No worries Sonics. i can handle a narrow view imposed about me over the internet.
I'm no terrorist sympathizer... I just don't think that it is fair to blast a whole religion because of an extremist faction that totals <1% of the whole. Which is why i drew the parallel to Christians and the Westborro baptist church. I also could have said Softlaws ignorant view speaking for the entirety of the republican party or Bill representing the forums intelligence. The point is, a few bad apples don't spoil the bunch.
If i were a betting man, i would wager that DG, SFbostonfan and others are the type of people who see a dark skinned person with an accent in the supermarket and immediately get suspicious and think "terrorist".
"i bet he's putting anthrax into the produce and stuffing explosives into a turkey!"
seriously though DG, how would you like it if anytime someone figured out you were a christian they lumped you in with the crazies at the WBC? even though they (probably) don't speak for your ideals. Or how about anytime you told someone you were a republican they scoffed and immediately pegged you as a far-right extremist loon. even though you are not (or maybe you are..). I'm just saying, tolerance is a good thing, it's what this country was founded on.