posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 02:56 PM
Okies, a quickie here, can anyone answer this?
Islam is religion. Religion is as defined a belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine; and the moral codes, practices, values,
institutions and rituals associated with such belief.
So, why oh why does the first retaliation to any criticism of this belief result in hundreds of flames accusing the person implying the criticism as
Islam, as explained before hand, is a belief. You can chose your belief, you have the freedom to make the choice of whether or not to practice it.
Unlike race, you cannot change the colour of your skin.
So why is this? Is it down to such a firm belief that all followers of Islam, regardless of colour, all belong to the same population of humans and
are physically and biologically different from everyone else?
Or is it simply because they cannot spell "Religious Discrimination" and "Racist" pulls much more of a punch, even though wildly incorrect?
I'm going with the latter
Edit: Sorry, I should have pointed out that this refers to western media in general, not just this website!
[edit on 2/2/2006 by FactoryLad]