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Seems the french are requiring the imams to reject islam as a political movement and stop accepting instruction and money from abroad.

Macron is quite Authoritarian . But fair enough, the french have suffered a lot from islamic terrorism from within the muslim community.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55132098

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,857
    Religion the cause of more violence than anything else.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,386
    Religion, the root of all evil.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,961
    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.
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  • david37david37 Posts: 997
    edited December 2020
    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,462
    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Presumably a response to "religion, the root of all evil" above?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,843
    edited December 2020
    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Do you support being asked to stop raping and murdering? Things that your community do.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,702 Lives Here
    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,552
    It is not "the Muslim community", way too broad a sweeping brush.

    Try substituting Northern Irish authorities and Catholic into your sentence, see if it still works for you.
  • david37david37 Posts: 997

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Do you support being asked to stop raping and murdering? Things that your community do.
    Errr yes. Do you not? Do you believe that the muslim community is somehow special?
  • david37david37 Posts: 997
    orraloon said:

    It is not "the Muslim community", way too broad a sweeping brush.

    Try substituting Northern Irish authorities and Catholic into your sentence, see if it still works for you.


    when the IRA was bombing and maiming, they did so through the acquiescence and support of large parts of the catholic community. this is a fact. they weren't operating as individuals.
  • This seems to be a big problem for people to grasp.

    Fundamentalists can carry out atrocities, claim they doing it under Islam, Muslims get the blame, get marginalised, become radicalised, circle continues.
  • david37david37 Posts: 997

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

    ahhhh right so its ok for French muslims to bomb murder and rape. Are you suggesting there is such a thing as the global Muslim community? legitimate strike back and a che tshirt to boot. a sort of islamic resistance against the "opressors" ?

    Presumably since the UK is more actively involved in conflicts around the world you also support the bombing of childrens concerts?
  • nickicenickice Posts: 2,439
    orraloon said:

    It is not "the Muslim community", way too broad a sweeping brush.

    Try substituting Northern Irish authorities and Catholic into your sentence, see if it still works for you.

    The IRA weren't really a religious organisation in that they didn't use biblical texts to justify their attacks, and the outside support they had was from Irish Americans (and some Scots and English of Irish ancestry). I'm not aware of any Catholic without a claim to Irish ancestry who supported the IRA on the basis of their Catholicism. They started out, at least, as a Marxist organisation.

    To be clear, I strongly disagree with the French state on this and strongly disagree with some criminal offences that are currently on the books (e.g. glorifying terrorism).
  • What a Bigot.
    They are not ding this because they are Muslim, they are doing it because they are evil. Get a grip and report your self for re-training.
  • nickicenickice Posts: 2,439
    I've said it before, but France doesn't really believe in free speech. At least not in a USE First Amendment kind of way.
  • david37 said:

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Do you support being asked to stop raping and murdering? Things that your community do.
    Errr yes. Do you not? Do you believe that the muslim community is somehow special?
    Why haven't you stopped the members of your community committing murders? Concentrate on fixing your community. Actions speak louder than your words.
  • nickicenickice Posts: 2,439

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

    Forgetting for a second the rights and wrongs of bombing Iraq (must also point out that it was with the agreement of the Iraqi Government) and I don't think they have been bombing Lebanon, you must see the spectrum that looks something like this-

    Deliberately targeting civilians (and using it as part of a recruitment campaign)

    Military targeting with indifference to civilian deaths

    Civilians killed with every effort made to minimise deaths.

    My guess would be that France is probably guilty of the 2nd and 3rd one but not the first.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,201
    david37 said:


    Presumably since the UK is more actively involved in conflicts around the world you also support the bombing of childrens concerts?

    Assuming that you pay taxes, they partly go towards the military so you are directly supporting it.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pblakeney said:

    david37 said:


    Presumably since the UK is more actively involved in conflicts around the world you also support the bombing of childrens concerts?

    Assuming that you pay taxes, they partly go towards the military so you are directly supporting it.
    They didn't bomb a childrens concert because they were muslim, they did it because they were evil bigots. This is the same bigotry displayed by david37; two sides of the same evil coin.
  • nickicenickice Posts: 2,439

    What a Bigot.
    They are not ding this because they are Muslim, they are doing it because they are evil. Get a grip and report your self for re-training.

    I don't agree with the OP but your comment is the other side that just refuses to make any connection between Islam and attacks committed in the name of Islam.

    Do you think people just wake up one day and decide to commit a suicide bombing (or an attack where they will almost certainly be killed) because they're 'evil'?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,201

    pblakeney said:

    david37 said:


    Presumably since the UK is more actively involved in conflicts around the world you also support the bombing of childrens concerts?

    Assuming that you pay taxes, they partly go towards the military so you are directly supporting it.
    They didn't bomb a childrens concert because they were muslim, they did it because they were evil bigots. This is the same bigotry displayed by david37; two sides of the same evil coin.
    I'm just saying that none of us are entirely clear of blame.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,961
    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Pretty obvious what my point was and which post I was responding to. I haven't looked at what the French government have done in detail but I'm pretty sure they haven't "asked the Muslim community to stop bombing French citizens".
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,843
    nickice said:

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

    Forgetting for a second the rights and wrongs of bombing Iraq (must also point out that it was with the agreement of the Iraqi Government) and I don't think they have been bombing Lebanon, you must see the spectrum that looks something like this-

    Deliberately targeting civilians (and using it as part of a recruitment campaign)

    Military targeting with indifference to civilian deaths

    Civilians killed with every effort made to minimise deaths.

    My guess would be that France is probably guilty of the 2nd and 3rd one but not the first.
    The US (I know France is the subject) doesn't think it does the first; however, it is more than happy to categorise an unarmed civilian as an insurgent and then pretend that they are somewhere between your second and third category.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 2,049
    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    Or all the things that all Conservative governments have done to the British population through means of political policies.

  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 2,049

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

    OP BARKHANE is also a tad tasty at the moment if you are looking for reasons for people to dislike other people and do nasty stuff to each other.

  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,702 Lives Here
    david37 said:

    david37 said:

    rjsterry said:

    I mean sure, let's ignore the Terror in Revolutionary France, the gulags and orchestrated famines of Soviet Russia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Khmer Rouge, two world wars, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide...

    People are pretty happy to murder each other with or without religion.

    whats your point? non of those things you mentioned were acceptable.

    I only ask because it appears you are not supportive of the french state asking the Muslim community to stop bombing and murdering its citizens.
    Because the French state is absolutely not bombing Muslims in Iraq or Lebanon?

    Is it different when they drop bombs from planes?

    ahhhh right so its ok for French muslims to bomb murder and rape. Are you suggesting there is such a thing as the global Muslim community? legitimate strike back and a che tshirt to boot. a sort of islamic resistance against the "opressors" ?

    Presumably since the UK is more actively involved in conflicts around the world you also support the bombing of childrens concerts?
    You've misunderstood the point.

  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,961
    Looking at the BBC article it mentions a charter of republican values and a specific acknowledgement that Islam is a religion and not a political movement. Frankly I think that is a hiding to nothing. Religions have always been political in the wider sense and are frequently have allied themselves with particular political parties. Few would suggest that atheists should stay out of politics and why should following the beliefs of a religion be treated any differently from following a particular political dogma?
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  • Religion, the root of all evil.

    Religion, the excuse of all evil...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,702 Lives Here
    Isn't evil a religious concept anyway.
  • nickicenickice Posts: 2,439
    edited December 2020
    It is true that people will behave as barbarically as Islamic terrorists in the right circumstances. You only have to see the reports of what the Australian SAS did in Afghanistan to see that. Wartime always brings out the worst in people which is why we should think very carefully before getting involved.

    I think at least some of the IRA were probably just gangsters. However, a particular cause will cause you to do particular things. The Bataclan attacks wouldn't have taken place if the perpetrators hadn't believed they were acting in the name of Islam and IRA bombings wouldn't have taken place if the perpetrators hadn't been fighting for a united Ireland.
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