[CS-FSLUG] Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.

Timothy Butler tbutler at ofb.biz
Sun Dec 6 20:02:43 CST 2009

On Dec 6, 2009, at 7:38 PM, Fred A. Miller wrote:

> On 12/06/2009 05:51 PM, Tim Young wrote:
>> Ah.  Yes.  But one also must remember that most of the Muslims do  
>> not believe or adhere to the more extreme portions of their  
>> religion.  In many Muslim countries, for example, women can wear  
>> jeans.  The Muslim faith has the equivalent of different  
>> denominations, many of which are much more moderate than most  
>> people would believe.  We mostly hear of the more militant strains  
>> of Islam, instead of hearing of the more moderate sides of things.
> Ah......as I thought, someone would take this bent. ;)
>> Christianity has had times when people professed to be Christians,  
>> but did very un-Christian things (The Crusades, for example).  It  
>> is a bit backward, in that those who truly follow Islam are the  
>> ones to watch out for, but those who are very lax in their beliefs  
>> actually can make very nice neighbors.  It would be more correct to  
>> say that, under Shariah Law (the more extreme implementation of  
>> Islam), Islam is repressive, etc.
> And, MOST follow the Quran AND Shariah laws closely.

According to a friend of mine who is an anthropologist working in  
Islamic Studies, only about 10% of Muslims adhere to the more militant  
strains. We need to keep in mind that, much like Christianity, in many  
places Islam intermingles with other elements as something  


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