I've linked to the original post by Bolta in the title, and here is my response to one of the commenters.
First of all, for Michael Taleb who got bullied at school. I also got bullied through school, as did my sister. We're skips, and I think you'll find that plenty of other people, irrespective of religion or appearance or language also have been bullied over the years. It happens. You have appeared to survive to adulthood, so deal with your issues and move on.
Now, Jacob, you've got a few issues of your own.
LOL. The paranoia is bloody humourous. So we’re all out to get you are we? Us bad Muslims.. let me play some scary music to highten the moment.
Muslims have disliked Jews and vice versa since the dawn of time. Christians have disliked Muslims since the dawn of time. In fact, Muslims have been on the recieving end for most of history.
I won't address the history bit, as Hilly has done that already, and much more succinctly than I could.
The only reason we are what we are today, is because the Muslim world was left behind with the rubble that the empires caused. Is this the rubble caused by the destruction of churches, for example?
We were once the most sophisticated, most advanced of all cultures. Unfortunately our love for Allah wasn’t good enough for Christianity, so raping our women and burning our children making the Holocaust look like a picnic, was your way of saying ‘No’.
Surely, if I had to live under the terms of the Pact of Umar I might be a touch resentful. In any case, apart from the Crusades and the appalling actions of the crusaders, there appears to be little in the way of the raping and murdering of muslim women and children by christians. There are plenty of reports throughout history and up to today of muslims raping and murdering of infidel women and children. Beslan would have to be one of the most wellknown examples of this.
And then of course, the daily reminders of war torn and poverty Islamic nations isn’t just enough to make the average Arab cringe with anger. No, no.. Now a whole new era has taken face.. the dawn of Terrorism.
Hmmm. Poverty in Islamic nations. Considering that the UN have been supplying aid to the Palestine, for example, since the 1950s, I'd be asking where all that money over all those years, and from other countries, also, has gone.
Defending our morals, land and people.. to you, is terrorism. How do we get around it? There is no chance in hell we will surrender the word of the Kuran for the word of Bush, but how do we please the world and the after-life? With the Western system thats currently in place, we can’t. Every Muslim on this world, and no Andrew it’s 1.8 billion instead of 1.3, has now been given the option.. Allah or Dollar.
You don't surrender the word of Allah. That is because you have the freedom of religion in this country, and in the US, and UK, and plenty of other countries around the world.
What about the freedom to practise christianity or buddhism or paganism in Islamic countries? Where are the churches in Saudi Arabia?
Mind you, the hidden Christianity and even more hidden Judaism makes extreme Islam look like a Wiggles movie, but thats not whats reaching your screens. They won’t discuss how experienced Jewish doctors are prohibited from performing on gentiles. No blowing up stuff is alot more fun and exciting to report.. or is it?
Hidden christianity and Judaism. Hmmm. Someone's been watching the Da Vinci Code and reading the Protocols again. Both are fiction, and in the case of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, an extremely dangerous hoax.
I've never heard of jewish doctors refusing to accept gentile patients, but I have heard of muslim patients refusing to attend infidel doctors. Does that count in the discrimination stakes?
Israel goes back into Europe, I suggest Germany gives it some land. U.S leave Middle Eastern policies. Everyone of you forget the world Islam, and I will put my life on the line, that the only terrorism you will hear of is between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in another world, far, far away.
You asked to play the game.. Now stop bitching about the rules.
So Israel should go back to Germany? And do what? Climb aboard cattletrucks once again?
I think not, Jacob. Once was one time too many for that exercise, and if you think that infidels of the world will let it happen again, you would be advised to think again.
The jews were in the Middle East for centuries before the christians, who were there for centuries before the muslims. Who should be giving land back to whom?
As for the rules of the game, well, I live in Victoria, so am subject to the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act of 2001, so I will refrain from quoting the relevant passages from the quran.
I will say, however, that while I believe the bible is the Word of God, I also believe that the quran is the Word of Allah.
I am also more than happy to suggest that Jacob read the New Testament. Perhaps if you see what Jesus actually said and did as opposed to what he is purported to have said and done, you may gain a greater appreciation and respect for both jews and christians. Jesus was, after all, a jew.
(apologies for the long post)