Facebook & Facebook Users:
What you see is not a matter of what is physically there, but a matter of who you are. Your perception of what you see is just a fabrication of our biases. And these differences between us are to be treasured, not feared.
In recent weeks I have become aware that a large number of Facebook Pages (40) which were Anti-Islam have since been shut down. The pages had names which to Muslims would be very offensive — they had names such as “End Islam.” Whoever worked at Facebook saw these pages as “Anti-Islam,” and that is a matter of that person’s individual bias. On the other hand, many Conservatives called those same pages “Patriot Groups.” How we perceive something is a matter of our personal bias. One of the greatest crimes against culture and society is to silence a voice that you don’t understand. Such a judgment is not mine to make, as unlike some of my ‘Conservative’ brethren, I do not hold any animosity to the religion of Islam, often I read comments to the tune of “All Muslims are bad”. That said, I am a Conservative site owner, the owner of a very big site(the one you are reading now) I come from a Muslim family, I am not Muslim, I have become secular and learn to love American culture. My family is not busy beheading anyone, they’re busy going to work, paying bills, and living their lives just like any other American family. My family sought asylum after the Iranian Revolution, and America was hospitable enough to give us citizenship.