frigidmagi wrote:Nor have I heard of armed milita's of Christians executing Hindus or Buddhist in California or any such organized activity. Not to say that incidents don't happen. Abortion clinics do get bombed and Churches do get burnt to the ground. However compared the sheer level of hate that exist in the ME for groups that happen to be on the other side of different, North America is freaken paradise on Earth.
Erm... Ever seen India? Christian mobs have attacked Hindus. A lot. Organized too, not just random attacks.
This actually goes towards my point that discontentment and poor living conditions cause violence, not guns or religion. Look at Washington; it has a lot of poor neighbourhoods, uneducated people, and a generally unhappy population outside the actual capital hill area.
The factors of a poor standard of life are the only constant in these surroundings. Religion, ethnic origin, climate, everything changes except for the fact that the people live in slums. Guns, Religion, they don't change a THING if the people aren't happy and content. Who is more likely to cause a gang war: A guy with a job that pays the bills and gives him an, at least, average life, or the guy without a job and poor food and shelter? If you lack something to lose by causing violence, you generally go for it, but if you have a happy life that risks becoming unhappy for it, you generally don't do it.