- Dec 10, 2012
I find the description of the this blogger as a "real life" Muslim to be informative about the OP's intentions.
IMO, the blogger is guilty of the same offense he accuses others of: He generalizes or paints Muslims with a broad brush. The difference is he uses 'nice' paint while others use 'evil' paint.
I respectfully disagree. In which paragraphs does the author paint Muslims with a nice brush? Islam as a religion, perhaps. But as I read it, nearly all of his references to "Muslims" (i.e., Muslim people) are either in the context of statistics or in terms of what the Dresden protesters ostensibly think about Muslims. More generally, I see the article as being more about critiquing the pegida approach to Muslims than I see it as being about Muslims per se.
The problems seem to specifically be with Arab Muslims. I wish someone would examine why Muslims, with their religion based upon (nearly) identical texts, apparently behave so differently. Or even if that perception is accurate.
Why are the "problems" specifically with 'Arab' Muslims? Because the likes of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban are Muslim? Jihadi networks exist in Iran (Persian Muslims) and Indonesia (Asia), and the specific 'Boko Harem' issue reported in today's news comes from Nigerian Islamic extremists. None of these latter groups are Arabs.