... Time to clear up something...
RHJunior wrote:The question is not "are all muslims bad people?"
The question is "Is Islam a bad religion?"
The answer to that question is yes, yes it is.
Islam actually has rules based of Judeo-Christian teachings. To condemn one requires condemnation of the others.
RHJunior wrote:Islam is the enemy. <I>Precisely because it declared war on us first.</i>
No, militants who claim Islam as a shield declared war first. What would you say if a person declared Christianity is a legitimate reason for war? Is the Red Cross now evil? But of course, that would never happen.
RHJunior wrote:WE have read the words of its holy book, heard the history of its holy prophet, heard the cries for bloodshed and murder from its holy men, and witnessed the behavior of its followers around the world, wherever they believe their numbers give them advantage. And over 6,000 people have been killed by Islamists in terrorist attacks around the world since 9-11 alone.
I can guarantee I can find incidents analagous to these in Christandom. The Crusades are the most prominent event, but India seems to be a better, more recent example.
RHJunior wrote:This is an evil religion. Those that would argue that it is not are spitting into the wind.
Then I say to thee p'tooie. You cannot brand the entirity of the Muslim world as evil because of, all be it a majority, the people in the Middle East. The Middle East has a HISTORY of violence from every group there, no matter what. Just because Muslims are the majority there and the latest to become the dominant power, you cannot brand the entirity of Islam as evil.
RHJunior wrote:Who is our enemy? Anyone who picks up a weapon and tries to kill us. And only fools deny that it is the Koran itself, and not any "radical interpretation" thereof, that is the foundation of their war against us.
Apparently I am a fool. And so are the Muslims I know, and so are all the Muslims in my area apparently, because these nice, kind, and very charitable people (My Law Teacher alone has over 1600 community service hours from the past six months or so alone) are apparently duped into thinking that the Qur'an they read is not killing soldiers. Yep, not the AK's the Russian's are selling, not the hate mongering, but that little book. Just because you can line-and-verse hatred from something does not mean it also does not include peace and love. The BIBLE is filled with the same words and yet good has come of it too.
RHJunior wrote:They can preach against us, they can hate us, they can damn us all they want. But if we want to win this war we'd better make it clear that the only thing they better ever wield against us in "Jihad" is WORDS.
We'd better get off our politically correct butts and put the fear of a whole NEW god into 'em if we want to see another century.
Maybe you should read up a bit... Jihad means SELF DEFENSE, Fatwah means holy war. An example of Jihad is when the Nation of Islam peacefully protested the unwillingness of the United States Government to admit a black person into a whites-only hospital. They never raised arms in any way. Ever. Fatwah is the holy war thing that was declared on the US, which, ironically, broke Islamic law when it was declared.
And yes, political correctness is stupid, but the fact is, these people aren't driven on by the Qur'an, they're driven on by hunger, by fear, and by bullets being shot at them from both sides.
DON'T blame Muslims for the faults of terrorist groups that hold Islam up as a shield, Ralph, or I will blame you for the faults of terrorist groups that use Christandom for the same purpose.
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