Atheist Islamophobia... Again

Apr 9, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Religion Dispatched

Sparked by a Richard Dawkins tweet , in which he drew a parallel between Islamists and Nazis, Nathan Lean recently suggested on Salon.com that the most famous representatives of the new atheism "flirt with" Islamophobia [echoing Chris Stedman's prescient warning to fellow atheists on RD this past August]. As the article explains, Dawkins, Hitchens ... (more)

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“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#447 Apr 18, 2013
peace n shaax123 wrote:
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Not according to Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, whose book on suicide terrorism, Dying to Win,"man who knows more about suicide terrorists than any other American."
Here is what he did.
Pape has found that the most common American perceptions about who the terrorists are and what motivates them are off by a wide margin. In his office is the world’s largest database of information about suicide terrorists, rows and rows of manila folders containing articles and biographical snippets in dozens of languages compiled by Pape and teams of graduate students, a trove of data that has been sorted and analyzed.
This is what He said.
"This wealth of information creates a new picture about what is motivating suicide terrorism. Islamic fundamentalism is not as closely associated with suicide terrorism as many people think. The world leader in suicide terrorism is a group that you may not be familiar with: the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka."
Maybe you atheist aren't champions of facts like you claim since you take everything FOX NEWS tells you to be true.
The problem here is that the LTTE were pretty much the inventors of suicide bombing. That would be one reason why they would have more suicide bombings than other orginizations. The LTTE is known to have worked with muslim terrorists groups worldwide including Al Qaeda, Harkut ul Mujahideen and Abu Sayaff Group. So claiming that the LTTE is responsible for more suicide bombings doesn't do much to diminish muslim terrorist attacks.
Lincoln

United States

#448 Apr 19, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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Bob, this is the same sort of "logic" that theist trolls use to connect modern western atheists to the deaths and atrocities committed by communist leaders. That Islam inspires some of its believers to commit terrorist acts justifies finding fault with the
Q'uran, but not with all of its adherents. Guilt by association is an obvious fallacy.
His logic is sometime an oxymoron
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#449 Apr 19, 2013
Lic, you still here bashing atheists. According to your fairy tales, you are supposed to love your enemies. Seems like you are failing to live up to your so called prophet
Lincoln

United States

#450 Apr 19, 2013
Democratic Party is the party of Atheists, Agnostics, Christians, Jews,all faiths , Gays, Black and Latinos all united in mutual respect.
Our Democratic club for President Obama's reelection; have atheists and believers, all friends good friends.
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God Bless America and City of Boston
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#453 Apr 19, 2013
peace n shaax123 wrote:
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Not according to Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, whose book on suicide terrorism, Dying to Win,"man who knows more about suicide terrorists than any other American."
Here is what he did.
Pape has found that the most common American perceptions about who the terrorists are and what motivates them are off by a wide margin. In his office is the world’s largest database of information about suicide terrorists, rows and rows of manila folders containing articles and biographical snippets in dozens of languages compiled by Pape and teams of graduate students, a trove of data that has been sorted and analyzed.
This is what He said.
"This wealth of information creates a new picture about what is motivating suicide terrorism. Islamic fundamentalism is not as closely associated with suicide terrorism as many people think. The world leader in suicide terrorism is a group that you may not be familiar with: the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka."
Maybe you atheist aren't champions of facts like you claim since you take everything FOX NEWS tells you to be true.
Well, well, Once again we are seeing the cult of peace and love and how it has shown the world just what worthless garbage they are. Muslims, islam, the killers of people that probably don't even know where the country was where they were from. There's an old Thai saying of"when walking down a jungle path and you see a cobra and a muslim, kill the muslim first". No habibi you can't divert the terrorism in the islamic world to the Tigers. Your cult is the most rabid in the world today. You all love the sight of blood so much that you even kill each other over the interpretation of that book you so love.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#454 Apr 19, 2013
Boston suspect was NOT a Russian first but MUSLIM.

Let's see the media ignoring the ISLAM connection!
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#455 Apr 19, 2013
EASY MONEY wrote:
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Well, well, Once again we are seeing the cult of peace and love and how it has shown the world just what worthless garbage they are.
Yep, proof again of the religion of peace.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#456 Apr 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Boston suspect was NOT a Russian first but MUSLIM.
Let's see the media ignoring the ISLAM connection!
Agreed! And they also miss the religion connection. The root problem is >faith<.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#457 Apr 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
What does you avatar mean?
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#458 Apr 19, 2013
BBC News is talking about radicalisation without using the "m" word. So they're stating the religious connection, albeit without naming it.
spudgun wrote:
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Agreed! And they also miss the religion connection. The root problem is >faith<.
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#459 Apr 19, 2013
That avatar states that same sex marriage may be better than marriage between a man and a woman.
spudgun wrote:
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What does you avatar mean?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#460 Apr 19, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
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True. She said that the Q'uran was the word of her god, proving its existence, and had no response when the circularity of that argument was pointed out. But that circularity came from self-deception, not a deliberate effort to deceive others. Since lying is a conscious and deliberate act, that isn't what she was doing. People aren't always when they say something that is not true. Sometimes they are simply deluded.
i believe I actually called her a liar because she wouldn't show the proof after repeated requests.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#461 Apr 19, 2013
spudgun wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed! And they also miss the religion connection. The root problem is >faith<.
Islam - wolf in peace's clothing's.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#462 Apr 19, 2013
spudgun wrote:
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What does you avatar mean?
it means he is not for equality of his fellow humans...
Amused

Salem, MA

#463 Apr 19, 2013
So,Peacenshaax123, were the two animals in Boston just a couple more "bad apples"? It would appear muslim agriculture leaves quite a bit to be desired.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#464 Apr 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
That avatar states that same sex marriage may be better than marriage between a man and a woman.
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well we know they aren't less than the other, so that must be it.

probably more religious bias. that is usually the case on that issue.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#465 Apr 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Islam - wolf in peace's clothing's.
it is the same god that christians worship. the entire abrahamic cult is a farce. based on proven lies.

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#466 Apr 19, 2013
peace n shaax123 wrote:
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I do discuss religion. I enjoy talking about philosophical questions and topics a lot. My friend and I were just talking about free will yesterday. And that's why I don't like debating because I feel it takes the learn experience out of it and i's all about winning. In a debate it's hard to be objective as well. But in discussion, you might learn something even if you don't agree with it a 100%. That's why I don't waste my time talking to people who I don't think I can learn from.
Debating and discussing almost the samething, both can be a learning experience or a talk with a brick wall. But in a debat you have people watching and you can educate them or bored with them as well.
Thinking

Ashford, UK

#467 Apr 19, 2013
Let us see what the excuse is this time...
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>well we know they aren't less than the other, so that must be it.
probably more religious bias. that is usually the case on that issue.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#468 Apr 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Let us see what the excuse is this time...
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Well, since there is no logical reason to deny that right to homosexuals, it always falls to a religious bias. and we do not make our laws from religious cults in the US, thankfully.

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