Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by getreadyalready
I think a lot of people are of the religious belief that we should not tolerate Islam.
Don't you think we should respect their religious beliefs as well?
As others have said, even if you buy the story that a group of radical Muslims attacked the WTC. It is still just 11 men. There are far more than 11
regular US Christians at this very moment that are causing harm and chaos and injury and death to someone near them.
I don't believe it was a radical group of Muslims that attacked the WTC, and neither does the FBI. That is why Bin Laden is still not wanted for
that attack, he is wanted for earlier attacks.
But, even if I did believe it, I would condemn those men, not the entire religion.
Now, I have said in the past that I feel a "jihad" is a direct threat against me as an infidel, and I feel justified in defending myself against
such a stated threat. Therefore, I have very little respect for the ruling elite of the Muslim religion, but here in my little neck of the woods, I
know plenty of peace-loving Muslims, and I respect them, and as long as they don't try to jihad me, I won't limit their rights or freedoms either.