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Old 09-26-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Seems like he has a firm understanding of Islam.
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According to the newspaper the Tunisian-born scientist also appeared to offer a vaguely worded hint that he is far from unique: "I am only a drop of water in the sea. A detail," he is quoted as having repeated multiple times.
Esseghaier is also quoted saying that there is no such thing as moderate or radical Islam — that "there is only one Islam" and only one God.
He says he only became immersed in religion after arriving at the University of Sherbrooke, when he read from books and websites about Islam and joined a Muslim students' association and began attending a local mosque.
Beforehand, in his native Tunisia, Esseghaier says he didn't even grow his beard because his parents were constantly on him about what friends he was making. Esseghaier is quoted telling La Presse that, "I wasn't well," back in Tunisia.
Esseghaier has failed to hire a lawyer, dismissing the legitimacy of Canada's legal system. He insists he wants an attorney who will use the Qur'an as a reference instead of the Criminal Code.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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True. It's the "nation" of islam. Saying there are moderate and radical muslims is like saying there are moderate Americans and radical Frenchmen.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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This thread is utter BS seeing as how you are using the words of the furtherest extrenmist to paint an entire religion.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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This thread is utter BS seeing as how you are using the words of the furtherest extrenmist to paint an entire religion.

Couldn't agree with you more. Of course an extremist would say there is no distinction between extremist and moderate.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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True. It's the "nation" of islam. Saying there are moderate and radical muslims is like saying there are moderate Americans and radical Frenchmen.
You've apparently never met a moderate Muslim - or a 'secular' one.

[laughter]
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Anyone who claims to be a moderate or peaceful Muslim is not following the teachings of Islam.

Watch this video and take it from experts on the religion who have about 100X more knowledge on this subject than anyone on this board.

http://youtu.be/4xCdehrV96U
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Anyone who claims to be a moderate or peaceful Muslim is not following the teachings of Islam.

Watch this video and take it from experts on the religion who have about 100X more knowledge on this subject than anyone on this board.

Islam - What the West Needs to Know (full) - YouTube
So what's the problem? What percentage of people of of any religion actually follow the teachings of their religion completely and precisely? Answer: a small percentage; therefore, they are the minority.

[point proven]
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Anyone who claims to be a moderate or peaceful Muslim is not following the teachings of Islam.
Lookee, it's the "No True Scotsman" fallacy roaming wild.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You've apparently never met a moderate Muslim - or a 'secular' one.

[laughter]
No, I haven't. I wonder why that is.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This thread is utter BS seeing as how you are using the words of the furtherest extrenmist to paint an entire religion.
Agreed. Collectivism, group and concur.
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