From: Koblenz, Germany
as a iranian ex-muslim, i am realy angry about this "religion of peace". wherever you look, this so called "religion" (idology would be a better word for that) causes problems. if in the philipines, in thailand, in australia, in india, in pakistan, in saudi-arabia, in afganistan, in iran, in somalia, in israel...even in the middle of europe!
in some countries, they kill ex-muslims and other non-muslims or are totaly intolerant to them and in other countries they refuse the integration in their host country and cause bigger and bigger social problems, although they have rights in their host countries which non-muslims never have in the "house of islam".
i am realy a tolerant and humanistic person. i have not recived any racism here in germany, i love thai-kitchen, i love burger king, i buy my fruit from the turkish super market near by and i like it to play games with people from around the world.
but my own experiences and the news about the islam brought me to the conclusion:
there are many many liberal muslims out there, but there is NO liberal islam in the sunni or the shia islam. not a single "islamic direction" is compatible with things like personal freedom or equality of gender.
if any muslim is active in this forum:
get your butt up and reform your damnd ideology finaly instead of repeating all the time, that the extremists/terrorists are:
-jews, CIA or mossad agents.
-thats all a misunderstanding and "out of context".
there is NO self-criticism in the islam today. and as long as that does not change, this ideology will get a bigger and bigger threat for anyone who loves personal freedom.
and please no "christianity was the same 500 years ago" answers, because:
-i am atheist.
-we speak about NOW and here and not about 500 years ago.
< Message edited by bigbaba -- 11/27/2008 10:02:39 AM >