Archive for Monday, July 25, 2005


July 25, 2005


To the editor:


Do any Muslim nations have military bases in the United States or Great Britain?

Do the United States and Great Britain have military bases in any Muslim nation?

Would citizens of the United States and Great Britain feel resentful if there were military bases from Muslim nations in their territories?

Is it likely that some Muslims resent the presence of foreign military bases in Muslim nations?

Did the United States have military bases in Muslim nations before 9-11?

Did Great Britain and the United States have military bases in Muslim nations before the London bombings of July 7?

If blowing up a bus is an expression of hatred, is bombing a city an expression of hatred?

Is bombing a bus or a city a rational way to resolve differences?

Mary Davidson,



craigers 12 years, 11 months ago

Do Muslims belong to a group that has a convert to Islam or die mentality?
I just thought I would add one to the list.

Speakout 12 years, 11 months ago

No they don't craigers. That is the not a mainstream Muslim thought.

kuhusker 12 years, 11 months ago

Which religion tot he majority of suicide bombers come from, Christianity, or Islam?

Is it more likely that you will be imprisoned or executed for your style of dress, choice of beverage, or sexual choices in an Islamic country, or a Christian country?

How many Christian terrorist groups have flown airliners into buildings or filmed the beheading of a hostage?

kuhusker 12 years, 11 months ago

Christanity used to be a barbaric and intolerate religion...the crusades and inquisition prove that. But today, Christianity has evolved beyond that. That is why there are not hundreds of christian suicide bombers, and why the same Catholic Church that 500 years ago tortured heretics to death is now limited to clucking about Harry Potter.

Islam today is might merely be what Christianity was a long time ago, ReachAround.

The problem is we don't have 500 years to wait for Islam to also evolve.

craigers 12 years, 11 months ago

I have heard so many different things about the Islamic faith and that even our own Islamic center possibly (since I didn't hear it first hand) sent money to Al Quaida. But after reading some of their religious texts you can easily gleam that if you don't convert to Islam then you must be removed or terminated. Any threat to the Islamic faith must be dealt with. That doesn't seem very peaceful.

kuhusker 12 years, 11 months ago

The religious texts for both Christianity and Islam are very violent...the difference is that Christianity has evolved to co-exist in the modern world, and to emphasize the peaceful message, but Islam has not adjusted to the modern world, and is still very violent.

So to be fair, the problem isn't with Islam itself, it is with the majority of Muslims who after spending most of their religion's first 500 years being MORE civilized then the rest of the world, have devolved to the point where they are way behind the rest of the world in areas such as human rights and education.

craigers 12 years, 11 months ago

I would admit that the Old Testament of the bible has some violent tendancies, but I am not seeing it at all in the New Testament. Is that what you meant by saying the texts for Christianity were violent?

kuhusker 12 years, 11 months ago

Ever read Revelations?

Or Mt 10:34-36

"Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword."

There's plenty of violent stuff even in the new testaments. There's also lots of peaceful, loving stuff. Most of today's Christians have learned to emphasize the latter and live as tolerant modern people.

Most Muslims have not made the same choice regarding their own holy texts.

craigers 12 years, 11 months ago

Revalation is speaking of what is to come and it will take place. However, the sword that you speak of is the sword of the spirit. Jesus refers to the word of God being a two-edge sword. That is what He is speaking about. If you are truly a Christian then you can't just emphasize certain portions of the text and not others. None of the New Testament speaks of eliminating opposition. You must understand the Bible as the complete truth of God and His will. If you don't do that then you are truly mislead.

highlander 12 years, 11 months ago

The world is in a revolt ! Exploitation is pandemic and there is now a response. The reality is that the elitist (Bush Inc.) would rather destroy the world than to let go of their wealth. Evangelicals believe this is a religious war;precurser to their concept of Rapture. The evil is the Fascist mindset embracing fatialist religious zeal ! There is no reasoning or logic to eather camp. These Muslims have been exploited by the Western Powers and their Arab puppets for over a century. There is Africa, Asia, South America, Pacific Rim and our own back yard to illistrate their treatment. This event is in IRAQ because Brazil is not mentioned in the Bible.

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