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[–] valkilrie 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think people have an issue with devout / radical Muslims. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_revival

I know that there are those of the Muslim faith who aren't what we see posted on here. The problem is that those who practice the faith do not appear to do much to prevent the radical aspects of their own faith. A good friend, who is from Turkey (Now serving in the U.S. Army), agrees with me and hates the fact that people in his own faith harbor those who commit atrocities. Muslims could really be doing a lot more to stop the violence. The fact they they are all running away from it right now proves to the world that they, themselves, don't want to deal with the radicals. When over 70% of migrants are males who are running away from a religious war, instead of fighting it, it is easy to resent the Muslim faith.

Edit: Used Muslim and not Islam...You use Islam apparently to represent the group as whole. http://www.enkivillage.com/islam-vs-muslim.html

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[–] valkilrie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Agreed. Main reason I am a Theist. You could say that about a lot more religions I am sure. However, the one that was brought up was Islam.

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[–] Dumptruck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have heard the same things from the Muslims I serve with. I also feel the same way about uneducated Christians who use the bible for hate (WBC).

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[–] iamdak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Muslim religion around the world is huge and almost all of them are regular people (not terrorists or extremists). How is it reasonable to expect an average Muslim to prevent extremism? That's an impossible expectation only designed to make the Muslim world appear unapologetic.

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[–] valkilrie 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Not really...If you have that many people it should be easy to just open your eye and your ears. The lack of people speaking out against it is truly astonishing. I mean it took a young girl to take a stand. Where are the other voices?Now, we see all these men fleeing when they should be fighting.

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[–] Totentag 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You know, when you check the Hot page of the sub, you see virtually nothing from RagBagger. It's all sitting in New, with a score roundabout -5 or so.

I'd say this might be working, for the time being. He'll eventually give up, I suspect.

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[–] politicorelig [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

We can only wait and see.

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[–] Davbrowdid 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd love to see a list of allegations and apologist responses. Apologetic arguments are the reason I lost the faith I grew up with (see /r/exmormon).

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[–] Dumptruck 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I know many ex Mormons with great senses of humor. Will be siding this joke to them.

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[–] GOT 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

A great response. It won't change the posters beliefs or stop their posting but it deals with it by showing that one user does not represent the community just because no one can be bothered to rebuff the spam on each occassion

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[–] politicorelig [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Agreed.

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[–] Zardoz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well this is how I see these things: Go ahead and post some articles and links but my only complaint is when the OP doesn't add any of their own thoughts or ideas. Its just a link and copy-paste of some anti-islam articles and no added opinion thought or anything from the OP

Even if someone can write "Hey, I hate Islam and yesterday this article made me think about Tony Blairs comments... link link".

But its really annoying just seeing 'CopyPaste' and the OP isn't adding anything. Doing that over and over really does become a kind of 'Spamming'.

Add to that if they are doing it to 'topic stack' everything else off the 1st page. Yes, I agree its then just 'Spamming' and done to STOP open free discussion.

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[–] politicorelig [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Zardoz, you are one of seven people I have invited to mod the sub from now on. I am not sure what the issue is with VOAT that for some reason the team have been unable to join up so far. I'm hoping it will be corrected eventually and presumably when it is done so yourself and the other mods will be able to tackle this issue together.

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[–] Dumptruck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If have no problem with him if his pictures were a means of striking a mature debate. Alas, lie you said, he does anything but.

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[–] Ender1337 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow, that seems very reasonable.