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

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Sun Dec 6 20:56:47 CST 2009

On 12/06/2009 09:02 PM, Timothy Butler wrote:
> 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
> syncretistic...

With all due respect to your friend, I don't buy it.....NOT based on
what I know to be true from personal experience and that of others,
including some in the military IN Iraq, Afghanistan, and several in


'Time to put Nana Pelosi in a home!'

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