but the same dog would be bad for others. Even we would be like that..if the tables were turned.
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
27 Sep 12
I am a Muslim and I can tell you there are mainly 2 reasons for people to think Muslims are bad. 1. We Muslims have represented our community as bad by showing lack of tolerance, lack of education, extremism and uncivilized behavior. 2. The media specially the western media has portrayed bad picture of Muslims by giving false information that they support terrorism and never speak against their fellow Muslims who are involved in terrorist activities.
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@vandana7 (58707)
• India
27 Sep 12
That is so honest.. I wish our folks could be that honest too.. There are fanatics everywhere in every religion. Why only one religion is picked, I dont understand. There are wrongs in every religion. :( Do you understand Hindi Naseem? There is a Kabir's couplet..Bura dhondan main chala, bura na miliya koi, jo man dhoondo aapro, mujhso bura no koi. Meaning, I ventured out in search of bad, but I found none. When I seached my mind, I realized I was the worst. I love this one. I wish people would read stuff like this. So profound.
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
27 Sep 12
Hi Vandy, thank you for the kind remarks. To date I thought I understand Hindi as it is spoken in the Indian films , but reading this passage I realized it is a bit different. Yes I totally agree with the message. I can not correct you or someone else as I do not have control over you or someone else. But sure I can correct myself and by doing that I can make sure to have at least 1 individual corrected.
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@vandana7 (58707)
• India
27 Sep 12
Oh no Naseem..that is an ancient language..Hindi was once spoken like that..lol In fact, even in Bible you will find English that is there is different from modern one. So languages undergo change. Interpretation can therefore often be a shot in the dark, right? :)
@urbandekay (18314)
28 Sep 12
Do people hate Muslims? Yes and no. Firstly, we can say some are scared of Muslims, many people are fearful of what they don't know and when afraid people get angry, you might say this is hate but it is really fear. Some are angered by what they perceive as Islamic imperialism; for example here in UK we have a culture of face to face contact. Those who do not meet your eyes, cover their face or look away, we feel are untrustworthy. Muslims that insist on imposing their cultural aspiration to wear veils or other face covering attack our cultural norms Some are critical of Muslims, often when people are critical those criticised will take it personally as an attack and interpret it as hate, which is incorrect. This is exacerbation to a degree by lack of a self-critical attitude prevalent in Islamic culture and/or religion But yes, some people do react with a kind of knee-jerk reaction and hate, such hatred may be stoked by sensationalism in the media all the best urban
@urbandekay (18314)
29 Sep 12
Hold on, I am not saying they should not follow their culture, only that they should curtail it when it clashes with ours all the best, urban
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
29 Sep 12
Well I thought about it, and I did feel you were right. I mean if the face was mostly covered, then it would be difficult to describe the assailant. I agree with you. It is unhealthy as well breathing in that carbon dioxide instead of fresh air. Their special attire may have come to prevent sand from entering their nostrils and mouth in sand storms and blizzards. But using the same clothes in other places is not necessary. I wish somebody could rationalize it with them. Most of them are so closed to reasoning. :(
@urbandekay (18314)
2 Oct 12
all the best, urban
@urbandekay (18314)
28 Sep 12
Having read the responses here I note that some make the criticism that peaceful Muslims fail to condemn violent ones, a criticism I would until recently have found valid. Yet I am heartened to learn that ordinary Muslims in Libya have risen up and expelled violet and extremist elements from the cities. If this action becomes more widespread, I believe we have some hope for a more peaceful co-existence all the best urban
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
28 Sep 12
I thought the same as you when I heard that. But then realized, they may want to stop the violence, but they use violence to gain peace? Perhaps it is the machismo of the mideastern male? I don't doubt for a minute that there are Muslims who want peace. I do understand, they FEAR the radicals as much as I do. But the fact remains, it is the radicals who are fighting a very real physical jihad and whose plan is to overthrow the West and impose Islam on them, that are killing those peaceful, non violent Muslims as well as the infidel.
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@vandana7 (58707)
• India
28 Sep 12
You put it well Debra..but under these circumstances, what should be the solution?
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
28 Sep 12
Debra..fear. I know for certain that is there in their minds. They are afraid that should things escalate their own will be there for them. But if they oppose the radicals and go across, then they are at a greater risk. The opposition has enough fanatics to kill them, and their own folks will not come to their rescue then. So they are there in that group because they are TRAPPED. I know my friends are in that position..:(
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Take about forty minutes out of your busy day and learn the History of Islam from it's beginnings to the present. Perhaps this is why.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
26 Sep 12
Just one more thing..this You Tube clipping just confirms my earlier stand. If Taimur the Lame becomes Tamerlane then we have to accept that history is not recorded accutrately, right? And this is comparatively recent stuff. If we have to confirm the accuracy of the period in which Koran was written, it would be almost impossible. So yes, all holy books that are now available have distortions like Tamerlane. :) We cant be figting over that type of stuff, can we? And debra..before I forget I must add.. Not only the words change, even the type of reporting is different. Words also differ in meanings between one state and another. All such stuff makes history pretty unreliable. And one inconsistency emerging from that clipping...if Romans were indeed very smart and civilization flourished there, then how come they didnt have superior methods to fight and defend their mother land? Many of the muslim rulers of that era could only obey the truly barbaric lot the word Assasin comes from this barbaric tribe.
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
27 Sep 12
Personally, I find games like Gladiators, and wrestling and boxing not so nice - inhuman. Anything that requires us to fight each other or animals is straight out from caveman era for me. And such games did exist in Spain, Greece and Roman regions, did they not? So people did enjoy inhuman sports may be? If viewed from that angle, it must have been just a normal course of things.
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
27 Sep 12
I am reminded of Mayan and Aztec civilizations and even the marginalization of American Indians by European settlers, and of course the crimes of Spanish seamen. When on sea, no laws applied to them. But did they also cease to be the Christians then? Each era has its own criminal records. Every religion has something or the other to be ashamed of and something or the other to be proud of. Mere absence of records does not mean that there were no crimes committed by members of a particular religion, because as you yourself know libraries were destroyed ..not only by muslims, even by people from other religions. I think there is change in trend primarily because now there is better food and water security than it was during the earlier days because we were not able to harness our natural resources better nor import and export. If we didnt have those discoveries we would still be using swords and killing each other may be. If we could also ensure that there were no fears or hunger pangs while sleeping. And a roof above and good health for everybody. We might grow into better civilization.
@vandana7 (58707)
• India
25 Sep 12
Welcome to the club. My parent is like that. And that annoys me, because I have had good muslim friends. What happened during partition did not happen to me or our folks. Why should I carry the grudge over 65 odd years of Indian independence? Somethings are way beyond logics. Having said that, if I were asked to spend a night in muslim locality out here, I would be afraid unless it was a friend's place. Why? Because some fanatic might be there out to get even with some Hindu who harmed him or his loved ones. Likewise, I presume they too fear Hindus. I wonder when this mutual distrust will disappear.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
I am very sadden of what was happening to our world. Religions taught us to be good and yet in many part of the world religion itself set conflicts between people. It is so sad that because of lunatic people are so successful in using religions that cause hatred to our the world instead of love. Sometimes I even wonder if the world could be better without religion.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
I think the reason why most of the people thinks that Muslims are bad because of the bad stigma that attached to their religion or maybe because some of Muslims are involved in unnecessary incidents and crimes. To be honest at first i am afraid to Muslims people too before but when i met some of them I realized that not all the Muslims are bad there are many Muslims who are kind, loving and want to make peace.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
28 Sep 12
You are right it is a shame to look down on a whole race of people because some people of their race did some terrible things. Unfortunately there is a large population of Muslims that believe if you are not Muslim then you don't deserve to live, but there there is a lot larger of a Muslim population that are just like everyone else and don't think violently at all. We should not judge people we don't know though because they could be very sweet people.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Sep 12
toxic_lifestyle That is a very conplex question. Answers vary from personal experience to lack of knowledge to lack of understanding. I have worked with many Muslims when I worked in Real Estate..I felt so sorry for some who were actually afraid to admit they were from a Muslim country and were Muslim. Shortly after 9/11 I remember one girl who came into my office and someone casually asked where she was from. She was hestitant to answer and with tears in her eyes stated she was afraid to tell anyone she was from a Muslim country because she would be hated. There are many wonderful Muslims; however, there are those who lump all Muslims together and think they are all the same. Still reality is there are the radicals and ones who believe in world domination. The challenge for Muslims is to understand the fear and to speak out whenever possible and condemn the radicals. However, sometimes that creates problems within their own famililies as different members disagree. It's a very sad situation.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
28 Sep 12
I don't see any body used to generalize their thought solely on a single muslim who had done a bad thing, they usually come to that conclusion from the action of many muslims instead of just one muslim like the case of the violent attacks on US embassies worldwide because of an unknown online short video flick, or the celebration of 9/11 attack in the islamic world by many muslims in the aftermath. People just feel fearful of Muslims and afraid to be killed. Your mother just want to protect you from harm, and worry about your safety, that is why she is advicing you to avoid them. It is not that she hate muslims a lot, but instead she is just being caution after read so much violence acted out by muslims in the past and present. Being fearful is not the same as hateful, telling you to avoid them is not the same as ordering you to kill or attack someone. If your mother tell you to attack muslim, then only you can say your mother hate muslims a lot, avoid buying stuff from muslim vendor or avoid going to places where there are many muslims is not driven by hate, but by fear.
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
26 Sep 12
They're the only religious group in recent history that has been consistently using their religion as an excuse to rape and murder innocent people. The failure of supposedly peaceful muslim leaders to loudly condemn these acts has lead the entire religion to be stained by them. Compare it to the scumbag abortionist George Tiller that was murdered. This guy was roundly despised by pro-life people in this country. Despite that, when ONE nutjob murdered him, just about every pro-life leader imaginable loudly condemned the murder. That was just ONE person, murdered by ONE person, and pro-life people were loud in their condemnation of the act. Muslims can attack embassies, bomb government buildings, even murder thousands on 9-11, and there were still Muslims cheering for it more loudly than there were muslims condemning it.
@clrumfelt (5425)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Actually there are a whole lot of extremist Muslims that have the world in an uproar at present, enslaving women, destroying property, torturing and murdering people, etc., I know there are a lot of moderate peaceful Muslims in the world but I also think deep down we wonder if push comes to shove between the Muslim Brotherhood extremists and the non-Muslim nations, who's side will the peace loving Muslims fall on? Will they be supportive of other cultures and still be peaceable, or will they fall in line with the violent factions of their religion?
@Rollo1 (16671)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Sep 12
Although there may be many peaceful Muslims, it's the murderous, rioting, terrorists that get all the media attention. The missing bit is where the peaceful Muslims stand up and denounce the murderous ones. They don't do it. The Muslim religious leaders don't denounce them, they praise them. Seriously, their image is in their own hands. They can improve it simply by saying they blame the violence on the perpetrators and not on some silly youtube clip. If they praise and make excuses for those who are violent and murder, then no one is going to think they are peace-loving. It's up to them to change peoples' minds.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
25 Sep 12
It is like the Blacks in America. When I was in school things were seemed fine. Then we had the riots of the 60's and no Black Leadership came forward to condemn the violence instead they made excuses for the behavior. The same thing is happening today, Muslims are rioting and no Muslim Leaders are stepping up and condemning the violence in a meaningful way. Until the people step up and stop making excuses for the bad behavior and start turning against the rioters and militant leaders we will continue to have the violence and the fear of them.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
i used to mingle with Muslims for five years and i haven't had any problem dealing with them. infact, they're my best buddies when i was still at school.it's just that big crimes in our area are mostly involved by Muslims so most people jumped into conclusions that they're ALL bad.