Social Experiment - the Muslims

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  1. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqbQWxHIn4U]YouTube - abc Primetime - How Muslims Are Treated In USA[/ame]

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    while I look for transcript for this..... some of my searches led me to few other stuff.
     
  2. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    I'm not able to find a transcript but I found a detailed summary of that video

    Bystanders Turn Away When Muslim Actor Hired By 'Primetime' Encounters Hostility
     
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    so my problem is.... what's with people especially Caucasian telling to non-white people - "Go back to where you're from" even though non-white people were born and raised in America?

    what's even sadder is that these people who proudly announced themselves as "Proud American" don't even know their own Constitution and laws. what people did at the end gave me a hope that America can come out of this bigotry and racism sooner or later...

    so the question still remains for decades - "WHAT MAKES YOU AMERICAN?"
     
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    Thank you for post it, Jiro! I agreed with a few comments in youtube that people need to be wake up one day.

    I know one Deaf teacher at my former school and she was originally from Iran, and moved to America. She now want to be American civilian and is waiting for become a USA civilian (I don't know if she already become one or not, yet). She's very fantastic science teacher and is awesome person but she's not a Muslim. Sadly, a few people and students assumed that she was. I remember she once told me that her parents went to visit my old science teacher at her place. But they had to go to police office (I think? I'm not sure) and a police interviewed with them for three hours to make so sure that her parents are not terrorists or something like that. Just because they are also from Iran... I feel sad that people distrust Arabians, Muslims, and others in our country, and even Arabian/Muslim/others Americans, too. :( I feel that there are not all Arabians, Muslims, Iranians, and others are bad people...
     
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    Interesting.

    We have many women in our community who wear the hijab. I see them shopping, at the hospitals (patients and staff), at the beach, and at the college. I haven't seen anyone mistreated. I'm not saying it doesn't happen; I just haven't seen that happen here.
     
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    I just look at those comments. They are pretty depressing to read. :(
     
  7. Jiro

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    me either. That video occurred in Waco, TX. I know it's just a few bad eggs who are very racist.
     
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    I can't even relate to why someone would deny service to a Muslim person or condone denying service to a Muslim. What does their religion have to do with their being a customer? I know it's a set up experiment but it does reflect real-life situations.

    I'm glad to hear they disapproved the second time.
     
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    Thanks for the transcription, Jiro. :ty:
     
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    that's SAD and disgusting mistreatment, but again I am not surprised. It happened after 9/11 and still happens, like racism/hate in general. But I was glad to read that SOME of the customers came to her assistance!

    yeah, Jiro - that "go back to where you came from" - many, many people came here from other countries over the years, including white people. 500 years of holocaust has occurred due to invasion by Europeans, who came from somewhere else.
     
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    My Friend

    If this happened when my friend/co-worker (who happens to be a Muslim) and I went out together, I would defend her regardless of what happens.
     
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    Wait a minute..."When we told him about the experiment, he explained why he stood up for Sabina. "I believe that people who use dress, skin color, language, heritage, financial means, education level, any of those things to say one group is better than another are using empty excuses for bigotry and hatred, and there's been enough hatred," he said."

    Please don't tell me about bigotry when they practice it so widely in Islamic countries:

    Human rights in Islamic countries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    America is one of the least tolerant societies in existence. It began with the attempt to assimilate the Native Americans, and continues to this day. And most of the people spouting out nonsense like "Go back where you came from" could realistically be told the very same thing if their heritage was checked.
     
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    Waco you say???? Interesting choice of a town for this experiment.....

    I am not familiar with a Czech stop in Waco though......wonder if it was actually in the town of West......about 20 miles from Waco. Neat town, I have been to Westfest many times. It is an almost 100% Czech population. I have been to THAT Czech stop mant times.

    The media likes to trash Waco because it is mostly Baptist and home to Baylor......They also associate the Koresh compound with Waco even though it was miles away.

    :hmm:
     
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    Not true.
     
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    :eek3:
     
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    I have this friend who is a Muslim and wears a hijab. She got raped right on the streets walking home from college. The police never caught the guy. I am not saying she got raped because she was Muslim, but..... doesn't it make you wonder?
     
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    On that day of 9/11 I was given a ride home from work when we saw a Muslim woman walking down the sidewalk and wearing a hijab and carrying a bag of groceries. Passing car drivers threw cans of soda at her and my friends in the car I was in yelled at her as we passed. I am ashamed to admit I did nothing.
     
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    Then how do you explain why there are so many people who are lactose intolerant?

    I demand an answer now.
     

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