[extropy-chat] Reply to Joseph in message 2 of extropy-chat Digest, Vol 37, Issue 2

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Oct 5 07:12:05 UTC 2006

On Oct 2, 2006, at 3:52 AM, Ferris, Luke wrote:

> "of Islamists inspired by their ridiculous faith (as all faiths are
> ridiculous) to impose their vision of their faith on every single  
> human
> being on this planet by deadly force, and being willing to kill
> themselves to advance that goal."
> Can you please provide some citations to back up this claim?
> All of my research so far indicates that Islamic terrorism (and indeed
> terrorism in general) is a tactic used to achieve an outcome (such as
> troop withdrawal) in response to a particular stimulus (such as the
> occupation of a homeland).

Not quite.  At least Islam in particular encourages its followers to  
react violently to any perceived slight to the faith, even from those  
who do not share it.  This is malignant and must be stopped.

- samantha


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