08 February 2006

I have never had such a difficult time refraining from posting on a topic at the WTM boards as I have today. I have never seen any religion so vilified there (well, the Jehovah's Witnesses aren't too popular there). I'm not always satisfied with that board, but today I am disgusted with many posters and that so few non-Muslims have made an effort to defend Islam.

Of course, you probably all think I'm deluded and brainwashed since I still don't think Islam is evil and violent.


  1. I hope your day gets better.
    It's the extremist minority that give the tolerant majority a bad name-Danny Haszard

  2. Thanks Danny. Luckily, it's already Thursday in Kyrgyzstan.

  3. Islam isn't evil and violent. But, I'm reluctant to stay that Islamic-run countries aren't.

    Then again, there's not much of a track record for communist-run countries, either.

  4. OT:

    Amira --

    Do you remember me? MFS from M-mv? Stopped by to read about your many adventures. Love the photos and the stories.

    As for the board, well "not always satisfied" about describes it. Heh, heh, heh. Sorry you were so disappointed.

    Best regards.

    MFS (Melissa)

  5. Thanks for stopping by MFS. I still love reading your blog. I'm probably your only visitor from Kyrgyzstan.

    Heavens, there are lots and lots of crummy governments out there. And it never seems to work well when governments and religions try to run each other.

  6. I don't read those boards. I took a glance at your prompt and it would seem most of these people are invloved with homeschooling. At the risk of lumping everyone in the same pot, I must say I expected better of homeschoolers. I thought the point of homeschooling was to help rid your child of sheep mentalities.

    I could be way off base though. And possibly this is a case of the loud and boisterous causing yet another stir. (a microcosm of the problem being discussed?)

  7. Avoiding the sheep mentality made me smile chronicler. Often the homeschoolers do better, but this was not one of those times. Discussions about Mormons have generally gone much better- probably because there are relatively more Mormons posting there.

    Your last point is interesting, but I don't think it's quite the case here, although the loudest there wouldn't agree with you.

    This whole thing has brought up so many things for me to think about. I think it's good that this is being discussed more openly. It's the repetition of stereotypes that is the problem (on both sides).