Pentagon condemns war on Islam course

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by annlise, May 11, 2012.

  1. annlise

    Quote: "The voluntary course at the Joint Forces Staff College in Virginia also suggested possible nuclear attacks on holy Muslim cities such as Mecca. "

    I agree with the Pentagon. This is not a war on peaceful Islam. This is a war on terrorist Islam.

    Those who think all Muslims are terrorists are wrong. But those who assert that most terrorists are Muslim are probably correct. I agree with Bush and Obama's drone strikes against Pakistani terrorists.

    We need to defend the rights of Muslims who are not terrorists but remove the right to live from terrorists who are Muslim.

    The decent, civilized world must remain united against terrorism. Decent countries such as the USA, Israel, India and UK should also defend the rights of peaceful muslims to live free of fear from terror attacks by Islamic terrorists.

    Not all Muslims are terrorists, and people who say so are Islamophobic.
  2. pspr


    All muslims may not be terrorists but a large number over 80% support terrorist activity and war on non muslim states.
  3. source please
  4. annlise


    If they actively fund and support the terrorists, then we should regard them as legitimate military targets.
  5. What % are you comfortable with if not 80%? Does it matter if the number is 50% or 25%? Any % is a very large number in the Muslim population
  6. It is true that any % is a large number of people because Islam is one of the largest organized religions in the world. However, 80% is clearly a majority, which is very different than 25%, which is a minority. Don't you care for accuracy of statements?
  7. pspr


    It's as high as 82% depending upon the country. The numbers are striking and concerning.

    Recent (2009) Polls show a disparity of views regarding terrorism, with between 15% and 30% of respondents in most Muslim countries surveyed holding a positive view (see [6] for the complete results) on various related issues. An average of 30% of respondents in Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan and Morocco held positive views of groups that launch attacks against Americans, while similar numbers held a negative view or a neutral view. With regards specifically to al-Qaeda, in Egypt, 21% of respondents supported their attacks on Americans, while 33% opposed attacks on Americans but supported al-Qaeda's goals and 28% opposed both al-Qaeda's attacks and goals; the remainder held no strong opinion. These numbers were 9%, 19%, and 22% respectively in Indonesia; 16%, 15%, and 22% in Pakistan; and 9%, 31%, and 26% in Morocco. With regards to feelings about the former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Muslims tended to show even stronger support. In Egypt, 44% held positive feelings, 25% held mixed feelings, and 17% held negative feelings. These numbers were 14%, 21%, and 26% respectively in Indonesia; 25%, 26%, and 15% for Pakistan; 27%, 26%, and 21% for Morocco; 56%, 22%, and 20% for the Palestinian Territories; 27%, 27%, and 20% for Jordan; 9%, 9%, and 68% for Turkey; and 4%, 6%, and 82% for Azerbaijan. Related to this trend is widespread denial of al-Qaeda's role in such attacks as those of September 11 in the United States. Majorities in Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Turkey, and Jordan did not believe that al-Qaeda was behind the attacks, naming the United States government or Israel as more likely culprits.
  8. There is a spectrum. Only a small percent of muslims are looking to commit terrorist acts. Some greater percentage are vulnerable to being brainwashed or indoctrinated into it, or even coerced, for example by threats to family members in Pakistan or wherever.

    Then you have the ones who aren't willing to take physical action, but who are willing to finance terrorism. Most of Saudi Arabia's rich, for example. They see it as a religious duty or as protection against extremists. Then you have another group who are more or less assets. They will provide safe houses, documents, cover, etc.

    Then you have by far the largest group, those who aren't directly or indirectly involved, but who support terrorism in principle. They support radical mosques,etc. Under the right circumstances, they can move up into one of the more active groups.

    It is very difficult to tell where muslims wanting to immigrate here fall on this spectrum, or if they are on it at all. Given the risks, it makes sense to limit islamic immigration to a very small number, ideally zero.
  9. jem


    Cmon... who are you really. You have the compelling logic of say a speech writer for Pat Buchanan.
  10. annlise


    When I established this thread, I had a very positive view of Islam.

    But as I read the responses of respected fellow traders, plenty of food for thought has emerged. How entrenched is the support of terrorism within the Islamic mainstream is a key question that has arisen.

    #10     May 12, 2012