Over the course of the past few years, I kept being asked by various people if I don’t like Jews due to the fact that I am Palestenian. I keep saying, “do I want people to dislike me for being a Muslim and calling me a terrorists because of what a group of uncaring hateful people have done to ruin our image?”
I don’t understand why the most prejudice stereotyping is based on religion. Religion has been around for centuries. How religion has evolved and what people have done and justified their action based on religion is questionable and truly not part of any religion.
Your religion is a moral guidance and a way to worship God and that’s it. Any political or historical event that triggered religious hate should not effect any person who is not involved in these situations. If the media and other news outlets have a biased view of an event, that does not mean that we, as educated people who strive to find our own answers should only believe that part of the story. Try to be smarter for a bit.
I grew up in an environment where I was forced fed and brain washed to believe that because I am Palestenian, I should dislike Jews for what they did to us. As I grew up, I kept hearing the word Zionist and I kept asking, “what’s the difference?” Aaah.. politics, different view points. Religion was just at outside factor used an excuse. So the problems are not only based on religion, but damn politics. Typical.
So really, if you want to go back in history, many Muslims till this day dislike Christians as well because of something that happened centuries ago; war with the European Crusades. It’s funny that I met a few Muslims who still think this way. Then I get the inevitable question if I like Jews or not. Like is that even answerable anymore? So I just say, “there is a difference between Jews and Zionists.” And I leave it at that. I don’t feel like arguing something that I have absolutely no control over. Sparking a never ending debate is pointless. Just end it there. Be neutral and be careful of what you are saying. I know many of you would be like :wtf: is wrong with her? She is PALESTENIAN! I am like ya, but I live in a multicultural country called Canada. If I have the right to be treated like anyone else, then why should I discriminate against others?
I actually wrote this post because I keep getting a bunch of people posting comments saying that I shouldn’t be writing this way and care more about the Palestenian problems and the 60 year anniversary of occupation next month.
This is a message to everyone who think I am using my website for the wrong reasons. I DON’T CARE! I can write whatever I want when I feel like it. My blog is NOT a political blog. My blog is NOT a Palestenian cultural blog. My blog is ABOUT ME and what I am thinking TODAY! I am so random and I have many opinions about anything, so don’t FORCE me or OBJECT to my writing. Do I do that to you? NO!
In conclusion, I LIKE PEOPLE TO TREAT ME THE WAY I TREAT THEM! Is that wrong?