posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by P3ACE0WAR
My comments will be wide ranging, perhaps more than you desire.
In college we had a course 'Introduction to Religion'. that was about 45 years ago. The Prof, a Jesuit, taught about Islam as if he were a Muslim.
Didn't much are for it then, but let others do what they will.
Israel had (and still does) have problems with its Islamic neighbors. I don't pretend to understand their hatred of Israel.
Islam came into the forefront with 9-11, and while I seriously doubt the official version of that event, I'm fairly certain that extremists were
While the Arab world was a font of innovative knowledge, that font has seems to have dried up since the adoption of the Koran.
I've a good friend who escaped from Iran. He is a Christian convert. His life was threatened because of his conversion.
I've another friend from Iran who is gay (homosexual) and his life would have been forfeit if that had been discovered while he lived there.
I find the religion of Islam to range from mildly to zealously intolerant of those who disagree with its teachings. I don't believe that it is a
compatible religion with Christianity, no to those who are Atheists or of other religious beliefs.
But the most telling thing I dislike about Islam and those who follow it, it their unwillingness to speak against or denounce the activities of
extremest's. By not denouncing such activities,there is tacit approval, and that I cannot accept. Those who do not follow the laws of a land but
intend to change it by hook or crook are wrong and do not belong in the western world.