Do you have any evidence to support this claim? In fact you should be giving links to every assertion you make. Your 'Muslims good, Jews and Catholics bad' meme wore out long ago.Half of their priests would be in jail and most of their flock would be on religious trial for moral corruption. ..
And that's a bad thing how? Clearly the RCC doesn't give a damn if their priests molest kids, except for all the money they have to keep shelling out in settlements, but they know their congregations will keep on filling up the buckets of cash.Half of their priests would be in jail and most of their flock would be on religious trial for moral corruption. ..
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
There was a joint prayer session that included an Imam, a Rabbi and a priest at Lakemba Mosque last night too. I imagine the radicals weren't thrilled about that show of unity either.
Ah well, too bad.
Sydney siege: Grand Mufti of Australia condemns Martin Place attack
Muslim community 'shocked' by Sydney cafe siege, say 'misguided' individuals misrepresenting faith - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australian Muslims condemn 'madman' gunman as #illridewithyou trends | SBS News
"The guy was a total outcast," said Australian Iranian man Yavar Tayebi. "No one in our community, none of the Iranian Shiites, wanted a bar of him."
"You take one look and think, he is an idiot," said Sheik Mousselmani, President of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council of Australia, who warned Federal Police about Monis in 2008. "Nothing about him added up."
Martin Place gunman deranged, deluded and dangerous
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
From BBC coverage:
04:10: The Grand Mufti of Australia has issued a statement in which he condemns the siege in Martin Place.
"The Grand Mufti and the Australian National Imams Council condemn this criminal act unequivocally and reiterate that such actions are denounced in part and in whole in Islam.
"His Eminence the Grand Mufti, the Australian National Imams Council and the Muslim community express their full support and solidarity with their victims and their families and aspire to a peaceful resolve to this calamity."
I do agree with you that more influential Muslim clerics worldwide need to take more forceful stands against such acts.
Like you, I believe people should more widely speak out about oppressive and brutal practices, whether such practices originate from religious or secular ideologies. On that point, we don't disagree.
A decade ago we might have sympathized with those whose fellow adherents were committing horrific crimes in Allah's name but not so much now. That excuse has long worn thin with no progress being made. In fact Islamism is growing and becoming more powerful, as we can see through the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Muslims are consistently the first ones to gain sympathy whenever these terrorist acts occur, and that's grown stale. Time to start blaming the source.
Do it and you'll be called an "Islamophobe". Are you morally prepared for these put downs and heartaches???Like you, I believe people should more widely speak out about oppressive and brutal practices, whether such practices originate from religious or secular ideologies. On that point, we don't disagree.