May 25, 2010

So what do Muslims really want?

So as I was watching one of my many NatGeo specials on extreme construction projects and the narrator spoke of a theme: Abu Dhabi is in a construction one-upsmanship with Dubai. Billions of dollars are being spent on construction projects to remake their “lakefront” and to build iconic buildings that are instantly recognizable worldwide.
You probably already know of Dubai’s exploits: 1, 2 and 3.

But apparently, ever since Abu Dhabi had to lend money to Dubai, they figured that they shouldn’t be left behind.
So the construction boom started: 1, 2 and 3 with much more to come.

Does that strike anyone else as a little odd?
The heartland of Islam is building, while some hope to tear down buildings in other nations.
OK, queue the “its not all Islam, its just a few! You’re such an ignorant racist!!” people.
Yeah, whatev...


Why does it always seem that its left up to the NON-muslims to point that out and most ardently defend this religion?


What would you all-knowing types guess the percentage of Islam is militant?
10%? Probably high.
1%? Probably low, but if there are ~1.3 billion Muslims in the world and 1% are militant-kill-all-infidels type, that’s still more than the population of our 13 least populous states combined.

By the way, I don’t really care what religion you are, I only care if you want to kill me.
And religion is not a race, so lets try keep the racist crap to a minimum.

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