CNN recently posed a very real question: Why do so many Americans have a phobia of Islam? The answer is quite stupefying actually.
Regardless of their religion or agnosticism, many non-Muslim Americans are idiotically anti-Islam due to decades of propaganda provided by news stations like CNN who have labeled rioting Arabs, who happen to be Muslims, as extremists and terrorists.
Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism are three religions that are well respected in this country… When is the last time you heard a positive news story about Islam? I can’t even think of one. That’s because our media chooses to ignore the hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims who aren’t extremists. They focus on the negative.
Other than National Public Radio, CNN and every American news organization should vehemently apologize to Muslims all over the world for the ugly picture they’ve painted of this peaceful faith. There is not one Muslim I know that would condone the acts of a terrorist.
Just as dumbfounding and hypocritical is how these news stations react to violent domestic stories. The Virginia Tech, Columbine and Batman shootings were conducted by psychotic high schoolers or college students who happened to be Christian – but the media never blames Christianity for this. It’s never a “Christian” problem. And that’s because those shootings have nothing to do with religion. Those tragic incidents happened because the shooters were insane. Yet, when Arabs cause riots in their home countries or terrorize neighborhoods, we say it’s an “Islamic” issue. In reality, none of these incidents have anything to do with religion. It’s not fundamentalism or extreme religion – it’s a social issue caused by years of deprivation and frustration.
I don’t care if it’s Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism or Nihilism – anyone who is practicing their religion by the book would never do the things a terrorist does. That’s why we can never blame a terrorist’s actions on their religion because no book of faith teaches these violent acts. Only a psychotic with no reason to live would kill themselves and take others with them.
It’s not a Muslim terrorist, nor a Muslim Extremist. It’s a terrorist who just happens to be Muslim. Understand the difference.
I live in a country where people are dumb enough to believe what they see on T.V., which in turn creates a turbulence of hatred for genial and harmless people overseas. Those in Arab countries are similarly subjected to dictators and propaganda, but you will not find me blaming their religion for the stupidity their media infected them with.
Today, the media is an extremist religion, and billions of followers are bowing down and believing every lie that comes from Al-Jazeera, CNN and FOX News. These Gods of propaganda are the answer to the initial question: Why do we have a phobia of religions that are not our own? Because we base our judgement on news networks that are selective with the stories they tell us.