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Posted 5/2/11

Hoobladarf wrote:

I find it very strange nothing has happened yet. If the UN in Afghanistan can be overrun when a preacher in Florida burns the Qu'ran, I don't know why the death of Usama bin Laden didn't spark immediate protest.

I think something will happen, but not for awhile. Al Qaeda is basically dead now.


That's because not all Muslims supported Osama to begin with, only the radical fundamentalists did. (It's like saying that everyone who is a Democrat supports Obama)

Also that and the Qu'ran are completely different, the Qu'ran is the Isamic holy book, just like the bible is to Christians or the Tora (sp?) is to the Jews.
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Posted 5/2/11 , edited 5/2/11

Pikachu_kun wrote:


Hoobladarf wrote:

I find it very strange nothing has happened yet. If the UN in Afghanistan can be overrun when a preacher in Florida burns the Qu'ran, I don't know why the death of Usama bin Laden didn't spark immediate protest.

I think something will happen, but not for awhile. Al Qaeda is basically dead now.


That's because not all Muslims supported Osama to begin with, only the radical fundamentalists did. (It's like saying that everyone who is a Democrat supports Obama)

Also that and the Qu'ran are completely different, the Qu'ran is the Isamic holy book, just like the bible is to Christians or the Tora (sp?) is to the Jews.



I'll agree with that, but even if the Qu'ran is the holy book, spreading violence because it gets burned goes against everything the Qu'ran teaches. I own a copy of the Qu'ran and I'm very much a Christian, but I stop and ask myself, what makes these books holy? It's just on paper. If I scribble some verses from the bible on my forehead does that make me holy?

For me, it seemed like they were protesting just to be protesting, and that is why I thought they were going to do the same thing in the event of Bin Laden's death.
Posted 5/2/11

Hoobladarf wrote:


Pikachu_kun wrote:


Hoobladarf wrote:

I find it very strange nothing has happened yet. If the UN in Afghanistan can be overrun when a preacher in Florida burns the Qu'ran, I don't know why the death of Usama bin Laden didn't spark immediate protest.

I think something will happen, but not for awhile. Al Qaeda is basically dead now.


That's because not all Muslims supported Osama to begin with, only the radical fundamentalists did. (It's like saying that everyone who is a Democrat supports Obama)

Also that and the Qu'ran are completely different, the Qu'ran is the Isamic holy book, just like the bible is to Christians or the Tora (sp?) is to the Jews.



I'll agree with that, but even if the Qu'ran is the holy book, spreading violence because it gets burned goes against everything the Qu'ran teaches. I own a copy of the Qu'ran and I'm very much a Christian, but I stop and ask myself, what makes these books holy? It's just on paper. If I scribble some verses from the bible on my forehead does that make me holy?

For me, it seemed like they were protesting just to be protesting, and that is why I thought they were going to do the same thing in the event of Bin Laden's death.


You could think of something being sacred from the perspective of emotions, which is the equivalence of holiness. A "holy writ" or whatever it may be referred to as, is thought of as holy through attachment.
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Posted 5/3/11
The root causes of Militant Islam still exist, Bin Laden's death will only serve to create a martyr - the ideal hero for suicide bombers.
So it may not mean the end of alQaeda, but it will certainly be the end of western aid to Pakistan.
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