Thursday, December 23, 2004

Watch Fox News, Hate Your Muslim Neighbors?...

44 Percent Say Restrict Muslims

A recent nationwide telephone survey by Cornell University and reported by truthout.org, CNN and others said that 44 percent of Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans.

The survey also suggested that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim Americans. Perhaps the only encouraging news to come out of the survey was that only 37 percent of respondents believed a terrorist attact was imminent in the United States in the next 12 months. A similar poll in November 2002 put that figure at 90 percent.

I don't really want to live in a country where nearly half the people believe that discrimination against a particular religious group is okay, but then I was born into that country and in fact that way of thinking is ingrained in our very creation and has it's emblems woven into our institutions--even our money, with its ubiquitous "In God We Trust". But perhaps during this holiday season it is important to remember that the only people who need to have their civil liberties violated are the ones we have proven and convicted of being guilty of that crime. Not people who trust in Allah instead of "God".

Happy Holidays all....
Dissents and Laments

1 Comments:

Blogger Mafesto said...

Whatever shall we do with those squalid imbeciles who discriminate against religions, especially if we don't want to move out of the country? If the solution is logically feasible, let me know.

The EU is becoming a superpower equal to America with it's stronger dollar, new bridges, border abolition, and a carefully planned, self sustaining economy, (minus a poorly utilized super military, though it won't matter).

I say let's establish a life in Prague and try our luck with the new world order. America is so last season, anyway. All that pompous flag waving, greedy self adulation, and destructivly ignorant and arrogant incompetence is so annoying, and it's broadcast all over the world. I can't take it no'mo.

Let's stop the machine and join the Union that was assembled while America slept. Right? Maybe not. Let me know.

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