I think it's OK to mention things going on in the real world (if they're relevant of course). I think the concern is people getting into heated political debates about current events which would be off-topic and a distraction to other forum members. I wouldn't have a problem with your comment Mama. As to your question, I see a lot of parallels in the current almost global vilification of Muslims. Fear and hatred of a group that is 'different' is nothing new in human nature. If that group has wealth influence that another powerful group wants, well, there's a problem. It's been going on since the dawn of time. Will it ever change? Maybe one day. Let's hope so.