U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality > Islam
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
30,888 posts, read 31,788,057 times
Reputation: 12630

Advertisements

The September 11, 2001 attacks occasioned small [1] outbreaks of public celebration in some Arab communities in and around the Palestinian territories. In response the Palestinian leadership and Muslim groups, including many from the USA, vocally distanced themselves from such behavior and also condemned it.

Emphasis on the word small...( fundamentalists were celebrating )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
4,469 posts, read 6,338,061 times
Reputation: 3488
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bideshi View Post
Are you sure about this? How can I verify that?
Probably it's google-able. I had links on my AOL account, back on another board. Which sounds really sketchy and I apologize, but I'm not offended if you feel the need not to take my word for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
4,469 posts, read 6,338,061 times
Reputation: 3488
Just to circumvent the "why haven't American Muslims spoken out" discussion that certainly is coming, here's a link for grits and her idealogical siblings:

Muslim Americans
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:34 AM
 
18 posts, read 45,157 times
Reputation: 16
It's sad news when any religion is growing. Well, I suppose Islam isn't as bad as Christianity, in that Christians worship a very feminine mythical character.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Pelzer
38 posts, read 138,906 times
Reputation: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ▒etrdsg43® View Post
It's sad news when any religion is growing. Well, I suppose Islam isn't as bad as Christianity, in that Christians worship a very feminine mythical character.


What feminine mythical character are you talking about??

Do you know what Christian belive.......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
4,469 posts, read 6,338,061 times
Reputation: 3488
Quote:
Originally Posted by grits&sweettea View Post
Just because he was a member of a Christian church doesn't say he was a true Christian, I don't follow politics or alot of news stuff I'm kinda a simple country girl and a circle is a circle and a square is a square, and thats the way it is, If you say you are a Christian you don't pull a Hitlar so in my book he is not a Christian,
So what you're saying is that the minute a Christian does something horrible you get to disavow him and thereby avoid any association that might sully your own high opinion of yourself? Handy. So handy, in fact, for so many people, that this particular logical fallacy has its own name: "No true Scotsman".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Pelzer
38 posts, read 138,906 times
Reputation: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aconite View Post
So what you're saying is that the minute a Christian does something horrible you get to disavow him and thereby avoid any association that might sully your own high opinion of yourself? Handy. So handy, in fact, for so many people, that this particular logical fallacy has its own name: "No true Scotsman".

no not at all you a twisting what I said....Hitlar did not just do one bad thing....he was over all evil, that is the type of "bad things" I was talking about, there is no man not a sinner nor pure, but there are people that try and do good and others that just do not care. That is the difference in what I am saying and you are. As far as my opinion of myself it is the same as I would have towards you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: DFW area
1,195 posts, read 3,206,861 times
Reputation: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by esselcue View Post
Islam is a religion of kindness and caring...it's the radicals who use it for their own purposes that make it frightening to many people and do the harm on this planet. Radical Christians are just as bad.
Why do most of the countries that are predominately Muslim outlaw religious freedom, especially Christianity? There are people who are killed all the time because they proclamed that Jesus was the only son of God, and they weren't strapping bombs to their bodies, so who were they hurting?
Some of these countries outlaw the bible, and local fellowship among Christians. I could understand if maybe one or two countries acted like this, but that's not the case.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:15 PM
 
48,516 posts, read 83,999,418 times
Reputation: 18050
As a mulim friend of mine said many so called muslims are now muslims at all theyjust use the lbel to gain control. He also says that many are actually changing to other religions as they no long think that the faith is for the faithful.He says that is why they fear christianiyt in so many muslim countries. Itmakes sense if you think about it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2008, 08:54 PM
 
1,487 posts, read 2,056,486 times
Reputation: 936
Perhaps Islam is the fastest growing religion over all but I have heard from many that in the Americas the fastest growing religion is what we generally call "Santerža" which is the common name in the US for this mixture of African and Christian beliefs. Santerža however is just one branch of a much larger religion which is not just found in Cuba and Puerto Rico. It also exists in South America in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and in other countries to a lesser extent but it is growing. Called Macumba, Umbando, Candomble and even Voodoo.

A few years ago I went to Brazil and I was surprised at the number of Non-Afro Brazilians who have embraced this religion in one of it's many branches. It is certainly a, for the most part, peaceful religion that has many intriguing aspects that draw many to it. recently it seems to have surfaced in some Western European nations.

Here i a web page that gives some basic information on it. you can see that the freedom it offers is very appealing
Macumba, Umbanda, and Orishas in Brazil
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Religion and Spirituality > Islam
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top