Again, he's just a racist.
I don't think he means to be. Fear is projected into our minds from every conceivable angle. I think he just so happens to subscribe to the fear projected by the right, which is fear of the "others". The left projects fear as well. From what I can tell, their projection is fear of inequality. Then there is the fear projected by the middle, fear of the extremes. Then after those three main ones we have a whole plethora of fears being propagated by more localized groups. Fear of teh gay agenda projected from the right and from most major religions. Fear of the blacks by the usual suspects. Fear of cops. Fear of rich old white men. Fear of capitalism. Fear of communism. Fear of feminists. Fear of religion. Fear of God/s. Fear of Demons. Fear of the rich. Fear of the poor. Fear the media. Fear the boss. Fear the young. Fear the homeless. Fear the people. Fear everything that is not you and yours.
There is a veritable smorgasbord of fear to choose from, each catered to our own specific POV and life experience. Fear often leads to hate. Hate leads to action against people you have no reason to fear. However, some people can be awakened to the reality of just how harmful and completely unnecessary these fears are. I think John is one such person that can be woken up from the nightmare that he currently lives in, although he is completely unaware that he is dreaming. It feels real to him.
John 3:16...Think about your username for a second. Think about why you chose it. God loved each of us so much that he was willing to sacrifice his own flesh and blood to offer us a chance at redemption knowing full well that most of us wouldn't even accept the gift, much less believe it was real. And here you are, scared to death of a possible threat. So scared that you are perfectly willing to turn your back on your fellow man just because one of them might cause you or your loved ones harm. That, my friend, is a terrible place to be in. You are shackled by the fear you bought into. When I got the call to go to war I gradually became more and more anxious as the date for deployment loomed closer. I remember the first night I had a full blown anxiety attack. I laid on the couch, immobile. I was hot, I was cold, I was restless, I was exhausted. My heart was pounding. I lay there on the couch describing what I was feeling to my wife as she sat in front of the computer "googleing" my symptoms. The first thing that popped up was anxiety. I had never had a panic attack in my life so I was incredulous. I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for military service. I was 30 years old. I was fully aware of the risk I was taking with my own life when I signed up and swore in.
What I wasn't prepared for was the reality of my concern for my wife and child. The implications my choice made upon them. My anxiety stemmed not from the possibility of dying or killing someone but from my concern for my wife and child whom I was about to leave alone. You see, I had taken care of all the bills and maintenance and transportation for my wife and child but now, everything was going to be left up to her to take care of. I set up as many automatic payments as I could but there was nothing I could do to help her drive our child and herself to the grocery store or the grandparents or pay all the bills. So, I panicked. Not for my safety but for her safety and our daughter's safety. I knew that the chances of her being killed or injured in a car crash, or choking, or disease, or accident at home was much more likely than me being killed in a combat zone. My fear was that I wouldn't be home to prevent these things from happening or help if they did. My fear of leaving my family alone without me nearly crippled me emotionally and psychologically.
The point being, your fear of being killed by a random Muslim terrorist attack is like an allergic reaction. Your mind is reacting to that fear in a logically disproportionate way. It is over reacting. My wife was fine. I was fine. My children were fine. We all survived.
What you need to understand is that people of different colors, different nationalities, different sexes, different religions are all people with the same anxieties as you. Yeah, there are a few loose screws in the mix. We need to do everything we can to identify them as quickly as possible but the solution isn't shunning whole groups of people completely. Remember this, the chances of you or your loved ones being killed by accident while driving on our roads is way more likely to happen than you or your loved ones being killed or injured by a Muslim.
Think about where your fear comes from. Yeah, it could happen...but is it likely? And yes, I do agree that there is a serious problem with our current immigration policy I don't like how easy it is for people to cross our southern border without going through the proper channels but I am not afraid of them. I am perfectly willing to have a discussion with anyone about possible solutions but it is very difficult to have that kind of discussion with someone who is coming at the discussion from a fear based position. Think about it this way if it helps...Death is all around us but Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Abandon your fear, John, it is a cancer that will eat your soul and destroy your humanity.