Originally Posted by Toby Take a Bow
I never said it wasn't intolerant. But I'd love to know why BlaasForRafa thinks it's the most intolerant, preferably with examples.
The most intolerant major religion, and with a nod to its massive diversity may be more apt. Its also worth pointing out that by far the most to suffer from this intolerance in some Islamic sects are the more tolerant Islamic sects (the obvious being the Suffi's in Pakistan).
But before some actual figures, anecdotal evidence may just be anecdotal but to ignore the fact that 100's of people are targeted each year explicitly by Islamic terrorists because they do not follow islam (or again far more likely) they follow the wrong KIND of Islam cannot be disregarded. It is near daily. That you probably cannot point to one similiar attack by radical Christian group in the last 10 years may be the act of an enormous propoganda machine/ cognitive disonance but really should play into how you form an opinion about a given group.
A recent poll on British Muslims found, for example that
– 33% claim that killing is justified if done to protect religion.
– 40 percent support the introduction of sharia for British Muslims.
– 33 percent support a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on sharia.
-36 percent of young British Muslims think apostates should be killed.
-13 percent of young British Muslims said they “admired” Al Qaeda.
16 percent of British Muslims support suicide bombing in Israel.
-7 percent of British Muslims support suicide bombing in Britain.
-33% of Muslims want Sharia Law as implemented in Saudi Arabia.
-28% of muslims agreed they dreamt of Britain becoming an Islamic State.
-78% wanted Danish cartoonist prosecuted.
-68% want prosecutions for insulting Islam.
-62% disagree with the freedom of speech if it insults religious sensibilities.
-50% said British people who insult Islam should be arrested and prosecuted.
(yes the daily mail, fortuntly its the figures one should look at.)
Around 50% around the Muslim world support Hamas, whos goals are explicitly genocidal http://www.pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/...and-hezbollah/
None found homosexuality acceptable.
Really if your not fully aware of the well documented and well researched massive problems in Islam at this point then I really want to know where you get your news...
Clearly its not only a problem, but it is a pretty damn big one. That we are here 11 years after 9 11 still debating whether its alright to recognise Islam has specific problems is nothing short of ridiculous. But then its not surprising, the far left seek to protect anything they deem sufficiently anti american, regarldess of their own goals and ambitions, whilst even the most mainstream and powerful Muslim orientated dialogue generators ( I think of al Jazeera) still have their entire programming based around a tone of self rightousness and self pitty. That such polls can fly under the radar so easily without being massivly commented on show the extent to which a little more self criticism may be needed.