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Does mocking people of other faiths really belong here on SP?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I came across a blog post where a christian was mocking muslims. It was your average stereotypical BS that I know all too well. (I'm on the internet a lot, lol)

I'm offended, yes. Apart from the obvious, that it's not very pleasant to hear bad things about you and people like yourself, I'm also offended because there is a very hateful right wing wave of intolerance sweeping over Europe right now, even my neutral, friendly Sweden is hit by it. We now have a hard core rascist organisation in the government. It scares me a lot. Recently muslim women have been viciously attacked in the streets, some are lucky and only get called bad words by strangers passing by, others get beaten up in broad daylight because they wear the headscarf. It's getting worse. Of course many non muslims don't see it that way and are wondering why we are complaining when we are perfectly safe. This isn't true - it was before, but now unfortunately we are not.

So now with all this happening, it's kind of a slap in the face to log in here to kind and open SP and find a blog like that. Not only that, but there is actually a group here on SP where they write all kinds of nasty things about muslims.
I don't understand this. At all. Firstly that it's allowed, secondly I wonder what hate speech and ridiculing others have to do with getting healthy and lose weight and SUPPORT each other??

Religious intolerande, rascism etc doesn't belong anywhere else but in the TRASH as far as I'm concerned, but least of all in a community like this where people get together from all over the world to support each other in reaching their goals.

One last note; christianity and islam do NOT, I repeat, N-O-T preach intolerance towards others and they certainly do NOT teach their followers to hate and mock fellow human beings. That's the christianity I learned in church when I was younger and that's the islam I've learned and embraced.

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REBIRTHDIVA 11/30/2013 8:03AM

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TASNIM2014 11/27/2013 3:14AM

    Yes, unfortunately there are "cultures" in countries of mainly muslim population where women are not treated well. This of course doesn't mean it's about religion, since that culture is followed by the christian and other groups as well. In other words, is a cultural and not a religious thing. Domestic abuse has no religion.

The problem I see is that it's very ok nowadays to blame islam and muslims for EVERYTHING in Europe, including the economy (yes, I'm serious..) and crime. This very harsh climate is worrying, and brings back memories of what we learned in school, of how the jewish people were treated before the war in Germany. Now they use the same slogans and we see the same kind of stereotype and prejudice as they suffered. I know we aren't treated as poorly as them (yet) but ten years ago nobody would have EVER thought that a rascist (some say even neo-nazi) group would be voted into the government. Now it happened. It shows which way we're heading, and it's terrifying.

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MONIKA80Z 11/27/2013 1:06AM

    I agree with You ! Im Catholic but my ex husband is Muslim. I learned that Islam Is a kind and gentle religion if followed the right way-the way it supposed to be. But hey lets be honest - there is only handful of people that follow their religion the right way- no matter if it's Catolicsm, Judaism, Christianity or Islam. The intolerance is a sign of it. My ex husband was the bad example of Muslim men and use physical and mental abuse on a daily basis .. He still does but not on me this time.. It's a shame that thanks to people like him Islam gets a very bad reputation! And I'm in shock that Muslim women get attacked on European streets simply because you see they are Muslim... In 99% women follow Islam correctly.. They do not deserve to be treaten that way... It's enough that they can have someone in family who doesn't follow Koran the right way and harms them on a daily basis- giving a very bad name to Islam...

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ALIHIKES 11/24/2013 1:50PM

    I agree that tolerance and respect for all faiths is very important. I hope you reported the intolerant blog or post to SparkPeople (click on the "Report Inappropriate Comment" link). Most posts are supportive and helpful -- but in any open community there will be a few folks who either have mental issues or are hateful.

I am sorry your religion was mocked by others.
Alison




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GARDENQE2 11/24/2013 10:36AM

    You are right about the tolerance we should show.
Unfortunately, zealots exist in all religions.
Many show ignorance and arrogance which is probably as despised in heaven as it is on earth.
I You have my sympathy for the times you feel threatened and fearful. This should not be. emoticon

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