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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Ilovecatbinlady
But the reality is that today, in the here and now and not 70 or 200 or a thousand years ago, radical and extremist Islam poses more of a threat than Christianity and the other major religions or belief systems.
On the contrary, "radical Muslim" as you call Muslims are not a threat to anyone. Muslims are from all parts of the world and with different interests. Overwhelming Muslims live countries dominated by horrible dictators that corrupt civic life and undermine the aspirations ordinary Muslim people. Most of these dictators that are sponsored by Western governments. This sponsorship is in the form of death squad training, helping Western friendly strongmen for secret police and subcontracting torture to these strongmen.
That's not excusing or dismissing the events of yesterday, but we must learn from them, not allow them to be repeated and move forward.
The actions of yesterday have ramifications today. The contempt most bigots on this thread invariable have towards AfroAmericans is a consequence of the cultural wretchedness inherited from the Christian TransAtlantic Slave trade. You see, the slave trade controlled the person by destroying all anchor points of the psychi. These anchor points are heritage, language and the family unit. When you refer to black people in America as an ethnic group, most bigots snort in contempt.
I assure you if any radical interpretation of biblical teachings and laws were posing as much a threat I would be equally as opposed and active in trying to prevent it's spread. But it isn't, at least not here in the UK.
Oh but it is happening in the UK. Christian groups in the UK, overwhelmingly mimicking their American counterparts, are whipping up conflict with British Muslims. Various fringe Christian groups in Britain have set themselves as vigilante groups an engage in organised stalking campaigns against vulnerable Muslims that live in amongst. But in the end most Christians don't have to radically interpret the Bible when the Holocaust kicked off, they just did it. You see, the purpose of the organised stalking of Muslim students living away from home for the first time, divorced Muslims living alone and so on is to subject them to the odd campaign of being followed around by believers and having their privacy violated. It is only a matter of time when Christians start murdering Muslims in the West. Christians(Xe) are already murdering Afghanis and have already murdered over a million Iraqis.
* We call on the UK government to recognise that Sharia and all religious laws are arbitrary and discriminatory against women and children in particular. Citizenship and human rights are non-negotiable.
Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
This is the nature of faith. What puzzles me is why Pew feels the need to scrutinies Muslims in Europe when it is a polling company based in the US that does political surveys.
In respect of the Danish cartoon controversy, 73% of British Muslims feel that the cause for the controversy is Western disrespect (9% feel it is Muslim intolerance).
Interestingly, while 49% of British Muslims feel that Westerners are respectful to women, a significant 44% believe they are not.
59% of non Muslim Britons feel that Muslims are not respectful to women, while only 26% feel they are.
In response to the question, Is there a conflict being a devout Muslim and living in a Western society?
54% of British Muslims feels that there is while 35% see no conflict.
In response to the question "Can violence against civilian targets in order to defend Islam be Justified?"
Only slightly over 1 in 7 (15%) of Muslims said it could (rarely or sometimes), while 64% said it could never be justified
How do British Muslims see Westerners?
67% describe Westerns as selfish, 64% as arrogant and 52% as violent.
British non-Muslims on the other hand describe Muslims as fanatical 48%, as violent 32% and as arrogant 35%.
84% of British Muslims are concerned with the rise in Islamic extremism in the world, while only 14% of British Muslim have confidence in Bin Laden, while 68% have little to no confidence in him.
Worryingly, 12% of British Muslims claim that many or most British Muslims support Al Qaeda.
Originally posted by destination now
reply to post by mayabong
Not when you live in the UK, and if you watch the first video in the OP you can clearly see a then Government minister, talking about his hopes for the whole UK parliament to be muslim, and I personally have a far greater fear of suddenly being part of an Islamic state and being subject to Sharia law, as a woman it would be catastrophic for me and for my daughter! At least greedy bankers don't tell me what to wear and how to conduct my life, yes they may rob me blind, but at least I have the choice to live my life as I please.
Classic deflection again. Show me one bigoted post about 'AfroAmericans' in this thread! You have plucked that out of thin air and made it up in a pathetic attempt to gain support.
Originally posted by Freeborn
And as for 'Christian TransAtlantic Slave Trade?
WTF has that got to do with the thread topic.
“Scholars estimate that about 12,000,000 Africans were sold by Africans to Europeans…
…and 17,000,000 were sold to Arabs.