Originally posted by grapesofraft
If we let Muslim extremism continue to spread then they will crush the rights of women and take countries back to the Dark Ages.
We must destroy these Muslim extremists before they are allowed to spread their crazy ideology!
[edit on 7/30/2009 by grapesofraft]
Wow, a mob does a little rock throwing at a school and now you think we should "destroy these Muslim extremists". As if the death penalty were a
suitable punishment for destruction of property from rock throwing. Under American laws, these people would get an assault charge at best. Yes, they
were calling for the man's death, but you are calling for their deaths as well. How are you different from them? You are both calling for the
unwarranted destruction of another person, and even though neither you, nor the rock throwing protesters actually harmed anyone directly, perhaps you
should confront the destructive nature of your own ideology. Perhaps you are actually more harmful because you are calling for the extermination of a
broad category of people.
I'm not defending this mob or Muslim extremism, I am just saying how are you any different from the Muslim extremists, making these posts trying to
get people all stoked about killing other people? If you think about it in this light, you would realize that you are an extremist yourself, and once
you realize that fact it makes your thread highly ironic.
These individuals may have flawed ideologies, but that doesn't call for the destruction of a broad category of people. Maybe they need to be exposed
to more advanced cultural knowledge. Besides, when you call for the deaths of extremists what do you consider extremism? Sometimes I think people
with spiky hair are extreme. And with Muslim extremists in particular, they sometimes are pretty hard to tell apart from the regular nice Muslims
since they look and dress the same. I bet you can figure out where I'm going with this.
So the moral of this story is instead of trying to incite hatred and violence, those who are calling for violence should change their ideology. We
could do that through sharing cultural ideas through the media, for example, and eventually once people understand one another better the violence
You would probably reply: "Well some people will not change their ideologies... they are hopeless ."
Just as these people may be beyond redemption in your eyes, you should hope that you're not beyond redemption in the eyes of another... consider that
before you call for spilled blood in some other forum. You would want a chance to prove you could change, instead of just being destroyed, right?
I would have posted this news article on ATS in a completely different context. In this case, I would investigate the possibility that this isn't a
disorganised mob but perhaps a paid group that is harassing the schoolteacher, since part of the article implies that it was the same mob. Who would
benefit from young girls not getting an education in Afghanistan?
In 2003, Royesh says, Marefat became the target of a smear campaign in local Shiite mosques and educational centers. The school's teachers were
accused of preaching Christianity, communism, Judaism and secularism – all of which are illegal under Afghan law.
Last year the smears spread further, over the airwaves of a television channel set up by Mohammad Asif Mohseni, the Shiite cleric who drafted the
controversial law that allowed marital rape in Afghanistan.
Maybe Mohammad Asif Mohseni guy is paying for the mob. After all, its hard to make a living harassing somebody full time. If that is the case, then
Mohseni should be arrested by Afghani police and tried in civil court. THAT should be investigated. Nobody should be "destroyed," they should be
educated. Change your flawed ideology!