In yesterday’s post, I discussed the outrage connected to comments by someone at a Donald Trump rally in Rochester, NH last Thursday. Let’s go back to that person’s witty thoughts:
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American. Anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?”
Then yesterday, we got this exchange on NBC’s Meet the Press, between moderator Chuck Todd and Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson:
I think we have our fears mixed up. We keep focusing on the religion instead of the people. We’ve seen some really bad people over the years–and even today–use Christianity and Judaism for nefarious purposes. But how many people in the Western World really look at these religions as evil? How many people truly understand Islam? Or understand that there are different trains of thoughts in Islam as there are in Christianity and Judaism?
Stop being scared. Stop the fear-mongering. Educate yourself.