I'm just learning that some muslims don't hate America. There are good and bad like in every race. Most of us fear the radicals that want to destroy all of us. I know that God loves us all and we should love all races like He does.
Ignorance and misdirected hate. Unfortunately many Muslims here in America are going to have a stigma attached to them due to some "recent" historical events. Many groups here in America have been and even continue to be "put through the ringer" not just Muslims. Tragically, many Muslims were basically ignored, prior to recent history. The ENTIRE NATION of Germany is still "smarting" over WW2. That is a history that wasn't so recent, that most Germans would like to sweep under the rug. Is it right or fair? No, but that is just the way it is. "Tribalism" is not about to disappear any time soon.
Why do people hate at all? Because they do not understand or love the Other. Muslims do not hate westerners, but they do hate the lifestyle. It is something they must struggle against, so they do not value our liberty, our humanism, our love of capitalism. It's likely not their country's way. The sheer difference between religions, between nomadic tribes and European urban society, between educated and uneducated, powerful versus powerless, causes enmity to build up as well as jealousy. Add to this perceived injustice, and some will try to address grievances without negotiation. For westerners, we have the memories of the Kohbar towers, Beiruit, and the twin towers fresh in our minds; it may not be hate, but it's something like it.
Some people hate all religions while some may be misinformed about religions around the world. We should respect all others beliefs that we should love one another. That's what our universal God would want to see.
Disrespecting and abusing is not the same. Basic question is why people are so intolerant? Because they dont have connections to things. If you know some christian, buddhist, muslim, jewish people, you realize, that theyre just people too, their religion and skin color is just an excuse for haters to abuse them.
Actually Iv heared here about the Massacre of muslim people in Burma.
Human nature sweety. It WAS muslims who attacked the US and murdered nearly 3000 people on 9/11/01. And it IS muslims who keep murdering innocent people all over the world. I understand those are fanatics but for many its hard to separate the bad from the good. Bigotry is common, esp among the less well educated. Afterall its bigotry that leads these muslim fanatics to murder under the guise of the Quran and many of the actual suicide bombers or 'soldiers' come from the poor muslim population who are easily convinced to hate. You dont see the rich, well educated mature muslims going out to kill themselves, just the poor men and the radical students. Its sad that your friend has been bullied. Unfortunately muslim women stand out as targets because of their scarfs or other clothing and random ignorace and cruel bigotry will focus on them occasionally.