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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    don't you mean "for the acts of a few hundred thousands"?
    Conservatively...I would say a few million. Easily. Keeping in mind they number in the billions the fundamentalist extremists dont come close to representing a majority...but...theres enough of them...

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Just what is a 'few' in your book???
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    don't you mean "for the acts of a few hundred thousands"?
    Well a few hundred thousand in a religion of over 1 billion is a few. Once you get into at least five million than that isn't a few.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    This is funny because so many condemn Islam for the acts of a few.
    Perception is reality, expecially when you are talking about casting every Muslim into the same mold. But who is responsible for changing that perception? does the responsibility lie with "us" or with "them"? to break it down in simplistic terms. Is it my moral or ethical or humanitarian responsibility to turn the other cheek and look for the good in people? It is very hard to do that when acts of violence and hatred continue to happen without an uproar from the Muslim community denouncing the acts. More often than not, there is not as much as a peep, and as is said, silence speaks volumes.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Perception is reality, expecially when you are talking about casting every Muslim into the same mold. But who is responsible for changing that perception? does the responsibility lie with "us" or with "them"? to break it down in simplistic terms. Is it my moral or ethical or humanitarian responsibility to turn the other cheek and look for the good in people? It is very hard to do that when acts of violence and hatred continue to happen without an uproar from the Muslim community denouncing the acts. More often than not, there is not as much as a peep, and as is said, silence speaks volumes.

    silence implies consent.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Perception is reality, expecially when you are talking about casting every Muslim into the same mold. But who is responsible for changing that perception? does the responsibility lie with "us" or with "them"? to break it down in simplistic terms. Is it my moral or ethical or humanitarian responsibility to turn the other cheek and look for the good in people? It is very hard to do that when acts of violence and hatred continue to happen without an uproar from the Muslim community denouncing the acts. More often than not, there is not as much as a peep, and as is said, silence speaks volumes.
    I don't expect my Muslim friends every time something happens to have to denounce it. I know they are against it and it is good enough for me. And as for changing perception it is up to both sides to have a change in perception.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    And as for changing perception it is up to both sides to have a change in perception.
    and how are we to have a change in perception if there is no change in their actions?

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Perception is reality, expecially when you are talking about casting every Muslim into the same mold. But who is responsible for changing that perception? does the responsibility lie with "us" or with "them"? to break it down in simplistic terms. Is it my moral or ethical or humanitarian responsibility to turn the other cheek and look for the good in people? It is very hard to do that when acts of violence and hatred continue to happen without an uproar from the Muslim community denouncing the acts. More often than not, there is not as much as a peep, and as is said, silence speaks volumes.
    I really dont think they get equal air time:

    Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and how are we to have a change in perception if there is no change in their actions?
    I don't expect anyone's perception of the extremists to change because those people are literally scum of the earth, like all extremists. I was talking more about the moderate Muslims who are good decent individuals. For some reason some people equate the moderates to be similar to the extremists and the perception that needs to be changed is that isn't the case.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    silence implies consent.
    I guess you are all for child molestation, since I don't hear you speaking up against it.

    Silence does not imply anything other than silence.

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    Re: Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I really dont think they get equal air time:

    Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks
    To stopgap your assertion that they do, they have mildly denounced the acts, but never the perpetrators. There is a difference.

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