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ISLAM: There’s danger in hasty generalization

Letter by Deborah Kinerk, Tacoma on Sep. 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 102 Comments »
September 17, 2012 4:23 pm

Here in America, we read about a film produced in America that portrays Muhammad as a sexually sadistic torturer and conclude, “It was a 14-minute piece of trash put out by a pervert. Why does the Islamic world erupt with venomous hatred pouring forth against all of America?”

One of the fallacies embedded in that question is the assumption that all or most Muslims are represented by the protesters. That is no more the case than is their belief that the film produced by one man speaks for all Americans.

Many people on both sides fail to see that the actions of one or a small minority do not speak for the millions of other people on the sidelines. It is vitally important, if we want to live in peace, to keep that fact in the forefront of our minds.

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