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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    No, we are not. Islam is a religion, you really can't go to war with a religion. It's like going to war against nouns.
    Well, there's technically nothing from stopping anyone going to war with an entire religion. It's just that, historically speaking, those doing the warring tend to look like gigantic assholes after the fact.

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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Would have been better if you worded it as at war with the Islamic world. And to that, I'd say we are sort of, kind of, are at war with its' radical elements, but from a reactionary position.
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Are we are war with Christianity? After-all many Christian nut job groups (like the KKK) uphold extremist believes...
    The KKK is just like the Islamic religion...a HATE organization. And there are maybe 10,000 KKKers world wide, versus 10,000,000 or more Islamic extremist. Dumb comparison.
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    The KKK is just like the Islamic religion...a HATE organization. And there are maybe 10,000 KKKers world wide, versus 10,000,000 or more Islamic extremist. Dumb comparison.
    Islam is a "hate organization"?
    I can already say this debate and thread is going to go nowhere because of ignorant, broad generalized statements like this.


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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Has the KKK cut anyone head off?
    Is lynching somehow better than beheading?
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Are we at war with Christianity?
    Are you equating Christianity to Isis? As I said...cultural relativity only goes so far. It has been proven that Christianity CAN and HAS adapted to western democracy. Has Islam? Has sharia law?

    Do you know what cultural relativity is? I know I've said now 3 times. And I'm sincere.
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Has the KKK cut anyone head off?
    No they preferred to drag people out and hang them in front of their families. They also had a tendency to burn people alive, and drag them to death behind horses and later cars….
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Are you equating Christianity to Isis?
    Since when did ISIS represent a whole religion?


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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    I don't think we are at war with Islam. However, while most religions can be dangerous and violent if taken to their fundamentalist extremes, no modern religion is as bad as Islam. Just look at the polls taken among Muslims on various beliefs like death for apostates and sharia law, and you will find that a majority of practicing Muslims hold far more radical views than anything even approaching a majority of any other major religion.
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    Re: Is the West at war with Islam?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Since when did ISIS represent a whole religion?
    Did I say that?

    It represents the part of a religion that needs to change. There is no shortage of "Isis" like groups and you know it. Why?

    Why are you so quick to throw Christianity in when we are talking about Islam and the part of Islam that needs to end/change? Why not simply recognize that the PC "cultural relativity" has gone too far?

    You honestly want to try and stand for the radicals by saying "well Christianity did this!!" Is that it? Why not take the stance that this isn't about Christianity? That this is about how Islam is desperately needing to change to keep defining itself as a "peaceful" religion?

    Cultural relativity states (in short) that you can only define right and wrong through the views of the culture you are looking at, and not your own. But that only goes so far. Murder, massacre, rape, and all of that...is wrong. Yes. The KKK is bad. But they aren't the topic. Islam is. Why is it fostering hate? Is it certain archaic view? Yes.

    Sharia law is bad. It is not relevant or acceptable to a 21st century society. I'm sorry, anything that promotes stoning of homosexuals or rape victims isn't ok. And sharia isn't a small sect of Islam like the KKK jackasses are to Christianity. It is much bigger.

    So. You willing to tolerate sharia law? Or do you think it is archaic? Again. I made it clear in my OP that I don't think it is Islam, but sharia law.
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