The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
"Islam" doesn't have a unified position on the subject. Various sects of Islam do...
That brilliant piece of reporting by Fox News cracked me up when it said 'surprisingly, the Iranian/Farsi edition of Wikipedia did not omit the
images' - surprising to the nitwits who wrote/researched/published the article, maybe, but anyone who has even a shallow understanding of the subject
matter might know that the Wikki page in Farsi is read by Persians (primarily), and Iranian muslims are mostly Shiite, and they don't have nearly so
much of a problem with the images. I would have to do about three minutes of research to confirm it, but I suspect the images in question are Persian
There's nothing that cracks me up quite like religious zealots who have completely lost sight of the tenants of their faith (except maybe reporters
who write stories about crap they don't even remotely understand). Sure, it's dangerous and scary, but you have to see the humor in a bunch of
nutters running around in circles screaming their heads off about a non-issue spawned by either mistranslation or misinterpretation. It's
Really though, 100k people signed the petition. That's, what, less than 1% of the world's muslims? And in all likelyhood, many of the petitioners
are probably well-meaning but confused non-muslims; people who think it's politically correct to support the demands of a small minority of whacked
In my mind, that begs the question: is the real, shared problem just a lack of understanding? I think so, yes.
I could help it, I had to reply to this directly
Seems like Freedom of choice and Islam can not coexist, so either choose their way or stick up for your society and country and beliefs, because I
don't see many Westerners going to the sandy dry Middle East for a romp at the beach or retirement. But they are comming here and will once the
population becomes a certain percentage expect a breakaway or independence and a war within that host nation. The differences are so much that and the
notion to overcome infedels and unbelievers is so brainwashed into their beliefs that its invetible as every other country with mixed Muslim faiths
falls into terrorism and threats. Europe will experience this and so will the Internet, they are bread to fight anything unIslamic its their laws
and their beliefs. Watch the numbers grow and watch the problems being sown.
Wow. Just Wow.
Freedom of choice and dogmatic religion cannot co-exist, and yet here we are, in a free nation with freedom of religion. It's a tenuous balance, but
A war within the host nation, you say? That should be funny.
If this is what keeps you up nights, I suggest you look at the statistics pointing to auto accidents, cancer, heart disease, OTC drug reactions, and
unemployment. Those are things you need to worry about.
Do you not understand that every second you spend afraid of the boogeyman is one more second you increase your risk of succumbing to one or more of
the valid threats facing the American public as a whole?
Even if the entire country of Iraq moved to America tomorrow, the percentage of muslims here would probably stay under 10%. But you're worried about
that, right? You're worried about becoming a minority in your own country? If that's your concern, I think you had better start hating/fearing
Latin America instead (not that those drums aren't beating right now too)...
You know, you have more in common with muslims than you might think. Their governments and religious authorities also use scare tactics to
manufacture consent and play up the practically non-existent threat of an external enemy to keep their populations controllable. Isn't it ironic,
don't you think?
All the while this country becomes increasingly sick, stupid, and polarized (want the figures to prove it?). If you love your country there are
things you can do to prove it besides jumping at shadows.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.