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The portrayal of Islam

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Submitted by Catmann (United States), Aug 11, 2010 at 20:05

In life, as in mathematics, things move to the lowest common denominator. The most vocal Muslims are the face of Islam and the voices of the moderates (if there is such a thing) in that faith are usually silent or provide an apologists spin on the most egregious Muslim speech or behavior. It doesn't matter what you think the true values of Islam are. What matters is how the faith is portrayed by its adherents. Thus far Muslims have not demonstrated that it is a religion of peace and they have done so by making anti-Semitic remarks, death threats, harassment of Jews in Europe, suicide bombings, denial of the Holocaust, the promotion of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Mein Kampf, and the delegitimization of Israel. Worse is their ridged thought that prevents Muslims from embracing new cultures and ways of thinking in Europe and elsewhere. They live in closed communities and continue life like they did in the Middle East with honor killings, wife beating and forced marriages. Is it any wonder that those unfamiliar with your faith will look at through the lenses of their exposure to worst Islam has to offer? I firmly believe that Muslims want to kill me or force my conversion to its medieval system of beliefs. Those non-Muslims who accommodate Islamists for fear of offending their "hair trigger" sensitivities only creates resentment. Personally I am through with being PC. I will not agree that Islam's objectives are peaceful especially when the prophet Mohammad is a self admitted thief, polygamist, pedophile and mass murderer. That is a person I don't wish to point to as a prophet to G_d.

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