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DonMeixner BS: Muslim prejudice (2602* d) RE: BS: Muslim prejudice 20 Jan 11

I have tried to come up with ironic and snappy replies to a lot of these posts. The end result is I can't. I am wondering however why I shouldn't be afraid of Islam because I see a religion I don't understand who appears to be of itself racist, anti feminist, bigoted and openly violent towards people of its own faith. Then I realize the same things once applied to Christianity that apply to Islam now. And to a large sense still do.

I don't understand why Union Carbide got away with murder and BP didn't. In both cases it was murder and it isn't fair but it happens. Maybe India has a greater depth of greed and corruption at the local governmental level so Union Carbide was able to pad a few local pockets. Maybe it's because the third world doesn't view the lives of the lowest economic classes as anything but expendable and Union Carbide knows this and exploits it. Maybe BP couldn't get away with it in the Gulf of Mexico while it might have in the Gulf of Aden. But they certainly tried.

I do know that Union Carbide is an American Company but it is not America. Just like BP is or was a British Company but it is not Britain. Just like I know that Al Qaeda is an Islamic origination but it is not Islam.

I don't understand why I am hated as an American where ever I go in the world. I am not Union Carbide. I am the citizen who gives freely of what I have in aid to the fisherman who lost his livelihood to a tsunami. I am not US Steel. I am the citizen who gives freely of what I have in aid to the street vendor who lost his home in Haiti. I am not The US Military. I am the little kid who gave of what I had in aid in UNICEF boxes to a mother in a refuge camp in the Congo (1960). Americans give because we can. Not because the government tells us to.

I don't understand why if I give so openly to people in need where ever there is need I am hated where ever I go. And I don't understand why I should be. And as I read these postings in numerous threads I think maybe I have done enough.

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