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Old 02-08-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Has anyone ever stopped for a moment and asked...

If Islam is such a positive influence on society, why are almost all of those nations over there have people rioting against oppressive Islamic regimes??

Islam is the common thread. Oppression.....another common thread.

Now look at this!!

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Gulf leaders hear rumblings of dissent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – There were only a few dozen Saudi women at a protest to demand the release of prisoners they claim are unfairly linked to militants. Yet the small act of defiance in is part of a wider question for autocratic rulers in the Gulf who wonder if the ripples from Egypt could head their way.
It's too early to predict what — if any — street demonstrations could rise across a region symbolized by its skyscraper-studded wealth, super-powerful sheiks and monarchs and some of Washington's most important military footholds.
The failure to draw crowds at planned rallies in Syria last week also underscores that the protest fire from Tunisia and apparently can be stamped out by hard-line state security, which is also a hallmark of Gulf states.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Sitting beside Walden Pond
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why are almost all of those nations over there have people rioting against oppressive Islamic regimes??
Probably for the same reason the Christians in France rioted against their oppressive Christian king in 1789.

People get tired of dictators, whatever their religion.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Tujunga
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Has anyone ever stopped for a moment and asked...

If Islam is such a positive influence on society, why are almost all of those nations over there have people rioting against oppressive Islamic regimes??

Islam is the common thread. Oppression.....another common thread.

Now look at this!!
Colonialism is another common thread
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think it's a far stretch to identify the regime of Mubarak and the tyrannts in Tunisia and Yemen as "Islamic regimes."
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Muhammad was all about the booty. Invading cities, looting, killing the men, and taking the women and children into sex slavery. Let's vote someone into office who covers up for him! Sadam Hussein was very Muhammad-like.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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While June realizes that emotions run high pertaining to this topic, any further "religion bashing" posts will be deleted and infracted for. Anyone of any religion can post in this forum, but members also need to be respectful in their responses.

Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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You can find examples like that almost everywhere. It is not necessarily related to religion. There will always be people who do not like their governments' policies. It's the human nature. Needless to say Tea Party members and some other conservatives who show up in DC every once in a while form an example. In England it is the white Christian democrats who go to the streets against the liberal policies of the government toward minorities. It's everywhere. Just saying.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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Religion is a wonderful excuse for oppression and conquest Not saying it has to be that way, but it often is.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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I think it's a far stretch to identify the regime of Mubarak and the tyrannts in Tunisia and Yemen as "Islamic regimes."
Then Christians should perhaps stop regularly identifying atheism with communism and dictator states like those of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. True religion and atheism have nothing to do with political states. Human greed and tyranny however, always do.

However, atheism, the absence of a belief in any particular God(s) or structured theocracy is less likely to be associated with the universal appeal of control over people's emotions that religion always has. When you couple such forced prosyletizing as we see in the ME with Islam, complete with it's rather barbaric punishments for any disobedience, I can understand a peoples that catch a glimpse of Western democracy and religious freedom (via the Internet for instance) might just want to rebel.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:09 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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Then Christians should perhaps stop regularly identifying atheism with communism and dictator states like those of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. True religion and atheism have nothing to do with political states. Human greed and tyranny however, always do.

However, atheism, the absence of a belief in any particular God(s) or structured theocracy is less likely to be associated with the universal appeal of control over people's emotions that religion always has. When you couple such forced prosyletizing as we see in the ME with Islam, complete with it's rather barbaric punishments for any disobedience, I can understand a peoples that catch a glimpse of Western democracy and religious freedom (via the Internet for instance) might just want to rebel.
By your definition, islam is not a "true religion".
Christianity, and Islam is a system of control, developed by the bronze age monarchy... Islam is political, and is a guide to run almost every aspect of society.
Unfortunately, our brains are almost identical to those who lived in this era, and this system of control is still very effective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJkjNbgsg0
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