[Groop]Thought for the Day

Gary Grossmann grossfam@olywa.net
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:20:36 -0700

I was talking about the culture (subculture?) of religious fundamentalists
who think one path to heaven is to kill yourself while killing other people
whose only "crime" is to be part of a culture you despise and believe to be
evil.  Please note that in an earlier message I also said that the wackos
who committed the atrocities are as representative of the billion plus
followers of Islam as the members of the Arian Nation are representative of
most white American males.

The only broad stroke stereotyping I intended was to stereotype as evil
people who carry out or support indiscriminate slaughter of other human
beings.  In this case, it's a sliver group who tie their beliefs to Islam.
It could just as easily have been a sliver group who tie their beliefs to
Christianity or some other religion.  I apologize for not making that
lear.  -Gary G.

> ---- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Slaubaugh" <slaubau@ipfw.edu>
> To: <grossfam@olywa.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 8:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [Groop]Thought for the Day

> Gary,

> This is a surprisingly broad stroke stereotyping that I didn't expect from
> What "culture" are you defining in your post?  Arabics, Muslims?.........