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.
Okay, rant is over.