Quote: Originally Posted by Hotshot
Well I don't see Christians walking around with bombs attached to themselves looking for a place to blow themselves up....
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka
Care to guess Gopher?
How many anti-islam threads do you see active right now Gopher? It seems to me that you, researcher and earth are the prime facsicts here. Can the three of you go a day without posting inflamatory threads about the christians iin north america? I doubt it. The three of you have a self hate complex second to none.
Islamaphobic statements like hotshot's should not go unchallenged. I am neither Muslim nor Christian, but I know enough about both religions to see they really aren't that different.
Religion isn't the cause of suicide attacks. Organizations which resort to suicide attacks would likely prefer to use the same weaponry as their adversaries, but all they have is highly motivated people and high explosives.
Many examples exist of non-Muslims resorting to suicide attacks. When Japan faced defeat at the end of WW II, they resorted to kamikaze attacks. Tamil Tigers used suicide attacks since the 1970s. Neither of these groups are predominately Muslim.
Suicide attacks are a product of asymtrical warefare, not religion. As organizations which currently resort to suicide attacks get their hands on better weaponry, they will stop using suicide attacks.
So what if one propaganda system labels people who commit suicide attacks as terrorists? Another propaganda system labels the same people as martyrs. You are still brainwashed no matter which propaganda system you believe.
When you eliminate the propaganda, it basically comes down to some people kill while standing in a crowd while others kill from an aircraft cockpit. If the dead are innocent, then its a crime. If the dead are legitimate adversaries, then its an act of war. How people are killed is beside the point.