This post was edited by brobostigon at 2012-9-25 23:25|
...average IQ or education level who will not be able to distinguish between jihadists and Muslims as such.
We have seen way too many incidents in the last ten years or so of such generalisations. I think an ad like this doesn't belong in a public train or bus. If at all, it could be run in a philosophical magazine.
Actually we are wrong about the commonly accepted meaning of the word, Jihad,which the vast majority of Americans know as “Holy War”, has BOTHviolent AND non-violent meanings. A “philosophical magazine” might suggest using “Jihad bil Saif” instead.More Americans know the difference between Islam and Jihad (“Holy War”) as they have been directly and indirectly affected by it for decades. At the same time there over 2000 mosques in America. Polls indicate the vast majority (about 91%) of Americans agree that Muslims should be involved in US politics and a 98% think Muslims should be involved in US institutions. Drawing a conclusion about the “average IQ or education level” of Americans based on anti-mosque protests in New York or California popping up in the news networks is naïve and condescending.