Why can only Middle Easterners be terrorists?

While we were talking in the class the other day about people of Islamish decent only be cast as terrorists, I started thinking why can’t the television and film industry ever cast a white man. Look at Timothy Mcvay the Oklahoma City bomber and the two boys at Columbine. I consider those people terrorists and they are white men from America. It is sad that Muslim people are being type cast just because some idiots from their country decided to do some terrible things. There are several actors who are Muslim and darker who are not even from any of the Middle Easterner countries, they may be English, or Irish but people don’t even give them a chance.

My mom recently started a facebook page. She saw some friends she had met in Italy and they are from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She was talking to me one day and said she was a afraid to add one of her friends because they were wearing a turban and they were of Muslim decent. I told her she was being ridiculous and just encouraging the sterotype we have all cast for these poor people. She is a very open-minded lady but she was worried about what people might think. It just goes to show the most open-minded people can be persuaded that just because you are dark and may be from Saudi Arabia you are a TERRORIST. That is completely erroneous!!

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One Response to “Why can only Middle Easterners be terrorists?”

  1. Christophe Says:

    What strikes me is the fact Tim Mcveigh grew up inbetween Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Growing up in the same area, I dispise Tim for what he has done. Whats hard is most of his family still live in the same area. They are your typical normal people. They all have full-time jobs, and go to college classes at NCCC. Whats really sad is the fact they have been ridiculed and spat on. An article in Newsweek wrote about Tim’s family life. Neighbors were the ones interviewed for the article and they spoke highly of Tim’s family. When it came to Tim, it was a different story. Everyone noticed a change when Tim entered the military. He was different and started blaming African Americans, the government & other ethnics for America’s problems. Its was wearing down Tim’s family so bad, that most of Tim’s family changed their last names, due to Tim’s actions. The great majority of them were cousins, and distant relatives

    Sad!

    The stereotype is that all terrorists are muslim, but if you look back in time…White people gave Native Americans blankets contaminated with Small Pox….The white russian guy who shot up Trolley Square…Even the Boston Tea Party is an act of Terrorism…

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