(Original post by 1g Fat)
As I've said before, there may have been episodes of violence but the behaviour of the Muslim world - with the rise of fundamentalism and terrorism - is unique.
So is Islam, as i said before, all it takes is one look back in to history to see how it reacts to foreign agression. I have said some of the blame lies with the religion for extremist interpretations, but we were the ones who arrogantly stirred up a hornets nest by pllaying puppetmaster.
I suggest you pick up a history book and read about the United States' actions in south America before you make such a comment.
American intervention in the Middle East has led directly and indirectly to millions upon millions of innocent deaths. The South American coups and proxy conflicts do not compare to what has happened in the mid east.
For goodness sake, some Muslims are angry about teeny tiny Israel 'occupying Muslim lands', ye the Western world almost wiped out the Native Americans and the Aborigines and gained control of vast amounts of land - you don't see them deploying violence.
Firstly, i seem to remember that a couple of centuries ago there was a masssive Native American resistance and terror campaign against the invaders, there were scalpings and burnings, decapitation and terror. The same for what happened with the aborigines in Australia and the Maori in New Zealand. However your point here is moot because that happpened 200 years ago. We are talking about the present, and what has happened in the last 50 years. You might as well argue "Why aren't the English attacking the French for the battle of Normandy"- absurd isn't it?
Also, what a naive view of the Isreal conflict, you obviously have no idea of the history of the region or American manipulation of Isreal and of Palestine in the 80's and 90's when the American administration funded and armed both sides and let them slug it out. The reason why the muslim world blames America for Isreal is because they see daily American attack helicopters, tanks and guns attacking and killing Palestinians. They just happened to be piloted by Isreali's
Buddhism is also an extremely proud religion but they explicitly condemn all forms of violence, so it clearly has nothing to do with whether a religion is 'proud' or 'not'.
All religions can be interpreted in different ways and twisted so as to be used for violence.
Islam can be interpreted as a religion of peace and of violence, just like christianity, just like judaism.
I'll join you in demanding that the West take the majority of the blame for Islamic terrorism and fundamentalism when non-Muslims who have been affected by Western intervention start flying planes into buildings.
What a naive thing to say. DO you have any idea of the scale of destruction American interventionism has caused in the Middle East, it is not just that, but also the fact that they are persisting, they will not leave for oilbvious reasons. Look what happened to Vietnam after America stopped interfering, they are now a succesful nation and ally of the USA, imagine if they hadn't interfered at all...