What are you saying, Rick? That even the moderates are extremists? If
so, why haven;t they already destroyed Israel, London, and Paris?
rick baird wrote:
>> Moderate Islam does not take that stance. Your assumption is based upon
>> extremist views.
>>> They are devoted to killing Jews and anyone who sides with them.
>>> That is their platform. Since we are an allie of Israel we are the enemy
>>> always will be...unless Israel disappears.
> moderate Islam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia
> The Saudi government states that all citizens must be Muslim. The
> majority of the population adheres to a theological interpretation
> within Islam most commonly known as Salafism or Wahhabism. The Shia
> Population of the country is estimated at around 15%, primarily in
> the Eastern provinces, and larger cities.
> The country allows religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus
> to enter the country as temporary workers, but does not allow them to
> practice their faiths. The U.S. State Department suggests that there
> are 500,000 to 1 million people who adhere to the Catholic faith.
> The Saudi Supreme Commission for Tourism said on its official website
> that visas are not granted to Israeli passport holders (regardless of
> religion) and "Jewish People" (regardless of nationality). United
> States Congressman Anthony Weiner discovered and publicized the policy
> and the Saudi government subsequently removed it claiming it was a
> "mistake." There are, however, American Jews in U.S. military
> Moderate Islam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt
> Egypt also hosts some 90,000 refugees and asylum seekers, made up
> mostly of 70,000 Palestinian refugees and over (the real number may
> well be in the millions) 200,000 Sudanese refugees. The once-vibrant
> Jewish community in Egypt has virtually disappeared, with only a small
> number remaining in Egypt and those who visit on religious occasions.
> Several important Jewish archaeological and historical sites remain.
> Egypt was once home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the
> world. Egyptian Jews, who were mostly Karaites, partook of all aspects
> of Egypt's social, economic and political life; one of the most ardent
> Egyptian nationalists, Yaqub Sanu' (Abu Naddara), was a Jew, as were
> famous musician Dawoud Husni, popular singer Leila Mourad, and
> prominent filmmaker Togo Mizrahi. For a while, Jews from across the
> Ottoman Empire and Europe were attracted to Egypt due to the relative
> harmony that characterized the local religious landscape in the 19th
> and early 20th centuries. After the 1956 Suez Crisis, a great number
> of Jews were expelled by Gamal Abdel Nasser, many of whom holding
> official Egyptian citizenship. Their Egyptian citizenship was revoked
> and their property was confiscated. A steady stream of migration of
> Egyptian Jews followed, reaching a peak after the Six-Day War with
> Israel in 1967. Today, Jews in Egypt number less than 200.
> Bahá'ís in Egypt, whose population is estimated to be a couple of
> thousands, have long been persecuted, having their institutions and
> community activities banned. Since their faith is not officially
> recognized by the state, they are also not allowed to use it on their
> national identity cards (conversely, Islam, Christianity, & Judaism
> are officially recognized); hence most of them do not hold national
> identity cards. In April 2006 a court case recognized the Bahá'í
> Faith, but the government appealed the court decision and succeeded in
> having it suspended on 15 May. On December 16, 2006, only after
> one hearing, the Supreme Administrative Council of Egypt ruled against
> the Bahá'ís, stating that the government may not recognize the Bahá'í
> Faith in official identification documents.
> There are Egyptians who identify as atheist and agnostic, but their
> numbers are largely unknown as openly advocating such positions risks
> legal sanction on the basis of apostasy (if a citizen takes the step
> of suing the 'apostating' person, though not automatically by the
> general prosecutor). In 2000, an openly atheist Egyptian writer, who
> called for the establishment of a local association for atheists, was
> tried on charges of insulting Islam in four of his books.
> Although freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution,
> Egyptians converting from Islam to Christianity or vice-versa face
> great troubles with the government. Public officials, being
> conservative themselves, intensify the complexity of the legal
> procedures required to recognize the religion change as required by
> law. Security agencies fear that such conversions, especially those
> from Islam to Coptic Christianity, may stir social unrest, and
> therefore take steps to prevent it from happening sometimes by
> detaining the subjects.
> next time you're bored, do a little research on all the predominantly
> muslim countries in the world, and see what their official government,
> and official religious stance is on Israel, Judaism and Jews.
> The results just might frighten you, but I predict it won't - you'll
> be comforted by their forthrightness in admitting their bigotry, and
> won't understand what all the fuss is about.
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