reply to post by Maslo
OK, I've got a serious question, and I HONESTLY do not mean this as an insult. Are you serious, or are you just trying to make Anti-Muslim Groups look
inept, and poorly educated? If its the latter, then more power to ya, however I can't agree with your tactics. Now if its the former (which I am
unfortunately having to assume)....well then you might want to brace yourself. A debunking this harsh is gonna hurt!
First you state "We have a survey done among almost 40% of all world muslim population are violent extremists..." This is A LIE. An accurate version
We have a survey done among a small group of nations in the Middle East, that suggest that the vast majority of those living in this area reject the
Violent and Extremist ways of groups like Al Qaeda and specifically their leader Osama Bin Laden. Their views of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah are
more mixed, but are not unlike many European Nations.
I'll now prove all of that with the rest of my comment.
Let me quote from THE LINK YOU YOURSELF SENT ME TOO. "While views of Hamas and Hezbollah are mixed, al Qaeda – as well as its leader, Osama bin
Laden – receives overwhelmingly negative ratings in nearly all countries where the question was asked. More than nine-in-ten (94%) Muslims in
Lebanon express negative opinions of al Qaeda, as do majorities of Muslims in Turkey (74%), Egypt (72%), Jordan (62%) and Indonesia (56%). Only in
Nigeria do Muslims express positive views of al Qaeda; 49% have a favorable view and just 34% have an unfavorable view of bin Laden’s organization."
Whoah, so 9 out of 10 think Osama bin Laden is bad?.....and only only those in ONE country felt favorably about Al Qaeda? And what....that means
40% of them are "Violent Extremists" ?!?!?!?! It looks to me like a whole heck of a lot of them don't like violent extremists. Oh but what of Hamas
and Hezbollah?!?! the views about those two groups are mixed. But how can they be almost unanimously opposed to Al Qaeda and yet have mixed feelings
about Hamas and Hezbollah? Well its simple....the situation is complex and involves political tension with Israel. And if you think they have no
reason to be against Israel then I suggest you Google the phrase Israeli Atrocities...then sit back and spend the next 4 or 5 hours being
horrified,and nauseated at what you read and by the video clips you watch.
OK...basically the ONLY evidence you have that "almost 40%" of Muslims in a certain area of the Middle East are "violent extremists" are that they
have "mixed feelings" about Hamas and Hezbollah. Well let me debunk this line of thinking. Do you know who else has "mixed feelings" about whether one
or both of these two organizations are "violent extremists" and who show as much by refusing to follow America's example of labeling one or both of
the organizations as being Terrorist? Well this is only a small fraction of a much larger list, but....France, Switzerland, the European Union,
Russia, United Kingdom......oh and for a short while AMERICA! Yeah...you read that correctly. After Hezbollah's condemnation of the September 11, 2001
attacks on the USA, it was removed from the list, but it was later returned to the list.
So in YOUR OWN LOGIC, the European Union, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and for a short while AMERICA were all "VIOLENT
EXTREMISTS".......all because their views of Hamas and Hezbollah are "Mixed".
PS you're original statement "We have a survey done among almost 40% of all world muslim population are violent extremists" seems to suggest that the
survey is of Muslims the world over. Of which you would need a representative cross section of each nations population in order to be accurate (which
I explained in my last reply, which you then inexplicably accused me of not understanding how such surveys were done). You should have written that
sentence: We have a survey done among a small group of nations in the Middle East, that suggest that.....etc.
edit on 15-4-2011 by
bhornbuckle75 because: Needed to add half a line to a sentence to make it sound right.