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I am a counselor in Dallas, Oregon and have a couple of comments. It is common for people to generalize their fears; it takes conscious consideration to see individual differences. This in no way excuses the tendency to generalize but explains the human instinct to protect ourselves. So, it becomes important to provide clarity and contrast to these ways of thinking. And, from what I hear from your Muslim participants it is a risk to do that.
My other comment relates to to thousands of military personnel that are returning from Muslim countries. These soldiers/marines have met pain and death at the hands of "Muslims." I understand this may be a limited percentage(terrorists) but the impact is felt on a deep and traumatic level by many.
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