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Time For A (New) Covenant With Islam?
 
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# 1 : Sunday 31-7-2016 @ 11:18
 
 
Three things are quite clear, and cannot be seriously argued:
- There is a connection between the bout of terrorist attacks and Islam
(not at 1-to-1 connection or direct correlation, but there is a clear connection)
- Most Muslims of Europe aspire to live in peace in their country of residence, but have received unequal welcomes in those cultures
(This is not the cause if the attacks, but it makes it easier to recruit for them)
- The likes of the so-called IS (DAESH) do not want Islam to be welcome in Europe: the more we reject Islam, the stronger they get

There is nothing I would hate more than changing policies to suit DAESH's goals.
But it turns out that being more open, welcoming and understanding of Islam is the opposite of their goal, and is better path towards a pacified Islam.

When a religion integrates positively in a society, it is less likely to want to change it. It becomes less extreme and less literal in its contents. More and more people start referring to themselves as "believing but non-practicing".

There is no reason our European cultures cannot do with Islam what we did with Christianity and Judaism: domesticate them!
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# 2 : Wednesday 2-8-2017 @ 20:24
 
 
The extreme right in Norway was really not impressed with this picture
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# 3 : Thursday 7-12-2017 @ 20:30
 
 
I find it quite hard too believe that Trump was in a position to unilaterally decide that Jerusalem should be recognised as the capital of Israel.. Talk about throwing a match on some leaking petrol.. $350 billion arms deal with the saudis starting to make sense now..
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# 4 : Sunday 10-12-2017 @ 10:40
 
 
In fairness to him, the Congress passed the Act in 1995, under Bill Clinton!
Bill was against it, but instead of repelling the law, he just signed a 6-month waiver that had since been renewed by every president, including Trump himself in June.

But in fairness to fairness, he did not do it because of his love for the rule of law... He did it because he wants to stir shit and he knows that nothing short of a holy war can keep him in power.
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# 5 : Monday 11-12-2017 @ 08:34
 
 
Jerusalem is a strange situation because even if the US moves their embassy there in some years and a couple of other countries follow most countries won't the EU won't and the situation will remain that east Jerusalem is Palestinian and Jews are forbidden under their own religious law from visiting the Temple Mount .
The United Nations ruled that the annexation of east Jerusalem was illegal and that settlements there are illegal.
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# 6 : Tuesday 12-12-2017 @ 17:39
 
 
The fact that Humans are so stupid as to believe vehemently in 5000 year old fairy tales & continually fight wars over pieces of concrete attached to said fairy tales just blows my mind..
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# 7 : Tuesday 12-12-2017 @ 22:12
 
 
Someone said :
The fact that Humans are so stupid as to believe vehemently in 5000 year old fairy tales & continually fight wars over pieces of concrete attached to said fairy tales just blows my mind..

Just like in North(-east)ern Ireland, the reality of that conflict is political and national.
The religious element is for show, for the simpletons, amongst actors and commentators.

This thread is not about Israel vs Palestine... it is about an European Islam...
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# 8 : Tuesday 12-12-2017 @ 23:18
 
 
Someone said :

Just like in North(-east)ern Ireland, the reality of that conflict is political and national.
The religious element is for show, for the simpletons, amongst actors and commentators.

This thread is not about Israel vs Palestine... it is about an European Islam...

How have other cultures and minorities " integrate" positively in European society?
Give some examples to compare to the Muslims?
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# 9 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 17:17
 
 
Br Ahmed Hasain represented the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland and took part in a virtual meeting "An Taoiseach and Wider Faith Groups" on Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 5 p.m. along with eleven other Faith and non-confessional bodies.

This was an initiative by the Taoiseach's office to which representatives of the wider faith communities in Ireland had been invited to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on faith communities and places of worship. The Taoiseach opened the meeting with a short introduction and then invited each of the representatives to contribute.

It is good to see Islam embrace science more readily than other religions, but it is sad that they are still miles behind in term of women's rights and minority rights, especially sexual/gender minorities.
But there is progress: in 2016, the Islamic Centre, via Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said that Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.
He also stressed that the Islamic tradition has always acknowledged that some people may have “homosexual impulses and this is not considered a sin in Islam”.

So the issue, like in most religion, is not so much the message but the messengers!
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# 10 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 18:04
 
 
How about, we say all religion is to be practiced in private and no public display of your faith whatsoever. Go to your prayers, have your prayers and keep it all private across the board. Do you think, that'd work for everyone and who would like that?
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# 11 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 18:16
 
 
Someone said :
How about, we say all religion is to be practiced in private and no public display of your faith whatsoever. Go to your prayers, have your prayers and keep it all private across the board. Do you think, that'd work for everyone and who would like that?

As long as we change the constitution and get every high-ranking official in the country to re-take non-religious constitutional oaths.
And that courts are no longer allowed to accept religious oaths, and replace them with statements of truth.

Good luck with revamping the Oaths Act of 1888 and 1909!
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# 12 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 18:21
 
 
Someone said :

As long as we change the constitution and get every high-ranking official in the country to re-take non-religious constitutional oaths.
And that courts are no longer allowed to accept religious oaths, and replace them with statements of truth.

Good luck with revamping the Oaths Act of 1888 and 1909!

Yeah, Oaths to God have really deterred folks from breaking them and we're talking about religion aren't we?
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# 13 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 18:36
 
 
Someone said :

Yeah, Oaths to God have really deterred folks from breaking them and we're talking about religion aren't we?

Such oaths are obviously an embarrassment. And have zero incentive to be respected on their own face.
But such ridiculous piseoga are still so imbedded in our institutions, that it will be an uphill battle to remove them. The "good luck" is a genuinely supportive but realistic interjection.
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# 14 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 19:06
 
 
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# 15 : Saturday 21-11-2020 @ 22:34
 
 
You want to be MF, KF?
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