strongbull saidMany Muslims I know agree with you, and I do too. But forgetting the past is a.dangerous thing. You should study the rise of Nazism. Hitler was VERY popular in Germany, his was not a minority of angry white men. They were celebrated as restorers of German culture, power and world influence. What is an extreme few now can become a popular and powerful movement, particularly among a people who feel disenfranchised, as the Germans did after the first world war. Add to that a faith component, appeals to religious obligations, limited education, demonization of the West (as Jews were and are demonized), and you have the makings of a very dangerous situation. Refusing to address this now will be a tragic mistake. Unfortunately, history repeats itself over and over.
I have often compared ISIS to Nazis. I began making that comparison since the moment they started publicizing their beheadings. I agree with your latest post. My concern is that US repeats its mistakes, too.
Our attitudes in WWII reflected a dominant white culture that put the Japanese in interment camps. We have since apologized for that. Was that just lip service?
We seem to get that not all Germans were Nazis, yet we (or at least within the GOP) can't seem to make that connection that not all Mexicans are rapists, not all Muslims are terrorists, etc.
I'm not really PC. I'm just concerned that we're repeating history, while a few conspiring dictators and hate groups are pushing us into WWIII.