Survey data released by the Pew Research Center in 2013 show that 8% of U.S. Muslims believe that the use of “suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets” is either “often” or “sometimes” justified in defense of Islam.
Think about that for a minute.
So, that’s like 1,000,000 US Muslims who think suicide bombing is “often or sometimes justified.” Roughly, 20,000 per state.
Are you good with that? Are you good with just half a million being okay with you being targeted by a suicide bomber?
Because honestly, I’m not good with anyone being okay with suicide bombing, on any level.
Calling Isis a “gang of murderous thugs pretending to act in the name of faith”, Sir Richard advocated looking at the causes of extremist violent movements.
Here’s why what Sir Branson said is idiotic: ISIS is NOT a “gang of murderous thugs pretending to act in the name of faith.” They ARE acting in the name of their faith! The majority of Muslims you meet are not! Ask any Islamic cleric and they will tell you, if they’re not practicing the law of lying to non-Muslims, (taqiyya and kitman) that Islamic law says to kill infidels.
The KKK, on the other hand, were NOT in compliance with American Law. They actually WERE a radical extremist group, acting outside the bounds of the American Constitution or any Christian religion they may have claimed to belong to.
The KKK were breaking laws, and dare I say it, sinning. Neither American Law nor Christianity advocate killing others if they disagree with you.
ISIS, on the other hand, are being true and compliant to their Islamic faith and laws.
THAT is the difference and why what Sir Richard said is idiotic.
Almost 1,200 children, aged between five and 12, in the US, Canada, China, Jordan, Turkey and South Africa, participated in the study. Almost 24% were Christian, 43% Muslim, and 27.6% non-religious. The numbers of Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, agnostic and other children were too small to be statistically valid.
Let me get this straight – half the kids were Muslim, and there were twice as many Muslim kids as Christian kids, but you’re going to tell me it was the Christian kids who were bad?
And you’re forgetting that Christianity and Islam are direct opposites and have nothing in common, right? They have contrary moral imperatives – you remembered that, right?
Muslims kill Christians. You knew that. Right?
But nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described.
That person is unrecognizable to those whom CNN interviewed, who knew him during those formative years.
All of the people interviewed expressed surprise about the incidents Carson has described. No one challenged the stories directly. Some of those interviewed expressed skepticism, but noted that they could not know what had happened behind closed doors.
So let me get this straight, CNNPolitics … You can’t find “evidence” that Ben Carson struggled with anger issues as a young man, so that makes him an unworthy candidate somehow? In other words, “He was better and nicer than he said, so that’s bad!” You’re really trying to write a hit piece based on that?!
Seriously? Are you people really that dense or is it just that you think I am? Do you even hear yourselves anymore?
Sure wish you’d looked as hard for evidence about Obama when he was campaigning.
*shaking my head in disgust*
Because the messenger, Trump, has NO integrity or consistency, his message becomes void and irrelevant. He is obviously just saying what he thinks people want to hear – he is not invested in the values he claims to support. This is just a popularity contest for him, not a commitment to conservative values.
Please find a candidate who has been consistent with what s/he purports to believe!