Yes, there are tremendous problems in small areas where people like the Taliban hold sway.
Sorry Wobble, I disagree. Since Islam is the largest religion in the world now (either that or it's neck in neck with Christianity--I'm not sure), it constitutes alot more than just "small areas". Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iran, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, Yemen, Somalia---they still practice horrific abuses against women and these women have absolutely no Rights whatsoever. I think the picture on the cover of the Time magazine on page 1 says it all. Since their warped laws affect hundreds of millions of people, it is a huge problem and not just with the Taliban. Look at the latest horror over in Iran where they want to stone Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to death for supposedly committing adultery, although there seems to be very little (if any) evidence that she actually did so. This is not just a few fringe terrorists who want to stone her to death. It's law there and it affects everyone who lives there. Ironically the Qu'ran says that adultery should be punishable 'only' by 100 lashes, not by stoning someone to death. That law comes courtesy of their really fucked-up Shari Law and that's what they go by.
He who generalise, generally lies.
We do it all the time on this board when talking about the WTS and Witnesses. I think we all realize that there are good people who are JW's but that doesn't change the fact that the religion is a mind-controlling cult that has ruined hundreds of thousands of lives over the years. Islam, both as a religion and culture is totally screwed as far as I'm concerned and they have ruined countless lives by their insane laws.
I personally know a number of women who are Muslim, they love the life, and love their religion, that is because they are in the U.K , not living under the Taliban
Exactly. Ironically, these people you know live in a land (that is still, as far as I know) considered "Christian". England guarantees them a measure of protection from their own religion and culture because they sure as hell don't get that in their own countries. How would you view Canada, or the USA or England if we had to move to a Muslim country in order to obtain a measure of freedom?
I still feel that the first few posts on this thread do nothing to add to peace and harmony in this world, we should be working for that, not to eradicate someone's religion or culture.
Sorry Wobble, but to a great extent, Islam does not "add peace and harmony" to the world either. Why should we have to bend over backwards catering to their bullshit stupid ideas? When is Islam going to get with the program and start living in the 21st century? Would you still feel the same if they rammed a couple of planes into Buckingham Palace or 10 Downing Street?
You sound like Nazis condemning Jews and looking forward to your very own Holocaust against Islam.
No we do not as I don't believe anyone on here (including myself) wishes to see over a billion people murdered simply for their nationality. On the other hand, your idealistic view of Islam reminds me of the head-in-the-sand mentality that Neville Chamberlain had when it came to dealing with the Third Reich. Despite warnings (most notably, from Winston Churchill) that Hitler and his goons were a bunch of liars who were not to be trusted (no matter how many documents they signed saying otherwise), the British Prime Minister apparently wanted to appear 'politically correct' and ignored all the warning signs of what was about to happen. There is no "peaceful solution" to a group of people who are not looking for peace. Do Muslims want peace? I'm thinking yes, alot of them do, but unless they're lucky enough to live in a country that guarantees them the freedom to speak out, they have no Rights to make any changes in Islam itself.