“Did you see the phrase such words? Sorry. Youre branding an entire group of people based on one fundamentalist element. Bad logic.”
WADR, I think you have it bass-ackwards. “such words” are (a) in the Koran and (b) are the coin and currency of most of the islamic clerics and the islamic leaders around the world.
IOW, YOU are branding an entire group of people based on the NON fundamentalist element you have been befriended by.
If your your friends do not subscribe to the standard koranic view that Islam is to take over the world by the sword, and that all non-muslims must serve, convert or die, then they are the non-observant muslims.
I’m not going g to defend the Koran, any more than I’d defend every word in the Bible. I’m saying that not all Muslims, especially, perhaps, American Muslims, follow a strict interpretation of the Koran and thus do not deserve hostility. Then you suggest that these friends of mine somehow aren’t authentic Muslims. Do you see the trap this puts you in when faced with vast numbers of people who look like Muslims, behave like Muslims, and consider themselves Muslims - but love this country and the freedom it offers? If you claim they are not “true Muslims,” then you must consider them worthy of your respect! To do otherwise would simply render you a bigot!