Started by Amber, Nov 19, 2003, 10:21 PM
it is not the fault of the religion itself that it is taken so out of context and used for evil purposes
yes and word for word according to the bible i can take someone who owes me a little bit of money into slavery for the next 6 years
The thing is that Christians slagging Islam for producing violence is roughly as hypocritical as Stalin calling Hitler a murderer.
Then how do you account for moderate Muslims? There are Muslims in the US, do you see them carrying AK's and throwing stones? It's not the religion it's the government. In my opinion.
Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression--an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them.With enormous energy, the warriors of Islam struck out against the Christians shortly after Mohammed's death.That is what gave birth to the Crusades.
"Islam is currently holding back people all over the world from achieving freedom, prosperity -- even a life in which they can be guaranteed they won't be plucked off tomorrow by mullahs and killed. It is the fundamental oppressor of people around the world. Yet leftists are so insistent on apologizing for it. The best they can do is say "but Christianity is bad too!" Ya ... NOT an excuse. Especially considering Christianity is NOT currently serving as the oppressor of people around the world. Digging up what happened hundreds of years ago is the best leftists can do.Can't you see how brainwashed you are? There are various leaders who WANT you to apologize for Islam because there are various leaders who WANT the world to be oppressed. If you favored human rights - if you favored the liberation of people around the world - if you favored allowing these people, MANY of whom are people of enlightenment and reason, particulary in Iran, to go friggin' to a mall just to shop, or to not have to fear their life every day, or to be able to just go outside in shorts and a shirt as women to enjoy the sunshine - you will be opposed to Islam. *Comparing it to the evils of Christianity is NOT an excuse*Comparing it to what Christians did 100 years ago is NOT an excuse*Saying it is only people who have a bad interpretation of the Koran is NOT an excuseGet off your duff. Wake up. This religion is evil. It is responsible for oppression, murder, tyranny. Develop a goddam moral backbone. Stand up to this evil, which you - for whatever mind-numbing reason - feel the need to defend. "
With enormous energy, the warriors of Islam struck out against the Christians shortly after Mohammed's death. They were extremely successful. Palestine, Syria, and Egypt--once the most heavily Christian areas in the world--quickly succumbed. By the eighth century, Muslim armies had conquered all of Christian North Africa and Spain. In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East.