European laws encourage anti-Muslim prejudice, Amnesty says

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:01 AM
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I tired to put a list together of Muslim countries that have banned the Burqa, but then I realised that pretty much all Muslim countries have oppressive and murderous regimes.


"Pretty much all" is not an argument. You have to list at least a few if you're going to argue like a 8 year old.

Iran has an Islamic regime. They have an oppressive regime. The same goes for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (see, now your argument is 10 times stronger).

However, Indonesia, where the largest population of Muslims live, has no oppressive regime. Neither does India where a lot of Muslims live as well. But there's no oil in those countries, correct?



Of course that has nothing to do with Islam.


Ow wait, now you're implying that I'm minimizing the issue, ie. being a Muslim apologist...right?
You're a joke. In the other thread that was made clear, and now in this one as well.




posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:06 AM
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How is that any different from what Muslim armies did from around 600AD to around 1600AD?

History is history, mate. Not a lot we can do about that now and there is no value sliging mud, when you have plenty of your own. The only difference is "my peoples" actually progressed and developed, where as "yours" went backwards and regressed.


When you say "my peoples", you are feigning superiority. Because you are ignorant of history. "Your peoples"(as in Britain a few hundred years ago) ravaged, pillaged and raped nations off their resources to get where you are. "Your peoples"(as in racists with superiority complexes) are dumber than a rock, and it will become apparent as time passes. Because, lets be honest...how many of you are the intellectuals of tomorrow? And how many of you are football hooligans of today, who's children will be football hooligans of tomorrow?

PS. it was your governments that put these repressive regimes in power in, for example, Iran. British people had Iranian people on a pedestal and were very respectful of Iranians when the Shah was in power. The better educated people, that is. There was no progressing or regressing until those regimes were put in power by "your" government. (It's not your government really)



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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However, Indonesia, where the largest population of Muslims live, has no oppressive regime. Neither does India where a lot of Muslims live as well. But there's no oil in those countries, correct?




Lots of mineral wealth and some oil (enough to invade for?) in Indonesia.

www.thejakartaglobe.com...

'Although it is well-known that Indonesia is rich in resources, its actual mineral wealth is often underestimated. The country produces close to one million barrels of oil per day, and each year some 72,000 million cubic meters of natural gas, 360 million short tons of coal, 65,000 kilograms of gold, 610,000 tons of copper and 200,000 tons of nickel.

Using 2010 average prices, on international markets this take is worth no less than $95 billion'.


And they're having increasing levels of sectarian violence too.

'BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Violence against religious minorities surged in Indonesia in 2011, with authorities standing aside and failing to uphold the rule of law as Islamist mobs attacked Christians and Ahmadis, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its annual report on the country.

The report, part of a larger HRW publication monitoring human rights in more than 90 countries, also said violence continued to rack Papua and West Papua. The report said the authorities used excessive force against peaceful protesters in these Indonesian provinces, where a low-level separatist insurgency has been going on for decades.

Elaine Pearson, the group’s deputy Asia director, said attacks on religious minorities and police violence in Papua “got a lot worse in 2011.”

“The common thread is the failure of the Indonesian government to protect the rights of all its citizens,” she said.

The report said senior government officials, including Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma Ali, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, and Minister of Human Rights and Law Patrialis Akbar, “continued to justify restrictions on religious freedom in the name of public order.”

Incidents of sectarian violence “got more deadly and more frequent” last year, with 184 cases of religious attacks in the first nine months of 2011, the rights group said. Churches as well as Ahmadi mosques and communities in various places came under assault.'

www.hrw.org...

If I was a conspiracy theorist, I'd link these two things and wonder who, if anyone, is pulling the strings.

Sorry, just realised. Waaaaaay off topic!


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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Nice find there!

They could be connected. However, 95 billion is a bit on the low side if they are printing trillions just for the hell of printing trillions. Besides that, I believe that lately there is more of a focus on minerals that can be used to produce technology.

The 2011 increase in religious violence could be linked to many things. In my opinion, they should eaves drop on the religious meetings to see which religious leaders are the cause of the violence(for the sake of those who are preaching against the violence) And if there is a conspiracy, maybe those religious leaders can lead the authorities to the actual hate- and violence mongers.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by InfoKartel
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Nice find there!

They could be connected. However, 95 billion is a bit on the low side if they are printing trillions just for the hell of printing trillions. Besides that, I believe that lately there is more of a focus on minerals that can be used to produce technology.

The 2011 increase in religious violence could be linked to many things. In my opinion, they should eaves drop on the religious meetings to see which religious leaders are the cause of the violence(for the sake of those who are preaching against the violence) And if there is a conspiracy, maybe those religious leaders can lead the authorities to the actual hate- and violence mongers.


Oh totally, it's a drop in the ocean, but only while paper money means anything. Once that's gone, who knows?

Definitely. But there's such a tedious familiarity with the pattern. Protests/revolt/NATO spread democracy/banks swoop in.

That or I've been hanging around ATS too long and have become too cynical.



posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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However, Indonesia, where the largest population of Muslims live, has no oppressive regime.


Indonesia indeed has its share of trouble with oppression by muslims:

Indonesia: Adulterers Can Now Be Stoned To Death In Aceh Province

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.
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That's horrible.

The voters kicked out the conservatives, yet the conservatives are still making laws. What a way to spit in peoples' faces. Disgusting. what's even more bizarre if you look at Aceh's flag. It has a scale on it, but things aren't balanced at all it would seem. It's good that it's just a province and not the whole country, lets hope that never happens.
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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by bl4ke360

Originally posted by samsamm9
On today's news...

U.S. army officers were taught ‘America is at war with Islam:’ Pentagon probe

Military to review course teaching 'U.S. at war with Islam'

US army to review course teaching 'US at war with Islam'

Pentagon probing 'anti-Islamic' training material



Islam- founded in 622
Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

America- founded in 1776

Looks like Islam declared war long before America even existed.
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I could also find violent passages or quotes in any Abrahamic religion, but I will not stoop that low as I respect
Judaism and Christianity.

But the forefathers of America were certainly not at war with Islam.

Did you know...


1- Our Founding Fathers had favorable views toward Islam

Benjamin Franklin famously stated that the standards of religious freedom in America had to be so broad that "Even if the Mufti [chief jurist] of Constantinople [from the Muslim Ottoman Empire] were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service."

This openness to Islam was actually quite commonplace among America’s Founding Fathers. When George Washington was asked in 1784 what kind of workers should be hired to work on Mount Vernon, he responded by stating that they should hire the best workers, regardless of their background: “If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe; they may be Mahometans, Jews, Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists...



Thomas Jefferson studied the Qur’an
Islam has deep roots in America
Islam and Western civilization cannot be defined apart from one another


I know that depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is not permitted in Islam, but
there is even a statue of the Prophet Muhammad alongside Hammurabi, Moses, Confucius and others in the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
Morocco(a Muslim country) was the the first country to recognize the American republic on December 20, 1777

So my guess is America was not always at war with Islam.
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