Originally Posted by Designo_E320
What is completely surprising is that both Muslims and Jews seem to harbor so much animosity towards each other.
Pretty soon I'll tire of your ramblings, dismissing you as another applicant to the faux-intelligentsia, and just won't care...
...but not yet.
Are you REALLY this stupid. Here, let me give you some background. Muslims believe - quite staunchly - that theirs is the only true religion. Everyone else is a heathen, and by Muhammed and Allah, are to be exponged from the earth.
It's not difficult to harbor animosity toward a group of people - an entire race - who wants very desperately and is in constant motion toward the goal of eliminating you for no reason whatsoever. That this is "completely surprising" indicates just how thick you are, and how far over your head these discussions have become.
This is why Muslims are different - and not in a good way - from every other religious-based culture on the planet. They have no ability to engage in rational discourse. They have no ability (or perhaps desire) to cohabitate with people of differing views. Rather, the only method they can grasp for dealing with a heterogenous planet is murder murder murder murder murder. Kill, oppress, maim, torture, behead, etc., all in the name of a pedophile held as God's sole and true apostle, and his lunatic ravings, (a man who, by the way, conveniently failed to play by the very rules he laid out when they didn't suit his urges). They will continue to do so, until heterogeneity no longer exists. They haven't stopped in 1,400 years. They won't stop...ever.
It's happening today. Watch TV. People are dying at the hands of Muslims, in the name of their religion, as retaliation for the mere offense of not being a Muslim (or even sufficiently Muslim) in a Muslim "holy land". That's not happening in Israel. That's not happening anywhere, quite frankly, at the hands of non-Muslims.
Non-Muslims have been responsible for lots of deaths, sometimes in the name of religion, in the past. Absolutely. In every case, it was because of a single figure - a cult of personality - who followed a predictable path toward power and oppression (seduce the poor, cite a looming danger, stage an event that serves as an act of war against you, and attack until nothing lives or moves). I have trouble naming more than about five of them. How many Muslims do we know that are (or were) actively engaged in plotting the deaths of innocent people around the world, simply because those people aren't Muslim? How many Muslims use the teachings of the sociopathic sicko Muhammed as written in the Koran to justify those acts? I submit to you the number is 100,000 times greater than those who have plotted acts of genocide against other cultures - all of whom were guilty of unforgivable crimes against humanity. As are the Muslims who commit these vile acts. As are the Muslims who passively allow it to happen. As are the Muslims who actively advocate and encourage them to happen. As are the Muslims who cheer in the streets when they've happened. As are the Muslims who find martyrdom to be a glorious and admirable career choice for their children. They are all guilty. All of them.
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