Mr. So & So (Or The Silent Woman)
Re: The importance of “Islamism” to Loafing Oaf (cut/paste)
So, where's the point in that article? You're going to have to do better than say "You're wrong," or your ideology is "bad," etc., etc.
There were no points that were factually backed up.
Islam DOES have a problem. Muslim countries DO have some of the worst human rights abuses, and will not allow minority voices to speak up. If you believe in civil rights, then they're not relative. You believe in the minority voice. You oppose irrational, mob rule. You support the idea of democratic elections. Again, there is no relativism to it.
If %1 of the Muslim population wants things to be different, and they base their desire on reasoned facts, then the rest of the world has an obligation to endorse that right.
These are not asbtract ideas, or mere opinions, these are facts. So, until you, or whoever you decide to cut and paste, can factually refute why one should not feel that Islam has a problem with its practices, then it's nothing more than handwaving.
I would love to come live with you on the planet where every thing is so utterly simplisitic.
It's astonishing to me that America is constantly asked to reflect on its cultural status, and influence in the world, yet whenever there is any discussion about the deficiencies of an opressive religion, then suddenly it's nothing more than paranoid ideology.
There is nothing intellectual, or respectable about that mindset. It's a wishful response that is not based on any kind of intelligent argument.