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Old 10-26-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by LS Jaun View Post
Pretty sad when one of the most supposed Progressive Muslim countries requires you to get your clitoris cut off as a woman. Same applies with Malaysia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preval...ntry#Indonesia
"Female genital mutilation Type I and IV is prevalent in Indonesia 97.5% of females from Muslim families"
Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I didn't know that.

 
Old 10-26-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: USA
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Interesting. Thanks for posting that. I didn't know that.
It sucks, and they don't even hide it. Unfortunately, Even Turkey is going back to it's roots.

Juan Cole: The Truth Behind the Turkish Police Attack on Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade - Columns - Juan Cole - Truthdig

The young people in this video are great examples of peace loving Muslims at their finest. The only problem is there is no such thing as a Liberal Muslim Country.

Last edited by LS Jaun; 10-26-2015 at 05:49 PM..
 
Old 10-26-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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...living in a Muslim country, where many of your rights to express yourself are not present.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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It sucks, and they don't even hide it. Unfortunately, Even Turkey is going back to it's roots.

Juan Cole: The Truth Behind the Turkish Police Attack on Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade - Columns - Juan Cole - Truthdig

The young people in this video are great examples of peace loving Muslims at their finest. The only problem is their is no such thing as a Liberal Muslim Country.
Nor are they examples of what just about any pious Muslim who faithfully follows the core tenets of Islam would consider to be true followers of that religion.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I have a very good Muslim friend for over 10 years, from the country formerly known as Yugoslavia. She is a relatively recent immigrant, married, two kids, wears Western clothes, is good at her job, loves her heritage, and never mentions her religion to others unless they ask...just like the rest of us Americans. She is a great addition to our country and will always be.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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Is this video supposed to change my mind about something? It doesn't.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Of course there are good Muslims. I have had a few close Muslim friends. Fun people to hang around with.

It's just that we should make a distinction between the people and their ideology. Let's face it, those who take their Islam seriously wouldn't be saying "I'm not homophobic" or "I don't hate Jews". The people in this video were moderate Muslims and are not that different to many Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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Might help with stereotypes.
The organized Muslim community (may be an oxymoron) needs to do more to encourage their flock to assimilate.
 
Old 10-26-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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While there is some truth to what you say, I think you ought not paint all Muslim countries (you said, "any Islamic country) the same. Apparently you have never been to Malaysia or Indonesia.
Do Malaysia or Indonesia have diplomatic ties with Israel?
 
Old 10-26-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Didn't watch the video, but can assume what it's about.

Most reasonable people can separate judging an individual and understanding a culture of 1bn people has a seriously disproportionate amount of Moderator cut: language psychos in it.

Last edited by Marka; 10-28-2015 at 06:06 AM..
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