Newsweek May 9, 2005 Issue - Page 2




 
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Newsweek May 9, 2005 Issue
 
May 17th, 2005  
gladius
 
Newsweek May 9, 2005 Issue
In a way I sort of agree. lol

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Originally Posted by Cabal
I disagree. The incident of desecrating the Koran is considered the most hideous and sacriligious crime in Islam. This is not one little incident. If Muslims around the world were to learn their holy book have been desecrated, surely they are going to protest in outrage.

If the Bible was to be desecrated, surely conservative Christians around the world would protest in anger.

There are some who protest in a more formal fashion in some areas around the world. These protests are being done by more peaceful Muslim Organizations. However in the areas where violence occured, they are others who merely wanted to express Extreme Anti-US feelings and to stir trouble.
You missed my point completely.

I'm saying if they are willing to stir up this much trouble over an incident such as this, imagine what they would do if it was for something much larger with more significance. It won't take much to rouse the whole Islamic world, into something like, oh maybe jihad were thousands if not milions would die.

Some conservative Christians may protest a desecration of the Bible but I doudt anyone would die over it. And I also doubt they would want to go into HOLY WAR over such a thing. How many times has someone desecrated sacred Christain stuff in the name of art or whatever in the past, and nothing even close to this had happened.
May 17th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Sorry If I misunderstood you. But you did clarify and elobarted your first statement a lot and I appreciated it. Well I certainly agree on some parts.

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How many times has some desecrated sacred Christain stuff in the name of art or whatever in the past, and nothing even close to this had happened.
I'll check on that. I do remember several occasions where violence did occured. An event similar to this but on a smaller scale did occur in Germany a few years ago if I remembered correctly.

Generally, we all shouldn't have this notion that all Muslims resort to violence.
May 17th, 2005  
gladius
 
Actually, I agree, I don't think most Muslims resort to violence with stuff like this.

However there is such a large and powerful faction of Muslims that do want violence that violence does occur. Those that don't want it, don't do anything or are even symphathetic to those that do violence. If they don't stand up to them, those that do want violence may end up taking over the religion, and you know what that can mean.

As far as Christian violence goes, its not even close the group of 300 mullahs having a call to jihad over what has occured.
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Newsweek May 9, 2005 Issue
May 17th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
as far as one belief goes, there is always the radicals, modernates and the so called: wimps

the fact is revolutions always land in another revolution if the believers and rebels were in fact a bit seperate

take muslims for example, some want peace, some want war, some want us to go to hell, some just wants their religion to rule the world

my point is dong take muslims for one kind, everyone is different
May 17th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Nice going newsies.
They'd stop a bomb squad if it meant having "NUKE EXPLOSION IN NY!" on their front page.
May 17th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gladius
Actually, I agree, I don't think most Muslims resort to violence with stuff like this.

However there is such a large and powerful faction of Muslims that do want violence that violence does occur. Those that don't want it, don't do anything or are even symphathetic to those that do violence. If they don't stand up to them, those that do want violence may end up taking over the religion, and you know what that can mean.

As far as Christian violence goes, its not even close the group of 300 mullahs having a call to jihad over what has occured.
Actually there were incidents of violence and extremism through all religious sects. We've seen Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists practitioners resort to the militant factions. This is unfortunate, but yet Islam cannot be the only religion that can be targetted for extremism.
May 18th, 2005  
gladius
 
True.

But when was the last time you saw Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, or Christians do terrorist act in the name of their religion. I'm sure it may happen every once in a while, but its rare. With Islam it seems to be a common occurance though.
May 18th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gladius
True.

But when was the last time you saw Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, or Christians do terrorist act in the name of their religion. I'm sure it may happen every once in a while, but its rare. With Islam it seems to be a common occurance though.
The reason Islam seems to be the common occurance is because Islamic Fundamentalism first surfaced during the early 1980's. If you look back into history, the Spanish Inquisition, the crusades, for centuries Europe have suffered greatly in the name of religion. The Middle Ages was Christianity's most darkest period in time and I fear Islam is turning into that direction right now as well.
May 18th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabal
Sorry If I misunderstood you. But you did clarify and elobarted your first statement a lot and I appreciated it. Well I certainly agree on some parts.

Quote:
How many times has some desecrated sacred Christain stuff in the name of art or whatever in the past, and nothing even close to this had happened.
I'll check on that. I do remember several occasions where violence did occured. An event similar to this but on a smaller scale did occur in Germany a few years ago if I remembered correctly.

Generally, we all shouldn't have this notion that all Muslims resort to violence.
Actually, there was an artist who placed a crucifix in a glass of urine and it was considered art. I think it was a New York art exhibit. There was no great outcry but fundamentalist Christians griped about it.
May 18th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Thanks for the information. I'll try to find an article regarding to the art work you referred to.