Respecting One's God
Reading Subzeroblue's post on respecting or not respecting one's belief in God, I came across this story where
Imad Hamad, regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said that
"It's OK for a Christian fellow or a Jewish fellow to pray, and it would be
regarded highly and respected. When it comes to a person of Muslim faith,
especially if a woman is wearing the head cover or a man with a typical clergy
outfit, yeah, it is becoming like something that is offensive to people and
making them nervous."
Recently and in the same vain of events, six Muslim clerics were removed from a U.S. Airways flight, an incident that set off a nationwide uproar.
In view of these two incidents, the following questions do impose themselves: Do you think muslim americans citizens, especially from Arab descent, are victims of ethnic, religious or racial discrimination? Aren't they entitled to the same Constitutional rights? Is there limits to religious freedom? How much intolerance is in all that? and finally if I respect your God, aren't you supposed to respect mine??