A number of reasons that I can see.
First off, a number of the people who are so eager to talk about the subject are the same people who ignore, defend, or dismiss Christian extremism.
You, for example, are in this crowd where every murderous, foam-mouthed freak of a Christian is either "not a Christian" or "not as bad as the
Muslim just like him." One would wonder why you guys are so easy to talk about radical Islam when you refuse to do the same about radical Christians.
You could let Muslims handle their own stable, and you handle yours. Instead, so many people are "let's ignore the pile of turds in the middle of
our living room, and talk about the one in our neighbor's!"
So there's that.
Now the other reason, is because very few people talk about "radical Islam" - In fact the only people I've seen do so are Muslims. Instead, what we
get are people who try to paint all Islam by the radical elements, or people too ignorant to learn the difference.
For example, that site you linked. Take a look at it. Seriously, shuffle through the links, look at the titles. Do you see anywhere mentioned that the
site talks about radical Islam? No, you don't. Because thereligionofpeace.com doesn't
talk about Radical Islam. Instead it paints Islam as
radical, violent, bigoted, and so on and so forth. The site does have a little disclaimer about not treating Muslims like , but that's
appended with "It's not their fault that they're too stupid to know what they're talking about"
How can truth be biased? You're kidding, right? Ashley, I know you're smarter than that. It's possible to present facts in numerous ways, without
ever once being untruthful. Imagine you're speaking to a Kosovar about the independence of Kosovo and the tensions over that. Now imagine you hear
the same topic discussed by a nationalist Serb. Both are being factual, telling you of the events. But do you think either is free of bias? Of course
not. "Truth" and "bias" are not mutually exclusive, and I'm subtracting from your overall score for presenting a statement that begs that
If you want to talk about Radical Islam, I would suggest you first clean up your own backyard, and then, you know, stick to radical Islam, rather than
*snip* . As for it being a "social taboo" I'm not sure where you're getting THAT from... As islam is absolutely the only religion that gets this
treatment in widespread media, with an occasional mockery of Wicca thrown in for leavening.
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