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originally posted by: paraphi
Have you real examples where the Western intelligence services co-opt terrorist organisations? You know "real" examples.
Besides, China already has a problem with Islamic terrorism, although China's controlled press means that little escapes. Hardly surprising as the Chinese do tend to bully minorities.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: enlightenedservant
all good. my point was there are large populations of Islamic people in China and pretty much all of Indonesia who have no interest in fighting anybody. they've been living there peacefully for hundreds of years. contributing to art and culture.
even here in america if you like kung fu panda odds are half of those moves are from Islamic kung fu arts. if you like the Bourne identity or the raid 1 & 2 or the book of eli. all of those fighting sequences are based on a martial art that's largely influenced by Islamic martial arts brought over to the region hundreds of years ago. forgive me if I'm not coming up with better examples since Im a martial arts dork, but it shows that there are Muslim elements of our culture and society were have been happily living with for years and never noticed or were aware of.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
And yeah, a lot of African American celebrities & athletes are Muslims. So I completely agree that there are Muslim elements of our culture and society that people never realized.