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Brown Pundits: Unreal Islam
"As someone in love with the cultural traditions of Islam and as a diligent student of its history, I agree that the acts of the jihadis do not represent the vast majority of Muslims today or in history. Humans are a violent species and Muslims have contributed their share, but it is completely asinine to think that Muslims have been, historically, any more violent than other groups. However, it is equally absurd to deny that the ideology underlying jihadism draws upon mainstream Islamic beliefs and is, therefore, undeniably a form of “real Islam” – albeit of a very extreme form. It is more accurate to say that this extremism is “not the only Islam”, and, by historical standards, it is a version very different from what the vast majority of Muslims have practiced."
islam  religion  islamism  history  pakistan 
january 2015 by pw201
William Hague accused of 'anti-Christian' foreign policy - Telegraph
"Cardinal Keith O’Brien accused the Foreign Secretary of doubling overseas aid to Pakistan to more than £445 million without demanding religious freedom for Christians and other religious minorities, such as Shia Muslims. " I think O'Brien has a point: nobody should be coerced into conversion, and it's clear that Christians need some protection from the Religion Of Peace.
religion  politics  aid  pakistan  islam  christianity 
march 2011 by pw201
Is Obama About To Become Just Another War Criminal?
"Aghanistan is not a country, it's a criminal enterprise" - Evert Cilliers wonders what America is doing there, a question you might also ask about the UK.
drugs  politics  war  afghanistan  taliban  pakistan  islam 
november 2009 by pw201
'Why are we Muslims so self-destructive?' by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Independent -
Today, dissenting Muslims have to wear virtual body armour in case someone decides to take offence
islam  religion  culture  afghanistan  pakistan 
september 2007 by pw201

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