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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Islam is a religion of violence and began as a religion of war, violence, forced submissiveness and intolerance.
    was the history of the region of Al-andalus really that violent?
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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    I don't think so, but I think it's important to label a terrorist a terrorist.
    When the US supports them they are "freedom fighters", when the US doesn't support them they are terrorists. In fact on DP it would likely be just as difficult to get a consensus definition of "terrorist" as it would be a consensus definition of "God".










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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Well both Muslim and Islamic refer to their religion. There are millions of Muslims in the U.S. who practice their religion and are not terrorists and live here peacefully. What does religion have to do with anything?
    How does millions of peaceful Muslims make Islamic terrorism not Islamic terrorism? It's not confidence inspiring when our leaders (or whoever) seem to be unaware of what's at issue.

    Whether it's right wing, Islamic, environmentalism etc. terrorism, call it what it is.

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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    How does millions of peaceful Muslims make Islamic terrorism not Islamic terrorism? It's not confidence inspiring when our leaders (or whoever) seem to be unaware of what's at issue.

    Whether it's right wing, Islamic, environmentalism etc. terrorism, call it what it is.
    as long as there is no hatred generated toward muslims
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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    When the US supports them they are "freedom fighters", when the US doesn't support them they are terrorists. In fact on DP it would likely be just as difficult to get a consensus definition of "terrorist" as it would be a consensus definition of "God".
    Really? You think the attack in France is ambiguous? ISIS? If anyone sees any value in ISIS, they're messed up.

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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    as long as there is no hatred generated toward muslims
    Ok, if you'll all do me a solid and guarantee no more hatred towards Jews and Christians.

    Great, all the worlds problems solved right here at DP.

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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    It identifies their particular TYPE of radicalism. Islam is what motivates them, it is Islam that drives their behavior, and it is in the name of Islam that they engage in their violent actions. Not all muslims are terrorists, of course, in fact that vast majority are not. But it is Islam that unites groups like ISIS. Placing the word Islam in front of the word terrorist simply helps define the particular brand of terrorism being discussed. For example, these are not environmental terrorists, or engaged in race based terrorism. They are religious terrorists, and the religion that motivates them is islam.
    If the vast majority of Muslims are not terrorists, then Islam can't be the driver for terrorism. By the way, what's the difference between a Muslim terrorist and an Islamic terrorist? The options in the poll are somewhat limited.
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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Really? You think the attack in France is ambiguous? ISIS? If anyone sees any value in ISIS, they're messed up.
    Al Qaeda = Freedom fighters

    Al Qaeda = Terrorists

    Which is correct?










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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    I'd like it if we would be better at labeling non-Islamic terrorists as such.
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    Re: Is it important that terrorists be identified as either Muslim or Islamic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Al Qaeda = Freedom fighters

    Al Qaeda = Terrorists

    Which is correct?
    Terrorists.

    Your turn;

    ISIS = Freedom Fighters

    ISIS = Worthless terrorist ****ing douchebags?

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