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Post Reply Your opinions on Islam and Muslims in General?
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This is how I feel about many things.
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I personally don't mind peoples religion, they can be anything from atheist to muslim. If someone is kind to me i'll return it regardless of their beliefs.
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In Singapore, we have



I have lots of Muslim friends, Co-workers, Boss and Family members who found peace and enlightenment in ISLAM and one of them is as playful and is as crazy-friendly and a model in main land China


As a Muslim, they are expected as a moral individuals, responsible towards their Creator and all His creations. Imbibed with Taqwa, self-monitored (muraqabah) and conscientiousness. Active and responsible partners in human endeavours, participating in community and nation building, and as global citizens. Able to explain and communicate with others the teachings of Islam in an informed, logical manner and with wisdom. Practicing Muslims, committed to the betterment of human life

So every religion do not want war, violence and anarchy. NO religion is..But then again there is such thing as free will and this is inculcate in everyone one of us so if there is killing or massacre against any race it is not the Religion that should be blame it is the individuals and their leaders...
This i stand firmly
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You asked for an "in general" so I will give you an "in general" answer. Of course there are very good and very kind people who are followers of Islam, but as an organization, well, let me make an analogy.

The Catholic church is bar-none the world's most violent organization. Three crusades, the children's crusade, and an inquisition killed as many people -- if not more -- than Genghis Khan (at least Khan didn't claim it was Gods righteous work as he was throwing plague-ridden corpses over city walls and he only had one lifetime in which to get his killing done). If you add to that the burning of "blasphemous" books and general suppression of knowledge which led to the dark ages and all the non-violent collateral deaths caused by that, then the catholic church has the bloodiest hands of any organization still in existence by far.

The Muslims are trying to do now what the Catholics were doing 600 years ago. That's what I think of Islam. Most Islamic countries have no strong division of church and state (historically speaking, there is ALWAYS oppression when religion and politics mix). We can look at the uprisings in Libya and Egypt to see the attempts to grab political power. We can see the "holy war" called Jihad forming up the same way the crusades did. Militant Islamic leaders try to bargain political power with promises of heavenly reward just as the pope did during the crusades. Its the same old song, just a different generation of people dancing to it. If this keeps up in another century or so Christianity will have been surpassed as the worlds most violent religion.

I know this because I have read history books and I see the news now. History repeats itself, just with a different cast. As I said, there are a lot of good individuals. I am speaking on a macro level. There were a lot of good individuals during the crusades too, but for every Mother Teresa-type quietly helping others there is an Isabella starting an inquisition. History will remember the loudest voices, not the meek ones.

As to the details and tennents of the Islam religion, I have a few bits and pieces, but I am not all that interested. I have my own beliefs and I believe in free will first and foremost. I believe in God, but Freedom is my religion. Any person is free to believe whatever they wish.
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Posted 11/27/12
They are greatly misunderstood.
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It all looks far too involved and strict.

I get this impression from seeing the odd one about and the media. Mostly British and American media, there isn't that many of them around here.

They have a holy book, stuff about Allah and Muhammad

They are all monothestic faiths, Abraham I think.

I know they aren't all mentallers.
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I dont really care too much, but the thing is most muslims i've met have more or less tried to push it down my throat, bringing up subjects like stuff in the bible is incorrect and stuff like that, and i usually just smile and do "mhm", but i dont have any interest in it at all so ^^'
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I couldn't care less
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Well since most fights and wars are caused by religion, it bothers me a bit that religions exist in the first place. But then again i respect people`s opinion and if you want to believe in a god thats fine with me.
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From what I've read their essentially the same religion just with a different name, I think religion is just an excuse for war so they don't feel guilt afterwards
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I'm generally interested in the Islamic culture. I find the history of it fascinating.

The media hasn't done anything to change my opinion. Whether good or bad, everybody thinks that their actions are just. And I feel that won't ever change.

But all I say is they can believe what they want, and I'll believe what I want.

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Posted 11/27/12

dark_paradox_21 wrote:



The Catholic church is bar-none the world's most violent organization. Three crusades, the children's crusade, and an inquisition killed as many people -- if not more -- than Genghis Khan (at least Khan didn't claim it was Gods righteous work as he was throwing plague-ridden corpses over city walls and he only had one lifetime in which to get his killing done).


Genghis Khan quote:
“I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”

He didn't believe he was God, but he did believe he was God's form of justice.

The western media shows a bleak picture of Muslims and Islam. They use the totalitarian governments as a representation of the entire culture. In my opinion religion, regardless of the beliefs, is dangerous. It's the same with any form of ethnocentric values. People need to be able to accept each others' beliefs culture. That is not possible when a group of people believe they will be succeed over any other group of people because of the way the live. Especially when it comes to a subject as influential as religion; that people center much of their lives around.

As a community we need to realize that Muslims are not barbarians. We also need to realize the effects western intrusion has influenced the development of nations in the Middle East.

I do not look down on anyone for their belief system. But, there are rituals in Islam that I do not agree with. That's the same with any other religion though. Just like I think it's a falsity to believe that asking for forgiveness from a man in a box would redeem a person of evil deeds in the eyes of any god.

Anybody willing to debate I accept. Let's keep it clean and tasteful though.
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Interesting quote and touché; however without further context I don't think Khan's quote is directly a religious one, but rather a general statement of authority -- a boast. I would wager that you are mistaken about his beliefs. To my knowledge, Khan did not try to win religious converts. Apparently he valued religious freedom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Mongol_Empire so whatever he said was obviously not meant as a sermon or to evoke religious following such as when the Pope declared declared that all sins would be absolved for those who fought in the crusades.

A human cannot chose his gender, birthplace, or skin color. A man CAN chose to adhere to the tenants of an organization. To dislike a man for what he cannot control is wrong. To think that a man is barbaric because he clings to a barbaric code is not wrong. He has the right to remain a barbarian, and I have the equal right to point out that barbarism. It is for that same reason I left the church I grew up in -- I would not allow my continued presence to serve, even passively, as a sign of acceptance for its zealotry; nor did I want my name associated with it. Evil thrives when good men do nothing. If those followers of Islam who believe in peace do not make more noise then history and the world will continue to see Islam quite poorly.

And yes, the middle east and the west have been meddling around in each others political affairs for centuries and politics and boarders are issues for those leaders with money and power, but rank-and-file members are motivated by charismatic speeches and ideology, not old political grievances.
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Posted 11/27/12
It's a religion, what else is there about it?
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In the quarin, if thats how its spelled, tells you that if your wife disobeys you you must beat her.
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