"America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." ~Barack Obama

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"In his response to your question, Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, states the following:

Democracy consists of a set of values and procedures. One of most the important values of democracy is people's right to choose their leader and not to be ruled by force or tyranny. This is also an Islamic value, which we call shura or mutual consultation.

Another important value is checks and balances by which powers are distributed and separated in a way that achieves independence of each power and the ability to check and correct each other. In Qur'anic terminology, this is called al-mudafa`ah, which is a very important Islamic concept that protects the society against corruption. Almighty Allah says, [Had not Allah checked one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief] (Al-Baqarah 2:251)."


I had no idea Islamist were also reading all my email!

@PhilboydStudge I had no idea Islamist were also reading all my email!

he said overlap
like the middle part of the venn diagram
so there are still differences between the two

I think you made a joke though maybe wary smilie

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@fuzala no what? ._.

No, I did not mean to imply that Islamists were spying on our emails. I thought that would have been obvious.

@PhilboydStudge No, I did not mean to imply that Islamists were spying on our emails. I thought that would have been obvious.

it was was semi obvious
that's why I said you're joking maybe

I wanted to cover all directions

I deleted my comment because you're right, that was an ignorant thing to say.

I know that America's justice system (and oftentimes our rationality) is ass backwards.
And I agree that the majority of Muslims and humankind feel the way you described. But there are some people who interpret Islam in a way that condones such practices as punishing victims of sexual abuse or dismissing the case for lack of male witnesses, and those extremists get their way more often than they should.
I'm not making any negative generalizations; I know that most Muslims have a wonderful sense of morality.

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that's a very ignorant comment

he said Islam

where does it it say the rapist is free to go and the victim should be punished?
provide me proof with verses, authentic hadith

In Muslim countries
rapists may even face the death penalty

and the majority of Muslims would disagree with what you described

I'm sure the majority of humankind would disagree

victims are not supposed to be punished
and rapists are supposed to be punished in order for legal justice to be served

anyone who disagrees is mental or something else is severely wrong

what you said doesn't happen OFTEN
that's a gross exaggeration

this sort of blaming the victim happens in America
so don't even

"she was asking for it
that slut"
"did you see what she was wearing?"
"she was flirting with him before
no way she didn't consent"
"she was crying rape"

oh yeah
when the judge asks the raped girl
"what were you wearing?"

or when football players and other famous people get away with rape because they have loads of money

I already know the punishment for rape is a couple of years in jail only
and after a couple of years (if not indited yet)
the rapist is not indited since "too much time has passed"
it's called statue of limitations or something or the other

America is Number 6 on the list of countries with the HIGHEST rate of rape
according to the US Bureau of Justice

if you look at the nations with the LOWEST rate
you'll see Muslim countries


In Muslims countries
the rapist may face the death penalty

in America
they get a slap on the wrist


just because people live in Muslim countries
does NOT mean that they don't do things that are not Islamic

there are people in Muslim countries that do things are not Islamic
just like there are people in America who do "un-American" things

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