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Male homosexuality is illegal in 33 majority Christian countries: Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Dominica, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Furthermore, according to a 2007 survey conducted by Pew ( your favourite research centre ), non-acceptance of homosexuality is prevalent in a number of predominantly Christian countries: 94%+ of Ugandans, Ghanaians, Ethiopians and Kenyans believe that homosexuality should not be accepted in society, while 60%+ of Russians, Ukrainians and South Africans also think that society should not accept gay people. 41% of Americans polled also expressed this belief...
While you or I may think that executing adulterers is rather harsh, I wouldn't say that people who support the practice are necessarily ''extremists'', if they are from a particular region or country where that law has been ingrained in their social code for centuries. It doesn't follow that people who support the death penalty for adulterers and apostates are going to hold extreme views about anything or everything else.
So, in other words, I was correct in my assumption that your views about Muslim extremism largely stems from your concern that they may start coming to your little corner of the world, rather than a genuine worry about extremism from a humanitarian perspective.
''Moderate Muslims'' is usually a code for Westernised Muslims, such as those from Albania, ex-Yugoslavia and Turkey. ie. ''Muslims who dress, speak and behave in a similar way to me''. Those who ''graciously'' accept others solely because they are likely to blend into their homogeneous, monocultural wet-dream, do not get a pat on the back from me !
You do have an irrational fear. You come from a country with only a handful of Muslims, and you are terrified of them coming into your country because of fear-mongering stories and reports in the media. We have over 2 million Muslims in Britain; people aren't being stoned to death or killed for renouncing their Islamic faith.
No, I'm pointing out that, according to that poll, a majority of your citizens support a ban on the building of one religion's place of worship ( not just minarets ). Freedom of religion is often considered a human right, yet it appears that many Slovakians hold ''extreme'' views that go against this basic tenet of human rights philosophy.
All I'm saying is that before you start pointing fingers at people elsewhere for being ''extremists'', perhaps you should look closer to home before getting overly concerned about those in far-flung countries... Or, in other words, ''those in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones''.
Originally posted by ZforZionism
reply to post by ollncasino
The Hadith are fabrications written over 200 years after the death of Prophet Muhammad through a system of Chinese Whispers.
If Muhammad wanted to burn people up he would have included that in the main book you people claim he doctored and is proven to be unchanged to this day: that is the Quran.