My point, while we are getting bogged down in semantics, is that xenophobia means 'fear of strangers/the unknown'. You said it wasn't a xenophobic statement then backed that up by saying SK was merely scared of strangers/the unknown.
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24-07-2016 20:51 #231
24-07-2016 20:56 #232
Sonia Kruger - glass house?
What she is expressing is fear. And that is justified.
24-07-2016 21:00 #233
Well, the definition that I've seen in multiple places is 'fear of strangers or foreigners'. Given that she is speaking of potential immigrants then she is definitely describing foreigners, and given that she is speaking of a potential extremist who she doesn't know, she is also describing strangers in my book.
I'm not trying to put her in any box at all. I just love language and was interested in the definition of the word and how it could be applied in this situation.
If you've read my comments on this thread, you would see that I've actually expressed empathy towards her fear.
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24-07-2016 21:02 #234
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24-07-2016 21:02 #235
24-07-2016 21:06 #236
She isn't even trying to understand how the majority of people of those faiths feel.
And strictly yes xenophobia is fear of people from another country. But given Australia is not a Muslim country, it's a fair shot that the majority she fears do come from somewhere else.
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24-07-2016 21:09 #237
For the purpose of comparison, I did a quick google search of the percentage of men that commit rape. I was horrified to read that 6% of men have admitted to committing rape. (Note: this was a very brief search for the purpose of comparison).
Sonja is afraid - but her fears are not justified by facts. 0.006% of muslims are extremists. In comparison, 6% of men are rapists. Why the hell are we allowing men in Australia? Suely men are a far more dangerous group of people than muslims? The risk that a man will be a rapist is 1000x greater than a muslim will be an extremist.
Do you see how the facts show there is a very low risk that a muslim will be an extremist,and how silly it is to single them out?
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24-07-2016 21:11 #238
Can we stop spelling her name Sonja. It's Sonia. Sorry I keep thinking people are calling me racist
24-07-2016 21:19 #239
24-07-2016 21:29 #240
After the horror of what been happening in the Middle East and in Africa ie, the beheadings, rapings, and mutilations it's understandable to be a bit vary of these kind of things coming to Australia.
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