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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Well said. I agree.
But what can't be ignored is the statistical correlation. It's a consequence of regional and cultural politics. In the south, you have Christians who have a different culture than in the north and some think much like ISIS and would behave like them if legally allowed. Now imagine if our political and legal culture in the US was like one of the ultra conservative nations in the Middle East. The Christians here would behave just like the extremists, using the Christian bible to justify killing (as it commands Christians to do).
On the flip side, you have countless Muslim living in western civilization cultures (and everywhere, really) who are indistinguishable from Christians in terms of carrying out their spirituality in peaceful ways.
But it is the way it is and it can't be ignored. There's nothing inherently unique about Islam that makes it more violent than Christianity; it's just a matter of the cultures in which it is practiced.
originally posted by: Damiel
a reply to: Perfectenemy
No, you missunderstand :
to take one precept of one strand of any religion ...
to judge the whole..
Are Mormons (to continue the example) more likley to blow themselves up than Sunnis ?
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: TinySickTears
then please try to read my posts, no bad feelings. The second you stopped the curses I did, too.
Your picture of me is I go to church every sunday, think that the world is 6000years old, jesus walked over water and all that stuff. that I want to make advertisement for christianity here Right? Something along those lines?
Nothing of this is true about me. If you read all my posts in this thread without intending to find something to pull me through the dirt or redicule, you will get the real picture.
originally posted by: JAY1980
The OP had some thoughts...
I present to you facts...
Pew-research data shows differently.
Correlate that with population densities of Muslims and you start to get an accurate picture.
Like clockwork the defenders of Islam show up after every terrorist attack talking about how these terrorists belong to a small minority of Islam. Yet to this day I have yet to see an actual movement within the Muslim world to denounce these acts.
So let me start of by saying that when i say Islamophobia i am talking about those individuals who tar all of Islam with one brush, I am talking about the guy and galls who talk about the "religion of evil" or who after every terrorist attack start talking about ripping apart the Muslim faith, with some kind of cultural apartheid or even genocide.
These people who paint Islam as the big bad guy of the modern age, like the Nazi's of the 21st century or even worse.
I think that those who hold these views actually do in some instances have a point but only when we look at specific Muslim countries for example Saudi-Arabia's views on homosexuality or in regions of Pakistan where genital mutilation is a epidemic evil girls are subjected to. I also don't doubt that within our own communities there are some Muslims who dont stand for our western values, hold violent radical beliefs grounded in a warped interpretation of their religion.
I think people need to recognise that those who commit these acts of violence in the name of Islam are not true Muslims.
I think if we focus our hate towards them rather than the Islamic faith then we can take some steps to beating them, because the more we piss off even more of our Muslim neighbours by treating them like the terrorists, the more they might be tempted by this cult of death.
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: Deaf Alien
No, but I answered that to you already. Poor people when they get afraid because of a turban. Counter question: Do you think I´m an Islamophob based on what I wrote here?