reply to post by shamus78
I can agree with you to a certain extent. I'm European but have grown up in the United States and have lived in quite a few countries including M.E.
countries, Asia and of course, European countries. I like to think this gives me a unique perspective on various things, one being the "issue" with
Too many people blindly hold the PC viewpoint close to their heart, defending anyone who's a minority despite the facts, just because they're the
minority. Like Islam.
Although I don't believe everyone who is Muslim hates Christians or "the west", a vast majority does. Even those who've immigrated to the
I never batted an eye towards Islam or any other religion for that matter before I moved to Europe. That's when I was slapped in the face with the
harsh reality, we're not living in a rosy colored world as we'd like to think.
Truth is, the world is anything but politically correct. And many people can't understand that because the various issues going on abroad hasn't
I came to Norway a few years ago from the United States. I was going to become an architect. Of course, those plans fell through, but that's not
Point is, when I came here, the very first party I was invited to I was ridiculed by a couple of Arabic looking guys saying, "Oh,
you're American? How did you like the planes in the twin towers?" They said a ton more, but I was out numbered and I just am not the kind of guy to
fight over words. However, it was hurtful.
I'm in the camp that doesn't believe the official 911 story. I don't think Islam hit the towers, but that doesn't really matter seeing how many
Muslims out there uses 911 as a battle cry, condones it etc. I was however touched by Iran when they supported the United States during those hard
But still, many Muslims out there believed Islam was responsible. They enjoy that fact, and in my opinion that's just as good as the act itself. In
my time abroad, if I had to put numbers on it, for every 20 Muslims I've met, 2 to 3 who have been moderate.
I welcome you to come to Oslo and act like an American tourist. I welcome you to visit youtube and do a search for "riots in Oslo" and even
"Islamic riots in Sweden".
The truth isn't politically correct, and the sooner we can ditch those rose tinted glasses and see the truth in what's going on, the better we can
deal with the situation.
And did you ever think, that maybe just MAYBE there might really be a problem with Islam? And that the only outlet many of us have without having to
be ridiculed for being "intolerant" or "racist" or a plethora of other names is to discuss it on ATS?
I love my fellow man, I love Africans, Arabs, Whites, Orientals, Asians etc. We're all one. However, when there is an issue as serious as Islam, I
will make my point of view known. (I mean, plenty of ATS members dish crap out against Christianity, but that's OK right?) I don't care what anyone
calls me. I'm not gonna be silenced by some liberals who just can't understand that the truth won't always conform to their points of view.