Fa Dao wrote:just think that Hillary has gotten a free pass for far too long.
What does this even mean? One of the amazing things about this election is the blatant mysogyny with which it has been colored. While no great fan of Clinton, the unwavering mysogynistic attacks on her from the GOP have caused me to become ever more sympathetic with her. What I find increasingly amazing is that the progressive left in this country is willing to use smears against her from the far right with ever more enthusiasm and with an increasing lack of discrimination.
Was not aware that islam was a "sect" of Buddhadharma....
Buddhism is one sect, Islam is another. As practitioners of Buddhadharma we should not give into sectarian anxiety and prejudice, especially those of us who are nominally practitioners of Mahāyāna.
do I have some concerns about all of the bombings, beheadings, shootings, throwing people off of rooftops, stabbings, stonings etc etc that are going on all over the world in the name of islam? Yep, you bet I do! Dont you???
The victims of terrorist violence perpetrated by people who are nominally Muslims are overwhelming other Muslims. However, the number one killer of Muslim noncombantants remains the United States and its Western Allies. For example, 1.7 million children died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, according to the UN.
According to the Physicians for Social Responsibility report, Body Count of the "War on Terror
," 1.3 million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have directly or indirectly been killed by the war on terror.
By contrast, ISIS has only managed to kill roughtly 1200 people outside of Iraq and Syria.
Do I have anything against individual muslims? NOPE! As I have said so MANY times before..I dont have a problem with individual muslims...
You have no idea how prejudiced this sounds.
I do have a problem with some of the totalitarian ideology that is laced throughout the dcotrines of islam
From where did you gain this expertise on the Qur'an? With whom did you study it? How good is your classical Arabic?
as well as all of the world leaders repeating the tired old phrase every time yet another atrocity happens in the name of islam..."Nothing to do with islam".
They are correct. The actions of so called "Muslim Terrorists" are criminal, and thus they should be tried as criminals. Their actions are not motivated by any systematic doctrine which can be found in the Qur'an.
What you and others who crow about "Radical Islamic Terrorism" fail to understand is that use of language legitimizes them as "Muslims." It is clearly a biased and discriminatory use of language. For example, in this country, people who murder people at reproductive health clinics are never identified as "Christian terrorists," and yet bombings of and shootings at reproductive health clinics continue unabated.
We never discuss Christian violence against Muslims in Africa. 60,000 Muslims fled the Central African Republic in 2014 fleeing Christian militias intent on murdering them.
And of course in this country, the righ-wing militias are gearing themselves up to persecute and murder muslims.
Islamophobia is a ridiculous word created by the muslim brotherhood to deflect any and all critical discussion about the horrific doctrine that is islam.
The term "Islamophobia" was not coined by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is yet another oft-repeated, right wing conspiracy theory. According to the OED, the "Qur'an" of all things English, the term is attested to in English as early as 1923.
The modern usage of the term finds its source in a commission established in 1996 by the Runnymede Trust, the Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia, which published a report in 1997 entitled, Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All
. The report defines Islamophobia as, "...an outlook or world-view involving an unfounded dread and dislike of Muslims, which results in practices of exclusion and discrimination."
And by the way...it doesnt make one a "racist" for questioning and trying to discuss the "teachings" found in islam....
It certainly makes one a bigot when one does so from a position of near total ignorance about the religion of Islam. The very fact that you use scare quotes in the sentence above when describing Islamic teachings means that you have made up your mind already about a religion of which you and most Americans are wholly ignorant. In Buddhadharma, when we "question" the teachings of another school, it is done on the basis of a thorough and sympathetic critical review of those schools. Islam is deserving of no less.
what race is islam? Wake up people...pull your heads out of the PC sand...I think Voltaire said it best..
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"
Its never ceases to amaze me when intelligent people uncritically pull quotes off the internet that have long been known to be penned by fascists. Basically my friend, you need to stop reading alt-right websites. It's poisoning your moral compass.