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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    In the past the Muslim Brotherhood engaged in violence against the various Egyptian regimes. In recent years, they have become much more peaceful and determined to gain power through political means. I don't agree with many of their beliefs, especially treatment of women, but they are not especially dangerous.
    You don't think allowing a father to behead his daughter because she had sex with someone other than her husband is "not especially dangerous" or extreme? Sharia Law is very dangerous and very extreme.


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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You don't think allowing a father to behead his daughter because she had sex with someone other than her husband is "not especially dangerous" or extreme? Sharia Law is very dangerous and very extreme.
    The meaning of "Sharia Law" depends on the person...

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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You and I agree on but two things, one is Walmart.
    We do have freedom of religion here, this means all "religions", even, IMO, evil ones.
    Section 4 speaks of destroying our "way of life".
    If this is so, and these Islamics have a strange way with words, then Islam should be banned in our nation.
    Islam should be banned? Are you serious?

    Kind of offtopic but everyone please support this Independent Film coming out called Mooz-Lum. It will maybe/hopefully bring awareness to folks in reguards to Muslims in our country. It is about a Muslim American family in a post 9/11. For more info see this review or visit their site please
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    We need to wake up in the U.S.A. and understand that Muslims among us are not all evil.
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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Explain your answers, please.
    Why does it matter? Lets say for the sake of argument they are extremist Muslims, what would you do about it? As for myself, I want Mubarak out of there.


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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Why does it matter? Lets say for the sake of argument they are extremist Muslims, what would you do about it? As for myself, I want Mubarak out of there.
    I'd go further and say even that is irrelevant. Mubarak is pretty much out of there whether we like it or not.

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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    There might be some extremist arms; yet by and large they are very close in hand to the birth of neoconservatism.

    Think ... Paul Wolfowitz and Ayman al-Zawahiri as two examples ... flip side of a similar coin.


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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    The people in this thread talking about Islam are the people who suddenly became experts after September 11, 2001 and without doing any real reading into history. These are the same people who tend to think that Iraqis are Arabs or think the middle east is one big terrorist regime. At them I laugh.

    The Muslim Brotherhood and whether it is or isn't a terrorist organization doesn't matter, because the majority of Egyptians do not support them and they will not be coming to power.

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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    There might be some extremist arms; yet by and large they are very close in hand to the birth of neoconservatism.

    Think ... Paul Wolfowitz and Ayman al-Zawahiri as two examples ... flip side of a similar coin.


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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Ahhh no FT just another perspective and some valid points made in the juxtaposition. I am not sure I ever heard anyone claim to be a genius overnight from any piece of information.

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    Re: Is the Muslim Brotherhood made up of extremist Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    The people in this thread talking about Islam are the people who suddenly became experts after September 11, 2001 and without doing any real reading into history. These are the same people who tend to think that Iraqis are Arabs or think the middle east is one big terrorist regime. At them I laugh.

    The Muslim Brotherhood and whether it is or isn't a terrorist organization doesn't matter, because the majority of Egyptians do not support them and they will not be coming to power.
    Good post.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'd go further and say even that is irrelevant. Mubarak is pretty much out of there whether we like it or not.

    Yes it is fascinating to observe. I will say from within they are demanding democratic elections. The army has been trying to bring a sense of order without violence and for that they have done their best under the circumstances. Mubarek needs to step down and offer smooth transition by stepping out of the way. His rhetoric seems to be causing an escalation.

    I do not think the MB has a chance.
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