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Does anyone else think that the ideas of Western society and Islam might compliment each other nicely?

That both cultures could learn from each other.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • no because some muslims hate Americans
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:36 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • I think both cultures need to work on their own relationship first. Muslims are divided from within, you have the extremist on one side and the rest of the muslims on the other. When it comes to U.S alone, we still have racism going on. So its going to be a long way before any of that happens.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • "no because some muslims hate Americans "

    And some Americans hate muslims. What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?

    Yes, we CAN learn from each other if BOTH SIDES get over themselves and understand they all bleed the same color.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:47 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • gdiamante, What's that got do do with the price of tea in China? It has everything in the world to do with not only the price of tea, but the price of life.

    This is a religion that teaches death to anyone and everyone that is NOT muslim and follows their ways. Matter of fact, these are a peoples that will kill their own (esp. women) b/c a female has no value of life. How does that mesh with our culture and our countries values? I thot we were FOR women.

    This is a religion that has every intent on becoming the primary religion on the planet and will kill to make it happen. THATS the price of tea.
    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 5:53 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • This religion is not open to learning. They intend to be the teacher.
    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 5:57 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Seems like Americans are the ones who are always apologizing and bending over backwards. Just like Obama running overseas to appease the Muslim community and whine about how America is such a non-secular nation. Furthermore, he is apologizing for the extreme groups and their acts. I don't know of ONE 'normal' or average person in my lifetime or have heard about anyone offending Muslims...it is all about extremists. When was the last time a Muslim leader came to America and tried to make amends and apologized for their dislike of us? or apologized on US soil for THEIR extreme groups that hate the US?

    if we are going to compliment each other it has to be a two-way street. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe this does happen and the media doesn't highlight it enough because they'd rather sell drama in headlines than peace.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 5:58 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • good answers life and thunder
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 6:01 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • As long as they hate the infidel then no. I want to part of it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Possibly. At the basis of Western society is respect for the value and freedom of every individual. Religiously, it comes from the belief that every person is created by God.

    Our ideas of human rights come from this underlying idea.

    As long as this is true of Islam, then great.

    I would be very happy to get shown that Sharia law is NOT Islamic, or is a distortion of Islamic beliefs ... and that it is NOT an Islamic scripture that Islam is supposed to dominate over unbelievers, or that this phrase is being distorted by many muslims to mean that Islam is supposed to not only dominate unbelievers but also their lands and their laws.

    Unfortunately, I'm worried that the warnings of muslim women who have spoken out in the media and in books, and of others who have lived with and studied Islam are valid.

    Perhaps their warnings only apply to a few muslims? But if so, why so amazingly little protest against their deeds?
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 6:07 PM on Jun. 9, 2009



  • * lifeasinoit

    lifea...
    gdiamante, What's that got do do with the price of tea in China? It has everything in the world to do with not only the price of tea, but the price of life.

    This is a religion that teaches death to anyone and everyone that is NOT muslim and follows their ways. Matter of fact, these are a peoples that will kill their own (esp. women) b/c a female has no value of life. How does that mesh with our culture and our countries values? I thot we were FOR women.

    This is a religion that has every intent on becoming the primary religion on the planet and will kill to make it happen. THATS the price of tea.

    Try actually reading it. The verses people get that from are taken out of context. I'm sure that's difficult to grasp, since it never happens with the christian handbook. Oh, wait, only all the time.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 6:10 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

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