After watching a show about white muslim extremists on BBC I didn't feel anger towards them, I sort of felt sorry for them. I don't think they do it because they're evil but Islam offers them friendship and belonging that they didn't have in our society. By rejecting people who aren't 'normal' or that are 'different' do you think we are forcing them to become more extreme in their differences, and in some cases resentful towards mainstream society.
Take a lot of criminals for example. Obviously its no excuse for what they do, but a lot of them are either abused or bullied as children, and therefore lash back at the society that treated them badly. If instead of just treating outsiders or people who are a bit 'strange' as freaks and trying to avoid them, and instead offered them help and understanding at a younger age then they wouldn't grow up hating society.
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- 09-04-2011 12:11
- 09-04-2011 12:13
Throw them into the Army. Let them shoot stuff.
- 09-04-2011 12:18
Everything we see in the media is supposed to scare us or segregate us, so yes I do believe this.
There are so many reasons to "hate" that used to be reasons to disagree. How someone looks, where they are from, what sports teams they like, the clothes they wear, the money they have, their social status and on and on and on. Hate is prevelant in this society and people are all too ready to cash in on it from whatever aspect they can.
- 09-04-2011 12:20
Society is not perfect and we all come with our problems. Some face more difficulties than others obviously but life is all about the experiences and getting through the problems we face using reasonable solutions.
When times get tough, instead of dealing with things, hating oneself, those around and society isn't the answer. It does justify what offenders or extremists do - it is a personal choice they make. Not everyone who has a hard childhood becomes a maniac and not everyone who turns to Islam for identity, warmth and friendship becomes a terrorist. So many other factors come in to play to segregate us whilst the reasons behind this, are poor.
We are defined by the choices we make and sometimes in their society they are influenced by the not-so-neutral factors and in the end, people among us are the ones who pay for it.