The war within Islam!
April 29, 2007 9:07am CST
I just listened to the news on the BBC World service. Eighty nine more people dead in the Shite holy city of Karbala as a result of another cowardly, fratricidal car bombing. It goes on and on with no end in sight. How can we be expected to respect people who show no respect for them selves. Can they find no way to settel their internal differences without killing inocent men, women and children. These are not the acts of civilized people. Christopher Hitchens tries to explain their differences in; http://tinyurl.com/25mkh6
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1 May 07
Chiang_Mai_Boy, Thanks for the post and the information. I agree that Islam does not represent any kind of civilization worthy of respect. It is true that Islam has a slight chance to evolve into a real religion, but I doubt it. It is likely the fundamentalist Muslims would kill any reformers as apostates or blasphemers. We can pray for God to help Islam because it is apparent the Muslims are not going to do much to help themselves.
29 Apr 07
Oh come on. Just to show how ridiculous your statement is then I'm going to make the following ridiculous statement that would hold absolutely true if I used the same logic as you: "How can anyone respect the USA, they had slaves and they had a civil war!" There will always be bad people around that try to exploit peoples misery and pin people against each other. What we need to do is to help them. Help them by building up a safe environment, help them get a political system that the public actually believes in and help them by setting up the infrastructure we bombed down.
29 Apr 07
Exactly my point. You had and now you are doing fine. No two countries have the same history. Now Iraq is going through this bad time but just like the US then it will eventually turn out fine. Why bash them for what is happening and even try make it look as if it is based on their religion!
30 Apr 07
I agree with you to certain extant only. There are differences between different sects of Islam. And sometimes these differences get to violant level too. But let me assure you. You should not try judging the religion with thepresent situation in Iraq or Iran.The US has been very cleverlyusing and intensifying these differences to achieve their political goals. Take a look at this URL and you will be surprised to know the US has been aiding/supporting Al-Qaida (The Terrorists!!...???) to achieve their targets against Iran. http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2007/04/us_connected_to.html