Would it be “Racist” if Israel banned Muslims from entering Israel ?
- TNOLv 71 month agoBest answer
Technically not. After all, Muslim is not a race.
It'll be bigoted, and Islamophobic more specifically. But, if they're not targeting a race, then it's not racism.
Israel will never do that, though. They have a significantly large Muslim population, and they have the exact same rights as all other Israelis so it'll be an issue if they leave the country for business or pleasure and try to come back. Israel also is welcoming of people from the Muslim world who want to seriously engage with them, and the nation has done so much to reach out to Muslim nations.
- ZirpLv 73 weeks ago
Yes, discrimination based on religion, language, bloodtype, haircolour, nationality, ethnicity IS racist.
It doesn't matter whether muslim is a race, because according to actual post-WW2 science no races of humans exist, and we don't have another word that covers the same meaning
- John PLv 71 month ago
Not much point in banning them, seeing that there are so many people of the Muslim faith in Israel already. And indeed Muslims are from various parts of the world - there is nom equivalence between Arabs (a race, or ethnic group) and Muslims (a religious group). And besides, if Muslims were banned, that very famous American boxer, Muhammad Ali, could not go there.
- Anonymous1 month ago
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- RobertLv 61 month ago
Neither would it amount to racism as the Asker refers to a religion; nor does Israel, nor would Israel, ever have or consider, any such policy.
Observe that the Asker chooses to ask such a question about Israel, rather than about any other country.
I hope this helps.
- 1 month ago
Both Jews and Muslims are racists and bloody murderers
- sunshine_melLv 71 month ago
Islam isn't a race; it's a religion.
- Local MachineLv 41 month ago
Jews are Muslims in disguise. It's a self-hating thing.
Let's ban senior Matt Lauer(ski) from entering the free world.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Muslims / Jews , Islam / Judaism is the same thing.
Except that Jews don’t believe in Muhammad. Other than that Muslims are another sect of Jews because both have similar ideologies
- RichardLv 51 month ago
Muslim is not a race.