Anonymous asked: Why do we only call Muslims terrorist?
Because your average person (especially in America, but it’s not just America, it’s really not) doesn’t have a great understanding of what terrorism actually is, nor of what causes it. Which is fine on an individual basis, because it’s not really a “common knowledge” thing that someone would just randomly know, you know? But 9/11 - and America’s reaction to it - has created a lasting public association between Islam and terrorism, and now, unfortunately, when your average person thinks of terrorism, the first thing that comes to mind is Islam. The reaction to 9/11 is unfortunately largely what has caused Muslims to be as stigmatized as they are today. It doesn’t help that non-Muslims generally don’t have a great understanding of the Islamic religion, either, so the stereotypes become even easier for the uninformed to believe.
Side-note, the “counter-terrorism” tactics employed by the U.S. government are not helping the public gain a better understanding of terrorism, either.
Excellent explanation, I think …