ohioboy wrote:what you dont get is that just because you think that all muslims are out to get you, they are not. the extremists are. no different than the crazy christians that blow up abortion clinics. they are not the norm or they would have already taken over or all be dead. i dont care what any person or reading says: they are not doing it.
The so called "extremists" ARE the norm in a lot of places or at least accepted members of society at large and not criminals that will be hunted down by their fellow Muslims and we all see how harsh Muslims can be when they feel their religion has been disrespected. A cartoonist in the Netherlands has to fear for his life for cartoons deemed as disrespectful, but mass murderers claiming to represent Islam do not?
What you are trying to claim is that it was the extremists that were responsible for the Inquisition and therefore it did not reflect on the Catholic Church at the time. Of course it did, but that Church sanctioned murder was clearly in direct violation of the Christian faith, so it not representative of faithful Christians. Neither are abortion bombers.
The question that you are debating is who is the faithful Muslim? What does their religious text tell them to do? This is where I can't offer much because I know little of the Koran, but what little I do know does not suggest that your position is one you can be so certain is true. You seem to want this to be true, but that does not make it true.
Do you know faithful or unfaithful Muslims? How would you know?
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. Thomas Sowell