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Old September 12, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fush_montor
the expansion of Islam through military and other means right after the birth of the religion established muslims as the powerhouse of world politics..they believed themselves to be the rightful succsessor of christianity and this rapid expansion led to wealth .. people from a primitve society saw themselves becoming the ruler of the world (partially at least) ..then came the crusade, a parmanent rivalry was born and later when the age of renaissance was flooding europe with new ideas and innovations, they were busy drinking wine in delhi, istanmbul or aleppo..colonaization of vast continets took place, exploitation led to the shift of global power to the west ..suddenly muslims started to think they've been 'de-throned'..what could've been theirs now belonged to the west (christianity)...propaganda about even a more glorified past caused a constant feeling of deprivation in their heart which has passed through generations..
now when they see muslims are suffering in palestine or iraq, instead of seeing it as a political oppression they label it as a war between religions..
hence conflict arise & they believe their violence to be justified..

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bhai, one of the biggest misconceptions any Muslim may have is associating everything "western" with Christianity...true many societies in the west are still somewhat influenced by Christianity, most countries in Europe and north america have not ruled by Christianity or declared their government to be christian. in fact, many devout Christians condemn many government policies + certain aspects of modern western culture in America/elsewhere...

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now when they see muslims are suffering in palestine or iraq, instead of seeing it as a political oppression they label it as a war between religions..
that's exactly right, and sadly that is a misconception.

although there are Islamophobes who happen to be in power, but remember, Zionism is not judaism, a good portion of devout orthodox jews condemn Zionism, as much as a good portion of Muslims who condemn unjust killing.

The other big mistake is to associate someone like Geert Wilders with an ambassador, or associating some american islamophobe with someone else just because he happens to represent America through working for an embassy even though he himself may not be an islamophobe himself....
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