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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 04:56 PM

Out of the mouth of children..

A question was asked of me today by my neice who is 10 years old. She was watching the news with me. A segment came on about Syria. She asked me " why do we hate Muslims here but help them overseas"? I didn't know what to say.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:13 PM

1. Actually

 

The most religious state in the mid east is our best buddy.

They have royals, too. Saudi Arabia.

The secular states we invade and throw bombs at.

Muslim is a strawman that is used to make war.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. And nineteen of the twenty one 9-11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:31 PM

2. Who in her circle of friends and family has convinced her that "we hate Muslims"?

Are her parents bigots?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:43 PM

4. I have a 10 yr old granddaughter

who has been raised in a liberal family. Guess what? She reads. Avidly. Including the news. Kids are bright and observant and live in the greater world beyond their home. They hear things at school from their friends and classmates. Any bigoted or derogatory remarks heard get discussed. Never assume that children are incapable of forming opinions.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:53 PM

6. thank you.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

5. No, her parents are not bigots. She watches the news and she has Muslim friends..

who are treated bad in school.She's a smart girl. Her friends father was jumped cause he was Muslim

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:55 PM

7. The lesson from that should have been "some horrible people hate Muslims",

not "we hate Muslims". I hope she doesn't think that President Obama or any of his appointees hate Muslims. In any case, a good answer to her question would be that while there are horrible bigots who hate Muslims, just as some people are racists and anti-Semites, President Obama is not one of those people, and it is he who makes the decision that we need to help people overseas.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:59 PM

8. She knows its not everyone who hates as she says a few idiots.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:02 PM

10. So... "President Obama is not one of those idiots; he is a good man...

... and he is the person who decides who we help overseas."

Question answered.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:59 PM

9. *Lmao*

As long as we cover that base, right?

We have huge, widespread and sanctioned cultural hate against Muslims. Nobody bothered to dismantle that after Bush declared his Holy War(TM).

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