It is ignorant for people to be fighting for freedom of speech to a pool of communities that have decided Sharia Law for themselves. If they are happy
with it, why not? That is THEIR freedom of speech saying:
We want Sharia Law to be executed in our (fill in the blank) country.
Why do some people insist on the religion to be confining and oppressive? Individuals who wants to comment on the law and order in Islam should do
more research not only on opposition side, but also on the affirmative. Why do they think the law is relevant? Why do they want it? What do they aim
to achieve from it? All I see are people labelling other people's opinions as extremist without knowing the head or tail of the issue addressed.
Like Muslim women wearing hijab. It is compulsory in Islam. But we see a proportion of them going around whipping their hair back and forth, flipping
it like nobody's business. There are certain extent of execution that some people don't know. Most Muslim women have the freedom to chose what they
want in this modern day. You can see that in Southeast Asia. And as of late, most Muslim women have decided on putting on hijab, and following the
teachings of Islam more closely. Nothing wrong with that. They are not forced. They willingly put it on. And why do feminist go on and on about how
oppressed they are to have been forced to 'mummify' themselves behind yards of cloth? Don't take the freedom of speech too far as to take the words
out of other people's mouth. Just because you proactively lobby for the freedom of speech, doesn't mean that you could take over others' freedom of
speech and decide on what they want and what they might not want.
Muslims are humans too. I don't think they are religions that allow extremist go over bombing people who don't agree with them. Alike to Christianity,
Buddhism...Islam is peaceful. The extent of extremist shouldn't be associated with Muslims wholly. Religion is a way of life to people. But people
remain human...either you're good or bad, it can be passed up for judgement. It's hard to be labeled, I guess. Muslims are oppressed due to people
dictating what they ought to be and what they ought to think.
From what I've collected, Islam never allowed for the war to involve women, children and the disabled or elderly. Islam never allowed for the
destruction of others' religious houses. They encourage brotherhood and understanding, protecting one another and what I like most is, to refrain from
arguments that have no outcomes but igniting prejudice and hate.
But we're only humans...right? Those percentage are just numbers used to objectify something thoroughly abstract and subjective. How do you measure
Islamic extremity? Is there a Key Progress Indicator? Is there a Critical Variable measurable?
This is just a thought. No harm intended. It's just...frustrating to see that they are being misunderstood like the Jews are being misunderstood due
to what Israel is inflicting on Gaza. See? We're not all the same although we come from the same root of race. Even in families, we have the black
sheeps. But do we condemn everyone to be bad due to just one bad apple? Or for that matter...hundred and thousands of bad apples? Are the irrelevant
percentages really irrelevant?
edit on 14 7 2014 by azalea because: typo