Touching on Islamophobia and what the rest of the world thinks of Muslims, i would like to point out a recently made statement one of the Republican Party’s presidential hopeful; a certain colorado congressman by the name of Tom Tancredo.
When asked on how he thinks the USA would best deter a nuclear attack on home soil, he suggested that the USA bomb the Muslim holy cities of Makkah ( not Mecca) and Madinah Al- Munawwarah. See article here.
I mean, if it somebody suggested that we blow up the Vatican to resolve the IRA crisis, or blow up Varanasi, the Hindu Holy City to quell the Hindu Tamil Tiger rebellion against the Buddhist Sinhalese of Sri Lanka, then the world would be in uproar.
But do it to the Muslims, well the news gets relegated to the back pages of the newspaper. Quite shocking dont you think.
Somehow i get the feeling that the world, especially the US is looking at Muslims ( all 1.5 billion of us in the world) based on the actions of a few extremist idiots.
Now we would want to stereotype but surely by using this demented logic then we would always have some generalisation of people based on a few extremist bad seeds ( the KKK in the USA, the BNP in the UK, the BJP or Bharrat United in India).
The funny thing is, this guy Tom Tancredo actually thought he’d make a good US president?!!!
I am cynically laughing and crying at the same time !