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    Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt.

    The repression wasn't working, hence a more extreme form of repentance was needed. The concept of Martyrdom (kill your enemies and die in the process =...
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    Condolences to those that lost loved ones in this evil heinous act. There is no consolation but at least, the ones who were murdered will be remembered by those left behind, perhaps by the nation as...
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    The article's underlying argument is that ultimately, trying to force society into some rigid theocratic framework by imposing religious laws on public life and realigning society along religious...
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    Actually, that is a major framing that I'm used to. Which partly forms how I address the issues. My background is I'm a born a Muslim in Muslim dominated society. The 'Clash of Civilisations' or...
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    Yeah I think there's been a mistaken use of terminology on my part. What I was trying to say earlier was that Host states and Nations should be more proactive in inculcating a common set of values or...
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    Short answer: Muslim kids are getting their views and values from sources that are either anti-western, anti-modernity or both. Their perspective is shaped by their religious influence. Also the...
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    Little sidetrip

    http://www.people.com/article/charlie-sheen-hiv-positive

    'Tiger Blood' quote coming back to haunt him :(
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    First off, using websites like Jihadwatch and others of the like will give you a list of miscontrued, copy-pasted, poorly translated versions of Quranic verses which all seem to paint the religion as...
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    Well not only are the Iranians past masters at developing and nurturing militant Islamic groups and tactics (I mean Shia groups such as Hezbollah in the 80s pioneered suicide bombings as an...
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    Actually it's been suggested that this could very well be their aim: increasing Islamophobia by attacking civilian targets in places like France and Russians serves as the ultimate recruitment drive...
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    The Pakistan situation is a geopolitical mess I admit. You don't know if your proxy army today will turn around and attack you tomorrow.

    Yeah the army did launch a major offensive against the...
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    Sorry of course it's based on my life experience. Just as yours is. Just as anyone's or are you suggesting that you have implicit knowledge based on some a a priori source. When I mean life...
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    How can it be fear mongering when I have seen it and experienced it? Being in a school playground having to vociferously defend the right of Jewish babies not to be killed because Muslim friends...
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    Speaking on generalities perhaps the majority of the French Muslim community doesn't feel like it belongs in France? i don't know. Living in the UK for a few years among the British Muslim...
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    It has to happen more. If that sounds flippant than yes. The gloves need taking off. The Imams, Mullahs, Allamahs, Sheiks, Sayyids whathaveyou need to make it emphatically clear that violence is not...
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    Sufis are like the Chameleon. They blend in with their surroundings.



    Having met a few Somalis before, i attribute their aggression to living in a failed state where being violent is a...
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    Probably because Lebanon is much worse. The Muslim diaspora has to grow its own culture though and not import all the freakshow caravans from back home.
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    Looking forward to it! i'd rather Islam stand on fall through its ethical appeal as a benefit to mankind rather than what it seems to be today. A nasty case of something...'Uncaring motherfuckers'...
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    Don't worry, even among Muslims the salafi/wahhabi label is used interchangeably to refer to a distinct group of Muslims who adhere to a particular set of beliefs and attitudes that lead to a...
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    The parallels though not exact are rather close. The Salafi movement is diverse but share many of the same features as early Protestantism, and some modern scholars view the current tumult in the...
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    I presume you are an avowed atheist, so you'll doubtless find this rather ironic. But many scholars of the four orthodox Sunni schools view the doctrinal basis of the Salafi movement (which is a...
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