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HammerTime

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America's Captain 
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Subj: Re: Islam
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 08:09:57 am CDT (Viewed 39 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Islam
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 at 09:32:20 am CDT (Viewed 56 times)

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    Tell that to all the women being mutilated in the Middle East and Africa.


That's the difficulty with this sort of discussion. Islam as depicted in the Quran and the Sunna is no worse or better than any other theology. In the USA the stance toward Islam should be exactly the same as the stance toward, say, Christianity or atheism. But hudud (the code of punishments in Sharia Law) is brutal, barbaric, an abomination, and plain evil. Nor does it have any equivalent in modern day Christianity, Hinduism, or Buddhism. We have to insist on our freedom to name evil as evil and hudud is evil. If that offends Muslims, too bad. They should be joining us in naming hudud as evil. And some Muslims, to their enormous credit, are doing just that.

As for caricatures of Jesus, I see them all the time, but I tend to lurk around atheist-leaning and pagan-leaning web sites and Facebook pages where caricatures of Jesus are ubiquitous and central to the culture. As noted in this thread, nobody caricaturing Jesus has any fear of being abducted in the night, taken to a remote location and being decapitated. Someone caricaturing Mohammed will have that fear and with good reason. The lunatic Muslim fringe is brutal, barbaric, an abomination, and plain evil. Nor does it have any equivalent in modern day Christianity, Hinduism, or Buddhism. We have to insist on our freedom to name evil as evil and the lunatic Muslim fringe is evil. If that offends Muslims, too bad. They should be joining us in naming the lunatic Muslim fringe as evil. And some Muslims, to their enormous credit, are doing just that.





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