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originally posted by: Nikola014
If you going to be an islamophobe, at least use valid arguments and not just some silly pictures.
Islamophobia - the irrational fear of being beheaded. If you are not Islamophobic, then you are doomed to be one of their victims. There is a lot to fear from Islam. A "phobia" is an "IRRATIONAL FEAR". Fearing a para-military cult disguised as a religion is NOT irrational.
It is COMPLETELY RATIONAL!!!
Islamophobia Is a Myth
Don't talk to me about Islamophobia! Let me talk to you about 'freespeechophobia'; the absolute meltdown that some people have when they hear someone say something that has not been approved of by the political censors.
Islamophobia: Irrational Phobia or Rational Fear?
I want to tackle the illusion of “Islamophobia” though, for “phobia” means to hold an irrational fear of something. There are very few concerns about Islam that are expressed from irrationality. Most fears regarding Islam are entirely rational and legitimate – and the invention of this new lexicon “Islamophobia” – is largely the latest attempt to sideline debate and deflect blame from Islam for what its teachings, and consequently, followers have done and are doing.
“Islamophobia” does not exist – Fearing Islam is quite rational
...the word ‘Islamophobia’ has been used as a political weapon rather than as an honest way of communicating an idea. The main problem arises from the fact that by combining the words ‘Islam’ and ‘phobia’ the resulting term is itself contradictory given current usage. It ignores rational fears that people may have and in the best Stalinist tradition labels those with such fears as being mentally ill.
This article will argue that if the world ‘phobia’ is to be used in combination with Islam then it is more appropriate for describing the people who currently wield the term rather than those who are victimised by such people. Islamophobia should therefore be defined as ‘the irrational fear of questioning Islam’.
Islamophobia – The Irrational Fear of Questioning Islam
originally posted by: flyingfish
Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%
Guyana -- Muslim 10%
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Albania -- Muslim 70%
Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.
originally posted by: St Udio
a reply to: flyingfish
from your linked snippet ....
""Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components. ""
And as somebody who spent time in many Islamic nations I can tell you that they are just regular everyday people who happen to be more polite and friendly than what must people would be used to.
I found more in this PDF..
There was one thread done here, but it seems the whole thread was back and forth tag on who's the bigot and not much on the validity of the stats.
Judy Miller, the landlord, said she rented the apartment to Farook six months ago. “They just seemed like they were very happy,” she said. ” … He seemed so nice, and he seemed sincere...”
Syed Rizwan Farook seemed happy, quiet and devoutly religious... “He seemed very sincere and very gentle,” Miller said. “He truly was a gentle person.”
Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur'an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”.
It is impossible to understand Islam and Muslims by listening to their protestations against terror and their proclamations of patriotism for America. Usually, it is wise and fair to give people the benefit of the doubt but when it comes to national safety and the future of America, we had better look twice, even thrice at Muslim patriotism. Why? Because Islam permits lying! It is called “Al-taqiyya.”
Muslims lie when it is in their interest to do so and “Allah” will not hold them accountable for lying when it is beneficial to the cause of Islam. They can lie without any guilt or fear of accountability or retribution. A lie in the defense of Islam is approved even applauded in their “holy” books.
"The root word "taqiyya" means to protect against or conceal. As you might gather from the quotes above, the principle of al-Taqiyya is the Islamic justification for lying and deceiving. Al-Taqiyya is drawn explicitly from the words of Muhammad, and from the examples he and his successors set. The Qur'an and other Islamic books condone lying..."
My world travels have nothing to do with the questions I have in the OP.
Validate comes from the Latin validus, meaning strong.
Verify comes from veritus, meaning true.
We often say that an argument founded on strong principles is valid.
Because verification necessarily involves validation, there may be some flexibility about what you define as valid. The purpose of validation is usually to provide quick feedback about what might be wrong, whereas the purpose of verification is to make sure it's right.
Traveling the world just to see if the stats are true is a stupid idea..