I assumed nothing, it was a question to tie with the first. How you decided to read it is entirely up to you.
Your posts regarding Islam and Muslims appear to be rather clear on your feelings towards them. Not necessarily Islamophobia per se, but I doubt the construction of a mosque near your house would be welcomed with open arms.
Ah, the adhan! Yeah. The first time you hear it, its beautiful. The second, nice. The third, really? By the fifth its like “oh, come on already!”
My mom and I dragged my step-dad to Sarajevo one time. He grew up sheltered in Clovis, CA. I still remember the look of absolute horror on his face when he first heard the call to prayer. Didn’t help that by that time it was all done with loudspeakers on the minarets.
This is/was an issue for the residents of Dearborn.
Just for fun (seriously) if you wanna read about it from a 3rd party perspective…
I beg to differ. Although better than hearing a wailer (professional crier) wake you up at the auspicious time of 4am being amplified by a crappy set of speakers that probably got used for Karaoke when they are not waking up local residents to a funeral that is about to take place and sounds like a thousand cats being strangled all at once.
Of course they’re talking about it in “Hollywood North”. It’s just not as big. I don’t even remember the name of the director they named last week for allegedly committing indecent acts dozens of times in Toronto.
What’s been getting more attention lately is the residential school system (Christian schools for aboriginals). Tens of thousands of children were abused, the claims took years to process, a few lawyers got very rich, and then some people wanted to put all the testimony in the archives for history’s sake even though the survivors had been promised privacy (the Supreme Court said the privacy clause needs to be honored, except for those who opt out).
And this sort of thing has been turning up on a smaller scale for many years, but usually just as local news. There’s a medium size scandal once in a while. They even made a miniseries about one in the 90’s.
@IbisWtf, if you’re really so egalitarian like you say, would you mind bringing us news from the Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, animist, and other communities?
it was a loaded question, which is a very cheap strategy in political debates and usually says more about the person asking it rather than the person answering it.
In my hometown areas where mosques are built tend to very quickly lose real estate value, so yes, it would bother me since I own my house. Luckily I’m surrounded by rice fields, so as far as hypothetical questions go, I don’t have to worry about that one.
Should all Irish be judged on the actions of the IRA? Should Italians be judged on the actions of the mafia and Burlesconi? Should the British be judged on the attitudes of Nigel Farage or Enoch Powell? Should Muslims be judged by the actions of a relative few?
The question is not “are they” it is “should they”?
I gave you the definition of a loaded question. It has nothing to do with the answer being yes/no/42, it’s the question itself that is considered a logical fallacy.
As for the following set of questions, a group is obviously not responsible for the actions of a minority of its members, but that doesn’t change the fact the IRA, mafia, islamic terrorism etc etc are problems. In my whole life I’ve never heard anyone saying:“Oh poor Irish people, they’re going to be judged for the actions of a few!”, and in a similar way I don’t remember people going:“Yeah the IRA is doing this and fact, but that’s not true IRA”.
So I guess the correct action is to do nothing, because any effects caused by such splinter groups are indirect…ok, it doesn’t make any sense and it’s causing a rise in right/far right groups who want to tackle the issue, so I guess time will tell.
Well, not me directly, I only lost two friends in terrorist attacks in Europe, so I guess that means I’m not entitled to have some issues with terrorism.