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originally posted by: daaskapital
Great thread, Charlie!
Too many people paint Muslims with the same brush and base their beliefs on what they see in the media. I think it comes as a result of ignorance and the lack of media attention regarding Muslim opposition to terrorist organisations.
It would be good to see influential Muslim organisations exercise effective public relations in order to extend their messages and reach a wider audience. Maybe it would then help ease the ignorance and tension. That said, it would be a challenge to make it into the media..
[/Quote] The media reports the news, that`s their job. When someone robs a store and kills 3 people inside, that`s what the media reports. They don`t do an expose on the killers troubled life and piece together who failed this man in such a way as to cause him to commit this terrible crime.(Although im sure MSNBC would love to).You use words like ignorance to describe people with an unapologetic view of Islam,people who refuse to make excuses for the everyday occurrences they see in which Muslim beliefs are inflicted upon others in a unabashed way.Whether that`s the horrific events we see on the news most every night,and its not propaganda, these events actually happen (whoever can crucify a 6 year old child and then behead his 4 year old sister with a big smile on his face needs to own that in front of the world) or the day to day events in which immigrants demand there beliefs override the beliefs of the native peoples, pushing Sharia law,no pork in school lunches, no alchohol, etc. etc. which leads me to question why you left the way of life you so seemingly cherish in the 1st place. Muslims have committed 90% of the rapes in Sweden and the vast majority of rapes in other western Euro countries.
And yes, WE ALL KNOW IT`S A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF MUSLIMS,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH. THE FACT IS THEY ARE BEING SPAWNED FROM THE MUSLIM CULTURE AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF MUSLIMS ARE ENABLING THEM BY SAYING NOTHING.
Ok, I`M getting this off my chest, no more political correctness. Someone on this post was flabbergasted that people in the west openly wonder why the more moderate Muslims don`t reign in the jihadists and then went on to show all these marches with a high percentage of English signs and banners, which shows me most of these protests are not where they need to be, like the middle east. To this I say,the people here are held responsible for allowing small groups within their own to commit atrocities, just ask the Germans. So why shouldn`t you? The fact is nobody in the west can critique anything Muslim without the super sensitive, thin skinned, can`t take it but love to dish it out girly men start screaming ISLAMAPHOBIA.
So yeah, alot of us think it would be nice if the moderates in the Muslim world helped clean up their own yard.edit on 11-1-2015 by fartsmeller46 because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
a reply to: Xtrozero
You make a good point, that's a lot of radicals who percentage wise are a tiny minority, but that tiny minority is a pretty big number, even if only .05% of Muslims endorse and support radical terroristic tactics that's still 8 million people in the world, that's an army size force and they are everywhere.
originally posted by: Bloodydagger
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
I don't think you understand what I was saying. My point is that any and all Muslims are lumped together into the same pile these days.
originally posted by: OnlySinnersHere
All we can do is sit back a watch man self destruct!
If we oppose violence with violence then how does one justify the other?
Kill for a belief? What is right, to kill for good or kill for bad? Either way a kill is a kill.
If I don't kill to defend I'll be killed. If I do I am a killer. How can one claim to have a right to take what is not theirs?
But actually police your own people...kill them if they are radical? Ain't gonna happen.
this is THEIR problem