What some Muslims want to tell you.
I have lived with Muslims for over 15 years of my life. I have come to love them as people and as a unique culture. Do I agree with their religion and practices entirely, no. But, then I don’t entirely agree with many other faiths but my own. Isn’t that what makes my faith my own. Do I think all or most Muslims are out to get me, lol, heck no! I live in a Muslim country. A country filled with Chinese, Indians and Malay and a few other people. I feel a whole lot safer here than in many places back in the US. Are there bad Muslims, yes. Are they giving other Muslims a bad reputation, absolutely. Just as some Christians are giving Christianity a bad name.
Much of what we in the west know of Islam is from the media. The same media that paints Christians as right wing fanatics that blow up abortion clinics. The media feeds on what sells. In 2007 Lena Khan directed a video where she asked over 2,000 American Muslims what they wished to say to the world. Here is some of their responses: