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As a Muslim, do you experience prejudice and hatred?

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The poll about the Quran and the discussion there (as wlel as numerous discussions I have witnessed lately) made me wonder what views about this were...

As a Muslim living in the West, is it getting harder to deal with Western prejudices, misconceptions and hatred?

Do you experience hatred and prejudice often, or not?
If you do, what is the most overwhelming and hard to understand aspect of such behaviour?

Please share your personal experiences.

I personally believe Islamophobia is at an all time high and there is way too much hatred in the air. I have witnessed such behaviour on numerous occasions even though I don't really practice Islam and you can barely tell Im a muslim unless you ask me.

My thoughts are based on my experiences in during the last few years...
I have recently moved to Istanbul and have been living here for 4 months.
Western media in particular has gone insane over the topic of muslims.

I feel more comfortable here, even though I was born and raised in the West. I also have many European and American friends in this city-all of whom are accepted for their beliefs by everyone I know...they have yet to experience any hostility against them.
 

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I find that especially in Internet some decent (westeren)forums has been transformed to mini-stormfront forums nowadays. The hostility is remarkable.

Some countries like Denmark has taken this too far to. Even in more tolerant coutries like Sweden you just get sick and tired of some of the regular muslim-bashing at the media. Since am not a practising muslim i have easier than, lets say a practising moslem woman. But the constant whining about moslems makes you pretty tired of alltogheter, sometime. Its like if we were aliens or something like that... :rolleyes:
 

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I lived for about 2 years in UK. I have not encountered anything like that to be honest. Only one time, we were playing football and one of the other team players made a comment about me, the reaction of the other players was just great and made me score two goals :D

However, it is more in some countries than others and to be even more honest, some Muslims act like assholes that might help with the negativity other decent common Muslims face from time to time. The media in UK are okay; I did not read crap newspapers like the sun for example, so that maybe why I have such impression about the UK media. Maybe because in the UK there is a significant Muslim society, some of those, act like true thugs and they are hated in places like Bradford for example, there lives a huge Pakistani community and some of them are grand A thugs. Same goes for France, Denmark, Sweden, plus of course Bin Laden’s way of representing Islam in the shape of explosions, airplanes going straight to towers and high buildings and suicide bombers.
 

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i dont experience too much racism nowadays but ive certainly recieved a fair amount in the past, especially after 9/11. i think after 911 emotions were running high, and so people who wanted to attack islam could do so openly with more freedom, whereas now it still happens, but with more subtlety

i suppose it also helps im white, rather than brown :)
 

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I lived for about 2 years in UK. I have not encountered anything like that to be honest. Only one time, we were playing football and one of the other team players made a comment about me, the reaction of the other players was just great and made me score two goals :D

However, it is more in some countries than others and to be even more honest, some Muslims act like assholes that might help with the negativity other decent common Muslims face from time to time. The media in UK are okay; I did not read crap newspapers like the sun for example, so that maybe why I have such impression about the UK media. Maybe because in the UK there is a significant Muslim society, some of those, act like true thugs and they are hated in places like Bradford for example, there lives a huge Pakistani community and some of them are grand A thugs. Same goes for France, Denmark, Sweden, plus of course Bin Laden’s way of representing Islam in the shape of explosions, airplanes going straight to towers and high buildings and suicide bombers.
Exactly. And here in Xtratime, we have L-Pheno. :lala:
 

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Lite®nit said:
I tell you one think I cannot answer the poll but if I know any Muslims I would sure show them no respect. Unless of course they have a hot sister without a mustache, but thats like looking for a inteligent MUSLIM.
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There are quite a few, I'll tell ya.
 

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Lite®nit said:
I tell you one think I cannot answer the poll but if I know any Muslims I would sure show them no respect. Unless of course they have a hot sister without a mustache, but thats like looking for a inteligent MUSLIM.
dude are u being serious or are u just being a blatant fukface? i resent that statement even tho im not muslim. learn how to respect people first
 
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