Someone reposted this picture on Facebook tonight, and I highly disagree:
Blaming all Muslims, all those who practice Islam for the actions of highly radicalized barbarians such as ISIS/ISIL and Al Qaeda, for the terrorism going on in the world, is like blaming all Christians for the actions of Westboro Baptist “Church”.
Who made you judge and jury? You aren’t God.
Why are people so willing to condemn a whole group of people they don’t know for the actions of bad segments of their population? Those who practice Islam the way it was meant to be practiced, and those who interpret it to fit some sort of violent agenda are two completely different things. I know people are smarter than that, so why fall into that trap called knee jerk reactionaryism? (Yes, I know that’s not a word).
Terrorism is the scourge we’re all dealing with, given Friday’s events in Paris. It’s been a problem since 9/11. It seems that it’s not being dealt with competently by our government. How many more Parises, how many more 9/11’s, how many more planes have to be shot out of the sky for the government to get it. Is war the answer? Perhaps it’s all these cretins understand.
I don’t have all the answers and neither does anyone else. So quit fear mongering and educate yourself. You might actually learn something. No religion is perfect– there are radicals with their own agendas. These are the people we needed to protect ourselves from. Let the rest live their lives in peace, as they’re probably just as upset about this as you are.
I know ilk probably get some kind of crap from people about this. Just remember, this is MY opinion. Your actual mileage may vary.
In Stef and this is where it’s @ !~