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The difference you are not seeing

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Submitted by stanley b (United States), May 11, 2013 at 16:33

Cengiz,

Thank you for your post about how all religions are equally to blame for violence. In your detailed description, you neglected to mention the one glaring difference: we are referring not to people who kill who happen to be Christian, Jewish or Muslim. We are referring here to people who are Muslim and who kill in the name of Islam. They kill people because they are Muslim and because they are instructed to kill fi sabeel Allah. Christians have not killed in the name of Christianity since the crusades. Jews have never.

The entire premise of your examples if faulty if you refuse to understand that basic fact. It is not just a coincidence that Muslims are killing, it is a purposeful motivation. They are killing because they are Muslims who are killing in the name of Islam, to protect their so-called Muslim lands or (in their perception) defend their Muslim brothers. right?

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