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nina anakar @ninaanakar 7 years, 6 months ago

@JoePerticone, I find this statement incredibly ignorant, rude and uninformed.

The only fact I will state is that I am not religious at all but I know that there is not one type of Islam, nor is there one type of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion for that matter that could directly lead to violence. Because people can practice their religions however they like, based on wherever they’re from, and what ever they have experienced and what ever motivations they may have… especially in the US.

There is much more to any attack or war than just religion. Religion just seems to make it easier for people to create the line by which they disagree. My question for people on Volkalize is, why does Joe Perticone and why do so many Americans stigmatize the Muslim faith this way? The answer may be obvious and easy to brush off to some but to me it is not fair.

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nina anakar @ninaanakar 7 years, 6 months ago

Also, this is not “Miscellaneous.” This is a social issue that more Americans need to research and discuss.

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Jeff @jeffsd 7 years, 6 months ago

@JoePerticone It is troubling that there is not a consistent voice from the non-radical Muslim community after attacks like these offering radical Muslims a hotline or web-based forum to get some counsel in an effort to hopefully provide some sound counter-interpretations to the violence-prone aspects of their beliefs.

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John PharmD @epharmd 7 years, 6 months ago

Islam:Terrorists as Christians:KKK

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Ashlee Casper @ashleecasper 7 years, 6 months ago

To say all Muslims are terrorists is ignorant. But to avoid addressing a terrorist as he is is naive.

If you’ve studied Islam, you’d know that it does promote peace. Islamists take pieces of the Qur’an and distort its actually peaceful and metaphorical meanings (Like Westboro Baptists). A jihad, for example, is not a physical war but an inner personal struggle. Jihadists use this term as justification for war and terror.

The problem that we’ve seen is that people are now afraid to call an islamist terrorist as they see them in fear of political incorrectness. Saying that someone commits an act of terror in the name of Allah does not mean all worshippers will reenact the same terror.

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Two Cents @twocents 7 years, 6 months ago

I do not think all Muslims are terrorists. However, I do notice that they do not come out and denounce the actions of the small group of Islamic terrorists that do kill people around the world on a daily basis. I have noticed Christians coming out and denouncing the actions of radical Christians. I think peaceful, traditional Muslims, should speak out against the violent actions taken by radicalized Muslims. They should publicly proclaim that the Islamic extremists are in fact NOT true Muslims, and explain why. This would not only send a message to the world that the Muslim faith does promote peace, and will also send a message to Muslims that are in jeopardy of being radicalized that radical Islamists have it wrong.

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Joe Perticone @joeperticone 7 years, 6 months ago

all muslims are not terrorists, all terrorists are not muslims… but the main and most immediate terrorist threat to Americans are all muslims. the KKK has a history of disgusting acts of terror as do many other organizations (weather underground, etc.) My original point of this post was to point out the absolute lack of muslims that will denounce this terrorism and muslim supremacists publicly and that in the past two decades, there havent been slews of innocent Americans killed by christians, jews, atheists, scientologists, etc. with their religious beliefs being their reason for murder.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com 7 years, 6 months ago

I don’t know how things work in the Muslim religion, but if you would allow me to make an assumption I have a theory about why Muslims will not speak out when the radical Muslims do horrible things. All Muslims, even the radicals, have a wide base of communication and keep track of how many, of what kind of Muslims, live where, in the United States. With a knowledge base like this they know that if they speak out in public against the radicals, they and their families could be executed. Understand this is just a theory.

If this or something like this isn’t what’s going on, then my only other conclusion is one I truly hope is not correct. That the non-radical Muslims do not and would not commit violence but they either don’t care if non-Muslims are murdered or they agree that non-Muslims should be killed even though they wouldn’t do it themselves.

As far as “Christians” being members of the KKK, as a Christian, I can emphatically say, that they most definitely read a different Bible than I do. My Bible says that all of mankind are the same in God’s eyes and anyone who claims to be a Christian and says that this race or that race is inferior is not a Christian, just another pretender.

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Jiesi Zhao @jay5 7 years, 6 months ago

Unfortunately, Islam has been given a bad name by certain groups of terrorists who use its influence and importance to people in the Middle East as a way to gain political power. Terrorism perpetrated by such groups is motivated by their desire to gain power, not to advance true Islam.

Islam as a religion is no less peaceful than any other.


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