QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayQuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperspeed dating in the middle east ?papuper, how do you think Jesus would feel about you posting these things?gardener, what would mohammed think about muslims flying passenger planes into the World Trade Centre killing innocent civilians, or blowing up trains in London, again killing innocent people ?It's a serious question ...I can answer that. He would never have approved. Never. The whole philosophy was exactly the oppositte.The Meccans attacked Medina where Mohammad had immigrated for 10 years running, and broken many attempts at truce. Finally people from Medina took an army to Mecca, and conquered it, tired as they were afer years of defending themselves against big armies from Mecca.Not a single drop of blood was shed, everyone was given amnesty, and every life was considered precious. The Meccans had been expecting retribution - they got none. This is all fact. Karen Armstrong, the ex nun, is as good a source on these topics as any for the Western reader.Good to hear. Now if you could only go and convince the millions of moslem fanatics of this message, we here in the West would be mightily grateful, brother fairplay.I think all reasonable people try to convince people to give up hate and war, or murder, and see the benefits of being reasonable.Also I dont think that there are millions of potential terrorists around, though probably it may run into a thousands. I think the numbers are probably on the low side.The problem is that when a small number commit an atrocity, the effect is big, as in the twin towers.So ferreting out potential terrorits - murderers - is the where efforts should be concentrated.These efforts would also be helped if people realised that painting all Muslims and their culture as evil will not help. Some of the Western anger is understandable if not justified, and I think many Muslims reaslise that. Nevertheless anger at an outrage should not go so unbalanced as to to effect all relationships with 1,200,000,000 people on the planet. The Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili Muslims, has rightly called this whole conflict "a clash of ignorances". So it is.