Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why Muslims Protest

Probably the best analysis I've read on why Muslims attack our embassies and generally just aren't very friendly with Americans, to say the least:

"But, as when a single offensive remark from someone you've long disliked can make you go ballistic, the explanation for this explosion goes deeper than the precipitating event. What are the sources of simmering hostility toward America that helped fuel these protests? Here is where you get to answers that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney wants to talk about and that, therefore, hardly anybody else talks about."


At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, they hate us for our foreign policy, our military action in their neighborhood. The more a country is involved militarily, the more it's hated.

I debated someone who tried to say the issue was religion, but every example of violence he cited actually involved the aggressors saying their attacks were inspired by the foreign policy of the country in which the attack took place (the 7/7 London bombing, for example, which was about British forces in Afghanistan and Iraq).

They see our non-Muslim religions as the reason for why we do evil, but it's the evil itself they hate. It's like hating the big ugly bully on the school bus, and all the news media notices is that I called the bully ugly, and it ignores that he beats me up for my lunch money every morning.

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not forget cultural differences.


As background, the difference between guilt cultures and shame cultures.



At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Zipper said...

Those fucking drones, dropping death from the sky, probably don't help.


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