How are Muslims perceived and treated in the US? An interesting experiment and discussion by ABC news. Not that it would decide how Americans or even other cultures behave with Muslims, but I would be curious if someone in say, Saudi Arabia or even Pakistan ever gives thought or does any research on the blatant discrimination prevalent in those cultures? I am not sure where the lady who helped in this experiment was originally (her parents’ country/culture) was from and if she ever had an iota of thought of the minorities living and facing worse discrimination in those cultures?
I don’t think people should be discriminated, but I can understand when people know how the other side would react if they were in the same situation in the other’s culture, that they loose the fairness in their own character.
It is always news-worthy and interesting to slam US and Americans on discrimination, but the fact is that after having travelled in roughly 4 continents in the world, I haven’t found a more fair place, except for Canada. Yes, its not perfect, but in the comity of nations that we live in, try doing what you do in another country. And I don’t mean Nahaya goes to a Muslim country and does what she does in the US… but she takes her liberal American friend and has her do all she does in the US .. in that country! And STAND by her .. fight for her rights! Would she? That’s the question. So, in a way, America is in competition with itself in this game of fairness and discrimination… for the rest of the nations don’t even show up!! 🙂
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