Skip to comments.Why Do So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?
Posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Mahatma Gandhi is quoted in his book, Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism, by Catherine Clement, as follows:
"While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest: Islam."
Gandhi was referring to the experience during his lifetime in the Indian sub-continent, but the growth of Wahhabism and the current resurgence in Islamic triumphalism since Gandhi's death in January 1948 now poses an increasingly existential threat to the West, to Judeo-Christian civilization, as well as to Hindus, Buddhists, and members other faiths.
The question repeatedly posed by talking heads on the TV networks and cable television is how and why so many Muslims, young and old, are living in the West and enjoying all the material and educational benefits bestowed upon them -- and also committing hideous acts of terror and perpetrating atrocities upon innocent civilians, even against their very own neighbors.
The Times Square bombing attempt on May 1, 2010 by Pakistan-born Faisal Shahzad and the 2009 Fort Hood massacre of unarmed members of the military by Major Nidal Hasan (still described by the problematic U.S. administration as "workplace violence") are well-known. So too is the attempt at terrorism by a Somali immigrant, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who had come to America at the age of five with his family as a refugee from the hell that is Somalia, and who attempted to kill thousands during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. But until the Chechen Muslim brothers succeeded in their massacre at the Boston Marathon, most terror attacks had been thwarted since the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers and part of the Pentagon by the 19 Saudi Arabian hijackers, in which 3,000 people were murdered.
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Because the Koran commands them to do so?
Just a thought.
RE: Because the Koran commands them to do so?
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?
That’s easy, because their religion says to. The real question is why so few do.
I know of no data suggesting Muslims DON'T embrace violence in the name of their religion.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
RE: The real question is why so few do.
It seems to be ( as opposed to Christianity ), the degree of one’s devoutness to the Koran’s teachings is directly proportional to the degree of one’s embrace of ideological warfare.
How do you know they don't?
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were part of the majority. They just got tired of waiting, couldn't hold their bloodlust in anymore.
Prove me wrong.
The 5% who disagree are BAD Moslems
A poll by Gallup showed that a "significant majority" of Muslim Indonesians define the term to mean "sacrificing one's life for the sake of Islam/God/a just cause" or "fighting against the opponents of Islam".
RE: Prove it.
Not sure what I have to prove. I live in New York State, where the MAJORITY of Muslims in America live. I do business with them, work with them and are friends with them.
These people I know CONDEMN the violence perpetrated int he name of Islam.
Because to take up arms and go get yourself killed is not an easy thing to do. It takes a special kind of crazy to do it.
Every Muslim is a ticking time bomb.
RE: Prove me wrong.
Well why should the onus of proof be on my end and not on your end?
The answer is in the question.
I don't trust them one iota. I'll err on the side of caution.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Because they are not very good muslims. The extremists are merely doing as commanded.
This guy is off the mark from the headline alone. islam is not a “religion”; it is the whole package for governance. Religious aspects, law’s, finances, the whole thing. They are following a cult(ure), not a religion.
Why do dogs lick their b@lls?