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Old 12-30-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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It's a serious question. I confess to knowing very little about Islam.

What is it about Islam, the Quran, and/or Mohommad that drives people to do such ridiculous things?

What exactly did the Nigerian terrorist expect to get in return for such agony?

Any ideas?
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Um...what about all the "special" things that have been and continue to be done in Christianity?

I don't think such behavior is particularly denominational in nature....
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It's a serious question. I confess to knowing very little about Islam.

What is it about Islam, the Quran, and/or Mohommad that drives people to do such ridiculous things?

What exactly did the Nigerian terrorist expect to get in return for such agony?
Any ideas?
The knowledge that he created more fear, which is basically the root of all religions.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Cali
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The knowledge that he created more fear, which is basically the root of all religions.
Fear is definately the word. Its better to be feared than loved as Machiavelli said in The Prince!
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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It's a serious question. I confess to knowing very little about Islam.

What is it about Islam, the Quran, and/or Mohommad that drives people to do such ridiculous things?

What exactly did the Nigerian terrorist expect to get in return for such agony?

Any ideas?
1. Al-Qaeda are making Islam look really bad. Their goal is to kill innocent people.

2. This kid was a bright kid, but Al-Qaeda brainwashed him, Al-Qaeda always takes advantage to exploit teenagers to do their dirty work.

Basically Al-Qaeda is a failed organization that will always kill innocents in the name of god, sadly they can only be weakened not eliminated. Because its a global organization.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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It's a serious question. I confess to knowing very little about Islam.

What is it about Islam, the Quran, and/or Mohommad that drives people to do such ridiculous things?

What exactly did the Nigerian terrorist expect to get in return for such agony?

Any ideas?
I know as much about Islam as you do. However, since 2001 much has been referenced to regarding one particular aspect of this religion. Supposedly, if a suicide bomber is successful at carrying out this deed, he will immediately ascend to heaven where he will be waited upon by 72 virgins.

Not trying to be funny, but I'm not sure if the "waiting upon" involves anything other than just being waited upon. Does the bomber get to share intimacy with the 72 virgins?

Also, what if it's a female bomber? Does she get waited upon by 72 female virgins or 72 male virgins?

IMO, religions create divisions!!!
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