[ExI] Religions and violence

Mirco Romanato painlord2k at libero.it
Tue Aug 31 18:52:23 UTC 2010

Il 23/08/2010 22.34, samantha ha scritto:
> Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>> On 23 August 2010 05:57, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

>>> Leaving aside the question of whether 'peace-loving Muslims' is
>>> an oxymoron or not...

>> Do you know any Muslims? Are they warlike?

> There are many many predominantly Muslim countries that are not 
> warlike.  A lot of them are in Asia.  One litmus test seems to be 
> whether a separation of religion and state is largely in place.
> There are secular countries whose populations are predominantly
> Muslim and who have no intention whatsoever of instituting sharia or
> jihad.  Just as Christianity got past (mostly) its convert them or
> kill them phase so Islam is doing.  Just not as throughly yet.

By the way, these not warlike Muslim countries were under the thumb of
Soviets for a 70 years and under the Christian Russian Empire for some
centuries before?
They are what is called "ethnic Muslims", someone counted as Muslim only
because his ethnic group historically was Muslim.

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