Perhaps this is my fault, but I seem to be having trouble telling the difference between a persecution complex and a superiority/inferiority complex in regards to Muslims.
As I understand it (and I definitely could be wrong), a persecution complex is when a person sees him or her self as the target of persecution when none is evident.
A superiority complex is more or less the same as an inferiority complex. An inferiority complex is when a person has low esteem and overcompensates by acting like an overconfident, superior dingus.
I see muslims
as falling in the s/i complex. They cannot help but see their countries as horrid places, but that does not comport with their belief that they are the best people in the world becuase of their religion. Creates cognitive dissonance. They feel like they should dominate the world as they once did, but they aren't. So they get mad and feel badly about themselves and blame it on everyone else.
I've not seen many muslims complain about perseution
without good reason.
Why is it that Muslims get very upset when an image of Mohammad is used in a joke or parody?
I'd say it was because this is one of their taboos that they think is backed by god. It is like how some Americans get all twisted because someone burns a flag. They've fetishized the flag and to them it is a sacred object.
I thought it was part of a persecution complex based on interviews I've seen of Muslims questioning why the "Western world is out to attack Islam".
In all fairness, if I were muslim I might think the same thing. We put troops in Saudi Arabia (let's be honest, we put them all over the globe). We attack Iraq twice, occupy it once. We attack and occupy afghanistan. We drone the sht out of pakistan, yemen and goodness knows where else. We have been hostile to Iran for 40 years, and that was after overthrowing their democratically elected government and installing a brutal, totalitarian Shah. It is discovered that the CIA (or whatever intel group) posed as doctors without borders
, so now many muslims eschew vaccination for their kids.
Doesn't this trace back to Europe and the confrontations between Protestant and Catholic nations over the past thousand years or so which did migrate in one form or another to the 'New World'?
I assume, but I do not know the specifics of it.