A german newspaper article says: "Even in their deepest sorrow the norwegians don't get hysterical. They resist the hate. It is amazing to see how politicians and the whole country reacts. They are sad to the deepest thread of their souls. They cry in dignity. But nobody swears to take revenge. Instead they want even more humanity and democracy. That is one of the most remarkable strengths of that little country."
A german newspaper article says: “Even in their deepest sorrow the norwegians don’t get hysterical. They resist the hate. It is amazing to see how politicians and the whole country reacts. They are sad to the deepest thread of their souls. They cry in dignity. But nobody swears to take revenge. Instead they want even more humanity and democracy. That is one of the most remarkable strengths of that little country.”
I don’t know what to think about Islam. The terrorist actions in Norway have solidly confirmed my distaste for any dogmatic religion, however being raised a Unitarian Universalist, I was taught to respect everyone’s religious beliefs regardless of what they may be. This being said, I’m really conflicted about Islam. In Europe, Islamic populations are becoming increasingly more prevalent, and in the growing Islamic neighborhoods, homophobia, misogyny and antisemitism are also becoming increasingly more prevalent. In these predominantly Muslim areas in Britain, I guess there’s strong support (40%) for installment of Shariah law. Which is terrifying. Granted, these stats came from an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Still, I’m wondering:
Are these hateful principals inherently a part of Islam (the misogyny, homophobia, etc.) or is it more a part of the middle-eastern culture, with Muslim radicals using Islam to defend a their backwards ideals?
If anyone has any insight into this, I would appreciate it because it’s really been bugging me. It’s hard to know who to trust for this information with so many people saying so many different things and the obvious Christian bias of most American media.
Ladies, please, rather than wearing less and flaunting more, causing men only to see what is there and nothing further. Try wearing a bit more, causing them to wonder, and want to know more. They will be more intrigued, I promise.
So you’re saying that men who disrespect women wearing revealing clothing are justified?
“I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, “Well, hey, we don’t have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?” I remember when I was a kid I’d always ask my mom: “Why don’t we have a Kid’s Day? We have a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but why don’t we have a Kid’s Day?” My mom would always say, “Every day is Kid’s Day.” To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day!”— Rob Nash (via gay-men)
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