Muslim Discussions

@Sawsen (795)
United States
January 18, 2007 1:03am CST
I'm starting to feel that people are just posting anything because they know people are likely to respond. For example, today I have read 3 discussion topics about Muslims. I find that extremely pathetic, especially since these people try to word the discussion as an innocent one like they're trying to find answers to questions...although it seems quite rhetorical, and it doesn't take a million people to answer a yes or no question. And what bothers me is that you keep saying, you're only asking. Or you're just merely posting. Like seriously! Enough already. You're just trying to get people riled up, and since you know that many Muslims are likely to respond or protest, you are figuring you've hit the money source...at any price. Why are people actually responding to such topics? It just doesn't make sense.
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@PhMaker (250)
• United States
18 Jan 07
For many of us religion is a sensitive issue and often people who reply dont understand the "why" of the question them self. But the fear of not defending their religion makes them participate
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@Sawsen (795)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Well let me put it this way. I'm a Muslim, and I refuse to post on any of these discussions because I know it's all about the money factor. And I'm not going to give them the satisfaction of giving them a cent from my post.
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@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
I think that the "Muslim" issue is very topical at the moment. That is possibly why people are posting in relation to it? As a Muslim I am surprised that you don't welcome the opportunity to reply to people who post on the issue of Islam and perhaps enlighten those who may in your opinion hold wrong opinions about Islam? Personally, I think debate is very healthy and given the state of the relationship had by Muslims with alot of other religions and societies, a greater understanding would be most welcome. I cannot see what your problem with people posting on Islam could possibly be based upon, you certainly do not make it very clear.
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• India
18 Jan 07
by just using muslim attracts lot of attenation nowdays hence many people may be attracted to use this pharse.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
I have seen many discussions like that towards all people, all actions, and all types of feelings. They are being suckered into responding, because they feel that they have to stick up for themselves and prove that what is being said is untrue. If people just ignored the discussion, or reported it, or even just marked a negative, it would not get anywhere. Instead, they are responding to the topic and making it bigger. I get very upset when I see so many people being duped. The topic could be so dumb, for example, "don't you think that all people that like the color green are idiots?" And then you see hundereds responding. I hope people get it and stop it from continuing.
@Sawsen (795)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Yeah, someone wrote about all mylotians being lazy, and everyone decided they needed to stick up for themselves. I'm not saying the discussion wasn't a valid one, but why do people feel like they have to defend themselves in order for them to feel validated. So what if all mylotians are lazy, it's their business. And I agree that it's about all types of people, but I'm saying in the past day I have seen 3 discussions about Muslims.
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
18 Jan 07
Yes i agree with sawsen that we mylotians shouldn't get worked up about any issue as if we have to defend our territory but instead ignore useless posts. And yes i also don't feel one needs to get certificate from anyone to prove that we mylotians are not lazy as i feel it's nobody's business what we do with our lives.
• Pakistan
19 Jan 07
Muslims and islam are being seen with a negative point of view. but the people dont understand tht terrorists havent got any religion. Islam is the most rapidly growing religion in the world. and after 9/11 issue people have become interested in knowing about islam really is. i will suggest u sir to post comments to the threads whr non muslims ask questions regarding islam. it will be gud for them and u. no matter they started in whtever way they wanted to. but being a muslim its ur responsibility to clear those misunderstandings at the best of ur knowledge. if u want my help .. i will be happy to help u bro.
• India
18 Jan 07
ya i think you r rit man
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@scorpius (1793)
• India
18 Jan 07
i do not think so.who are we to judge others.have you not heard that "he who is without sin throw the first stone". how can you say that your topic is not controversial or just engineered to get you cash??
• United States
18 Jan 07
hey dont take anything to heart.. take things lightly.. if u dont like it leave it ,, that's all.. people are here for fun, passtime, gain facts n money as well.. so its all one's own choice.
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@Archgop (28)
18 Jan 07
It's sad if people actually have such jaded thoughts when they start a discussion about muslims with respect to their culture and religious acts .....
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@junior07 (974)
• India
18 Jan 07
wht u actually want to say?
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@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Jan 07
Dear sister, I'm a muslim too. I don't respond to those stupid discussions which only ignite unfair criticisms and bias replies. But let's face the fact, there will always be those stupid people who thought they knew everything about Muslims and really throw stupid questions against Muslims. I hope our dear brothers and sisters will leave those people to suck.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Well, there are a lot of Muslims on the site and there are a lot of people critical of Islam right now. I think its a very pertinent subject these days and I personally am very interested on the thoughts and actions of Muslims across the world.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 07
Because like you say they know that People get worked up about it and post I agree with you it is stupid and if I where these People I would just ignore those Topics I am sure there is more Interresting things to reply to All you are doing is falling into their Trap, ignore go past it thats the best way I am glad that you have noticed this to Sawsen as I thought to they just want responses with these Discussions
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• Malaysia
18 Jan 07
You are right Sawsen... they just keep asking the same thing, again, again and again. I don't mean all of them. I, myself.. really afraid to post to this topic. If I think my post should be share by the members, I do. I'm too afraid if I lost my target. Maybe for the first time, I wanna ask about Islam. Then, when my money start to increase I'll think about money. Actually, they don't want to know about Islam very much... they just want the money. They don't care... they just need to send any sensitive issue and... $2 for that post...
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@9676276 (264)
• Pakistan
18 Jan 07
well! dis is very serious matter u,ve raised.today i,ve also responds 2 many discussion which were bout muslims & were pathetic.nonmuslims juz try 2 abuse muslim & when we use abusing languge against then they juz say dat we a r not civilised.actually christianity have a long history of violence.jews also r backing up christians against muslims but christians have 2 remmember HOLLOW COST. Islam is a religion of Peace so as a muslim it,s our duty 2 tell ppl dat Islam is not what some of nonmuslims r skeching it,s shape.
18 Jan 07
your joking right? I think the idea of this community if for people to post where they feel they opinion might be validated or necessary. I'm catholic wonder how many discussions in the last three days involve the catholic religion. What about protestants, methodists, born again christians, mormons and islamic groups, about judaism and shamanism, buddhism and other isms, does no one ever write about them. Muslim is concurrent at the moment because of Macca and all the pilgrams that went to Macca, or am I such an ignorant catholic that I have got that mixed up with Islam. Well I am sorry but this idea that Muslims are the only ones being discussed, may have something to do with the News Bulletins. Muslims are in the News every day, Judaism gets mentioned will Mel Gibson says something anti semitic, or its an anniversary of the holocaust or something is written like Schindlers list. All the other isms get mentioned now and again, if where lucky, we catholics might get mentioned on a Sunday afternoon after the Popes open air mass. Sometimes we get mentioned when a priest has committed a heinous crime. My point is whats your problem with Muslims being discussed. So I will go now and make three discussions about Catholics and watch the sparks fly.
@avs189 (1030)
• India
18 Jan 07
I do completely agree with u that some here are just trying to manipulate rahter than earning honestly...its just like the TV show who wants to increase its TRP ratings and get more number of viewers attracted to it ...its really responsiblity of the mylot community that such discusions that provoke issues of racism,religion ,should be banned completely at first foresight...
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Thats awful! Just because Muslims get offended at people critical of Islam doesn't mean it should be banned. The VERY SAME THING happens to all religions here. I have personally seen the same Muslim posters that post hateful speech against Jews and Christians turn around an complain about people criticizing Islam. Its ridiculous, and IMO its a real problem in todays world. There are people in the world are literally being KILLED for "insulting Islam". Its very ironic isn't it? As non-Muslims, we do not have to respect your religion as you are commanded to, while it may be tactful and polite to do so, the oppressive reactions of some Muslims (not necessarily on MyLot) and their governments are UNACCEPTABLE in this century.
@scorpius (1793)
• India
18 Jan 07
that is so all true.but there are some serious discussion topics that one would like info on.for example "what is the reason for the muslim women to wear the veil".these are kind of questions that often pop into a persons head.so you cannot really fault a person for asking those questions here.whats more nor can you typecast such people as pathetic and write them off.after all i am responding to your topic and i am sure that i am generating some cash to you. bottom line dude,people like asking questions,they like to be controversial,theydo that not just to earn lots of cash[which it is not] but to actually get a lot of responses adn thereby more interaction. in case you have missed it,the underlying purpose of mylot is pure interaction.mylot actually pays us to ask questions and answer questions.so you cannot handle some quesitons i have a couple of suggestions. you do nto like certain questions-do not answer them if you still do not like such questions being asked here at mylot,well then maybe you should seriously reconsider your membership here at mylot! we are all here for the interaction and you want us to interact less by not asking less controversial questions!HUH?
@scorpius (1793)
• India
18 Jan 07
by the way the last sentence in the previous entry is "we are all here for the interaction and you want us to interact less by asking less controversial questions!HUH?"
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
19 Jan 07
Well, you have said it all yourself. And why do people respondto such posts? To some people (specially muslims) money becomes secondary on their priority list when their religion is targeted. Anybody with a strong belief and clear concepts would not let go some idiot making false statements even though he/she knows it is being done just to add few cents to their account and finding the truth has nothing to do with it.
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Salaams Sawson, Sister... you're doing exactly what you've complained about - LOL! Rants aside, I feel obligated to answer those "leading" questions so others who are non-Muslim may find my peaceful answers likely to dispel the insinuations the poster wrote.
• India
19 Jan 07
There is nothing to panic about topics being posted on the net about Muslims. In fact, I personally feel it necessary to have winding and rewinding topics on the core issue related to terrorism and Islam. It quenches the thirst of people who are eager to know what all are going on in the minds of people and especially Muslims. I do not feel there are many Muslims in myLot.com. The few who do exist are quite docile and atleast outwardly ready to listen to others mind. That they may be doing for earning, is another matter. But the world needs to have avid discussions on the subject, whether it be coming from Muslims or non-Muslims. The views of people coming in will render the subject worthy of giving vent to atleast by a few who would descend on the net to respond on the topic. So no harm as to the source of topic or the type of response received. Just go at it, if you feel like. Otherwise, skip the topic since there are people who would not mind making a say just for the sake of flashing some views on the hot topic of today. Personally I am eager to get at the twists and turns of the subject.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
well i guess your right.people are trying to post just to earn money online. but why does it bother you? that we ourselves are doing that as well?
@abijan (494)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 07
I do agree with you. Most discussion regarding Islam and Muslim are towards provocation. Seems like the people never seen or heard about Islam and Muslim. But I think it's okay to reply as I believe I have done my part, and that part is to spread the words of Islam. I believe thousand of people in mylot will read my post. Why not we all Muslim think it like this, one bad discussion about Islam or Muslim in Mylot will bring thousands nearer in knowing what Islam really is. By doing that we actually doing our part as a Muslim to spread Islam.
@bhaven (18)
• India
19 Jan 07
I am thinking that not "muslim" but any religion is not a topic of the diccuss but its values to be proud.if you are hindu than he must be proud for that and if you are "muslim" than you also have to be proud for that so religions are that who provides identification in our true life.so always believe in god and religion it's great.
• India
19 Jan 07
wat the hell r u speaking u have started ur description and continued it to some extent and and u have completed it where u have started it u havent described whr the problem lies so plz be descriptive or aleast give those 3 discussions which u have have read so that we can ourself find out whr the problem lies so plz give the complete discription of the problem u have so that others can solve it