posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 04:48 PM
Islam just like anything humans do has good and bad in it.
Only the hysterical, ignorant, and bigoted kinds attempt to paint all Muslims with the same brush because there are an infinitesimal group that calls
itself Muslims that do terrorism.
Beyond that it is just another exoteric religion that has its roots in pre-modern times just as Christianity, Judaism, and many other religions do.
The pre-modern aspect of it will cause problems because of modernity.
Any creed that began over a thousand years ago will have many of its adherents conflicted regarding modern changes; therefore Islam is having
difficulty coming into the modern age. Pre-modern Christianity and Judaism are having the same problems, as well as Hinduism [the oldest religion] and
The modern political issues faced by many Muslim countries converges with this religious issue therefore we have the specter of the inflammation and
radicalization of some parts of Islam.
But Islam has been here for over 1400 years and has produced many thriving healthily functioning societies in the world and it will be here in the
In-fact the vast majority of Muslim lands are getting along just fine, outside of the 911 inspired problems.
Is it a coincidence that the only Muslim countries that are involved in these issues have oil or are involved in a conflict with Israel?
There are about 45 Muslim countries were the problems they face are mainly because of European colonialism of the past, beyond that they are getting
along just fine. Also, many of them have defeated and dealt with their own inner Islamic radical problems, in Algeria for instance.
The west has shaken off its religion, Christianity mainly, or have gone to a total secular civilization. Time will tell what that will produce, but
the way the PTB are controlling the western experience, I don’t have much confidence that western civilization will succeed.