I was open minded about Muslims and Islamic culture up until 4months ago when i moved into a shared house. 6 guys, 3 of them Muslim. Now I`m substantially less tolerant.. I try hard to be as open as possible when meeting Muslims but i have a tainted view now due to my experiences. While the guys i live with aren`t necessarily bad people they are inflexible and intolerant of other view points and cultures even though it`s liberal policies and countries like the one we live in that allow them the opportunity to migrate and study. I`m getting to the point where i think "fuck em". If they aren`t going to respect the things that allow them freedoms then maybe they don`t deserve them.
I respect and love all human beings. I thereby respect and love all Muslims. I deal with Muslims on a case-by-case basis.
It is hard to say or explain it.
I respect all good people.
If i take look on religious people, then i have problem only with Muslims. It is for me only one religion where i feel that there is lack of respect to others and mainly non Islamic religions. Islam is look as mostly fanatic intolerable government religion.
Today most people are not interest about human history, not much know or understand in Quran true words meanings and about religions.
I appeal to all readers to thing about all know major old religions and why is only Islam is that much problematic?
Religion it is not only about itself but mainly about people, that same as who lead us.
If i read in history and right understand, then i have only one Muslim person that i have in deep honor. And that person is Saladin.
In global about Muslim people, i rather stay in safe distance and try carefully inspect and test some of them if they are good people and with them i not have problem to respect their belief. And that is if they do not conquer land by build mosques, try converting my beliefs and respect me that as i am. Then i do not have problem to respect them and their belief. It is freedom choice.
But there is biggest problem which most western people not understand and not known.
Travel in Muslims country mostly not help and not discover correct informations for most western people.
They not know that if they are mans foreigners and local people speak with them in another way than true natural way. Travel in that counties as woman foreigner is really dangerous roulette with life if that woman is not have excellent knowledge and experience with local people.
It is also problems that many western people not fully understand Quram words meanings.
But at the end: all is depend on every person how she is, if good or bad human.
And it is also all on about luck whom we meet.
Not all people are bad or good.
Muslims get the same amount of basic respect I afford to all human strangers, however, free thinkers get more respect and trust from me than anyone who is religious.
im pretty sure the only reason the only reason some muslims might be rude or even just straight up radical, is because of poverty. with poverty running rampant in their home countries, they dont have access to proper education and dont really see the world in a globalized view. this helps grow resentments even after they've moved to a western country. now its really up to anyone as to why those countries are so poor/
I do not respect (Insert race, religion, minority status, or political belief here) because they are a (Insert race, religion, minority status,or political belief here). I respect people that earn my respect. Respect isn't something that should be given out of a sense of entitlement. Take president barry, for example: The office and the title deserve respect however, if the person holding that title allows things to happen (like exerting executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, or changing a mandate in a law without going through congress.) then that person should not be respected.
No, I look back to 9-11 and I watched millions of Muslims cheering the attacks. I watched as Muslims cheered, while contractors hung from a bridge. They were cheering bombings in Boston. Then I read how Muslims treat Christians, the death sentence for “apostasy” for Meriam Yahia Ibrahim who has also been sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex with her husband. Then I think about systematic torture and brutal executions of Christians and their children in Indonesia. And I think about Salman Rushdie and Lars Vilks, who dared to say or draw about Muslims and Muhammad, death threats and attempts.
Yet, I'm told how peaceful, Islam is, how others have hijacked the religion. But, when I read and see how the Muslim people treat others of differing faiths, how can anyone say the religion was hijacked? Have millions upon millions of Muslims been hijacked? Maybe the people who say Islam is peaceful are just picking and choosing what parts they follow or are blind to their own religion.
Yes, I have read the Qur'an (I have also read the bible both testaments) and Islam is not peaceful. So if you say you're a Muslim, you don't automatically get respect from me. For the record I am an Atheist, which would mean I would face execution under the law in many Muslim countries. But, unlike many others I wouldn't die without a fight and I am willing to kill and be killed then convert.
And yes I KNOW this will get many down votes.
This is a four or six time, when i see here the quiz about "respect and muslims", seriously Why r u so special, why r u need to be pointed separate? Why r u requesting additional support?
I do not respect them, how can you respect people that are coming to your country and sit their arses off, doing nothing just using social care and yet, complaining about how low it is or how they arent tread equal towards others?
How does one can respect a guest that you invite to your house (as in country) and instead of abide the rules that your house have, they try to sit in the master's chair and spit out their own rules? It's not your house, if you do not like our rules then go away, we don't need pest in our fields.
I respect Muslims as humans. Tolerance is respecting someone as a human even if you disagree, dislike, or abhor their beliefs (not to neccessarily say I feel that way about Islam, I don't have any major issues with their beliefs).