The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Retirement Discussions / Retire Early CampFIRE
|Subject: Re: Lets Not Jump To Conclusions!!!!||Date: 4/25/2013 11:35 AM|
|Author: BGinNJ||Number: 679482 of 857753|
I agree that what the koran says is pretty clear. Yet, only a small percentage of muslims are actually jihadists. What would be more a useful number to know is what percentage of muslims agree with or are supportive of the jihadists.
After we have a terrorist incident we are usually left with silence from the majority of muslims. Many that do manage to say something recite the old "yeah, but" routine. You know how it is "we regret and decry these violent acts, but you have to understand where these people are coming from". My POV is "No we don't"! When you go down that road, you are creating excuses for killing and maiming large numbers of innocent civilians. I reject all such moral equivalency arguments.
There may well be other reasons why there are not all that many jihadists on a percentage basis. It may be as simple as many potential recruits have found out that the pension plan really stinks.
|Copyright 1996-2017 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|