The mullahs are not bigots. Your vote.
I accept this debate, present your first case.
I was hoping Con would have more of a specific argument with appropriately applied sources, seeing as them being Pro implies the BOP rests on them. However, I suppose I will go into this debate with the BOP on myself.
(1) The religion of Islam has malleability to it; as do most religions. However within the borders of Republicanism/the ideology of the Republican Party comes a very strict set of bigoted/intolerant principles that such politicians must follow.
(1A) A specific example to support the above claim is Donald Trump, a current U.S candidate of the GOP/Republican Party. They have made several racist and infactual claims across their amount of speeches, yet such a bigoted individual is favoured by 24% of America's Republican voters, which allows me to feel inclined that Republicans rely on bigotry for success.
(1B) To address the very concept that "muslims" are the biggest/worst bigots: Islam is no more a religion of violence and inhumanity than Christianity is. As both religions follow [for the most part] a book which deems inhumane and primitive acts "holy".
An example of a comparison between Islam and Christian law would be the following:
Qur'an (7:80-84) - "...For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.... And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)" - An account that is borrowed from the Biblical story of Sodom. Muslim scholars through the centuries have interpreted the "rain of stones" on the town as meaning that homosexuals should be stoned, since no other reason is given for the people's destruction. (The story is also repeated in suras 27 and 29).
Qur'an (7:81) - "Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?" This verse is part of the previous text and it establishes that homosexuality as different from (and much worse than) adultery or other sexual sin. According to the Arabic grammar, homosexuality is called the worst sin, while references elsewhere describe other forms of non-marital sex as being "among great sins."
However in the very same light the Bible also directly condemns homosexuality.
Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them."
Both the religion of Islam and Christianity are equally bigoted/discriminatory towards the act of homosexuality. However, Republicans also share a similar view on this, yet what sets them aside is the action taken against the homosexual agenda/community.
Republicans often take action in the states they lead [red states] against the homosexual populace; implementing right-infringing laws that directly prohibit homosexuals from the human right to have sexual relations/marry/co-exist.
Such famous examples are the Indiana laws that prohibited homosexuals from being granted access to services distributed to the public by private business whose religious owners choose that their customers could not be homosexuals.
Similar things were also seen in the state of Arkansas.
The simple truth of the matter is, unless one accounts for the religiously fundamentalists in Middle Eastern countries, Republicans take action, these anti-gay religious folk [Muslims are the focus] do not.
(1C) Republicans are often caught in the act of a lie/discriminatory claim with no statistical/factual backing and are corrected in their "errors" by organizations such as politifact.
An example being Donald Trump's many controversial claims brought up in his handful of political speeches [especially at his presidential announcement speech]. Politifact dug into the truth and uncovered it for the public eye.
"Illegal immigration wasn't a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement."
In the above quote, Donald Trump is blatantly lying in order to glorify himself for political gain. As suggested by the "fact meter" next to the quote on the politifact website. Illegal immigration has been a very controversial and highly-discussed component of American politics for generations [especially in the 1970's] and was a major factor in the 2012 Presidential Election.
What I am contending in the above statements is that bigotry also requires ignorance [lack of knowledge/facts] which plays a lrager and more common role in the Republican Party [GOP] than it does in Islam.
The burden of proof should have been on Pro's shoulders, however it seems not to be. I await Pro's rebuttal.
Why do you not speak in equal text, marketeer?
You presentation sucks.
Con has not presented an argument in the last round; leaving me to extend my points without them being refuted. However, Con seems intent on trolling.