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Old 05-13-2019, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DSeid View Post
It is an attack on their basic identity. Substitute another identity to get a better sense ... "toxic Blackness", "toxic whiteness", "toxic immigrant", "toxic Jewishness", "toxic Muslimness" ... all of those would be conversation stoppers and appropriately so. Not because of hypersensitivity.
But there is such a thing. "Toxic Islam" could be used to refer to the subset of Muslims that advocates or participates in ISIS, al-Qaeda, beheadings, throwing gays off rooftops, etc. (Yes, most Muslims don't do that sort of thing, but then again few people would say that toxic masculinity is exhibited by all men or even most men.) As Budget Player Cadet asks, what would you call such behavior otherwise?