I'm not reiterating this many posts because you got called out on a dumb comment and don't want to acknowledge it. Go back and read. You seem to have gotten lost on my switching over to using Islam (the religion) instead of speaking directly about its adherents (Muslims). If it will make it easier for you, just switch that sentence from "To start, Islam is A RELIGION, not a race....." And replace it with "Muslims are followers of A RELIGION", not members of a race......"
Although I freely admit then when I continued on the tract of using the term "race" to discuss the Irish after your initial post bringing it up, I should have been discussing "ethnicity"
My statement discrediting your comparison was really only a small part of the argument posited in that post. You've ignored the remainder of it.
god if only we could crack down on all these christians/caucasians. they're the same thing right mfittz?
Trevolution and Newenglandflatness you guys are completely clueless clowns.
I suggest you guys go and get hooked on phonics. Then take a reading comprehension class.
You guys are giving surfers a bad rap for cognitive abilities.
Look, I don't feel like discussing this tiny facet of the conversation. We got lost when you offered the Irish example and I stated that Islam is a religion, not a race.
My point is this: If the bomber happens to be Muslim, the Muslim-American population has absolutely zero responsibility to "get its act together" based on the actions of a few crazies who happen to adhere to a distorted version of Islam (as you like to call it, the Muslim faith). The responsibility lies with every single person to not make generalizations based on faith, ethnicity, religion, race, etc. While I'll grant that if the bomber were to be Muslim, it would certainly increase anti-Muslim sentiment in this country, that doesn't make it right. This is all I have stated.
Again, even allowing your comparison to the Irish, THAT DOESN'T MAKE DISCRIMINATION RIGHT. Groups subject to bigotry must somehow "earn" their way out of the prejudice? As a society, I'd like to think we strive to not repeat our own errors.
You're caught up on this Islam v. Muslim conversation and ignoring everything else.