Samba wrote:I am not condoning what the guy shouted but it was not racist. A religion is not a race.
I don't want to get into it in too much depth, but it IS racism - it's cultural racism.
It's why you're more likely to hear the kind of abuse that Salah got than you are likely to hear someone like Aled Jones get the same stuff for being a Christian - there's an in built belief, fostered over a number of years, that certain cultures are superior to others, and of course, like how white was perceived as superior to black (a train of thought that certainly still exists in some places and people), Christianity, as the prevalent religion in Western, affluent cultures, is seen as superior to Islam.
Shame that this seems to be getting more discussion, even amongst our own fans, than how quality we were on Monday.
Yes, I can see why it could be called cultural racism although perhaps it's closer to call it cultural abuse.
It doesn't just have to be an 'ism' to be, wrong to do & offensive.
To balance your other point though, some Muslims definitely see Islam as superior to every other religion, not that I'm suggesting that you don't know that.
Let's hope the bloke concerned has a meaningful conversation that helps him to evolve a bit.
Perhaps all of this discussion has been useful.