Friday, September 01, 2006

Stereotyping leads to ... terrorism?

Beauty pageant winner and purported geopolitical expert Hammasa Kohistani -- the first Muslim to win the Miss England title -- has figured out what causes terrorism: (Hat tip: LGF)

"The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse. Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway." [emphasis mine]

Oh! OK. Muslims in Britain chant death threats to cartoonists, Muslims detonate themselves on the Tube, Muslims attempt to blow up airlines departing from Heathrow ... people start getting suspicious about Muslims and Islam itself ... moderate Muslims turn to terrorism to prove that ... the stereotypes are correct?


Miss Kohistani has gotten death threats for parading around in a bathing suit. Perhaps she's afraid of being made into shish kebab if she encourages some moderation and restraint among her co-religionists. OTOH, if she's the voice of "moderate" Islam, then Houston, we have a problem.

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