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To think that Islam is not the greatest threat?

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superstarheartbreaker Fri 29-Aug-14 22:08:31

Islamist extremists have given the religion a bad name. I am agnostic ( not atheist) btw and yet see religion as a deluded way of controlling the masses.
There has been some terrible Islamic extremism recently such as the recent beheadinds etc but in the past Christianity was just as violent. Northern Ireland for example.

It is religion in general rather than Islam that is a threat to reason and sanity.

ArabellaTarantella Fri 29-Aug-14 22:10:54

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Cantbelievethisishappening Fri 29-Aug-14 22:12:05

People always bang on about Christianity being just as capable of violence in the past but that is the difference.... This is not the past is it. It's the here and now.

HappyGoLuckyGirl Fri 29-Aug-14 22:14:34

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bodhranbae Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:03

The people suffering most at the hands of islamic extremists are muslims.

CinnabarRed Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:06

It's not Islam that is the threat per se, it's religious fundamentalists.

Islam is to ISIS as Christianity is to the KKK.

HeySoulSister Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:23

They shout about the religion tho.... Bang on about how great Islam/ in the name of Allah etc blah blah . Other religions just quietly got on with it....

Pepperwitheverything Fri 29-Aug-14 22:15:31

The conflict in NI was political. There are Catholic unionists and loyalists, and Protestant nationalists. But anyway, I kinda think that many men will always find some reason to destroy and hurt people. It is the evil that men do.

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superstarheartbreaker Fri 29-Aug-14 22:16:53

It IS extremism in all it's forms: highly hypocritical towards the very point of religion.

BeyondRepair Fri 29-Aug-14 22:17:38

Right now, at this moment its Islam that is the religion in the news.
When it was the IRA bombing people it was them in the news.

In the name of Islam these acts are being committed.

superstarheartbreaker Fri 29-Aug-14 22:17:52

Since when have other religions" quietly got on with it?"

alemci Fri 29-Aug-14 22:17:59

the IRA thing was more political because Ireland was Catholic and English protestant. I don't think it was the same.

Christian violence was a longtime ago and again politics entwined with faith.

Extreme Islam is where Christianity was in in the middle ages before the reformation but with modern technology. I think it is very frightening.

BeyondRepair Fri 29-Aug-14 22:18:55

I think so too Pepper, just another excuse to murder and be violent.

ThatSmellsLikePoo Fri 29-Aug-14 22:19:11

Perhaps if the clerics got up and started condemning the violence and inhumanity of fundamentalist Islam that would be a start. No good comparing to thousands of years ago and the evil of Christianity at that time - they didn't have dirty bombs and germ warfare then did they. Islam is a big threat and it will likely be the end of our way of life.

MajesticWhine Fri 29-Aug-14 22:19:44

I don't feel threatened by things that happened in the middle ages, compared to the current threat posed by IS.

Cantbelievethisishappening Fri 29-Aug-14 22:19:58

To a point Happy but remember that a significant number of them have travelled from civilised, advanced societies to wreak havoc and fulfill Jihad.

BeyondRepair Fri 29-Aug-14 22:20:18

Extreme Islam is where Christianity was in in the middle ages before the reformation but with modern technology.

It is, its very simple, catchy, the outfits and so on, the way the photos are coming through, all styled. Its very frightening.
I think lots of very bored young men are going to hook into this.

HeySoulSister Fri 29-Aug-14 22:20:50

Quietly got on with it without needing YouTube/social media to broadcast it!!!

Cantbelievethisishappening Fri 29-Aug-14 22:21:59

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SarcyMare Fri 29-Aug-14 22:22:17

it is (and always has been) about tribalism and power the bad stuff in the name of god(s)

BeyondRepair Fri 29-Aug-14 22:22:47

ThatSmellsLikePoo Fri 29-Aug-14 22:19:11

It seems it would be hard to do so, some of them have, but the very way the Quaran is written means to question it or say a part is wrong, is frowned upon and difficult to critise it without being disrespectful look at the effect of the cartoons ( Denmark) on the whole world confused

hell2theno Fri 29-Aug-14 22:23:23

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TheBogQueen Fri 29-Aug-14 22:24:49

As someone said upthread

The people who suffering the most are Muslim.

alemci Fri 29-Aug-14 22:25:22

you are really cheering me up poo. why have our politicians been so useless.

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