At 2/7/19 01:37 PM, belthagor wrote:
The point was that it is rooted as part of the religion. So the minority, (although occasionally fluctuating in size based on current events,) will always be there... it might not be the number one cause of problems, but it won't really lessen much with the passing of time.
Is it rooted in the religion? Or are you just misinterpreting it to have an argument against them, while ignoring other religions, and other atrocities, committed by non-Muslims. You know that Christianity often absolves people of their sin, right? That's how the Church in the late 11th century justified the wholesale slaughter of millions of people in the MiddleEast in their crusades to retake the holy lands. Hell, in the US, Christians justified slavery with their religion. Even the Iraq war was justified by our religion as a righteous thing against evil, and we ended up killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, and destroying untold numbers of residential areas and infrastructure.
The US has killed more people, and destroyed more structures, in Muslim countries, by leaps and bounds, than Muslim people have against our country, or other Western countries. But, you don't hear about that, because no one gives a shit about it, it's all about Muslim extremist, and making them 100 times worse because we need a bogeyman for our wars, and presence, in the Middle East. Not to mention, to make ourselves feel better about our own culture by vilifying entire groups. It's all one sided and superficial.
I think where you are failing is that you are stereotyping the entire religion with one interpretation of the Islamic religion, where you think everyone of them has the same interpretation of their holy book... They don't, just like all Christians don't have the same interpretation of the bible.