As I reported, Eric Bolling provided the Fox & Friends audience with three segments in which Eric Bell, a filmaker who was formerly liberal but now hates Islam, was given an unrebutted platform from which to spew his hatred and whine about how his former friends have deserted him. While he spoke, the Fox chyrons framed his message as "the truth about radical Islam." I covered two of the pieces; but if you want more of Eric Bell's bigotry and Fox's propaganda, here's the third video. It's the same-old, same-old stuff.Bell whines about how the librul media ignores him and Bolling validates him while the Fox audience learns about the "truth."
"America's Newsroom" at it's best!
I called you a bigot because you said I do not truly know my friends who are Muslim…implying they have a hidden evil agenda. Judging people you’ve never met before based on their religion is bigotry plain and simple. I’m sure you noted the context of the sentence in which I called you a bigot, no?
The fact is you are too busy defining values for large general groups of people all over the world to actually define any values for yourself.
First of all, it is not illegal to be a Nazi in Americaâ¦.thus we have the existence of the American Nazi Party. As much as loathe their philosophy, as long as they donât hurt or oppress other people or damage their property, then they have a right to their bigoted philosophy.
Please understand that this has nothing to do with whether or not I âlikeâ Islam. As it is practiced in a lot of middle-eastern countries, it is, of course, horribly backwards in its treatment of women. But what is it you seriously propose to do to “squash” this oppression? By staging military attacks that make no distinction between the oppressive and the oppressed we only create resentment within the oppressed group, making them more likely to side with their oppressors. The ONLY WAY I foresee any meaningful change coming about in the region is for women en masse to rise up and fight this oppression. Only then can other nations of the world join and support their struggle.
But again, you will never get me to support oppression in the United States. And againâ¦.the fact that you yourself continue to use the Quran as justification to oppress millions of people because you believe the Quran makes people evil is just as crazy as any justification radicalized Muslim leaders give to their followers.
By the way, insult my friends like that again (you knowâ¦the ones youâve never met) and Iâm done with you, bigot.
I know what youâre trying to do and it wonât work. I refuse to hate, or seek to oppress, any person based on their religion. I’m sorry, but those are my principles. You do know what “principles” are, don’t you? I see no problem with hating or oppressing someone based on their actions. And your actions, Brian, are no different than the actions of radical Imams in the middle east who give speeches promoting hatred and oppression of ALL Americans based on the actions of the American government. I am smart enough to recognize when a so-called Muslim blows up 50 people in Yemen somewhere that my Muslim friends here in America are not guilty and abhor the slaughter of innocents just as much as I do.
So pleaseâ¦.stop trying to legitimize religious oppression in âThe Land of the Freeââ¦that is NOT an American principle.
I answered specifically to your ignorant stereotypes about excision, honor killings, wife beating, reform and what happened in France and Norway.
How does 19,000 attacks since 9/11 (most of them targetting other Muslims) makes what you said about excision, honor killings, wife beating true ? Or what you think happened in France or Norway ? I’m not saying we don’t have a problem with islamic fanatics, that there hasn’t been an increase of such fanaticism, and that we shouldn’t bother to adress the problem.
We do have a problem. And most Muslims have the same problem. No need to invent bad (or good for that matter) things about that religion.
You’re not very well informed about Islam. You should know, for example, that “young girls having to go through genital mutilation” has nothing to do with Islam, and has been condemned by the highest authorities of Islamic faith as a crime against humanity. Most muslim girls aren’t excised. Excision is an old custom in a few regions of the world, mainly in Africa. It predates Islam, and is practiced as well by christians. Ethiopia, a country that counts some 34 % of muslims and 62 % of Christians , have more than 90 % of its women excised. Erythrea, half muslim half christian, has about 80 %. The Copts in Egypt do it also.
Honor killings aren’t “islamic” either. They are practiced by Muslims in some countries. Women beating isn’t specifically muslim. I’m not aware of any statistic proving that Muslims beat their wives more than any others, but who knows, it could be. You’re right about killing apostates, though not all Muslims want to kill them (I have a good friend, a girl who converted from Islam to Catholicism to marry a guy who is fanatically catholic. No one has ever tried to kill her, and her family still love her. But it could be exceptionnal).
Though some sunni clerics declared, in the past, that all discussions were closed about the doctrine, there are still debates in the different branches of Islam (like Christianity, it’s not monolithic). So, is it impossible to reform Islam ? I know there are a lot of reformers.
As for what happened in the different countries, I can speak about France, where I live. France has more than five millions Muslims. Few of them are regularly practicing Muslims, and fewer are extremists. The riots in 2005 had nothing to do with Islam. The recent killings in Toulouse were from an isolated guy who said he was a member of Al Qaida. It was horrible, but there is no jihad going on in France, though there is some activism, some fanatics trying to impose their views, and a few crimes motivated by religion, or, more often, antisemitism. Norway ? I don’t know of anything in Norway, except for the right wing extremist who went on a killing rampage of young Norwegians because he considered their political party as an accomplice of the phantasmal muslim invasion of Europe.
You might note that I did NOT list these Christian atrocities in historical order because they happened before AND after the “Reformation.” You claim that Islam can’t be reformed, but it’s worth noting that even the “reformed” Christians continued persecuting those who wouldn’t “conform” to the “correct” form of Christianity—for CENTURIES.
But, by all means, keep believing that Muslims should—for whatever absurd reason—comport themselves in a manner that Christians have been unable to do over the past 2000 years. There’s a term that Christ used to refer to such a concept: Hypocrisy. And He wasn’t too happy with those who practiced that. I believe He said something about removing the plank from your own eye before trying to remove a speck from someone else’s eye.