HB3 wrote: I don't understand how people can say 9/11 was used to demonize Islam, when the opposite happened -- that's precisely when the government, the Bush government mind you, adopted the nothing-to-do-with-Islam, "religion of peace" language. And subsequently we have phenomena like the funding of the "Arab Spring," Obama's Cairo speech, government importation of Somalian refugees, coverups of obvious jihadi attacks (Major Hassan, etc.) and on and on and on. This is the actual location of the taboo in American society -- not "criticism of Israel," which is, after all, a favorite hobby of both the progressive left and the paleo-conservative right.
Huh? The countries we live in largely believe Islamics are terrorists. That is because they were told a billion times they are terrorists (with no proof given I may add). Bush basically said "not all Islamics are terrorists, but Islamic Alqaidas are coming to getcha".
I guess we just read different stuff. http://www.onislam.net/english/news/ame ... h-fbi.html
A recent Gallup poll, however, found 43 percent of Americans Nationwide admitted to feeling at least “a little” prejudice against Muslims.