what a strange question…pro-muslim? if I say no, does that make me anti-muslim.
[color=blue]very true. as long as your arguments are based on fact and are not just some recycled propoganda BS like your arguments below:[/color]
[color=blue]converted by the sword? let’s check our history my friend, I’m sure you’ll find one other religion that has much more blood on it’s hands when it comes to spreading religion.[/color]
[color=blue]it’s actually the opposite. take a look at this documentary. it sheds light on important scientific contributions Moslims have made: pbs.org/empires/islam/ …best and most balanced account of Islamic history I’ve come across [/color]
3. [quote]Many women who have been oppressed by the man-centred social milieu encouraged by Islam are gradually gaining freedom because of the influence of the west (with all its flaws) which of course went through a similar process over hundreds of years.[/quote]
[color=blue]The backward practices regularly tied to Moslims (honour killings and punishing the victim of rape instead of its instigator) stem from societies where the knowledge of Islam has been lost among the people. Islam preaches equality but cultural traditions often stifle this fact when ignorant ppl use Islam to make something evil (oppression) seem right.
It’s strange that so many ppl who have strong negative opinions about Islam don’t actually KNOW the religion can’t blame them though because we’re all victims of the same thing.
on one side you have people committing heinous crimes(that are entirely against Islamic teachings) to further their own political agendas. on the other, you have a system that’s intent on skewing public perception of Islam. I mean it’s really interesting to me how in other countries and religions, only the criminals get blamed for their crimes and not the religion…but as we all know when a muslim commits a crime it’s labelled as islamic terrorism. as if the criminal is acting for the entire muslim population.
I guess that’s why I’m constantly being expected to be apologetic for the acts of people who have nothing to do with me and my beliefs. and of course if I don’t condemn them, I’m suddenly a supporter of ‘extremism’. If I DO condemn them that confirms the idea that they ARE acting on my behalf…what to do??
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and many ppl think it’s going to be number 1…that’s probably the reason for all this insanity. I just wish ppl would come to realise that no matter what relgion you follow, at the end of the day the aim is the same - to be good, and decent and kind etc etc. there are no religions that preach hate. only people!
and now I’ll get off my soapbox! enjoy your break everyone - I’m sure glad to have this week off!