You're talking, but you're not saying anything, Moderate Muslim
Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), Feb 26, 2007 at 20:35
Moderate Muslim wrote:
"True Islam is peaceful, fair, and just. The perverted ideals of radicals is not ISlam"
Again I challenge you to present evidence of your absurd claim. Why is it that ever Islamic country is a hotbed of radical beliefs, violence, religious intolerance, sexism, rape, ignorance, denial of education, lack of freedoms, etc?
Can you name one single Islamic country that has anywhere near the standard of living that we have in the USA and in other western countries?
If true Islam is peaceful, then why is it true that 90% of all terrorist groups are Islamic? If Islam is so peaceful, when does Islam play a role in virtually every war currently raging on the planet? If Islam is so peaceful, then why are Muslims at war with the Hindus in India, the Buddhists in Thailand, the Christians in America, Britain, Spain, and Australia, with the Russians in the Caucasus, with the Jews in Israel, with basically everyone who is not Muslim? In fact, they even fight with fellow Muslims...the Iran/Iraq war, the civil war between PLO and Hamas in Israel, etc.
If Islam is so peaceful, why then are so many Muslims blowing themselves up via suicide bombings and attacking innocent civilian women and children in Iraq, Algeria, Bosnia, Kosovo, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chechnya, Britain, Spain, America, etc?
If Islam is so peaceful, why is Islam conducting a war of genocide in Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, Uganda, basically all over Africa?
Why is it we don't see anywhere near this level of intense, unremitting and widespread violence from Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Taoism, etc? Only with Islam is there a worldwide terror campaign.
Why is it that Muslims are the ones calling for a second Holocaust against the Jews, and why are all those peace-loving Muslims on the streets in the tens or hundreds of thousands cheering on people like Amadmanjihad in Iran, when he calls for the annihilation of Israel?
Why is it that Muslim countries have repeatedly teamed up in order to attack a tiny, peaceful nation called Israel?
Why is it that the Muslims are the ones failing to honor even a single aspect of the so-called "Peace Process" in Israel? The Israelis keep bending over backwards to accomodate and compromise, and all they get in return is attacks.
Why is it that the moment Israel handed over the Gaza strip to the so-called Palestinians, the Palestinians took less than 24 hours to start lobbing missiles into Israeli civilian centers? And if those are just a "few radicals", then why aren't the true Muslims (as you call them), the peaceful ones, stopping that? Why are the supposedly peaceful majority of Muslims allowing the radicals to dominate? Are Muslims by nature impotent cowards, or do they simply not care?
Lot of questions that need answering there, Moderate Muslim. Show me where Islam is peaceful, fair, and just. And explain to me all the questions I asked. Or are you going to cower from the truth...?
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