I am now 84 years old and during my existence on this planet have been compelled to endure fear of many forms of evil. As a child I had nightmares of Christian Nazis who would come to America and murder this little Jewish boy. Then came the Russian Communists who soon were followed by the North Korean and Chinese Communists. In all honesty, I never feared any Muslims, after all they had not murdered six million Jews as had European Nazis. So, today, I am told to fear Muslims since they are out to murder and kill. Actually, if one added up all the humans killed by Muslims since 2001 that total would be less than the number of people killed in one week by Russian or Chinese Communists.
So, why this wild fear of Muslims?
1. Muslim youth in Europe are trapped in poor paying jobs that offer no dream of a good life.
2. Too many Muslims are living in ghettoes where they live in slums and lack contact with non-Muslims.
3. Muslims wind up doing the dirty jobs of European societies.
4. Muslims are not attending integrated schools. Then again, European schools have done a terrible job of aiding Muslim students succeed.
5. Muslim imams have failed to teach the meaning of their religion. They have allowed imams of hate to take over the religious education of youth.
6. Throw in social media which makes hate easier to spread.
7. And, definitely add the name of George Bush, Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to the list of those who help create terror groups. P
Put these factors together and one winds up with hate, violence and fear.