the problem is that muslims have a victim mentality. they live in the past, all they talk about is the crusades and all these ‘innocent’ muslims were killed, etc. but they don’t live in the present, where it’s the muslims are killing innocents, christian and muslim. they feel humiliated and threatened, and so wheneer someone says something bad about islam or their prophet, they get violent. christians had a reformation, it’s time for islam to have one as well
Let’s not confuse the Crusades with terrorism or the kind of violence that muslims can be prone to. Too many Catholics and Christians mistakenly liken the two. The Crusades were a morally justified response to muslim aggression. What muslims are doing now is just more of the same aggression, just with modern techniques and weapons.
I pray that the Pope offers no further apology and stands strong in his faith. I pray that Catholics and Christians of all denominations stand strong in their Christian beliefs. We dare not waver, less we prove once again to the muslims that we are not strong enough to withstand their attacks.
I do not suggest to attack muslims unprovoked. I do, however, suggest we begin to defend ourselves with every ounce of Spirit in our Souls, every bit of energy in our bodies, and the strength of faith that Catholics should have.
pira, first of all the crusaders did commit atrocities. when they took jerusalen (in 1099, i believe) they put 70,000 civilians to the sword, jews, christians and muslims. the crusades for christians are ancient history. but to the muslim, they are fresh in their mind. and even though it was muslims who started this war, they see us (even american muslims see it this way) as crusaders fighting against islam.
for criticizing islam? then everybody (myself included) should be arrested for what we say on WI. that’s silly meedo and you know it. everyone is entitled to their opinion. or did you forget the words of the prophet “there is no compulsion in religion”. yet every time i turn around, my brothers want to cut someones throat for not being a muslim or for insulting islam. how can a man (or woman) insult God? it might hurt His feelings, but can it stop Him from carrying out his plan?