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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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This was a reply of mine elsewhere, but I'm giving it its' own thread, because I consider it important, and because it is actually a different topic.


Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
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That is the problem, a significant proportion of Muslims practicing Islam DO believe in those violent passages. Just your post alone would target you for death.


You will have to prove your comment. You will gave to prove that an atser will be targeted for death over his comment by Muslims.


I believe MidnightTide is correct. I think a lot of Muslims (particularly in Pakistan) would want to kill me for what I have written. I have felt in fear for my life from Muslims before.

However, the reason why they would do that, is because they would falsely associate themselves as individuals, with Islam as the overall religion. I have reached a point, where I do not blame Islam as an overall religion, for the behaviour of its' individual followers.

I believe that there are a lot of belligerent, aggressive, and even murderous Muslims in the world. They would be entirely willing to kill anyone who would reprimand them for said behaviour, as being unworthy of God. I also know, however, and have seen on this forum, that there are a great many Muslims who are positive, compassionate, and principled people as well; and they do not behave in that manner.

So I meant what I said, when I said I was not criticising Islam as a religion, but individual Muslims.

I have now taken the time to study the writings of three different religions; Christianity, Hinduism, and (to a lesser extent, admittedly) Islam. What I have found, is that Islam's Prophet was correct when stating that God is one, but that Muslims misinterpret that statement. What Mohammed meant (and he also clarifies this in the Qu'ran as well) is that God can be worshipped by different people in different ethnic groups throughout the world, there will still be found persistent or universal characteristics of the divine attitude; and those characteristics are, as well as moral restraint, love, compassion, humanism, and a desire for justice.

So I believe that the contemporary Muslims who say that it is impossible for a person to know God outside Islam, and that everyone who exists outside Islam should be killed, are wrong. If you look at the Hindu scriptures you will find confirmation of the same positive divine characteristics which Mohammed talks about in the earlier passages of the Qu'ran; and within the (admittedly very limited, in canon terms at least) words of Jesus you find the same attitude, and the same values being expressed.

A religion of hatred, fear, and violence, is not a religion of God. Islam itself, however, is not such a religion in its' entirety. There is much good within it; it is simply that false material was added to it as well, and then the equally false doctrine of abrogation was used, in order to justify said material. So I believe that any Muslim who would murder me as an infidel, is in fact an infidel themselves.

I do not take any one single scripture, as evidence of what I consider to be the personality of God. I take the common elements which I have been able to find from several of them, as well as my own contact with Kali Ma, and the way she has treated me, as such evidence. What she has told me, and what I have been able to deduce from these three sets of scripture, is that rage, hatred, and fear, should never be emotional states which motivate a person's actions. That, by definition, rules out murdering those considered infidels, or those considered to have committed apostasy.



The main reason why I love this song, is because Islam has been consistently a taboo subject among virtually everyone I've known, for as long as I've been alive. The thing I've been discovering though, is that the reason why Islam doesn't get spoken about, is because of the intolerance and ugliness of many of its adherents.

I won't lie. I think it's entirely possible that individual Muslims still will overrun this planet, and yes, they probably would kill me for writing this if they could, because they don't understand, and they won't stop and try and think about it. Many of them do wish to supplant or destroy every other culture and religion that exists. They think they are divinely entitled or even commanded to do so, and I consider that a false belief. However, in that attitude, they follow roughly the same behaviour pattern as Christians, albeit to a somewhat more extreme degree. Christian militancy and fundamentalism does exist in America; but we need to remember that the nature of Jesus Christ himself, is and was diametrically opposed to that of 98% of so-called Christians.

Islam is a religion which is defiled by many of its' followers. There is much positive material there; but for the most part, you won't see it by observing Muslims. The faith itself can be good; it is some of the people who are not.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:51 PM
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Duck and cover when that flames are coming down. Duuuuuuck and cover



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Dont feel you need to butt lick them.no concessions to islam(or anyone else for that matter)



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by glen200376
Dont feel you need to butt lick them.no concessions to islam(or anyone else for that matter)


I'm not. If you'd actually read what I've written, you'd know that. I made statements not only in this post, but also in another in the thread I'm crossposting from, which someone there said I would potentially be put to death for, if they could get to me.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by petrus4
However, the reason why they would do that, is because they would falsely associate themselves as individuals, with Islam as the overall religion. I have reached a point, where I do not blame Islam as an overall religion, for the behaviour of its' individual followers.


Well you can't blame the religion since it's inanimate. It's a thing, not a person. But you could blame the founder of Islam for the things he claims that his god said in the Quran. Let's not pretend that the Quran doesn't have passages encouraging violence against non-believers.

You can find a whole list here

I was going to post some but then I realized there are far more than I realized. Sorry but the extremist Muslims are only doing what their leader commanded centuries ago. So while you cannot blame Islam, you can blame the founder of Islam.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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Muhammad was a murderer/thief/rapist/pedo. Of course I think those who take to believing the call for violence in the koran are right and those that want to act like its all peace and love are delusional. Just like the old testament and all that.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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OP -- i find your post to be very well thought out, and a statement of truth. Not all muslims are bad muslims. I think this to be a universal truth, and those flaming you because of your statement rush to judgement.

The Koran, just like the Bible is subject to interpretation by individuals. Those individuals are responsible for their actions.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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Who is flaming? And yes there are good Muslims and people are responsible for their own actions. But for Muslims to commit these atrocities they don't have to interpret all that hard. It doesn't take much to twist the verses of the Quran that encourage violence.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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If someone believes that the koran doesn't promote violence in scripture then they have poor reading comprehension and study skills or an ability to lie to themselves.
Some of these people are really great people otherwise with big mislead hearts and either way i love them all.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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What Mohammed meant (and he also clarifies this in the Qu'ran as well) is that God can be worshipped by different people in different ethnic groups throughout the world, there will still be found persistent or universal characteristics of the divine attitude; and those characteristics are, as well as moral restraint, love, compassion, humanism, and a desire for justice.


Opinions are one thing, but perhaps the Qu'ran is poorly translated into English. I stopped reading after the 3rd or 4th time I noticed: Obey, Serve, and Do Not Annoy God (of course the Messenger too). So let me ask this... If I make for a better messenger, may I ask you to stop writing this crap?

Seriously, it's getting on my nerves!
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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People preach hate from the Bible constantly... Look no further than the Westboro Baptist Church. Fortunately, they're not lying about claims of adultery before stoning their wives, capping their two young daughters in the back seat of a taxi, poisoning grade school girls for attempting to learn, or hanging gays out to dry... By the neck no less.

Another facet of religion corrupting followers at the core.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by Americanist
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Opinions are one thing, but perhaps the Qu'ran is poorly translated into English. I stopped reading after the 3rd or 4th time I noticed: Obey, Serve, and Do Not Annoy God (of course the Messenger too). So let me ask this... If I make for a better messenger, may I ask you to stop writing this crap?


LOL. Seriously, this is funny. Given the degree of hostility I've experienced here before, when I've objected to people expressing opinions which bothered me, why would I stop expressing opinions which someone else might object to, myself?

Americans just want to engage in lazy, polarised thinking, where Islam is concerned; and my interference with your desire to do that, is what you're really objecting to. I've already said that I'm aware that close to 50% of them genuinely do behave like Borg drones, but that still doesn't mean that all of them do; and it also doesn't mean that I consider either side justified in its' desire to largely (if not completely) exterminate the other.



Your desire to be single minded about them, isn't morally any better than their desire to be the same way about you.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Your desire to be single minded about them, isn't morally any better than their desire to be the same way about you.


Hardly, it was pure facetiousness. Now I am able to launch into a debate over observation. If you're part of a community where half the residents hook up with farm animals, would you follow suit, or search on your own to find more suitable and stable conduct?
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by Americanist
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Hardly, it was pure facetiousness. Now I am able to launch into a debate over observation. If you're part of a community where half the residents hook up with farm animals, would you follow suit, or search on your own to find more suitable and stable conduct?
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I'm celibate.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Offering your recommendation to a sibling then...


Lose - Lose Situation
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Was that draw the line or end the line? Either way, we're still friends I hope...



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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This man is showing the same symptoms as Mohammed as described in the quran except he isn’t snorting like a donkey and foaming at the mouth.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Well...THAT explains alot! Sorry...Bad Joke. Anywho....the Wests ridiculous fears that include anything Muslim are based on how what Extremist Muslim Groups do and if this is talked about on certain News Cable Channels...is taken from a viewpoint that MUSLIM....BAD....CHRISTIAN....GOOD!

People of any Religion have Extremist Groups....the Muslim Fears are generated by how certain Muslim Extremist Groups have used the U.S. Commercial Corps. outline of planning of contingency plans on how to deal with something like how Airplane Employees are told to handle a Hijacking...thus we got...9/11...which will NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN AGAIN...as these Extremists would find a Very different reaction from U.S. passengers.

The Reality is that Tens of Thousands of people die in the U.S. everyday from things as innocent as slipping in the bath tub. The Iraq and Afghanistan WARS had a very small U.S. Military KIA list. And we have to remember that serving in the U.S. Armed Forces is a CHOICE and only the very best are allowed to even join as even a High School Diploma with Good Grades is not enough to be guaranteed a spot in some of the Services...they are looking for Youths with an Associates Degree due to the High Tech Nature of operating U.S. Weapon Systems.
So remember...those that joined VOLUNTEERED and the Carrier Lists that are possible of a Former Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Aviator and especially those who repair and keep operational many of these High Tech U.S. Weapon Systems are not only LONG but are High Pay oriented.

So again...Muslim Extremists have shown their ability to fool us as we were unprepared...but this will have a low probability of repeating itself. As far as what a person thinks of the Wars...ONE THING IS CERTAIN...Middle Eastern Countries that supported Extremist Muslim Groups have decided it is not worth it and are well aware that the United States is not a Country that they would want on an Attack List of any Groups that they would provide MONEY to Build more Madrassas. Split Infinity



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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Bee stings killed as many in UK as terrorists, says watchdog

www.telegraph.co.uk...

terror “exaggerated for political or commercial purposes”


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posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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Crime
Thousands of honour attacks in Britain last year

www.telegraph.co.uk...

Nearly 3,000 so-called honour attacks were recorded by police in Britain last year, according to new research that attempts to provide the most complete picture of the problem to date.





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