Muslims are not the problem, not the only one at least

I just love it when people talk about Obama's pro-Muslim agenda and forget that it was under his administration that Osama bin laden (a Muslim) was captured... and killed.
And how about Moammar Gaddafi (another Muslim)? Jointly with an EU and Arab coalition, a +40 years’ dictatorship was overthrown.
How about his influence on Mubarak's (yet, another Muslim) decision to step down from a +30 years’ dictatorship?
But I guess the main point about this (biased) documentary is about some Muslims and their never-ending will to kill, induce harm, terrorize, etc...
I understand that something must be done.
So, if we’re going to take any action, why don’t we take into consideration all religions, such as Christianity?
The fact that most recent terrorist acts have been executed by Muslim extremists, it's simply because the US and its allies, have not recently invaded any Christian countries.
But let’s not forget; we ought to never forget that the following acts of terrorism (and just to name a few I can recall) were performed by pro-Christian fanatics:
- Wisconsin Sikh Temple massacre, Aug. 5, 2012
- Anders Behring Breivik takes 77 lives, Jul. 22, 2011
- Murder of Dr. George Tiller, May 31, 2009
- Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church shooting, Jul. 27, 2008
- Planned Parenthood assault by Robert Lewis Dear, Nov. 27, 2015
- The murder of Dr. John Britton, Jul. 29, 1994
- The Centennial Olympic Park bombing, Jul. 27, 1996
- Murder of Barnett Slepian byJames Charles Kopp, Oct. 23, 1998
- Planned Parenthood bombing, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1994
- Suicide attack on IRS building in Austin, Texas, Feb. 18, 2010
- Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing, Apr. 19, 1995
- And Waco? How can everybody forget about Waco on Apr. 19, 1993?
And how about Buddhist extremists? Oh! You think there’s no such thing? Well, think again.
If you step back for a moment, you’ll realize that the problem is not one religion or the other. It’s religion itself.
All religious texts incite hatred for what’s different (racism/classism/discrimination/etc…).
All religious texts promote the exact same thing, (slightly) changing the rhetoric: we’re the ones, we’re gonna be saved, we’re loved and cared for, we rule, we’re right… the others are going to hell.
All religious texts… well, you get the idea. I hope.
Please stop caring so much for thy imaginary friend and start loving thy neighbor.

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Comment by Logicallunatic on June 23, 2016 at 1:36pm
99% of all terrorism wordwide is commited by muslims. The problem IS one religion.
Comment by Davis Goodman on June 23, 2016 at 1:47pm

Hey Logicalluntaic. I call bullshit. What is your source that says 99% of terrorism worldwide is committed by muslims. I'll donate €1,000 to a "promote religious education in public schools" if you can quote a reputable source with that statistic.

Comment by TJ on June 23, 2016 at 3:54pm

The percentage of Muslims who are terrorists is vanishingly small though...and, not all "Muslims" are the same religion anymore than all "Christians" believe the same exact thing, etc.

So, small sub-sets of small sub-sets are involved.

Its more about the ACTUAL religious part of what drives the religious extremists is typically not really part of the religion in practice.

Much of the Koran cited as calling for terrorist acts is taken out of context...and mis-used, on purpose, by those who want to trick followers into thinking that their religion requires them to strap on a bomb and blow themselves up, etc.

Extremists of any religion are a problem for that reason...they warp the already retarded belief systems to their will.

Comment by Pope Beanie on June 23, 2016 at 5:23pm

I think terrorism is overrated to start with. It makes bigger headlines than things we could be working harder on to make every day life and death less of a potential tragedy. (Cancer, car accidents, other violence... etc.)

Terrorism's agenda is to get attention, and disrupt things as they are, which as we can see works for their benefit. (Especially when they believe their reward comes after death.)

I happen to believe that this "war" should be a war against terrorism, and for universal human rights, especially the right to have a secular government that doesn't enforce theology. What is the purpose of vilifying one faith more than another, if you're principally against any faith? How far different or effective is that from one pushing one's own religion above everyone else's?

Vilifying one particular religion or sect over another encourages religions to act even more irrationally toward each other. I further fail to see the purpose openly telling the world that Islam is not Islam unless it follows the Quran as "accurately" as (say) ISIS does. 90% (roughly) of the world's Muslims are not sucked into the violent version of Islam, in practice. I think that if we make war against all of Islam--plus confirm to all Muslims that ISIS is "correctly" interpreting their faith--are we not just as likely to be officially pushing most Muslims over to the darker side?

I think there's a more constructive way to state the above: Fight against terrorism, tyranny, and theocracy, regardless of the name of the perpetrator's religion; fight for human rights, without declaring religious war.


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