How Muslims should respond to terror
May 25th, 2013
05:00 AM ET

How Muslims should respond to terror

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

By Fareed Zakaria

The sheer barbarism of the attack on a British soldier in Woolwich is really beyond comprehension – the alleged murderers are said to have hacked the victim to death, waited for the police to arrive, and seemed to encourage people to videotape their brutality.

And yet, we have to search for some way to think about what appears to be our future.

Terrorism used to be about something big and dramatic. But perhaps because groups like al Qaeda are on the run, their people hunted, their money tracked, their hideouts bombed, Woolwich and Boston have become the new faces of terror – a few people, disturbed or fanatical, radicalized by things they have read or watched, decide to commit evil.

How do you detect this kind of danger? It seems impossible.

This was the first terrorist killing on British soil since the London bus and subway bombings in 2005. In fact, since the Madrid and London bombings, there have been just three times that Islamic terrorists have killed people in Western Europe – Woolwich, the equally gruesome 2012 murders in France that killed French soldiers and children and a Rabbi, and the killing of U.S. soldiers in Frankfurt.

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Europe's governments have been doing a good job with police and counter-terrorism work – and that might explain the relative calm of recent years. They have also done a much better job than in the past at reaching out and helping to integrate their Muslim communities. And the communities have been responding much more strongly against these isolated acts committed by murderers in the name of Islam.

The Muslim Council of Britain issued an unequivocal statement condemning the latest killing, supporting British soldiers, and urging the police to do whatever it needed to, unhindered and unhampered. That is precisely the kind of statement all leaders of Muslim communities need to make whenever one of these kinds of attacks takes place.

I understand the feeling that some have that they should not be held responsible for the actions of a few perverted madmen. But the trouble is that these madmen claim that they are killing in the name of Islam and someone has to refute their claims – as often as they make them.

Now...the alleged murderer in Woolwich claimed that he was retaliating against British soldiers killing Muslims in Afghanistan.

I wish Muslim leaders would make the point that British – and American and other allied soldiers – are in Afghanistan at the invitation of the democratically elected government of that country. They are defending that government and Muslims every day from terrorist attacks and insurgent warfare. If these people want to protest the killing of Muslims, they should direct their wrath at the Taliban and al Qaeda and other jihadi groups because they are the ones who are killing Muslims and many others.

We need to hear this message more often and more loudly.

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Topics: Islam • Terrorism • United Kingdom

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  1. SweetEmma

    Great post! Agreed, way too many people toss logic out the window in lieu of a sweet fancy little fairy tale that makes them feel good about themselves. Ego is the true heart of religion, what a crock of nothing...

    May 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Reply
  2. jazzzmman

    I must admit I had some racist thoughts about Muslims after I heard about the Boston Bombing. I had thoughts of distrust and evil thoughts of taking revenge. I didn't take revenge but if I am being honest I felt angry.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  3. Southern Belle

    "As often as madmen claim they are killing in the name of Islam, someone has to refute them, says Fareed Zakaria."
    Gee Fareed, Ya think so? Twelve years too late someone from the Muslim community thinks of this? However, I guess this column is a huge step forward when considering that the Muslim population of Paterson, NJ (the largest community of Muslims in the US) were shown out on the streets cheering and dancing on local TV on local TV in Jersey City ON 9/11 itself. Aired once before it was pulled and the government and the MSM started playing the "religion of peace" card. ANYBODY buy that anymore?

    May 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Reply
    • Wasi

      no Ms. Belle No one buys that. Lets have a crusade shall we. Oh we're already doing that.
      But now just watch we're doing more than that. We are shredding the Bill of rights. wipe our asses with that old piece paper.

      August 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  4. Jack

    If we only hear messages of peace from Muslims on the occasion of terrorist attacks, then it's going to be a long bloody war indeed.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  5. ooo88

    islam is beautiful. killing innocents is one of the biggest sins in islam. islam means peace.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Reply
    • Really ?

      If you believe that – I have some Palaces for sale in Timebuktoo, only $100 each, and if you are a muslim, I will knock $5 off even from that.... How many would you like ?

      May 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Reply
      • ooo88

        y would u say something like this? i m being honest. u can keep your palaces and i will keep my religion.

        May 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
      • Dubya

        What's more believable "Really ?" is that you b@ng your litte sister right after you finish bl0wing your step-dad.

        May 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  6. Good try Zkaria, but this alone won't do...

    Farid Zakaria has made a good attempt with this article, but this is only a start. Infact, Islam itself is rotten at the core, with a prophet like Muhammad, there is not much you can do to stop destruction of Islam.

    Its time the western governments, as well as educated and well meaning muslims admit that the problem is with Islam, not with the fringe elements.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Reply
    • Wasi

      You have been trying since the last 200 years. Keep trying. But the Truth never dies till the end of time. When truth dies that will be judgement day. And this battle between truth and lies is destined by the Maker whatever name you want call Him by. We have to open our eyes and find the truth with a clean heart and really search for it. If we don't then we are the losers. Go ahead and kill all the Muslims but you will not change them. In fact most of the Muslims don't study their religion and they deserve to be slaughtered.

      August 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  7. A Muslim

    There is absolutely no room for terrorism in Islam. The terrorists represent themselves and do not represent the Muslim community. Islam as a religion is not what some people do in the name of Islam. It is very clear from the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that, even in the state of war, Muslims are not supposed to harm civilians. The prohibition extends to damaging property and even cutting down a tree.
    There are tons of negative comments against Islam and Muslims on this page and mostly based on misinformation spread by hateful people with agendas to create fear of Muslims. I would ask people to learn about Islam directly from Muslims to get a clearer picture. We Muslims believe in the same God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. We are the only religion outside of Christianity that reveres Jesus (peace be upon him). We believe that Islam is the continuation of the previous religions given to the previous prophets to guide people to worship only one God.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • chuckmartel

      Blah blah.... At only1 percent the US population, you creatures are in the news every day for killing or trying to kill fellow Americans. Everyday your peace/love crowd blows up other islamies in islami land. Anyone who can read and count would understand that. Even without the disproportionately large terror attacks, the last thing this country needs are a bunch of dark age, rag headed idiots that whip out rugs and pray 5 times a day. The bible bangers are bad enough but are tame compared to you islamies. Muzzies, just leave the west, you are evil genocidal disease, you are not needed and you are not wanted.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Reply
      • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

        Y'know, Chuck, if you don't like it here – you can always leave.

        May 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
      • chuckmartel

        y'know star, you are a PC idiot. The idea of turning the country over to barbaric invaders is beyond stupid.

        May 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
      • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

        Too late for that, chuck. Already there. Enjoy the ever increasing Police State.

        May 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
  8. Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

    "How are the Muslims responding to terror?"......

    why, by fighting back, of course.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  9. Jason byrd

    Why is everyone so upset because a Muslim was killed there is no difference in Muslims and Islamist am the religion is BS and we as Americans should start attacking them they way they have been doing us for God knows how long I wish they could hear how retarded they sound chanting that stupid shi after they slaughter an American but no we all sit here and allow our president to apologize and worship the same terroristic religion as they do and allow our government to keep making themselves more and more powerful over all of us screw that Americas people need to stand up and fight back and now is the time

    May 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
    • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

      ........speaking of sounding retarded.....

      May 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  10. Jerome

    It seems rather pretentious of non muslims like Fareed Zakaria to tell muslims how to react. The overwhelming majority of muslims are reacting amicably condemning this unanimously yet it doesnt get media coverage or people persist in islamophobia and could care less at muslims condemnation (read comments in the recent CNN article on muslim condemnation). I think muslims shouldnt even bother tryung to address this because they have nothing to do with these incidents. Their apologetic stance only further perpetuates the notion of some guilt on their part when there isnt none whatsover. They just live their lives like anyone else. I remember when 9/11 happened, i was a kid sweaty and coming home after a day of racial abuse in school and turned on thr tv to see it. I have no obligation to address this as I have no part in it and neither do other muslims..

    So the question arises, why should muslims who have not proclaimed support for these mulitants have to make these stands to be seen as decebt members of society and non complicit in terrorism WHILST westerners who openly support their armies dont have to address squat when their armies commit numerous atrocities in muslim lands?

    May 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
    • bq45

      Thanks Jerome for your very nuanced and sober argumentation. I work with the media monitoring in Denmark and EU and can confirm that the western media is very selective in presenting the view points of the Muslim communities.

      But when you say that: It seems rather pretentious of non muslims like Fareed Zakaria to tell muslims how to react, you are mistaken Fareed Zakaria has an Indian Muslim background.

      May 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  11. hari

    The most unstable,volatile religion that has no contol on its own preachings is islam no matter how many cuss me or deny this facts r facts and history repeats...and am atheist i dont believe in any religion still i see no point in following a religion which is absolutely find in giving ultimatums to kill fellow humans in most barbarous and cruel ways of sharia and jihadi...some might start arguing that we donno whats jihad but we dont care whether you are poor or rich we kill or boom ya if yu not gonna be a muslim..this radical thinking is the seed to all failures,its like you do our way or take the hell way..and i find it very hard to digest but their numbers are growing at alarming rate..jeez save mother earth from this stupid narrow crooked mindfcks!!

    May 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply
    • ooo88

      u r out of luck. mother earth doesnt care about religion race or color. u just need honest education about islam before making such rude comments.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Reply
      • hari

        sorry the only education i embrace is science coz without which we all would have fallen longback before creating some stupid bounds in the name of religions,castes and creeds...and hello you dont need education to see a fact it is visible how peaceful they are 🙂 and it is commonsense

        May 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
  12. garden girl

    Do you have the same requirements every time a member of every other religious group does something wacky? Does every Christian leader in the world have to condemn WBC each time they do something crazy? Do they all have to condemn people like David Koresh? 99.9% of Muslims have nothing to do with insane people like those who committed this most recent incomprehensible act in England.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  13. hoping for a better day

    This article is a result of the unfortunate incident in London. And on the whole, there are numerous comments bashing Arabs in general. I think it would better serve humanity if we were to comment with sensible ideas rather than simplistic nonsense. Moreover, the two accused of this heinous act our NOT Arabs. They are Nigerians who reverted to Islam years ago. Nigeria is a country that is almost evenly split between Christians and Muslims. So the issue is not of race but of ideology ... so instead of wasting your time and those of the readers but writing idiotic crap ... and engaging in childish name-calling, please write something constructive ... there is NO cure for ignorance.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  14. JET

    I would like the Muslim communities off all countries, especially the U.S and Great Britain, protest! Not just their clerics or "leaders" but the people. Get out on the streets and respond against this atrocity and others. Their should have been a huge out cry when 911 happened but you barely heard a whimper from the Muslim community. Get up off your asses and do and say something against it. Keeping your mouths shut isn't helping your situation for your religion or history.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

      .............aaahhhh, the Murcan way – tell everyone else what to do and how to do it.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Reply
      • JET

        What the heck do you think the terrorists are doing and to their own people not just to others who do not follow Islam.

        May 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
      • Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

        Live in fear, Jet. Live in fear.

        May 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
  15. John Henson

    We'd all like to hear this refutation, but we've heard nothing but the sounds of bombs exploding and we've seen nothing but the sights of beheading and the collapse of the World Trade Center. Meanwhile, the sounds and pictures of Islamic violence are everywhere. Who really speaks for Islam?

    May 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Reply
    • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

      Your own government blew up your precious towers. Stay American. Stay ignorant. Stay stupid. Stay servile.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  16. Tim O'Brien

    Qur’an 5:51 “Muslims, do not make friends with any but your own people.”
    Qur’an 8:12 cp. 8:60 “Instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers”; “smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them”
    Qur’an 8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels (non-Muslims) out to the last.’”
    Qur’an 8:39 “So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”
    Qur’an 8:59 “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah’s enemy.
    Qur’an 8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels (non-Muslims) out to the last.’”
    Qur’an 47:4 “Strike off the heads of the disbelievers”; and after making a “wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives.”
    Hadith Sahih Muslim (41:6984) Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:
    The Jews will fight against you and you will gain victory over them until the stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; kill him.
    Qur’an 9:5 “When the sacred forbidden months for fighting are past, fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” This verse is cited more than any other as abrogating less aggressive Qur’anic passages. It is said to have abrogated no fewer than 124 verses of the Qur’an. The reference to the sacred months is said to mean that after this specific period of sacred month, you need not respect any sacred months any more, but can fight whenever it is convenient

    UNDERSTOOD????

    May 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Reply
    • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

      Sounds just like your wonderful Christian Old Testament

      Now go on and be a good Catholic and molest some children.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • ooo88

      Mr Tim, your comments are bogus and misleading. it shows u are as misguided as solo terrorists are. i dont know about sahih al muslim quote but all the quotes from Quran are out of context. its like saying the doctor prescribed you a med and you are only reading part of the prescription instructions that says "do not eat your med" and you are not mentioning the part that says "while you are driving" either on purpose or because you are misguided as well. be honest and stop promoting hate please.

      May 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Reply
      • Sarah

        I have studied the Qaran. He is right. The book is filled with direct commands to klll non muslims and they are meant for all times. The old testament Christian bible has God commanding Israelites to kill Canaanites for example. The Canaanites were an evil nation. Read about them yourself. Nowhere in the Bible are on going commands to kill races or nationality's as a creed. The Qaran preaches to hate and kill anyone who does not embrace Islam. The Muslim dilemma is to pull those hundreds of kill verses out or not.

        May 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
      • Sarah couldn't 'study' a comic book

        ............."I have studied the Qaran"
        AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        WHAT FABULOUS BULLSH!T.

        May 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm |
  17. Wonderfool

    My wife and I both like Fairid Zakaria because his comments are very sensible. We know he ois a muslim and we are not. Having worked in several Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and a few more and having also visited Israel for work, I have a better experience with the Muslim countries than Israel. I have Muslim friends who are very moderate, just like me. So what is the problem with the Jihadis? I agree that there is NO Muslim Pope who can denounce for all Muslims (even Pope does not speak for all Christians). What Muslims need to to do is bring Quran to the 21 st cantury. It is false to say that Quran does not preach violence. It asks real Muslims to either convert the non-Abrahmic Kafirs or slay them. This must be changed. Quran needs to become more tolerant not only of other Muslims (and may be Jews and Christians) but ALL Religions. Quran needs a new Fatwa that tells all muslims that you cannot force others to convert to Islam else die (that's what I believe Philippe did in Spain after he defeated Moroccan Muslims). Quran should clearly state that you can only defend your faith from another person if he/she threatens you. And that should go for all religions – Christians and Jews, too. Christians cannot use a two illenium old Bible (as defined by the disciples and not Christ – PAul recommends violence, not offering the other cheek as Christ supposed to have preached) to force their views on others. We can all live in peace if and only of we learn to tolerate each and every and any other person.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • ooo88

      mr wonder fool u are fooling people around as well. your knowledge about Quran is also fool. Quran does not preach violence. Quran asks for self defense. please read the quran with tafseer. no fatwa is needed to clear this up that" a muslim must not kill innocents". as a muslim i can not dare to think of hurting any soul but in self defense. even for self defense islam has restrictions about unarmed or children/women/older/handicap/peaceful people.

      May 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Reply
      • Sarah

        I have studied the Qaran. He is right. The book is filled with direct commands to klll non muslims and they are meant for all times. The old testament Christian bible has God commanding Israelites to kill Canaanites for example. The Canaanites were an evil nation. Read about them yourself. Nowhere in the Bible are on going commands to kill races or nationality's as a creed. The Qaran preaches to hate and kill anyone who does not embrace Islam. The Muslim dilemma is to pull those hundreds of kill verses out or not.

        May 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
  18. Nivram

    By their omission, Muslims of this world show their overwhelming approval of this sort of barbarism with their deafening silence. Truly, any other religion would be proclaiming, loud and long, their disapproval of these acts.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

      What utter bullsh!t.

      May 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  19. Anton

    Muslim terrorists kill 3,000 Americans.
    In response:
    The United States kills 200,000 Iraqis and Afghanis. Conducts an international ring of kidnappings and holds kidnappees without trials for years, tortures prisoners, sets up west-leaning puppet governments in Iraq and Afghanistan and starts a policy of worldwide drone hunts compromising the borders of internationally recognized nations.
    How can we (the U.S.) even pretend to hold the moral highground?
    I'm not sure Muslim Terrorists are really the party to be afraid of here.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

      Basically, business as usual for "the greatest country on earth".

      May 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Mike,Albany

      In 1968, a Palestinian assassinates Robert F. Kennedy.
      In 1972, Muslims took 11 Israeli Olympians hostage during the Munich games and killed them.
      In 1988, a Muslim blows up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers on board.
      in 1993, Muslims try to blow up the World Trade Center in New York City. killing 6 people and injuring thousands of others.
      In 1998, Muslims bomb the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killing hundreds.
      In 2000, Muslims bomb the USS cole, killing 17 soldiers.
      In 2001, Muslims unleash 9/11 killing thousands.

      This is just a sampling of the terror caused by Muslims extremists leading up to 9/11, to say nothing of what has happened since. 9/11 was the dramatic tip of a rather tall iceberg, and if the response was heavy handed, it was a result of decades of terror, not just one day's attacks.

      May 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply
      • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

        You destroyed Iraq and killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. BOOYAH!

        BTW – It was your own people who killed Bobby. Jack, too.

        May 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm |
  20. dotheflippin'math

    The USSR had it right. The best religion is NO RELIGION! It's all a load of BS no matter which one you beilieve in. All it does is splinter society and justify inhumane treatment of those who do not share your narrow religious interprestion. Your priorites should be Family – Country – Self. Dump the afterlife fantasy.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  21. Yon

    Michigan? Bahahah! Michigan is a bankrupt hell hole. Islam has a way of making everything c r a p.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  22. Jon

    They should respond by going back to the Middle East.

    They don't want to be a part of our civilization, they all need to leave.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Reply
    • "Jon" is SUCH a g@y name

      Just curious, but what does Jack Van Impe's c0ck taste like?

      May 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  23. JOHN

    Did you know that British police are now arresting anybody that protests the muslems. Many are taken away in the middle of the night. Don't believe m, just check out the British news papers. Seem to remember that used to happen in Russia.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • Native

      got a suggestion for all those that want muslims gone.......leave and go back to the countries ur filthy grandparents came from ...mostly european filth.....and which one of your great grandfathers were the terrorists that killed the native indians....raise your hands....you shameless cowards

      May 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Reply
      • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

        They're hypocrites – they simply cannot comprehend.

        May 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
  24. Henry

    According to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority the land is going to the Muslim community of Al Aqsa Mosque through the Arab-American Community Development Corporation, whose leadership operates under ancient and oppressive Islamic tribal mentality, being totally incompatible with the American Spirit of Personal Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness as stated in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and as confirmed by Jesus Christ in John 8:36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”.
    http://henryastacityphilaeminentdomainmuslim.blogspot.com/

    May 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  25. Max

    There is a famous saying that goes something like this. "a muslim person is sweet from their mouth, but carry a knife under their armpit".

    This message is to all those people out there including the alex jones' of the world and the conspiracy theorists, who think only a select few muslims are causing problems in today's world and think the american government is to blame for everything going on. I find, mostly the american public is quick to judge those who speak out against islam without really knowing what islam is about. You have to read the qu'ran and the hadith to really understand what islam is truly about and how dangerous of a religion it is. There is hate speech in their holy books and it talks about war, yet, nobody seems to call muslim people out on it or nobody seems to question them on it. I mean, wouldn't you want to know about a religion that is constantly in the news for killing of innocent people and suicide bombings, even towards their own muslim brothers and sisters. Don't get me started on how many wars there have been between shia and sunni. As well, wouldn't you want to know about a religion that has built thousands of mosques on american soil while there is not one single church, temple, or synagogue in saudi arabia for example.

    Those so called "moderate" muslims that are amongst us all are not always moderate. And even though the moderates might not be engaging in bomb plots or terrorism per say, a lot of them do engage in hate speech towards non muslims behind close doors, and would love to impose sharia and other islamic ideologies on the western world. You scared yet?

    In the last 20 years, no other religion except islam has caused more bombings and mass killings world wide. It still continues to this day. Just type in islam and bombing or islam and terror and you will get thousands of websites that come up. If you type in christianity, hinduism, or judaism followed by terror or bombing you will hardly find anything of significance. You know how I know this, cause I actually did it. Even places such as thereligionofpeace dot com will give you a good insight of what islam is really like. Islam was built on war and causing terror to other cultures. Their prophet mohammed led armies upon armies into other countries forcing people to convert to islam by way of sword and raping and killing women and children. This is a known fact, and this is partially why sikhism came into existance, to fight the muslims. That is why I find it really funny when you hear all these terrorists or islamic fundamentalists blame america for starting a war with muslims and killing innocent women and children when in fact, it was muslims who started it.

    I have hung around a lot of muslims in my time, and while all of them were not suicide bombers or terrorists, you could tell by the way they spoke and their actions that they wished everybody on earth was a muslim and followed sharia or some forms of it. I even knew some moderate muslims, by our standards, who hated jews so much it was unbelievable. These are the same moderate muslims that people on this forum talk about as living in a community with non muslims and taking their kids to baseball games and cutting their grass etc etc. I wish some of you knew what really goes on inside the head of a muslim person. They are taught to use the technique of taqiyya to gain the approval of confidence of non muslims only to talk bad behind their backs and gain information from them or trick them. Muslim women are taught to have a large number of kids so they can overtake every other religion out there. That is why, when you hear a muslim person say islam is the fasting growing religion today, that may be true, however, it is not solely because people are converting to islam in record numbers, which they are not, but because muslim women are having 4-8 kids compared to non muslim women or people in the western world only have 2-3 kids or even less.

    I dated a muslim girl a few years back, and even though I am not a muslim, we talked about marriage and kids and everything. We had attended school together for two years and then we moved back to our home cities but still kept the relationship going. I was truly in love with her and I am assuming she was in love with me because she did tell me that and the things she did for me. She always told me religion didn't matter to her or her parents, and she didn't care who she married and she didn't care what her siblings or extended family thought of her if she married me. Fast forward to now. She recently got in touch with me for some reason and we talked about the past. I sort of tried to rekindle the romance and see what her thoughts were. The first thing she told me, she didn't want to start a relationship again because she is a muslim and she didn't want mixed up kids and mixed cultures. All this was kind of funny to me because it was only under a year ago that her and I were madly in love and she was telling me she didn't care about religion and all that jazz. All this just shows you, that islam does brainwash their followers and they are not open to accepting other cultures or religions into theirs. Mohammed was taught to kill and conquer the world at any cost. The qu'ran was written by ordinary men who were also taught to kill and conquer the world at any cost, and it is slowly happening as we speak.

    Look, I am not saying every muslim is a terrorist or every muslims hates you or I. All I am saying, be careful and cautious around muslim people because their religion takes the front seat when things really get down to the nitty gritty. To a muslim person, their religion is their life and there is no way around it. They want us all to except them but are not willing to accept different religions or cultures into their life.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • donttell

      Also, if you are a true muslim, dogs are never allowed in the nation or as a pet.

      May 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      "In the last 20 years, no other religion except islam has caused more bombings and mass killings world wide. It still continues to this day. Just type in islam and bombing or islam and terror and you will get thousands of websites that come up. If you type in christianity, hinduism, or judaism followed by terror or bombing you will hardly find anything of significance."

      LAST TWENTY YEARS
      – muslims (islam) causing all the bombings and mass killings
      – 100,000s of people killed
      – including illegal invasion of Iraq by US (also fault of islam)

      – EIGHTY YEARS BEFORE THAT
      – non-Muslims causing all the bombings and mass killings
      – World War One , World War Two, Communist Purges, Jewish Holocaust
      – 100,000,000s of people killed
      – Islam (Muslims) not so much (hardly any infact)

      now what was your point again?

      June 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | Reply
  26. Dubya

    Wow! – are you ever beyond stupid. Please don't breed. On second thought, this country could always use new cannon-fodder.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  27. JoeJH

    I know plenty of kind, empathetic, and progressive Muslims who I think are a shining example of what a member of a democracy should be like. But it still remains hard for me to overlook the general hostility that is in the air with regards to integrating Islam into Western society. I've just started reading about whats going on in Stockholm, and that is just baffling. Do we blame Islam? There are Christian extremists everywhere in the U.S., and while they aren't necessarily suicide bombing left and right, I believe that in the right conditions, they would be willing. There is an argument from each side blaming the other whether its pro-islam vs. no islam, multiculturalism vs. xenophobia, etc. I've even heard arguments about the Jews somehow pushing multiculturalism on the west and secretly being in control of everything going on in the West. It's crazy. There is no way that religion will ever be a thing of the past, there will always be religion. I'm not saying that's good or bad. I don't practice organized religion. I think one thing all the opinions who prefer we'd become the next N. Korea seem to forget is that intolerance has destroyed many a kingdom in the past. This is a battle of attrition that we're in with extremism. Put up or get out.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  28. Campion

    Yes 100% agree.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  29. electric52

    Muslim fanatics like to respond that Christians did and do the same thing every day. So I ask here, when was the last time within the last several years, not severl thousand years, that a Christian, a Jew, a Budist, or ANY OTHER RELIGION, killed innocent men, women AND children, and proclaimed "I DO THIS IN THE NAME OF GOD". So you see, we do have our crazy people that kill innocent people, but they have another agenda and it isn't religion.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • 46 Million on food stamps - such "greatness"

      Yet you expect "god" to be on "your side" when your country indiscriminately slaughters civilians.

      May 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      your argument is deeply flawed

      >> So I ask here, when was the last time within the last several years, not severl thousand years, that a Christian, a Jew, a Budist, or ANY OTHER RELIGION, killed innocent men, women AND children, and proclaimed "I DO THIS IN THE NAME OF GOD <<

      – muslims kill 100,000s in the name of God
      – non-Muslims kill 100,000,000s in the name of greed, nationalism, racism

      WHICH IS BETTER?

      June 11, 2013 at 11:17 am | Reply
  30. Ignorance Period

    Faithism is spread through hatred, ignorance and stupidity. Think critically about media and educate yourselves. Rise above. Do not stereotype. You are better than that.

    May 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Reply
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