“Islam is a religion of peace, love, respect and kindness toward others and does not discriminate against other religions.”

Read the comments. Many of the commenters seem literally unable to distinguish between the concepts “Islam doesn’t discriminate against other religions” and “Islam is justified in discriminating against other religions”. And I mean “literally” literally. And these are the educated ones. I doubt your average Saudi would be able to comment on an English-language website.

I don’t know how to put this delicately: a lot of Muslims think very strangely. I tentatively attribute this to the lack (as far as I’m aware) of any history of debate or rhetoric, the practice of which has been valued in the Western world since Classical Greece.

Or maybe it’s all the cousin marriage.

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  • Frau Katze

    I added a comment, but I see it must be approved. And it may not be.

    Rule of the Clan: be kind…to your own kin. For others, be very, very careful.

    Kind of sounds like Islam itself? Be charitable, but only to other Muslims.

    If people are too stupid to see the wonder of Islam, they can take a hike. I read another piece on another Muslim site, raving about how wonderful was Islam and Allah.

    But all their quotes from the the Koran just said the same thing: Allah, Mo and Islam are marvellous.

    • Rosenmops

      The Saudis seem to be especially stupid. Dumb as rocks.

  • They’re compartmentalizing, is my guess.

  • just a thought

    “…debate…valued in…Western World…” until the present, that is.

    (interview)
    “Mr. Mohammed, does your religion discriminate?”
    “No. We hate everyone else equally….except for Jews and Christians. We hate them more equally, ….oh, and Hindus and Buddhists, …and other Muslims who we disagree with, …and everybody else.”
    “There you have it. Islam is truly remarkable in it’s equal treatment of everyone.”

  • Barrington Minge

    Largely down to basic ignorance. Just like communism, Islam keeps its masses ignorant so they can be controlled.

  • cargosquid

    No…they ARE correct.

    “Islam is a religion of peace, love, respect and kindness toward others and does not discriminate against other religions.”

    They treat ALL other religions as invalid. They don’t discriminate.

    • Rosenmops

      And it’s peaceful after everyone is dead.

  • Alain

    Actions always speak louder than words and there are plenty of Muslim actions daily and globally upon which to form a valid opinion.

  • HRT

    No doubt cousin marriage doesn’t help.

    Nor, does holding and fervently believing contradictory dictates from Islam’s operations manual. That’s enough to scramble any man’s brain.

  • RevnantDream

    Cut off heads don’t speak