Skip to main content

View Diary: Loonwatch.com and Radical Islam (96 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  The facts support what I'm saying... (0+ / 0-)

    ... if you disagree, please support this with facts.

    Roughly 67% of Muslims cannot read or write.  This probably factors in heavily.  In Pakistan if one cannot afford to feed and educate their children, the Madrasas will do it for you and in the process radicalize them into being hardcore Jihadists.  Because of the poverty in that nation there are tens of millions who have been "educated" in this way.

    It's a shame but the reality is that Jihad, radical fundamentalist and violent Islam is on the rise and the liberal class in America seems to lack the courage to talk about it.

    Meanwhile, the right wingers for the most part speak of this out of bigotry rather than legitimate concern backed by real facts.

    JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK at - www.Facebook.com/EricAllenBell

    by EricAllenBell on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 08:48:52 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Cherry-picked "facts" often do... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      skrekk

      You are perpetuating a deeply problematic Orientalist view of Islam which is entwined with the right-wing bigotry you purport to decry. Your statement that "Islam for the most parthas not yet come out of its dark ages" is absolutely essentialist.

      Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

      by angry marmot on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 09:47:20 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Actually, it's a fact, Islam is in the dark ages.. (0+ / 0-)

        ... GENERALLY SPEAKING the Islamic world as a whole is still very barbaric.

        This is a fact, not my "right wing" opinion.  I'm not right wing.

        You can just take everything you don't like and call it right wing.

        Read the Koran all the way through.  Spend some time researching for yourself the facts I have presented.  I have no doubt you will find what I have found.  Whether you can accept it or have to rationalize it is up to you.

        JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK at - www.Facebook.com/EricAllenBell

        by EricAllenBell on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 09:55:16 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  "as a whole is still very barbaric"? (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          JDsg

          Give me a break... I've lived and worked throughout the Middle East and North Africa for 20+ years, and what you are claiming as "truth" is a gross and offensive stereotype. You really have no idea what you are taking about...

          Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

          by angry marmot on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 12:35:17 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Sharia Law (0+ / 0-)

            Generally speaking, the greater Islamic world, especially the leadership, is still in the dark ages.

            The Koran instructs men to beat their wives and in many Islamic countries (just like in the US) they do.  It's a religious command though in Islam.

            Islamic Law commands death or lashings or stoning (depending on which cleric is interpreting it) for adultery - also known as being raped.

            These are not naive or ignorant stereotypes.  These are verifiable facts.

            JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK at - www.Facebook.com/EricAllenBell

            by EricAllenBell on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 12:52:27 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

    •  Classic hypocrisy. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      angry marmot

      In this earlier comment (#24) you write about Muslims and some non-Islamic issues (illiteracy, education in Pakistan), but then berate Utahrd (#38) not to "confuse Muslims with Islam."  You, apparently, prefer to do both.

      Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

      by JDsg on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 04:08:32 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Some Muslims are not all Muslims (0+ / 0-)

        Not all Christians are religious right.  Not all Jews support the mistreatment of Palestinians.  Not all Muslims follow Islam the way it is written in the Koran.

        JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK at - www.Facebook.com/EricAllenBell

        by EricAllenBell on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 08:51:58 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Muslims are, by definition... (0+ / 0-)

          ...those who are in a state of Islam.  People who don't follow Islam as it is written in the Qur'an are not in a state of Islam; hence, they are not Muslims.

          Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

          by JDsg on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 07:22:11 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Incorrect (0+ / 0-)

            A person so deeply indoctrinated and brainwashed as to imagine themselves a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew, an American for that matter is still only a human being.

            I don't know any Muslims or Christians or Jews or Americans or Democrats or Republicans, or any of this.  I have only met people.

            Islam is violent as are all of the major organized religions.  When it is taken very literally, as it is by millions of the 1.67 billion so-called "Muslims" around the world, it becomes a major source of destruction.  It strips people of their humanity.

            JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK at - www.Facebook.com/EricAllenBell

            by EricAllenBell on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 08:15:51 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site