Being a minority in a nation, your community has to sort of be as transparent as possible. If not transparent then at least productive in a good way. I live in New York City where there are all different types of minorities. There is a lot of cultural diffusion and understanding between cultures here. Yet there is still uneasiness against Muslims. Most of the time it's because most of the people are too narrow-minded to understand the real situation and distinguish between the good and bad, but there are some people have every right to behave the way they do. You know why? Because of idiots like the "Times Square Bomb Suspect" gives them a reason to. As soon as the city (you can also say the country as well) sees a change in the environment; with Obama having a better AfghanPak policy and pushing the news media and government agencies to separate the words Islam and terrorism as far as possible, something like this happens. What's worst is that the suspect was of Pakistani origin. Since most people in the states don't know about the Pakistani accomplishments in war of terror (most don't even know that Pakistan is on the same side as America in the war) this is just further going to taint our image. What's worst is that the Pakistani taliban tried to take claim for it. So because of their stupid and unrealistic claim the words Pakistani and taliban are temporarily stuck in the minds of the popluation. So thank you idiots; you just made the life of 7 million Muslims even more difficult!
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