According to key research findings from the Pew Research Center, the Muslim religion is the second largest in the world and the fastest growing major religion. If current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of the century.
The political climate in the United States since the election of “45”, has been one of heightened hatred toward the Muslim population. Conservative (redneck) media has leveraged its listening audience toward a fear-based view of Muslims, sparking hatred not unlike the hatred exercised toward blacks when lynching was an “acceptable” remedy for suspicious acts.
When a Muslim commits a crime in the United States, it sadly becomes, not about the person or persons committing the crime. It becomes about ALL Muslims who are demonized, largely, by the uneducated. I recall a friend of mine telling me that his ignorant roommate calls them, “Mu-SLIMES” and this is a typical redneck response to what is going on.
I say that if we are going to ban people because of the color of their skin or their religion, we should also include this group of criminals. I could have maxed out my blog with the names and info about these men, but instead, I’ll only post a small sample. If we are going to ban Muslims because of the actions of a few, why not ban this demographic as well?
Something to think about.