%90 of the people who participated in my blog's poll about "Do you think the western countries have a problem with Islam?" voted for a YES!!
Besides my humble poll, there were two articles lately that seem to support the opinion that the west (in general) seems to have a problem with Islam. The articles are:
- Priest burns himself to death over Islam
- Muslims invoked by what they called a hysterical attack on their community over remarks by the country's top Islamic cleric on women and rape (note: i am totally against what that cleric said by the way. But, mistreating the muslim community there because of what he said is bad also, or isn't it?!!).
Of course there are so many other instances of misunderstanding, mistrust, and wrong behaviour between muslims and non-muslims (generally speaking) but the ones i mentioned above are the most resent.
I think this is a two way thing. Not only the west makes mistakes, treats muslims like low lives (some of them do anyway), biased to Israel no matter what they do (some of them at least), portrays us as terrorists, and so on. But, we also are to blame for the awful image most of us give to Islam.
The thing is, how will we break that "blaming circle" and do something about it?!