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Norway integration minister faces calls for resignation due to a comment "we eat pork and drink alcohol." She says she meant Muslims should accept others' right to do so, not that they should change.: Are people too quick to jump to conclusions?

Norway integration minister faces calls for resignation due to a comment "we eat pork and drink alcohol." She says she meant Muslims should accept others' right to do so, not that they should change.: Are people too quick to jump to conclusions?
  • Yes, people are too quick to jump to conclusions and condemn people as racist when comments are taken out of context.

    For any foreigner choosing to live their lives in a country other than their own, there is some level of respect that is warranted to the predominant culture. It is not right to assume that the host country will or should bend to everyone's unique cultures. That being said, it is also better for the predominant culture to extend the same respect to minority cultures. There's no harm in that.

  • Yes, i think so.

    Maybe she should have said "I don't care if you're vegan, a reformed alcoholic, or muslim, you don't get to tell people what they can or cannot drink and eat."It doesn't matter if it's "incredible rare", if 1 person does something, and the other 9 don't do anything, then that one person can have a larger impact than the other 9. Just look at how some people are calling for this person's resignation, even though most people don't care.

  • Norway integration minister has been misinterpreted, and needn't resign.

    The Norway integration minister's comments about Muslims have been misinterpreted. This is not a surprise, as many people these days have very limited attention spans, and get their news from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Contributors to these sites are often prejudiced or dishonest, so readers accepting their opinions are probably jumping to conclusions on insufficient evidence.

  • Yes, people are too quick to jump to conclusions.

    Yes, people are too quick to jump to conclusions because there is so much information constantly being launched on the internet that it's nearly impossible to stop and consider what someone actually meant. Plus, sarcasm is often hard to identify when it's written down. We need to hear and see the way someone says something to understand it.

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