You really need to read this. I mean, you REALLY need to read this.
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.
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Via Bookworm The difference between Islam and other religions
Libby, a Bookworm Room friend, came up with one of the most accurate statements I’ve ever seen distinguishing Islam from other religions. I have to share it with you:
The difference between Islam and other religions is that while other religions inspire their followers to control themselves to avoid sin, the followers of Islam seek to control their environment to avoid sin.