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Why Do So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?
American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2013 | Victor Sharpe

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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1 posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Why Do So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

Because the Koran commands them to do so?

Just a thought.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 1:08:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

RE: Because the Koran commands them to do so?

If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?


3 posted on 04/22/2013 1:09:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s easy, because their religion says to. The real question is why so few do.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 1:09:49 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: SeekAndFind
"why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?"

Prove it.

I know of no data suggesting Muslims DON'T embrace violence in the name of their religion.

5 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Steely Tom
Their death cult is rooted in hatred of Israel and "infidels", so that would be my first guess.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

7 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:51 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: stop_fascism

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.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and 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.

9 posted on 04/22/2013 1:12:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the majority DO embrace it -- 10% are jihadis, another 50% support this actively and another 35% passively. Ask any Moslem if those who insult the prophet should be beheaded and they'll hem and haw.

The 5% who disagree are BAD Moslems

10 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:00 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: SeekAndFind
Keeping in mind that Indonesian Muslims are always pointed to as the most pacifist of Muslims in the world, I bring to you:

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".

(Emphasis Added)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihad

11 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:25 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: Uncle Miltie

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.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:40 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every Muslim is a ticking time bomb.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 1:15:06 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Steely Tom

RE: Prove me wrong.

Well why should the onus of proof be on my end and not on your end?


15 posted on 04/22/2013 1:15:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The answer is in the question.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't think the majority of them don't embrace violence and religious warfare. Taquiyya (as I understand the concept) commands Muslims to lie to infidels in order to advance Islam, so it stands to reason that they could all be pretending to be little passive, peace-loving sheep, when they're really knife-sharpening wolves, wearing a sheep skin suit.

I don't trust them one iota. I'll err on the side of caution.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 04/22/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

Because they are not very good muslims. The extremists are merely doing as commanded.

18 posted on 04/22/2013 1:16:14 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 1:16:55 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do dogs lick their b@lls?


20 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do you assume they don’t?


21 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Here are a few armloads of data to back up the proposition that Muslims believe in murdering people for their religion:

Terrorism

ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06
http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

People-Press: 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq.
http://people-press.org/report/206/a-year-after-iraq-war

YNet: One third of Palestinians (32%) supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including the children:
http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/04/06/32-of-palestinians-support-infanticide/
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4053251,00.html

World Public Opinion: 61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans
32% of Indonesians approve of attacks on Americans
41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans
38% of Moroccans approve of attacks on Americans
83% of Palestinians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (only 14% oppose)
62% of Jordanians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (21% oppose)
42% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (45% oppose)
A minority of Muslims disagreed entirely with terror attacks on Americans:
(Egypt 34%; Indonesia 45%; Pakistan 33%)
About half of those opposed to attacking Americans were sympathetic with al-Qaeda’s attitude toward the U.S.
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

Pew Research (2010): 55% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hezbollah
30% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hezbollah
45% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hezbollah (26% negative)
43% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hezbollah (30% negative)
http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Pew Research (2010): 60% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hamas (34% negative).
49% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hamas (48% negative)
49% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hamas (25% negative)
39% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hamas (33% negative)
http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Pew Research (2010): 15% of Indonesians believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.
34% of Nigerian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.
http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Populus Poll (2006): 12% of young Muslims in Britain (and 12% overall) believe that suicide attacks against civilians in Britain can be justified. 1 in 4 support suicide attacks against British troops.
http://www.populuslimited.com/pdf/2006_02_07_times.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Pew Research (2007): 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified.
35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall).
42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall).
22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall).
29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall).
http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

Pew Research (2011): 8% of Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (81% never).
28% of Egyptian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (38% never).
http://www.people-press.org/2011/08/30/muslim-americans-no-signs-of-growth-in-alienation-or-support-for-extremism/

Pew Research (2007): Muslim-Americans who identify more strongly with their religion are three times more likely to feel that suicide bombings are justified
http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

ICM: 5% of Muslims in Britain tell pollsters they would not report a planned Islamic terror attack to authorities.
27% do not support the deportation of Islamic extremists preaching violence and hate.
http://www.scotsman.com/?id=1956912005
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist.html

Federation of Student Islamic Societies: About 1 in 5 Muslim students in Britain (18%) would not report a fellow Muslim planning a terror attack.
http://www.fosis.org.uk/sac/FullReport.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

ICM Poll: 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police.
http://www.icmresearch.co.uk/reviews/2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Poll%20Nov%2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Nov04.asp
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified.
37% believe Jews in Britain are a “legitimate target”.
http://www.populuslimited.com/pdf/2006_02_07_times.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

See also: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_(Terrorism) for further statistics on Islamic terror.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Opinion-Polls.htm


22 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: JoeProBono

RE: The picture...

Why are Islamists so worked up on it?

Is that REALLY the picture of Muhammad?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

a majority of my brethren (Catholic) ignore the churches edicts. It appears the majority of muzzies do the same.

A majority of (self-identified( Catholics don’t go to church regularly, a majority of Jews don’t go to synogogue regularly. However, those Catholics and Jews who become more religious are not more likely to become violent. The opposite is true with muslims.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:45 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

They do when they feel they have sufficient numbers. A few superstars in their death cult go it alone, like the Boston Chechens.

25 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Uncle Miltie

RE: World Public Opinion: 61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans
32% of Indonesians approve of attacks on Americans
41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans
38% of Moroccans approve of attacks on Americans
83% of Palestinians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (only 14% oppose)
62% of Jordanians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (21% oppose)
42% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (45% oppose)
A minority of Muslims disagreed entirely with terror attacks on Americans:
(Egypt 34%; Indonesia 45%; Pakistan 33%)

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Looking at those numbers, I’d say a HUGE number support terror attacks. How about the majority of those who don’t?


26 posted on 04/22/2013 1:18:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they are Muslims.

Its like asking, “Why do so many communists hate the free market?”


27 posted on 04/22/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Agreed. Every Muslim IS a ticking timebomb. Islam and humanity cannot co-exist!


28 posted on 04/22/2013 1:19:59 PM PDT by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: SeekAndFind

For the same reasons the libtards do—ultimate power!


29 posted on 04/22/2013 1:20:26 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

And where do you get the idea that they don't? How many Germans supported killing Jews compared to how many Germans actually killed Jews?

Lacking the means or will to kill you doesn't equate to someone not wanting you dead.

30 posted on 04/22/2013 1:22:18 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well why should the onus of proof be on my end and not on your end?

Geez, I don't know. You questioned my assertion, didn't you? I was just stating the obvious and otherwise minding my own business.

If you can't prove me wrong, fine. Don't get defensive over it.

31 posted on 04/22/2013 1:22:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When you’re dealing with 1.2B Muslims, having some 37% want to kill you when they find you (Jews in Britain, say) is no comfort. That’s 400,000,000+ who want to kill me or die trying.

And this is what they TELL Pollsters. What they don’t tell pollsters is that their real opinions are even worse. Do you really think they accurately tell pollsters the truth about their blood lust?

I claim an extra +10% because they are murdering lying sacks of sh*t.


32 posted on 04/22/2013 1:23:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: SeekAndFind

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.[13].
- Sir Winston Churchill


33 posted on 04/22/2013 1:25:43 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Steely Tom

RE: Don’t get defensive over it.

Not getting defensive, just want to know.


34 posted on 04/22/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
 photo 2013_1image_00_24_103132935Pakistanmadrasas-ll_zps592ccf8e.jpg They start them young (Madrasas)
35 posted on 04/22/2013 1:26:40 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

Same reasons why Christians and Jews don't always follow the Commandments, or Americans the Constitution. Laziness; inertia; regression towards the mean; selfishness; cluelessness, etc. Also, their heirarchy still demands that the Koran be learned in Arabic; whereas the majority of muslims in the world do not speak Arabic. It's as if the Church still demanded that all Christians read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek. How many would do so, and how many would just take the priesthood's word for it?

Thus, the imams are running their religion; they unbelieve under threat of death; therefore they go along to get along and try to avoid trouble, like most people. It's their theocratic leadership that is the danger for us.

36 posted on 04/22/2013 1:27:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this is so, why then do the majority NOT embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare?

Are you on some Island in the South Pacific?
37 posted on 04/22/2013 1:28:36 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

- Sir Winston Churchill


38 posted on 04/22/2013 1:29:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Islam is the only religion that espouses domination, forced conversion and murder. Which means it’s not a religion.


39 posted on 04/22/2013 1:29:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not getting defensive, just want to know.

It's not a secret. Anyone with eyes to see can find the truth.

40 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because mohammad was an crazy arab who hated those who had more than he had and he sent out his 3 followers to pillage every caravan passing through his area. And some of his idiot followers decided it was easier to take OPM than to work for their own! Same is happening today right here in the USA.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Historically, Islam has been spread by violence and coercion, especially in its early years. How else would a religion, founded in Saudi Arabia, spread all the way across N. Africa, through Spain and into France in approx. a century when travel was primitive?
42 posted on 04/22/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I know of no data suggesting Muslims DON’T embrace violence in the name of their religion.”
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If things ever came to a “tipping point” in this country where Muslims came to power and had risk-free control—I’m certain a huge number of the “silent majority” members of the community would be pouring forth from their mosques, slitting throats, raping, murdering and further subjugating the now powerless Infidels.

Don’t believe it? Get better read on the history between Islam and their neighbors; whether those neighbors are Westerners, Hindus, Buddhists or non Muslim Africans.


43 posted on 04/22/2013 1:35:14 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Cronos; a_Turk
One memorable comment years ago from a_Turk answered this question. He said if you insult the Prophet, "a billion Muslims will seek to kill you where you stand."

Any questions?

44 posted on 04/22/2013 1:35:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

RE: He said if you insult the Prophet,

Can he define Insult?

If I say I don’t believe the Koran is the word of God or Muhammad is God’s prophet, does that count as an insult?


45 posted on 04/22/2013 1:37:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If I say I don’t believe the Koran is the word of God or Muhammad is God’s prophet, does that count as an insult?

I think you know the answer to that as well as I do.

46 posted on 04/22/2013 1:38:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
He said if you insult the Prophet, "a billion Muslims will seek to kill you where you stand."

The "profit" mad mohammed was a pig turd and a child rapist.

47 posted on 04/22/2013 1:38:38 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: ForAmerica

RE: Are you on some Island in the South Pacific?

Nope, I live near the MOST POPULOUS CITY in the United States with the MOST number of Muslims anywhere in this country.


48 posted on 04/22/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Steely Tom

RE: If I say I don’t believe the Koran is the word of God or Muhammad is God’s prophet, does that count as an insult?

I think you know the answer to that as well as I do.

_______________________________

Well, if true, that makes every non-Muslim DE FACTO an insulter of the prophet.


49 posted on 04/22/2013 1:40:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: stop_fascism
So few do for the same reason most "Christians" in this country don't give more than lip service to their beliefs. As long as going along to get along works Ok they do exactly that and their faith recedes into the background of their lives. When hard times, an emotional event, or someone who impresses them with their rhetoric, comes along, they start to try living according to their faith.

I knew Irish Protestants who became dedicated donors to the crowd who was shipping guns to Northern Ireland when they got roused up, but more often than not, Christians start to try become more charitable and better people when they start trying to live their Faith.

In the case of Mooze Lames, when they start to try and live their Faith they're easily led to killing infidels.

I'd say the "real question" is who in the area around Boston is preaching jihad at Friday prayers.

50 posted on 04/22/2013 1:41:15 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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