Not a very informative thread title I'm afraid, but wasn't sure what to put.
A friend from the past has occasionally sent me some stuff via Facebook messenger that I have found a bit in its tone.
I usually ignore them, but tonight I received a message with a video clip and the request to "share".
It was blatantly anti Islam/Muslim, and I felt moved to respond.
This is what I said:
(Name), sorry, but I cannot share this. I am against all"isms" i.e. sexism, racism etc, as I believe that life is hard enough without taking against whole groups of people.
I'm sure there are good, kind law abiding Muslims, just as there are good kind Catholic priests, as well as those who have historically and probably to this day, abuse children.
I prefer to treat each person that I meet as an individual, and not judge them by the colour of their skin or the religion that they follow.
Hitler took against Jews, gypsies and homosexuals, and look at how that turned out.
I do not condone acts of terrorism, by ANY people, regardless of their background or motive, consider the IRA bombings throughout the "troubles" (including the Birmingham pub bombing) but feel that to take against a whole race or religion on account of the actions of some members of it is not the answer.
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