posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 11:10 PM
Thanks for the links, Seeker, I'll read through that stuff tomorrow. Thanks to bodrul as well for the channels, but I live in America and am not sure
how I could access those channels here. If they have web access to broadcasts, please give me a link, I'd like to know!
As to MaskedAvatar, if, after all this time of debating with you over various subjects since I started talking about politics here on ATS you still
believe I'm someone who only reads/watches/listens to things that coencide with my own personal bias, you have not gotten to know me at all. Yes,
I'm a card carying Vast Right Wing Conspiracy member (really! ), but as the old axium goes, know your enemy. I probably read through more left wing
blogs and web news sites than I do right wing to understand where your side is coming from, why they believe what they believe as fervently as I
believe what I do, and how to counter their topics in a debate/discussion. As to professing knowlege of Islam, I do not. I read that interview I
linked to, and was disturbed by many of the things I read, particularly the Islam doesn't recognize civilians. I know ATS has some eloquent and well
spoken muslims, and figured this was the place to find out if this was accurate. My judgement was correct, three members have helped me in my search
for this outcry.
As to finding out from local muslims what they think, how would you suggest I do that? Stand outside of a Mosque and, as people are coming out after a
service, ask them what they think of the London bombings? If I wasn't lynched, I'd be arrested for harrassment along with several other crimes, I'm
sure, that I don't know about. That would be percieved as an extremely aggressive and hostile action, not one of outreach.
Unfortunately, all of my friends I met at work or at Church. I work for a small company and there are no muslims who work there, and I highly doubt
I'm going to meet any devout muslims at church. The only real exposure I get to the rest of the world outside of those two circles is here at ATS,
where I consider, like it or not, all of you my friends, though we may disagree. I wanted to know more, so I posted it where my Islamic friends could
respond and correct any inaccuracies that I had, which they did and Seeker provided many resources for me to go through and learn the full picture.
That's why I like this community. If your thoughts aren't well informed, you will be called to task, and if you're looking for information, chances
are someone here will have it.