a reply to: thetruth2017
No one cares about the marginal, the moderate, the few non religious liberal leaning western living islamist who have the ability because of where
they live to choose to be non pious in their faith. Obviously they are not a problem although the religion itself is ugly and oppressive. The profound
ignorance demonstrated here on a daily basis is maddening and saddening. It is not worth it to even attempt to educate or illustrate because most
liberal types are not open to any debate. Just an aside, all of my life I voted democrat. I used to defend many of the same nonsense that many on
here do. Someone once called me ignorant of islam so I began to study it intently. Fully expecting to disover that it was like other religions.
Instead I was horrified and disgusted, the deeper I dug the more alarmed i became. There is a complete and total disrgard of the elephant in the ass
when it comes to islam.
Here is a summary that is illustrative.
"Islam is different from other religions,
as Shadi Hamid points out in his book “Islamic Exceptionalism.”
It does not see religion as separable from government. Islam directs and orders every aspect of life—including legal matters—and is thus
inherently political. For many Muslims, this includes implementation of sharia, not to mention religious directives about free speech and religion.
This feature of Islam is bound to cause friction with European countries that espouse the separation of church and state.
There are also naturally-arising cultural tensions for many Muslim immigrants to the West, including but not limited to the role of women. In contrast
to the Muslim world, European women aren’t restricted to the private and home sphere. They run corporations and lead governments. They dress how
they like. European women can even travel unaccompanied, without the permission of a male guardian. These religious and cultural differences pose real
barriers to Muslim assimilation in Europe. It does not see religion as seperable from government pure and simple.
Therfore the issue is not about religion but political islam and the moderate few do not speak for the masses.
This same pattern of ignoring evidence exists on many topics and I am now ashamed that I ever thought of myself as liberal. There are harsh truths and
bitter realities that are indisputable and all of the disneyesque, kumbay yah, we are the world, peopel are the same, its their culture, tolereance,
acceptance, equality, love is all you need utopian pipe dream nonsense will not change.
So to continually say that not all muslims are bad is akin to saying that not all sharks are dangerous, yea sure but it is the dangerous ones you have
to worry about. As they have the most influence. I have never been in the ocean and felt comfort by thinking "many of the sharks here are not
dangerous, So I should forget about the other ones"
There seems to be a difference between so called open minded, forward thinking progressive liberals who form an opinion and defend it all costs no
matter the truth and, and the closed minded conservatives who are stuck in antiquated thinking that demands reason and evaluation and the
reexamination of ideas and opinions to form honest perspective that may change based on new evidence or facts. This forum seems to be full of
gradeschool age bullies and mental midgets who delve as deep as a deer tick scrathing the surface and getting their head full of the readily
available juice and ignoring the meat at the heart of any matter. Political correctness, vitrue signalling and rabid
defense of the agenda does not equate to knowledge or understanding.