News of the gruesome deaths drew a stern reaction from Iraq's prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who criticised the stoning of the young men as 'an act of terrorism.'
It's not the religion that I'm fed up with, but the act committed rather.
Colpy is unable to grasp the concept that the religion and the society are not one and the same. It really does confuse him when one brings up Kosovo, Albania or Kazakhstan because it doesn't seem to fit with his ideology.
The act springs from the religion, pure and simple.
ISLAM means submission, and it brooks no violation......nor any variation.
That's like saying Christianity doesn't have a range of members from fundies to idealists. Sorry, but there's a wide range of beliefs in Islamists.
NTM that not all of them are particularly fond of Sharia either.
You are completely and utterly wrong but you are far to stupid to be educated on the matter. As I have said before, Kosovo would not be what it is today if you were right nor would Turkey for that matter.
When was the last time a Baptist (even a hard-core whacko fundamentalist Baptist from Westboro) stoned a group of boys to death....or flew an airplane into a building.......or hanged a homosexual...or threw acid in the face of a schoolgirl.......or butchered their own daughters for having a boyfriend.......or blew themselves up in a public area for no discernable reason......or rioted and killed over the burning of a bible.....or rioted and killed over a cartoon.......or condemned an author to death over his writing.........or tried to murder a cartoonist........or entered a holy building with bombs and guns and shot and killed the congregation.......or indulged in FGM........or kidnapped a girl of another religion and forced her into marriage and conversion....or stoned to death a rape victim.......or executed someone for witchcraft...........or or or
Well, you get the idea.
Yes, because in a truly secular country, we don't take marching orders from religious leaders. The government makes laws that make practices such as those you mentioned unlawful. They'll go to jail here.
It is society. Uganda, over 85% of whom are Christian, a Christian country. They were set to pass a bill that would make homosexuality a crime worthy of the death penalty until the global condemnation. And not just the law, in society at large newspapers published pictures of known homosexuals with captions calling for their death. Homosexuals have been attacked and murdered by bigots, just like your news story from Iraq.
I don't know about Baptists, but ......
‘Christian warrior’ charged with firebombing Oregon mosque*|*Raw Replay (external - login to view)
Christian Terrorists Leave IED Outside Abortion Clinic (external - login to view)
www.religioustolerance.org/abo_viol.htm (external - login to view)
Christian Terror and Aggression in India (external - login to view)
Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims...Except the 99.6% that Aren't | loonwatch.com (external - login to view)
Christian extremist allegedly behind Oslo shootings | GlobalPost (external - login to view)
The point being is that not all Moslems are fundies just as not all Christians are idealists. Not all Moslems follow Sharia. If you want to call them bad Moslems, that's fine but that does not change the fact that a lot of them are peaceful and tolerant.
The guy in Oregon has not been convicted, no one was hurt, and it was a property crime.
Nobody convicted in Texas, no one was hurt, and it was a property crime. (although this is the closest you come, there have been acts of violence by anti-abortion activists.......to prevent what they see as murder)
Terror and aggression in India???? From an obviously incredibly anti-Christian source???? Which lists mere suspicion of one murder, and accusations of child molestation by Christian perverts?? Really???
Breivik denied his Christianity in his lunatic "manifesto". Right from the horse's mouth.
Oh, here is the last TWO DAYS of Islamic actions..Quote has been trimmed
2012.03.09 (Yala, Thailand) - Muslim 'rebels' kidnap two local soldiers from their post, tie them up and then execute them. 2012.03.08 (Ashaka, Nigeria) - Civilians are among seven dead when Boko Haram cadres attack two banks and a police station. 2012.03.08 (Sokoto, Nigeria) - Fundamentalists murder two European engineers in captivity. 2012.03.07 (