Why are Muslims so Sensitive?
Islam is the second largest religion in the world and it is one of the most misinterpreted one too because of the many misconceptions about it by people especially in the west. Racial discrimination and stereotyping has a lot to do with this.
Muslims are those that follow Islam. It is said that they are very sensitive to the point of defending what they believe in even if it means their death. However, just like any other religious group, they do not want their beliefs to be ridiculed or insulted. You would not want someone mocking what you believe in would you?
Muslims are very sensitive where their beliefs and religion is concerned. They try to live by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Learning the Qur’an is an important aspect of their lives because it is here that all the teachings are written. They are guided by the writings found in it. Islam is more than just a religion to follow it is their way of life.
This is why a lot of people perceive Muslims to be overly sensitive about everything. Even with food, they have a way of preparing it according to their customs. If it is not Halal, they will not have it. They will even ask what kind of oil is used to cook a French fry in. This is one of the things that to other people make them so sensitive.
Clothing, activities and even the way they interact with other people especially the opposite sex is in accordance to the teachings of the elders. You must not react negatively when faced with a Muslim telling you how to do things especially when you are in their country. They like to co-exist peacefully with non-Muslims too. They are just asking you to respect their traditions and customs.