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Old 10-03-2011, 01:45 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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They'd be angry, but then again they're always angry.
Sometimes it feels like that, but I get the sense it's more that the ones who aren't angry are less newsworthy. I know of some Muslims who are quite mellow people, but the Muslims who are just chilling in Cairo eating ice cream and watching football (what we call soccer) or whatever are not particularly interesting from a news perspective. The closest I've seen was an article once discussing the popularity of Chucky-Cheese and family-restaurants with Muslim immigrants.

It's like with Catholic priests. Are you going to hear about the ones teaching Geography in poor neighborhoods or the ones raping someone? The ones raping someone of course, because that's a story. Or Evangelicals. Are you going to hear about the ones minding their own business in rural Missouri or are you go to hear about the ones burning Qur'ans or attacking gay people? The answer is pretty obvious. Or atheists for that matter. Atheists just tootling around living their life are going to provide less drama than atheists who are confrontational activists on the subject.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:40 AM
 
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I'm sorry I'm late to the party. I'm here to profess - 'cause I don't wanna die. Is it too late?
Or are there already hitsquads on their way to my place? DAMN IT!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Religious fanatics are certainly loons. Get rid of them, and liberals, and the world would be a lot more stable.
Who would be left if you did that?
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Who would be left if you did that?
Good point. Each and every Human is probably seen as either a Fundamentalist, Radical, Liberal, Extremist or even a terrorist by some people. I would venture to say that in our life we will be seen as being each and every one of them, depending on who is looking at us.

One man's liberal is another man's extremist.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There is no separation of church and state in sharia run countries.
I'm sure there are Muslims who believe that, and prefer no separation of church and state, just as you'd find Christians in America who oppose any notion of separation of church and state.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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I'm sure there are Muslims who believe that, and prefer no separation of church and state, just as you'd find Christians in America who oppose any notion of separation of church and state.
The thing is, one exists and one doesn't. We are dealing with the one that does.

It would be a nightmare if America incorporated this style of governance.

Mahmud Ahmadinejad is only the president, not the supreme leader. Imagine America's president under the authority of Pat Robertson, or Jeremiah Wright.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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Why do we assume that Muslims even those in Iran would collectively agree with this ruling?
Their silence implies complicity.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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There may be a side to this story that the Media has "forgotten" to mention.



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Or this: Iranian Pastor Increasingly Likely To Face Death Penalty Under New Charges | Fox News

First he is a Muslim apostate, turned Christian.

Then, for supposed rape and extortion.

Now, he is a Zionist.

Seems like they really know what they are doing over there. I'm sure he will get a fair trial just before they kill him.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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Or this: Iranian Pastor Increasingly Likely To Face Death Penalty Under New Charges | Fox News

First he is a Muslim apostate, turned Christian.

Then, for supposed rape and extortion.

Now, he is a Zionist.

Seems like they really know what they are doing over there. I'm sure he will get a fair trial just before they kill him.
Iran is often at odds even with other Islamic countries. They are the only nation that has Shi'i as the National religion and the only one who uses the Jafa'ari Madhab of Sharia.

All I can say is Iran is Iran and it's actions are the actions of Iran,only.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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Their silence implies complicity.
I don't know if that follows in this case. Before the "Arab Spring" Iran had some big thing of protests, but it was mostly crushed.

I imagine many to most Iranians would probably not risk their own life to help an apostate Muslim, so maybe that's some level of complicity, but that seems a bit unfair of a way to state it.
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