So did you feel and express the same outrage about Christians getting attacked by Muslims in a similar manner in places like Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt and Indonesia?
What are your thoughts on sharia law being imposed upon the population in Muslim majority countries, even to non-Muslims, and the persecution and/or execution of apostates within those countries? If it's none of our business how they run their countries and what they do within them, can't the same be said for foreign non-Islamic countries?
Being that I personally know people who were born and grew up in Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt and still have lots of family there as well as me personally having family in Indonesia, I could educate you on the reality (just as they have educated me) but you must first be willing to rid yourself of your ignorant mass media mentality that has shaped your tiny little world and led to your shameful approach here.
My outrage is not simply because 'Muslims are getting attacked', it is more at the hypocrisy displayed by individuals (and nations) who claim to be 'humanist'. I would of course be just as sad and demand justice if any minority group is systematically attacked and massacred just as I was when the world watched while Hutus were being massacred by Tutsis in Rwanda (which has nothing to do with Muslims, Christians or Buddhists or religion at all for that matter).
But to compare this situation here with Nigeria or Sudan or Egypt would be extremely ignorant and simply void of any realization of worldly affairs. For the record, the vast majority of attacks in Nigeria are caused by the 'Buku Haram' group and they kill Muslims and attack Mosques as well.
And further for your information, Islam strictly prohibits the attacking of churches and shedding innocent blood and perpetrators of such are to be put to death, plain and simple. The Islamic stance on this (which is my stance) has been declared loudly by prominent clerics in Nigeria (and around the world) yet fallen on deaf ears (such as yours), for example: Nigerian Muslims Condemn Boko Haram; Sheik Gumi Preaches: “the suicide bombers will not see God” http://newsrescue.co.../#axzz23KeikBnuFatwa On ‘Boko Haram’ Suicide Bombing And Other Terrorist Activities In Nigeriahttp://saharareporte...ivities-nigeria
In fact, within these types of discussions (which always turn into religion-bashing discussions by the usual suspects as opposed to discussions focused on the injustices and oppression, just like this one has turned out to be) myself and others have on numerous occasions stated that killing innocent people, oppression, persecution, terrorism and suicide bombings etc. are all forbidden in Islam. Perhaps you are simply blaming me for your ignorance, which is fine..
Shari'ah law being imposed on non-Muslims within countries that implement Shari'ah law is no different than Canadian law being implemented on non-Canadians in Canada. People need to abide by the laws of the places they visit or reside, plain and simple. Frankly, there is no nation today that properly or justly applies the Shari'ah anyways. Furthermore, if a Muslim or a group of Muslims were guilty of a crime in Burma then by all means they would fittingly deserve punishment after trial within that land according to the laws of that land...perhaps you could enlighten us as to what crime the Rohingyas have committed here?
And again, so-called 'peace-loving, humanist and humanitarian' nations have made it their business on what happens in other countries but it would seem that you are more than ready to deny this reality and turn a blind eye. Perhaps because this is what the mass media and governments around the world have done.
And finally for the record, I am extremely equally disgusted with the governments of Muslim nations in general with regard to this issue for their indifference and general refusal to help, but unlike you I'm not going to turn a blind eye and ignorantly bring up completely unrelated and incomparable events in other regions of the world.
And perhaps to further alleviate my confusion you can tell me what Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt and Indonesia have to do with Burma?
Or is it that your ridiculous insinuations and assumptions about me personally have led you to complete indifference and carelessness regarding the situation in Burma? What a disgraceful shame that would be.
And the attacks on Muslims are reflective of Buddhists as a whole?
I have yet to see the same level of solidarity among Buddhists worldwide behind those in Myanmar or anywhere else as I do between Muslims. Heck, I even doubt these attacks have anything to do with Buddhism itself. It's not a religion known to force its way onto other people.
And I have yet to see a "My heart goes out to..." statement from you in this thread.
I'll give you this, though. You're not as quick to make excuses and defend the Muslim aggressors as that other guy is when the shoe is on the other foot.
What about by militant Muslims?
And isn't Egypt where a bunch of Copts got attacked?
I don't believe anyone has stated that these attacks are reflective of Buddhism as a whole and I am certain many Buddhists are/would strongly denounce the violence, just as many Muslims denounce such violence (even though it tends to fall on deaf and ignorant ears).
Again, perhaps you could help provide assuage to my confusion with regard to how Nigeria and Egypt are even remotely related to this (see above for further elaboration)?
Again, is it that your ridiculous insinuations and assumptions about me (and now seemingly S19) personally have led you to complete indifference and carelessness regarding the situation in Burma? What a disgraceful shame that would be.
It is like us jumping off a diving board into a pool and then your completely false perception leading you to jump off a bridge into the sea (please do not do so).
You nonsensically cry foul yet engage in the same manner you accuse others of! Are you really so weak-minded and ignorant that your completely erroneous and false perceptions of two individuals on a discussion forum could lead you to arrive at such approaches and conclusions when it comes to the severe persecution and slaughtering of a given group in a given region of the world?
Edited by DarthNinja_S19Blade, 12 August 2012 - 05:52 AM.