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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Why do Muslims hate us, the west? What can we do to fight Islamic terrorism, extremism & the radicalization of Muslims & militant Islam? Why won't the left criticize Islam? What the mainstream media isn't telling us.

The Muslim world (for page thumbnail), credit of

Why does it seem like so many Muslims have a dislike for "the west"? Are there any factors other than pure religion & culture? If so, how did things get like this?

Some Muslims, unfortunately, have turned to hatred, or even outright violence against not only people who fail to follow Islam, but sometimes, even against other Muslims who don't follow their version of Islam. Why is this the case in recent decades but not so before the cold war?

Before foreign governments meddled in the middle east, the middle east was doing fine and didn't have war and religious fanatics quite like what they do now. In fact, at least some places were more secular pre-Cold War than now.
For a small example, as shown at 7:29 of the video below, there were women in the middle east who dress up in a way that religious fanatics wouldn't allow.

Or, for much better examples, not only did Muslims, Jews, & Christians live in the middle east lived in relative peace thousands of years before the Cold War (the situation isn't as good as, say, in the U.S.A., but better than now), but also, even today, there are a number of Muslims who are sensible enough to coexist, & sometimes, even unite with their Christian neighbors as shown in the videos below;
(Skip to 5:25 for the video below)

But in which ways have governments been meddling in the middle east?
Modern-day Islamic terrorism really started during back during the cold war when the USA's government, alongside some powerful Saudis, tried to radicalize the Muslim world against the Atheist-majority communist-bloc countries.
But, after the Soviet Union collapsed, militant Islam did not. It not only survived, but, among uneducated people who were desensitized to violence, thrived.

People can turn to religion for a number of reasons. Commonly, they're uneducated, so they're more likely to be superstitious, they're grown up seeing violence around them, so they're desensitized to violence & feel that it's more acceptable, or, from time-to-time, don't see much of a point in life outside of religion.
Hence, how we see religious fanatics thrive outside of the developed world more often.

Back to the origins of terrorism, the 1st 2 videos here about modern-day terrorism are the most important. The others are just more in-depth.

Podcasts and articles for more information:

This is an excerpt from the PrisonPlanet article "Muslims Are Good Folks" (though I have no intention of protecting ideology: only stopping hate from turning violent);

"[Sunni] Islam is not a religion with a hierarchy such as the Roman Catholic Church. In that respect, Muslims are much like Southern Baptists, only more so. Any group of Muslims can build a mosque and hire themselves an imam, or teacher. They are independent. There is no Muslim pope or College of Cardinals. There are no bishops. When an imam somewhere issues a fatwa, which is a sort of formal opinion on a subject, it is not binding. Like Protestant Christians, Muslims interpret their holy writings themselves and consider themselves answerable directly to God – or, to use the Arabic word, Allah.Most of the disputes in the Middle East are secular and political. Hamas’ quarrel with Israelis is not about the fact that they are Jews but about the fact that they occupy Palestine. The objections some Muslims have to Western culture are the same as those some Christians have. They don’t like the violence, the immorality, the pornography and the greed. The conflict one sees between the religious and the secular in some Muslim countries is similar to the conflict in this country between religious and secular folks.There are 6 million or 7 million American citizens who are Muslims. Muslims have been in this country since the late 19th century. If you don’t already, you should make an effort to get to know Muslims. You’ll find that they don’t fit the stereotypes created by mean-spirited propaganda or superficial news coverage."

Can Islamic militant groups take over the west?

I highly doubt it. They would cause some damage and have their 15 minutes under the sun, but look at the numbers. 
ISIL/al-Qaeda, & the Taliban, the most militarily powerful groups. There's quite a few others, but they're smaller & probably aren't as capable of taking over the west, let alone the world. Now, let's add up the numbers of some of the bigger ones (credit of Wikipedia), ISIL (257,900 tops), al-Qaeda (27,315+), Taliban (60,000, 2014 estimate), Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (25,000), Haqqani network (15,000 tops), Islamic Front (Syria) (70,000), Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union (15,00), Army of Mujahedeen (about 12,000), Alwiya al-Furqan (2,000). 

The grand number is: 396,900. Is it a buff number? Yes.

But, there's a catch: not only are some fighting each other (the Taliban is being attacked by ISIS & ISIS is fighting its own parent, al-Qaeda), but also, they are badly outnumbered by Western gun owners. 
According to GunPolicy, as of 2014, there are 1,989,181 LICENCED firearm owners in Canada, more than 3 times times the number of the members of groups I described. 
In Germany, there are 2,000,000. 
Even in the United Kingdom, with very strict weapon laws against civilians, there are 842,665 licensed firearm owners. 
U.S.A.? Plenty of firepower!!! And this goes on, & on. 
Now, this is not counting unlicensed or illegal firearm owners, or those who own exempted weapons such as antiques.

I'd also like to mention that Germany has more military personnel than ISIS/Al-Qaeda, and Greece alone has more military personnel than every one of the listed Islamist groups combined, according to

Can Muslims take over the west with their birthrate?

Islam is a dying religion, and for the most part, Muslim immigrents (and immigrents in general) tend to have less babies in the countries that they immigrate to than people who still live in the countries that they came from. I've created an entire playlist just about this.
So the answer is a pretty clear "NO!".

But still, what can we do to combat Islamic terrorism?

Do 4 things.

. 1: stop supporting militant groups in the middle east & stop with the wars in the middle east. Using people's hard-earned tax dollars to kill people & blow things up on behalf of foreign governments & privately owned central banks does not help with anything positive.
(Skip to 21:11 for the video below.)

. 2: If diplomacy & trade doesn't work (it usually does), tell theocracies, especially Saudi Arabia & Qatar since they are big sponsors of terrorism, to stop what they're doing or they will face sanctions & have the outside world buy oil from places other than the middle east. Definitely take away their support by the U.S. government (& by extension, NATO).

. 3: End imperialism, neocolonialism, predatory loans from the IMF, privately owned central banks & start to support countries that need help & encourage economic freedom, support education, & encourage investment so those countries can rebuild themselves.

. 4: Change immigration policies to filter out troublemakers. Do not be afraid to deport immigrants who cause serious trouble, as they cause problems for everyone anyway. Also, try to reduce brain drain from places that are in dire need more educated & smart people in them.

5. Get religious leaders to condemn violence in the name of their religion, & to promise eternal punishment for anyone who commits violence outside of strict defense of self &/or others.


What about Muslim attacks on Christians worldwide, and why do Muslims seem like the most violent religious group while Jews treat Christians well? Is it justified to hate Muslims?

Actually, there are quite a few cases where Jews have mistreated Christians &/or have raped people (including kids). So ask yourself; do these Jews rightfully represent all Christians?

Jewish Defense League violence

And most of these articles come straight from Israeli media.

Jewish Extremists Set Fire To Historic Church In Israel:

Similarity, do uneducated, superstitious, & violent Christians living in poor, developing parts of the world rightfully represent all Christians?

Or do gun owners who use their weapons to unjustifiably harm others rightfully represent all gun owners?

Why won't the left criticize Islam? Are they scared to criticize Islam, do they hate western civilization, or something else?

I think that the left's reaction to criticism of Islam is a mix of a reaction to anti-Muslim & anti-Islam rhetoric, & Neoliberal virtual signaling.

On certain sites, especially BareNakedIslam or Walid Shoebat's sites, a lot of the information posted there are actually proven to be part-truths at best, & often outright lies.
A friend of mine, Allyson (formerly Allyson Abu-Hajar) created a Pinterest board dedicated to debunking lies spread by these sites; .

Also, BareNakedIslam and Walid Shoebat are both openly pro-Israel & seemingly have an agenda to divide Christians & Muslims.

Since criticism of Islam from people who collectively hate Muslims often drain out the criticism from people who are not collectively hateful, a lot of people don't want to be associated with the virtual tar-baby topic of criticising Islam.

As for virtue signaling, they see Muslims as an oppressed minority group (though many of these same people only see this on a domestic issue, not foreign policy, basis).

Here are a few critics of Islam that I personally would recommend:
Secular Jihadists
Abdullah Sameer
Veedu Vidz
Farhan Qureshi
Mufassil Islam

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