Is Islam the Religion of Peace?

Oct 1, 2012 Full story: www.news24.com 277

I'm a free thinker, free from religious dogma. What I can't understand is why Muslims move to democratic countries and riot and cause trouble ...

Muslims abroad get to do what they like, when they like and how they like, but heaven forbid a person who is not a Muslim says something about them ... Full Story
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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 1, 2012
from news24:

Any religion that cannot withstand the test of criticism has less a reason to exist than any criticism it may receive. Perhaps the UN should focus the discussions on outlawing religious violence rather than outlawing 'blasphemy' or other forms of critical speech. This is very disturbing that an international body would be so quick to cave in to intolerance and stupidity ..."

Didn't Obama cave-in as well during his recent UN speech?

So much for the First Amemdment.

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#2 Oct 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from news24:
Any religion that cannot withstand the test of criticism has less a reason to exist than any criticism it may receive. Perhaps the UN should focus the discussions on outlawing religious violence rather than outlawing 'blasphemy' or other forms of critical speech. This is very disturbing that an international body would be so quick to cave in to intolerance and stupidity ..."
Didn't Obama cave-in as well during his recent UN speech?
So much for the First Amemdment.
The Obamaniac is a committed socialist and as such he does not support the First Amendment. Everyone already knows this.
Mawar

Nibong Tebal, Malaysia

#3 Oct 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from news24:
Any religion that cannot withstand the test of criticism has less a reason to exist than any criticism it may receive. Perhaps the UN should focus the discussions on outlawing religious violence rather than outlawing 'blasphemy' or other forms of critical speech. This is very disturbing that an international body would be so quick to cave in to intolerance and stupidity ..."
Didn't Obama cave-in as well during his recent UN speech?
So much for the First Amemdment.
If you don't like Obama, step out of the country when he is president.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Oct 1, 2012
Mawar wrote:
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If you don't like Obama, step out of the country ...
Love him, or leave him?
From what country are you posting from behind all your socks, Tom?

Since: Apr 12

Concord, CA

#5 Oct 1, 2012
Mawar wrote:
If you don't like Obama, step out of the country when he is president.
exactly what Obama wished... but exactly because of that we need to stay here to vote.

(don't you dislike Najib too, why aren't you posting from Australia?)

“Blessed on Earth n under It.”

Since: Oct 10

Saudi Arabia

#6 Oct 1, 2012
If that happened , leaders would find no people to control, especially in our region .
Arabs chose to change leaders not to step out .
Mawar wrote:
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If you don't like Obama, step out of the country when he is president.
Max

Montréal, Canada

#7 Oct 1, 2012
Saleemz and greetings to you, infidel Americans. Islam is the religion of peace, when everyone on the world will be Muslim and every man has access to virgins, everything will be peaceful. Try a virgin my friend, and may Allah walk with you. Peace be upon him and you.
Mawar

Nibong Tebal, Malaysia

#8 Oct 1, 2012
Rusty Tin Can wrote:
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exactly what Obama wished... but exactly because of that we need to stay here to vote.
(dlia?)
I know you took photo with Romney and stuff, but Obama is the best bet for you, and me.
Mawar

Nibong Tebal, Malaysia

#9 Oct 1, 2012
Scent of Memories wrote:
If that happened , leaders would find no people to control, especially in our region .
Arabs chose to change leaders not to step out .
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The case with America is an exception. I want all who don't like Obama out because our people are going to replace them. We will change from within. You will see a new America in 2200.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#10 Oct 1, 2012
No, but no other "religion" can lay much credible claim to being THE Religion of Peace, either. There are those individuals who profess a belief in those religions, who also believe in peaceful coexistence. But other than it being a preaching of all the major faiths on the planet and probably most of the don't fit into those categories religions as well, there ain't a whole lot of practicing and the Gods get the blame.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#11 Oct 1, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
No, but no other "religion" can lay much credible claim to being THE Religion of Peace, either ...
How many of those other religions practice an equivalent of Islam's jihad?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#12 Oct 1, 2012
Christianity has barely grown out of its convert or die phase, how soon we forget. The real question is, how many of those other religions haven't engaged in Jihad like activities at one or more points during its run?

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#13 Oct 2, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Christianity has barely grown out of its convert or die phase ...
If you can't even distinguish christianity from islam, what else are you incapable of discerning?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
If you can't even distinguish christianity from islam, what else are you incapable of discerning?
Exactly how is any form of religiously motivated violence different from another, other than the deity allegedly masterminding it? A zealot with explosives is a zealot with with explosives, personally, I don't think that whatever God they are blaming for setting them off really matters. Those who lay claim to Islam can be just as scarily dangerous to the safety of others as those who lay claim to Christianity or ANY other of the generalized categories of religious beliefs. What pray tell is there left for me to discern?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#15 Oct 2, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Those who lay claim to Islam can be just as scarily dangerous to the safety of others as those who lay claim to Christianity or ANY other of the generalized categories of religious beliefs ...
Then you concur with that other great thinker of our age, Rosie O'Donnell, who said that "radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam," as if nuns where piloting the planes that crashed into the WTC on 9-11.

Or can't you discern nuns from jihadists?
Max

Montréal, Canada

#16 Oct 2, 2012
Radical Christians flog their kids with their leather belt and teach them odd history classes. But that s about it.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#17 Oct 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Then you concur with that other great thinker of our age, Rosie O'Donnell, who said that "radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam," as if nuns where piloting the planes that crashed into the WTC on 9-11.
Or can't you discern nuns from jihadists?
Spaketh the wise man who cannot seemingly discern his *ss from his elbow and doesn't discern Jihadists from Imams who preach peace (yes, they do exist). I lost people I once worked with on 9/11, I used to have a job which meant spending a great deal of time on the 104th floor of the North Tower in an office that would have had one hell of a view of the plane crashing into the building ten stories below, where I spent the rest of my working hours offered me a skybox view of the truck bomb attack back in 1993, I was even on the phone with someone on the 101st floor when the bomb went off, it sounded like a loud thump happening in another room, I was told it shook the building. It really doesn't matter what f*cking god is being blamed for it, the people doing the blaming are the ones at fault.

A bomb thrower is a bomb thrower.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#18 Oct 2, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
... A bomb thrower is a bomb thrower.
How many nuns throw bombs, or are you confusing them with Ninja?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
How many nuns throw bombs, or are you confusing them with Ninja?
Are you pretending to be this slow on the uptake, or are you actually this obtuse in real life? Every religion has their unfortunate share of bomb throwers dear. Killing people in the names of the gods has been a far too frequent pastime of mankind ever since we found them. You're only freaked out about Islam because up until now, it had been the Christians job to kill inferior Christians and assorted non-believers. Now in the name of God you got competition.

Christianity is no more a "Religion of Peace" than is Islam, or any other religion for that matter. Despite repeated messages to the effect of peaceful coexistence in just about all their literature and the existence of peace oriented groups and sects within every major religion, the mainstreams of religion have, for the most part, always been intensely not peaceful.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#23 Oct 3, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from news24:
Any religion that cannot withstand the test of criticism has less a reason to exist than any criticism it may receive. Perhaps the UN should focus the discussions on outlawing religious violence rather than outlawing 'blasphemy' or other forms of critical speech. This is very disturbing that an international body would be so quick to cave in to intolerance and stupidity ..."
Didn't Obama cave-in as well during his recent UN speech?
So much for the First Amemdment.
Well said.

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