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Old 11 March 2017, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by UEL View Post
The biggest unfortunate circumstance to this is that the owners of the business were not Muslim, but from south Asia.
UEL, I presume you don't mean that you think it would have been fine to burn their place down if they had been Muslim.

But you might want to rephrase that sentence. I agree that the degree of ignorance that assumes everyone who looks as if they might be from the Middle East or Asia is Muslim all too often goes along with the degree of ignorance that assumes all Muslims are dangerous to the USA; but I think it's more unfortunate that Lloyd wanted to burn anybody's store down because of what other people entirely were doing than that he got his exact identification wrong.
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