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    *Immediately after. After major terrorist attacks, the proportion of people with a favourable view of Islam tends to increase. Increase. (Although hate crimes against muslims also increase.)




    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...france-and-us/

    Why do people think this is?

    Social media becoming awash with hashtags? The media and government pushing narratives?

    Note that the effect is temporary - views of muslims inevitably decrease, often lower than they started off.

    Interestingly, I haven't come across much to suggest that there has been the same effect after the Bataclan massacre, or the attacks on the gay club, or Nice; perhaps the effect is wearing off.
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    Hate crimes lol

    If an Iraqi refugee rapes a white girl and set her on fire afterwards

    Is it not motivated by hate? if not what does motivate them to commit such evil against us?
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    (Original post by Rêsistance)
    Hate crimes lol

    If an Iraqi refugee rapes a white girl and set her on fire afterwards

    Is it not motivated by hate? if not what does motivate them to commit such evil against us?
    I hope you're not trying to insinuate that Islam has anything to do with ISLAMIC terrorism?

    That's absurd
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    (Original post by Rêsistance)
    Hate crimes lol

    If an Iraqi refugee rapes a white girl and set her on fire afterwards

    Is it not motivated by hate? if not what does motivate them to commit such evil against us?
    That's not a hate crime, that is a cultural misunderstanding.
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    (Original post by Vividly clear)
    I hope you're not trying to insinuate that Islam has anything to do with ISLAMIC terrorism?

    That's absurd
    Do you think its a coincidence that virtually all Islamic terrorism is done in response to a political unrest in the region?
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    No one really wants war or hate, but you cant help but defend yourselves when it comes to you.
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    I guess now that Islamic terrorism is more common in Europe, many Europeans are doing research on the actual problem and realising that these terrorists are not representative of Muslims, and just hateful people. That is a nice surprise.
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    This constant portrayal of muslims as our enemy and as them all being a potential 'terrorist' (in general, not in this thread necessarily) is really disturbing. Promoting this us vs them mindset makes the problem worse, not better.

    There's no point making the distinction between anti-muslim bigotry and criticism of Islam (re: the term 'Islamophobia') if you just go down the former path anyway.
 
 
 
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