posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:22 AM
Originally posted by theukbloke
Seems to me that this would be a good way for real Muslims to try and get a bit of credibility back in the world. Isn't it odd, that in most good
media that it is stated that it is a minority that have extreme views, but where is the face of the majority?
Which Muslims? Which groups of extremists? Ones "Extremist
" is another ones [Hero/freedom fighter]. Some would consider the Iranian Government
" and that the people of Iran had marched in the streets after the election. Others screamed it was the result of Western influence.
[Which was true to a certain extent] However it ignores the bulk of the issues the Iranians were really marching for.
Or the Afghans who suffered under the Taliban for years [Yes, the majority do not want the Taliban back NOR do they want NATO forces to stay]. But to
many here at ATS and around the world the Taliban are freedom fighters and not extremists.
If we look at Chechnya we see the same scenario repeated. Freedom fighters/Extremists
Where were they on Armistice Day whilst their sons burned a symbol of sacrifice and the freedom they enjoy today? I marched in London against
the war in Iraq as did thousands of Brits from all walks of life - will they ever do the same? I think this is a message that the majority of Muslims
need to hear and act upon.
Again that's an assumption that they will march over the same issues you would. So let me ask you this? On one side you are asking Muslims to march
against extremists and on the other you are protesting wars that many see needed to be fought against some forms of extremism. Now which is it?
Muslims show us your support against the minority and we'll stop branding you all with the same brush. Plagiarize the idea of this message -
Facefriend it, dog it, myplace it - basically stop being afraid to make you views known to the Majority of Muslims because they are 'apparently' on
I would take some time and read up on the Sunni/Shiite issues going on presently in the ME if you havent done so already. Understand why a conflict
that was started hundreds of years ago is still going strong and why it has heated up like say in Iraq.
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