Thursday, August 31, 2006

Muslims Making Threats

Is there a stereotype of all Muslims being stupid? If so, it's Muslims like this that reinforce it:

Hammasa Kohistani made history last year when she was chosen to represent England in the Miss World pageant.

But one year on, the 19-year-old student from Hounslow feels that winning the coveted beauty title last September was a "sugar coating" for Muslims who have become more alienated in the past 12 months.

She said: "The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse.

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more.
Yeah, "We will bomb you because you think we will bomb you. How dare you think that of us. Now we bomb you."

And she just got through saying that "even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves" To prove themselves what? Terrorists? Well, Duh. That would be one way to do it. Let's see, how could they prove themselves to not be terrorists? You think long and hard about that Hammasa. Maybe the Muslim community could start by telling their beauty queens to stop making threats.

A Breitbart AP article points out how some Muslims are actually doing something to reverse the stereotypes:
.....Now the faith's American leaders are starting to warn fellow Muslims about a threat from within.

The 2005 subway attacks in London that investigators say were committed by British-born and -raised Muslims, and the relentless Muslim-engineered sectarian assaults on Iraqi civilians, are among the events that have convinced some U.S. Muslims to change focus.

"This sentiment of denial, that sort of came as a fever to the Muslim community after 9-11, is fading away," said Muqtedar Khan, a political scientist at the University of Delaware and author of "American Muslims." "They realize that there are Muslims who use terrorism, and the community is beginning to stand up to this."
And maybe some Muslims are only paying lip service, but others, like the Muslim who tipped British authorities to the sports-drink bombers, are taking action. That's what is needed to deflate the stereotypes; not veiled threats.
(my favorite for Miss England, Vicki Davies, made zero threats, veiled or otherwise)