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    (Original post by Josb)
    A Syrian passport has been found near the body of a terrorist at the Stade de France.
    And the penny drops...

    This could easily have been prevented.
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    (Original post by The Rad Prince)
    I'm just making the point that he wasn't a Christian terrorist because he was an atheist-agnostic who disliked the idea of a peaceful Jewish hippy.
    Mr Brevik has nothing to contribute to normal society.
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    Just goes to show how pathetic and cowardly these "Jihadi" militants are.

    They speak of their hatred of the West, their policies and governments, yet instead of going for the heart (the government itself), they choose easy/soft targets.

    Hundreds of innocent human beings having dinner, drinking and watching football and a rock band.

    I'm in complete and utter shock. As someone who has a lot of affection for France, it truly sickens me.
    Couldn't agree with this more. I find that people (myself included) can be detatched to what has actually happened; we've become desensitised by it. People have gone out, they have families, friends and lives of their own, to enjoy themselves and their life has been taken so, so needlessly. Really makes you think.
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Bear in mind 9/11, 7/7 and ISIS was caused by a small proportion of Muslims. There's billions of Muslims out there and ISIS barely covers 5% of them.
    it here first.

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/to...ligion-137976/ - Islamic university condemns ISIS

    https://www.rt.com/news/229383-kasas...-isis-crucify/ - Jordanians condemn ISIS

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...p-9599273.html - British Muslim leaders condemn ISIS
    ISIS was created by the CIA, much like Al Qaeda. You've heard
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    (Original post by Amy. J S)
    Couldn't agree with this more. I find that people (myself included) can be detattched to what has actually happened; we've become desensitised by it. People have gone out, they have families, friends and lives of their own, to enjoy themselves and their life has been taken so, so needlessly. Really makes you think.
    You can only truly understand the enormity of these attacks when they involve you on a personal level (if that makes sense).

    As you've rightly said, people are "desensitised".
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Bear in mind 9/11, 7/7 and ISIS was caused by a small proportion of Muslims. There's billions of Muslims out there and ISIS barely covers 5% of them.


    http://www.christianpost.com/news/to...ligion-137976/ - Islamic university condemns ISIS

    https://www.rt.com/news/229383-kasas...-isis-crucify/ - Jordanians condemn ISIS

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...p-9599273.html - British Muslim leaders condemn ISIS
    Even if 1% of muslims are extremists, that is 18 million people. Estimates suggest that 20% of muslims think killing in the name of Allah is good.
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    Those posting news that some scholars and leaders "condemn" attacks. Of course they will. Do you think it would be sensible to admit that they support it if they really did and planned something like that themselves?
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    A man coming from Montenegro was arrested in Germany on 5 November with riffles in his car. Germans say he's linked with the attacks.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    I'd say yes (because intervention can mean ground troops as well) but it is established in this scenario, they are synonymous so I don't know why you chose to make a redundant division.



    I would have thought that it would be a recurring spiral of antagonism and more killings.

    We get worked up because of XXX and we go and bomb them. They know we bomb them because they did XXX so they go and do it some more to get a rise and reaction out of us. We stand at the sidelines and feel helpless so we support stronger and stronger action.

    Isn't that how it is?



    I'd understand it if we were helping those fleeing but we are not.

    Japan, giving $200 million to help the war on IS but will not accept any refugees.
    The gulf countries, bombing the **** out of IS, but hardly a murmur of refugees.
    Western countries, also bombing the **** out of IS, but their populace doesn't want refugees.

    Don't tell me that this is strictly about helping refugees.
    I'm asking you if you are against intervention. Not if you are against the intervention that has happened already. Hence the division.

    I disagree with that simple summary. There absolutely are more reasons for responding than revenge. Deterrence for example. Solving the cause of the problem which would stop the symptoms.

    Well I'll leave the friendly conversation alone and officially call you a loon. Fighting against an invading fascism is helping refugees! It's fighting for the continuation of their home? Is it? I mean, it's solving the problem rather than the symptom. It wasn't a coincidence that this was the matter everyone agreed on once the debate on migrating refugees died down.

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    (Original post by The Rad Prince)
    Such a Shia thing to say x
    Guilty as charged.
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    (Original post by Ishea16)
    Muslims would NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER join ISIS. ISIS are the one that are killing Muslims in Syria and other parts of the world. There are some absolute idiots that support them and all i can say for them people is that God help them.As a Muslim I Hate Hate Hate ISIS more than any non Muslim, they are not human forget Muslims Why do ALL the Muslims get Hate when its a group of animals that are causing the pain and chaos?Do you seriously believe all the Muslims you have met could be as brutal and disgusting as ISIS?How hard must it be for me and all the other Muslims to be always blamed for something I have not done? To go out and people looking at you disgusted? As a civilised nation why have we not stopped generalising? i am a Muslim but i didn't kill innocent CHILDREN men and women i wasn't responsible for the tragedy in Paris i am not the one trying to take over the world i am a Muslim but i am not ISIS so stop blaming me
    I hate Tottenham Hotspurs, and would never support them, but I know that other people would, and do. Just because you don't support ISIS doesn't mean no other Muslims would.

    (Original post by Hasan_Ahmed)
    Who are the main victims of muslim terrorism?
    Muslims.

    Why are those muslim being terrorised? What is the ideology of the second, targeted group of muslims? Why aren't they fighting on the side of the terrorists?

    Ask yourself these questions.
    What is your argument, that these Muslims are so violent they even kill those within their own religion? Good point, Poirot, totally deflects all criticism.

    (Original post by Josb)
    A Syrian passport has been found near the body of a terrorist at the Stade de France.
    I'm not going to get my tinfoil hat out, but it all seems a little too neat - if you're planning and carrying out a terrorist attack, why would you carry a passport with you?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Whilst not being overtly Christian it does play an important part in the types of politics he comes from. It's part of what defines the west against the percieved invasion and taking over of Europe from Muslims/Islam and Marxists. If anything his version Christianity is even worse in that it is a kind of soft Christianity in that there are millions of such people in Europe who hold this belief of Beveriks... It

    "It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian-atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy..." ~ Beverik


    It probably describes a lot of Church of England goers in this country. But we did not demand they explained themselves after those 77 people were killed.

    Some more of his views on religion.

    In 2009, he wrote "Today's Protestant church is a joke. Priests in jeans who march for Palestine and churches that look like minimalist shopping centres. I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic."[192] Before the attacks, he stated an intention to attend Frogner Church in a final "Martyr's mass".[193]The manifesto states its author is "100 percent Christian",[32] but he is not "excessively religious"[32] and considers himself a "cultural Christian" and a "modern-day crusader".[32][194]

    His manifesto states "I'm not going to pretend I'm a very religious person, as that would be a lie", calls religion a crutch and a source for drawing mental strength, and says "I've always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment." Regarding the term cultural Christian, which he says means preserving European culture, he notes, "It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian-atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy...)"[184][194] Furthermore, Breivik stated that "myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God."[194][195] Nevertheless, he stated that he planned to pray to God for help during his attacks.[196]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik

    But we do not condone or demand some kind of inquiry into western Culture/religion. Statements such as "the deafening silence of the Muslim community" imply that the Muslim community are inherently complicit unless they, on mass, state otherwise. Guilty until proven innocent. There is an imbalance between how we treat terrorist attacks that come from different ideologies, beliefs and countries.
    The more I read your post the more I thought you were digging yourself a hole.

    He describes himself as a 'cultural christian'

    He talks of being in the same position as 'Christian - agnostics and Christian-atheists'

    He 'views religion as a crutch'

    And you want to paint this as some kind of link to Christianity?

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    (Original post by Scrappy-coco)
    The more I read your post the more I thought you were digging yourself a hole.

    He describes himself as a 'cultural christian'

    He talks of being in the same position as 'Christian - agnostics and Christian-atheists'

    He 'views religion as a crutch'

    And you want to paint this as some kind of link to Christianity?

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    It;s a link to a kind of Christianity many westerners in Europe adopt. We don't go on witch hunts for Cultural Christians when a terrorist who subscribes great importance to culture Christianity goes on a killing spree. Beverik was essentially moderate in his Christianity then? Christians can't even use the 'he was an extremist outlier' line in that case.

    I'm not trying to hide the fact Beverik was not an extreme dogmatic religious person like an ISIS terrorist will be. If I was I would have not included that part when I quoted him.

    Beveriks interest in Christianity is the same as a lot of Europeans, yet we do not and should not hold them all responsible or complicit when he killed 77 people. But a lot of us do just that when it is a Muslim Terrorist. That is what I am saying.
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    Well done Sherlock.

    Most of the ISIS/Al Qaeda attacks have been carried out in majority Muslim countries. /slowclap
    The point is that these people are an enemy of a huge segment of the muslims, so it doesn't make sense to blame muslims as a whole for the actions of a faction which is actively doing the same things to the other muslims as they are doing to the west - and more often, killing more. Of course, right now people aren't thinkng straight, and I believe people have a right to that anger so long as they don't carry out retaliationary violence towards the wrong people.
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    I'm not going to get my tinfoil hat out, but it all seems a little too neat - if you're planning and carrying out a terrorist attack, why would you carry a passport with you?
    They knew they were going to die, so they probably didn't care to be identified. It's perhaps an honour for them to appear in the news.

    The Kouachi brothers also left an ID in their car in January.
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    (Original post by Longshot700)
    I'm sorry but what?
    I'm saying it was absolutely right to talk about the problems involved in Rotherham. The stiffening silence in the face of what happened in case you were accused of racism. Just focusing on the victims would have actually done the victims a injustice.

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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    What is your argument, that these Muslims are so violent they even kill those within their own religion? Good point, Poirot, totally deflects all criticism.
    No. By all means, criticise and discuss, that's how understanding is made. But 'these muslims are so violent that they even kill those within their own religion' is naive, and immature, demonstrating a lack of knowledge about whether different muslim ideologies exist in large numbers or not, including non violent forms, and perhaps a lack of willingness to gain that knowledge in order to help us progress.
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    (Original post by Louisb19)
    Even if 1% of muslims are extremists, that is 18 million people. Estimates suggest that 20% of muslims think killing in the name of Allah is good.
    Source?

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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    It;s a link to a kind of Christianity many westerners in Europe adopt. We don't go on witch hunts for Cultural Christians when a terrorist who subscribes great importance to culture Christianity goes on a killing spree. Beverik was essentially moderate in his Christianity then? Christians can't even use the 'he was an extremist outlier' line in that case.

    I'm not trying to hide the fact Beverik was not an extreme dogmatic religious person like an ISIS terrorist will be. If I was I would have not included that part when I quoted him.

    Beveriks interest in Christianity is the same as a lot of Europeans, yet we do not and should not hold them all responsible or complicit when he killed 77 people. But a lot of us do just that when it is a Muslim Terrorist. That is what I am saying.
    Well I think you should be a bit more specific. Its very general you see.

    How do you define the type of Christianity that Beveriks belonged to?

    How much of Europe can be said to have a similar type of Christianity?

    I mean, with Muslim terrorists it's all outlined and clear. They have some things in common with the majority of Muslims (five pillars etc) but we see where they differ and their views.



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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    What is your argument, that these Muslims are so violent they even kill those within their own religion?
    Not even. Those cases are usually Sunni vs Shia muslims (= "not real muslims" - spot the reason to kill them). I think international terrorists are usually Sunni muslims.
 
 
 
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