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I think it's much higher than that.
Also, and this is important, in many Arab countries if a person speaks out against these acts, sooner rather than later the extremist elements will come knocking at the door, ready to carve them up.
Originally posted by xmotex
The obvious but unstated converse of this is that 94% of Muslims in the UK think the 7/7 bombings were unjustified, and 99% think Western society ought not to be brought down with violence.
In other words, the fanatics constitute a small minority.
Still, I have to admit I am surprised by the 6% figure.
A man demonstrating against the cartoons was shot dead by police after he shot at them, Reuters and The Associated Press reported.
Four others were reportedly injured in the clashes, after protesters threw stones and knives at the police.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
You have voted geek101 for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.
Exasperating, isn't it? We keep on saying we oppose these extremist's actions. We keep trying to show them what us moderates believe. We do all that we can, and we do it without any thoughts of malice or being insulting, with courtesy and respect and what do we get? Not much.
seekeroftruth101 wrote: But you owe it to mankind to do something more for your community
Originally posted by seagull
Beachcoma. I respect you for speaking out against the radicals that are seeking to hijack your religion. However, the perception is that you and the other moderate Muslims are in the minority. Perception is all, as I said on another thread just recently. Not fair perhaps, but there nevertheless.
I for one apologize for some of my more intemperate words, but realize that the concern the direction your religion is taking is very real. Keep talking, maybe more like Geek101 will join you. Hope so.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
I apologise for not knowing your gender earlier, 101
Ask me not what i want for i, like any other human being, seek only peace in our times as well as peace for our children, no matter what religion they belong. You have my deepest respect for condemning the actions of the morons for what they did to your religion.
While social change will not happen overnight, if you would share your perceptions with the silent majority, it will lead to a cascading exponential effect of social awareness amongst the more educated moslems...
More so barbaric acts must never be committed nor ignored by any religion, hijacked or otherwise. The conflageration is too horrid to contemplate.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
It just occurred to me, how many Americans protest American terrorism? Almost none.
Lots of us protest verbally, but how many of us actually organize and march and stop going to work and paying our taxes and so on? Very few indeed.