Confesso que fico chateado quando vejo todo o Islão e o mundo islâmico identificado com o fanatismo e terrorismo. Infelizmente vários eventos nos últimos anos tem vindo a levar cada vez mais os povos ocidentais a identificar os muçulmanos com a violência e o ódio de cariz politico-religioso. Para quem costuma fazer esse juízo de valores, recomendo a leitura do artigo: We should be sorry: Iranians and anti-semitism. O autor é um iraniano muçulmano.
Aqui ficam alguns excertos:
As a child growing up in Tehran I was lucky enough to attend school with Iranians from various religious backgrounds. Mostly Jewish, Christian and Bahai kids. It never occurred to us that religion should play any part on how we felt about each other as friends.
It was not until my family moved to the United States when it became apparent to me that many Moslem Iranians are anti-Semitic and anti-Bahai. At the beginning it was a shock to me. It still kills me to say it, but I have come to accept the ugly truth about us as a community.
It is time for Iranians to face this ugly truth. In my view, Iran's liberation will not begin until we can reconcile with other religious minorities, especially Jewish and Bahai communities. We Moslems need to extend our hands, apologize and beg for their forgiveness.