- Oct 2010
For the record, both pro- and anti- Muslim camps have a perception problem that can be solved by this statement: Muslims are not a race and we are not brown people.In my opinion Non-Muslim blacks and Whites are on good terms in U.S and Europe. In fact non-Muslim Blacks (along with Jews) are pampered by Whites these days and their relations are improving day by day. Its the Muslims (of any race and colour) who are despised by Whites/westerns, after 9/11. Muslim is terrorist for them, he is homophobic, he is misogynistic, he is pedophile (they have this intense hysteria about pedophilia in West), he is "sand nigger", he is goat-shagger etc for them. Black Christians on the other hand go to Church and have same names as White-Europeans. Their women do not wear hijab (which greatly irks westerns). One often read some European commenting that they like Black (by which they mean non-Muslim Blacks) immigrants but they hate Muslims (including Black Muslims). Their beef is with Muslims/Islam, not Middle eastern because they dont hate Arabic speaking Egyptian Copts, Lebanese-Syrian Christians, and Jews of Middle east.
I had a Muslim Uzbek banker and his Assistant was an Muslim Albanian, no one from the above camps would guess either are Muslim even from the name.
It is more complicated than what you present it though, inter-community hatred exists a lot in the USA and the world in general, only one repeatedly and excessively highlighted is the one by Straight christian white (preferably Male) towards anyone who is not them.
I have seen Black people (of any religion) who are Antisemitic, homophobic, misogynist, racist towards Asians, Whites, or Hispanics.
I have seen Asians who hate Black and white.
I have seen Muslim non-blacks being racist against blacks (of any religion), not to mention being Antisemitic, homophobic, and misogynist.
I have seen Hispanics who hate whites, blacks, and sometimes non-Catholics.
Moral of the story it is not that simple as presented and one would not hear that anywhere prominent in the USA cultural discussions or media because even the so called US-Liberals act like a Eurocentric white savior who is challenging the patriarchy and racism of the White Devil/evil.
It is pretty annoying and if you add the alleged socio-economics to it, you have pseudo-medieval inquisition by angry people.
I would not read African History from a people who can not see it beyond the skin color if the studied populations (pro or anti, does not matter), it is a Human history.