Dontblink, we all can learn from each other. I think your attitude is reasonable and clear headed. I always did, for I understand the emotion to
repel these kinds.
Dealing with this is a challenge we really indeed must face, and I hope with understanding and resolve, against this kind of barbarism, humans can
learn transcend and become better together.
You see in my religion, Sufism, the mystical side of Islam, my fellow Sufis have been murdered in Iran by the fundamentalist for centuries.
Years ago growing up in a liberal Muslim community when those fundamentalist [Salafi Muslims] visited us to preach that we should go back to 10
century as they live, our teacher would always say: “Just win your argument”
Though these types are so rigid in thinking it usually takes years for them to develop out of their insular ethnocentric religiosity.
Back then they weren’t violent. They became violent [ some of them] after the old Russian Afghanistan war with the creation of the Mujahhadid. The
CIA and the Pakistan intelligence helped create them.
But understand that many fundamentalist, such as many in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and Afghanistan aren’t violent. This is a recent phenomenon.
Those same fundamentalist who use to visit our mosque were never violent until after that war in Afghanistan.
I don’t know how that happened, perhaps they started smoking some of the dope they were importing [lol]
Their Islamic world view has come out of Saudi Arabia Wahhabi Islam [ a reaction to sufism] and the ideas of an Egyptian religious political Muslim
who founded the Muslim Brotherhood, Syed Qutb. [All this is recent . . . 18 19 20th century]. Though most likely even he would be horrified by the
tactics of these current terrorist using the Islamic banner to commit their crimes.
What people in the west don’t realize is that Muslims, since the inception of these Islamic terrorist phenomena, have been condemning them, its just
that the western press doesn’t publicize it as they should.
From a Muslim . . . me!
These so called Islamic terrorist are the lowest of the low, and should be condemned and destroyed because of their actions of murder, mass murder,
and un-Islamic threats to innocent people.
When they cease their destructive works, only then should their destruction be halted.
Peace and justice