reply to post by DrChuck
Lets all step back and look at the bigger picture. The stoning was, without question, horrific. But we Westerners must remember that this is the law
of their land, NOT ours. They have been following Sharia for centuries, it is a part of their life, of their customs, and an influence of their
ideologies. They take their religion so seriously that they would stone a 19 year old girl to death. Now that's conviction.
This old flawed argument again.
A core belief of Islam is to spread it EVERYWHERE to EVERYONE. That means these people, with "conviction" as you put it, are also dedicated to a
future where YOU and/or YOUR DESCENDANTS are under their rule.
Therefore, we don't have to respect their culture. They are already dedicated to destroying ours first chance they get.
According to your "let's respect it" logic, you must respect my wishes to preserve my culture and beliefs. So your rant against people, who themselves
are against Islam, is hypocrisy. BTW, this is why this argument is forever flawed.
We were just as they were once. There was a time where a man was held accountable for his tongue and his actions. An insult was only made if one was
willing to die for it, unlike today, where insults can be thrown around like sand without consequences. There was a time when a thief was caught the
victim had the right to dispose of the thief.
Just as they WERE?
They STILL kidnap little girls, forcibly convert them to Islam, and then forcibly marry them.
They STILL stone female children for just looking at a boy wrong.
They STILL rape their child "brides". (abuse victims)
Western people are STILL held accountable for their actions.
You forget what stuff like POLICE, JUDGES, PROSECUTORS, DEFENSE LAWYERS, and JURIES are for?
It's just that we go through the ridiculous steps of actually having to PROVE the crime, instead of some high-level Mussie declaring "a wrong has
We don't stone to death RAPE VICTIMS like they routinely do either.
Its truly not fair to call them animals or uncivilized, when we ourselves are just as, if not more, heinous than they are. Adultery in our culture is
not only casual its encouraged in the media! You may say adultery doesn't hurt anyone, but your sorely wrong. Murderers get life in prison, rapists
spend a few years, and thieves get a slap on the wrist. We live in a culture without morals, while they live in a culture that takes it too far.
I will declare Muslims whatever I want, whenever I want.
Rape children = animals
Marry children = animals
Force children to do anything = animals
Stone women for having desires = animals
Stoning rape victims = animals
So adultery is a mark of being more heinous than Muslims?
In my opinion, your priorities are severely flawed.
How is two consenting adults having sex, worse than a grown man forcing himself upon a 8 year old child?
How is that you sympathizer?
You sympathizer to a religion of child-raping.
edit on 29-1-2011 by Byteman because: (no reason given)