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Offline SirJohn

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Re: The Islamic World
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2017, 07:55:44 pm »
So on another web site you all know, I posed what I regarded as a suggestion for discussion about whether the Muslim world as a whole can be divorced from the violence in the name of Islam we see almost daily there. It's even stated as a question. It was immediately deleted and I was suspended for suggesting that Muslims bear any guilt for the violence done in the name of Islam. Here it is.

"Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews."

Here's the problem with this sort of comparison. The above was clearly included so that people couldn't use their hatred of Israel as an excuse to accuse all Jews of the same sort of behaviour Israel engages in.

In the context of Islam it's clearly designed to prevent people from accusing Muslims as a group, of being responsible for acts of terror. But they are.

You see, most Jews outside Israel are fairly liberal in nature. I can see why it would be unfair to ascribe guilt for Israel's behaviour to them.

But the Muslim world as a collective embraces some viciously hateful religious ideologies towards non-Muslms as contained in their holy books. Among those is Jew hatred, and hatred of women, and in particular, women and any shred of expression of their sexuality. Someone wrote recently that half the Koran is about how to deal with and treat non-Muslms. I'm not sure if that's true or not but I've certainly seen enough passages about that subject. So if your community embraces these themes of extreme misogyny, of hatred towards Jews and non-Muslims, are you guiltless when some individuals from within your community takes this hatred as a guide and permission to commit acts of violence in the name of Allah?
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