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Why no concerted effort to silence the charlatans at every chance, they who speak on your behalf with words that go against your core? they claim the same god as you. Yet any slanderous libel from a non muslim causes world wide calamity
The vast majority of the people of Saudi Arabia are Sunni Muslims. Islam is the established religion, and as such its institutions receive government support.
So, shouldn't I think that the problem is that 75-90% of the world's Muslims belong to the "nutter" wing?
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 and released January 2011 found that there are 1.62 billion Muslims around the world, and it is estimated that the Sunni population is between 75% and 90%.
I'm willing to accept that for now, but surely Islamic governments understand that that is the West's situation. They must know that extremists are bad PR.
As for the rest, it seems to me that there is a desire in the west to portray Islam as a threat, so naturally more attention is focussed on extremist groups.
I sort of thought the "666" was not a random selection of numbers. I don't have any reason not to like you. The internet isn't the best place to gather accurate impressions of others, but I wouldn't mind sitting down to beer and (whatever you call "fish and chips") with you. Why not? Especially if I can talk you into paying.
PS - I also have a great affection for the works of Aleister Crowley.....Do you still like me now?
You may be right, I don't know. I haven't run across any evidence one way or the other that they are serious about stopping those activities, but it's possible. I would have thought that the press would have reported it constantly during the Bush days to make him look bad. Actually, I would think they would be reporting it now, if just to show that Obama has the situation well in hand and the Israelis are over-reacting.
I'm pretty sure Moslem leaders have been saying exactly that non-stop since 9/11.
Although I disagree with the methods used in the last few years to fight extremists and create a stable Mid-East, I'd like to hope that that was their goal, no matter how poorly conceived. I'm the first to charge the current administration with a vague and feckless Middle-East policy. Egypt and Libya, as you point out, are examples. As was the abandonment of the "Green Revolution" in Iran.
Admittedly some of them have also been funding the extremists, but they are hardly alone in that are they.....Britain and France are bending over backwards to arm extremist groups in Syria.
We did the same in Libya and now Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are suddenly armed to the teeth and very publically attacking oil installations.....However did that happen?
How is it that Islam, Christianity and Jewish religion share the Old Testament.
Muslims hate everyone.
Originally posted by SoEpic
I find this sad that there isn't outrage by Muslims about this.
I was raised a Christian and believe in a god(though I rarely go to church)and I would be outraged if there was destruction of all places of worship of all religions apart from my own - its so sad and it always seems to be the same religion spreading hatred and destruction.
I understand that there are always "crazies" in any religion but people from that religion speak out about it, they don't remain silent.
Are there any Muslims who are embarrassed and ashamed of this? Would you do anything to try and stop it and change people's views? Would you post on Facebook for example about how wrong it is? I would if it was Christianity wanting to destroy mosques in my country
And for the record I have some Muslim friends along with friends of many other faiths- everybody has a right to worship their own religion.edit on 6-4-2013 by SoEpic because: To addedit on 6-4-2013 by SoEpic because: To add