You read that right. I've seen some other opinion pieces recently that suggests this, and I'm happy about it. I've been feeling this way for years. Calling someone "Muslim" or "Arab" as if it's a bad thing is the same as Blacks being called Niggers. There is one big difference now.
It's unacceptable for a White person or any other person to call someone of color the "N" word. But now, it's completely acceptable to not only call someone a "Muslim" or "Arab" in a bad way, but be openly prejudiced towards one. It's okay to call them the enemy. This is a major problem that is beginning to show itself and it's coming mostly from Institutionalized Christians and their communities.
A lot of people will say, "can you blame us after what happened on 9/11?". Yes, I blame you and your teachers. Since you can't go after "Niggers" anymore, you need to find another enemy to go after. Institutionalized Christians need enemies. They need them because their faith isn't strong. They really don't know anything about their faith and as a matter of fact they probably have doubts about it. Having an enemy helps them with their insecurity. The funny thing about Christianity that they don't seem to understand, is that it teaches you Security in the form of Love. Once you "get it", you don't pay attention to enemies anymore. What's the point? You've given yourself and sacrificed your inner insecurity to Love. Contrary to popular Institutionalized Christian beliefs, this is what Jesus meant when he said that he brought a sword.
What Jesus was saying, is that his Teachings about Loving God, Your neighbor and Enemies, will be a sword that destroys your inner insecurity and immorality. Your true enemy is yourself. The one you need to fear, is yourself. The one with an agenda against you, is yourself. Your immorality and actions are a product of your insecurity. If you have a problem with Muslims and Arabs, it is because you are insecure. Since you are insecure, I guess that means that you do not understand the teachings. And since we have established this fact, don't you think it's time to stop just for a second, and realize what is happening.
There are Millions of Muslim/Arab Americans in this country. They pay taxes like you . They raise their families like you. They go to ballgames like you. They worship and Love God like you. They are your Neighbor.
Do you love them?