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Dem Congressman: American Schools Should Run More Like Muslim Madrasas

japer Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 2:16 PM
I think the DEMs would love it if there were absolutely no religion in the schools. However, they hate the Christian religion so much that they would prefer any other religion in our schools , even the Muslim faith. It is truly amazing that they would choose a religion of hate over one of love.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 8:10 PM
How is Islam a religion of hate exactly? Aside from what Fox News spouts about Islam, I'm not sure I've ever heard any Muslim or religious scholar who has studied Islam ever call it a religion of hate, or conclude that hate in any way defines Islam any more than it defines Christianity. A great many deaths have been justified by practitioners of almost every religion. In that way, atheists would be correct in saying that religion as a whole is full of hate.

Islam, like any religion, is a reflection of the culture of those who practice it, the realities of their lives, and how they view the world--which is why the practice of the same religion differs from place to place. Islam, like Christianity, can be practiced with love or hate.
unclemonty Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 4:19 PM
You said it, Jon. These Muslim apologists have a rude awakening coming once the Muslim population in the US reaches 20%. Then the s*** will hit the fan.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jul 09, 2012 1:57 PM
Okay, so where does the "conquer your neighbor" quote come from? I mean, I don't disagree that your quote reflects the way Islam is portrayed in the media, so the above quotes reflect the western perception of the difference between Islam and Christianity. But Islam itself is not a violent or hate filled religion. Also, there are plenty of Christians, missionaries and lay people alike, who think their purpose is to spread the gospel as far and wide as possible--including converting other cultures and countries who may not be amenable to Christianity. So the goal of universality is not peculiar to Islam.

I guess my point is that the religion itself does not advocate hate any more than Christianity does.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jul 09, 2012 1:59 PM
So the fact that I don't think Islam is a "religion of hate" makes me a "Muslim apologist"? Glad to see that bigotry is alive and well...
U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) recently told a Muslim audience that American schools should operate more like Islamic “madrasas,” the Arabic word for schools. He was addressing the Islamic Circle of North America conference in Hartford, Connecticut in May.

“America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students.”

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