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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:26 PM
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Disturbing article: Many Americans want Muslims to carry special ID.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:19 PM by meldroc
Many Americans Harbor Strong Bias against U.S. Muslims

A new Gallup poll finds that many Americans -- what it calls "substantial minorities" -- harbor "negative feelings or prejudices against people of the Muslim faith" in this country. Nearly one in four Americans, 22%, say they would not like to have a Muslim as a neighbor.

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Almost four in ten, 39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D.


Am I the only one who finds this scary? Bigotry is coming out of the closet again, and people are actually advocating things like this. What's next? Making them wear badges on their clothing or sending them to camps? And once they've "taken care of" the Muslims, who's next?

UPDATE: Found another article, this one directly from Gallup: Anti-Muslim Sentiments Fairly Commonplace
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:28 PM
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1. Only if they make Catholics and Jews carry them too
Making bigotry a family value... another fine mess brought to you by Bush II.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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8. If we get to brand the rapturists thumbs with an R
I still think this sort of xenophobia shows that:

REPUBLICANS ARE WEAK ON CONFIDENCE, Americans no longer have the strength to fear only fear.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:10 PM
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20. As long as they don't mind carrying them
in the ME, cool.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:30 PM
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2. Soon we'll be Israel.
With a permanent "special" class of Muslims.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:30 PM
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3. First they came for the
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM by IChing
Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie die Juden holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Jude.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Martin Niemller (1892-1984)
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:31 PM
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4. i read an interesting article
not long after 911 that claimed that more african americans supported racial profiling of arabs, than did whites

that's an interesting twist

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unda cova brutha Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:31 PM
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5. arm bands will be issued very soon
this makes me sick to my stumach.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:31 PM
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6. gosh, is there a muslim gene?
Sure would hate for any FAKE CHRISTIANS to get past this.

Yah, dumb and dumberer.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:31 PM
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7. That is VERY disturbing
and that mentality needs to be fought vigorously. It's sheer naked bigotry.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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9. 'Special ID'? Coloured triangles, perhaps?
Or maybe a yellow crescent on their clothing?

What next? Banning them from the professions and universities? RFID implants? Ghettos?
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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10. Sew them right on their chests.
Little yellow cresecnt moons.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:33 PM
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11. American white folks are ALWAYS shocked (shocked!) to find out....
... how bigoted America is....

The poll is, of course, to be taken with a grain of salt, as it almost certainly underrepresents the true amount of bigotry. (I.e., the poll numbers only reflect those Americans who were stupid enough to SAY that they're bigots.)

:rofl:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:35 PM
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13. Not this particular "white folk"
:eyes:
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:35 PM
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12. I guess our country is out of yellow stars and pink triangles.(nt)
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:40 PM
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14. Beat me to it. Thinking the same thing. Shit. n/t
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:44 PM
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17. See reply #16 below:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:41 PM
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15. How about we make them sew a huge "M" on the front of their clothes...
and then we can give them all a "special number" and have it tattooed on their forearms.

Maybe we could even have Haliburton build some special "camps" for the Muslims to live in.

What the fuck is going on in this country????!!!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM
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16. The same thing that happened in Germany:
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:09 PM
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18. Okay - that's damn scary. The fact that the poll was taken is just as
frightening as the result, IMO. Who paid for the poll??

Welcome to DU meldroc :)

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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:10 PM
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19. Thanks, I'm glad to be here.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:14 PM
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21. Hmmmm ... I wonder what "they" would do with my children?
They've got me, a mother of northern European (Irish) Catholic descent and a father that is an Indian Muslim.

This sh** scares the heck out of me ...whenever there is talk of terrorism (or at the times of actual terrorist strikes)I am really frightened for the safety of my family ... from "Murkins"
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:19 PM
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23. I'm sorry. I wish we could just flip a switch and turn this night into day
I also wish we could promise you that things won't get worse, but I don't think we can do that either. It's beyond wicked and ridiculous. :banghead:
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:36 PM
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24. Kind words from intelligent sane people ...
... are very helpful. I (we) need to remember that "everyone" is not a bigoted slack jawed hatemonger.


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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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22. It's not coming out of the closet.
It's being pushed by our government's rhetoric, the rightwing talking heads, and our "churches".
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:43 PM
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25. It's only 39 percent. There's no way 39% of Americans will get their way.
After all, only 40% of Americans support the war and 35% of Americans support the Bush Administration. It'll never happen. The other 61% of us will rise up in the streets and protest. Those protests will be broadcast by networks who will say "thousands of people protested" and everyone will be so impressed that Fox News will be forced to tell the truth and then everyone will turn into flying monkeys.
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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:45 PM
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26. The nazis had a similar approval rating back in 1933.
Only a third of the populace voted for them in the general election, and another sixth or third of the population stayed silent or thought they'd never take things that far...
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:59 PM
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27. And see, that didn't happen either! /nt
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:15 PM
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28. Can we get special ID requirements for these terrorists too?









Yup, it's plain to see...we need to start profiling pasty white men. :sarcasm:

Save the Republic!
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