@Morgikit: I never meant to paint you as "the bad guy", for what's worth. But as a pro-LGBT person, I am sure that you are well aware of the dangers of stereotyping: just to make one example, it is indubitably true that some
homosexual people (as well as some
heterosexual people, of course) are also child molesters, but the whole "homosexual"—"child molester" association is one that has been often used to paint the whole category in a very unpleasant, unfair light.
Similarly, it is certainly true that some
Muslims (as well as some non-Muslims) are intolerant fundamentalists and commit honor killings; but this is often used to paint the whole category in a very unpleasant, unfair light. Now, I am sure that that was not your intent; but replying to a casual reference to Muslims teaching Islam to their children with "some Muslims commit honor killings" rubbed me in a similar way in which replying to a reference about gay parents teaching their children about alternative sexualities with "some gay people rape their children" would.
I'm probably making way too much of a big deal about this — it's not a huge issue, and as I said I am sure that you did not mean to imply anything negative about Muslims as a whole. But still, I must admit that I find it a little concerning when a random reference to a very big group of people is immediately followed by the observation that some members of that group are child abusers.
edited 19th Oct '12 2:58:41 AM by Carciofus