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Extremism has no religion.

Extremism has no religion.

If you have seen the film American History X, you’ll be struck at the similarities between white supremacist demagoguery and that of “Muslim” extremist demagoguery. The psychology of extremism transcends religion; fundamentally it is about hatred of the “other”. The ingredients to motivating youngsters to extremism are universal. Take some disenfranchised youth, give them an “enemy” to blame for their problems and predicament. Add to that some twisted logic, back it up by selective statistics, de-contextualused scripture or some myths…

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Abuse of Sacred Symbols – Why Muslims Get Offended.

Abuse of Sacred Symbols – Why Muslims Get Offended.

Firstly, my apologies for not blogging regularly. I am not an incessant blogger, I don’t blog for the sake of blogging. I only blog when I feel the need to share something that I feel strongly about or something that I have thought long and hard about and feel the need to articulate. Someone read my blog post and sent me an email about the Nike furore (see http://masudblog.com/?p=335) and the email that does the rounds every so often: From:…

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When an Atheist Jew defends Islam something is definitely right!

When an Atheist Jew defends Islam something is definitely right!

as-salamu ‘alaykum, Uri Avner is an Atheist Jew, someone like him has no love for God or religion of any variety and atheists in general, having defeated Christianity, Judaism and other faiths, are turning their attentions to Islam and are attacking this great religion on a regular basis. I am therefore very surprised to read this incredibly strident and forthright defence of Islam and Islamic history following the Pope’s rather inflammatory and ignorant comments: [taken from Information Clearing House] Muhammad’s…

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