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originally posted by: Logarock
originally posted by: conspiracy nut
so for starters we can change our foreign policy, stop killing innocent people, get our bases out of muslim countries, stop supplying israel with money and weapons...work towards establishing peace in the middle east etc etc in return we can ask the terrorists to stop blowing themselves up and killing innocent people.
Ok how does any of this come into play in say Nigeria?
originally posted by: BerenstEiner
originally posted by: LionOfGOD
No, i really don't, but the buddhist and the Hindu extremists seem easier to reason with.
originally posted by: rokkuman
They hate us because we love freedom, duh.
originally posted by: markosity1973
a reply to: alldaylong
That is way old history. Don't forget that at one point swathes of Europe were Moorish (muslim)
They are pissed because of post WW2 activity.
originally posted by: Ridhya
Atheism is a belief, because it is a certainty in an uncertain thing. It has become a religion. You can see it in the way atheists vehemently defend it as if it is sacred, and get offended the way religious people do. There are evenatheist churches ffs!
Yeah, its okay that atheists killed more people than any religion, since they didnt do it because of their belief....
originally posted by: spy66
Atheism is probably the one entity that is always criticising religion. I dont think Atheism are a more restrianed brand of People than religious People. There are many of them that are capable of showing the same heatered towards others as these extream muslims.
originally posted by: engineercutout
I agree with Neformore and expat's reasoning, but I think Dr. Ron Paul said it best when he summed up the conclusions of the US's military and intelligence analyses of the situation: "Because we bomb them." In support of this notion, I should remind readers of the article that has been posted in a thread here fairly recently, which makes the argument that most "terrorist" attacks are actually politically motivated, not carried out because of religious views.
Based on my research, this assertion is the most valid argument. While it is true that radical muslims are simply following their religious teachings to the letter, it is also true that most muslims are peaceful people. The more that western nations continue to wage unjust wars in the middle east and other predominately muslim regions, the more we will continue to polarize these regions against us. Craig Winn(Wynn? spelling might be off) wrote a couple books about it.
Say you live in a village in blank. Some men in black come through, carrying out some operation, and kill a third of your village. Everyone knows they were westerners/Americans, but of course nothing is officially admitted to by anyone. A month later a man comes through blank with a goat and a bag of rice. He slaughters the goat, opens the bag of rice and feeds the village, preaching of Mohammed as he does it. Who are you gonna pick? This is hypothetical of course, I'm just trying to inject a different perspective.
Indeed, Islam does teach that all Jews, Christians, and peaceful Muslims are to be taxed into oblivion, then put to the sword when they can no longer pay. Again, however, let me remind you that most muslims are peaceful people. The bible teaches that witches are to be put to death, in addition to listing many other capital offenses that most christians would hardly even think to scoff at today. Do our christian members still stone witches? Anyone? Anyone? Maybe we should leave them alone and give them a chance
Step out of the box folks, its not all as cut and dried as some would have you believe.
and what do we do about it?