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1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.
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1/22/2016 10:18:08 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

How is Islam "reasonable"?
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1/22/2016 10:18:42 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:18:08 PM, janesix wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

How is Islam "reasonable"?

More literal I guess
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1/22/2016 10:23:49 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:

From what I have seen (I will have to do more research)

- Most certainly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :-)

I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

- Welcome to Islam, eventually. This is good news. Would you mind sharing why you think that is the case?

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

- I'll be following this, in case I need to chime in.
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1/22/2016 10:25:14 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:23:49 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:

From what I have seen (I will have to do more research)

- Most certainly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :-)

I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

- Welcome to Islam, eventually. This is good news. Would you mind sharing why you think that is the case?

I think that they may actually be the same religion but the Quran is the literal word of God where the Bible is actually written by man.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

- I'll be following this, in case I need to chime in.
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1/22/2016 10:27:02 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:25:14 PM, mc9 wrote:

I think that they may actually be the same religion but the Quran is the literal word of God where the Bible is actually written by man.

- OK.
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1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?
"Praise Allah."
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1/22/2016 10:31:17 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

yes it is far more reasonable, they stone female adulterers, they rape their own women and other women, they treat women worse than dogs, they kill homosexuals, they blow up others who do not believe in islam and some who do, they have rules on assault babies without upsetting their god,or who you can sell your animals too after sodomising said animal..

yeah it sounds perfect..
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1/22/2016 10:31:49 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:31:17 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

yes it is far more reasonable, they stone female adulterers, they rape their own women and other women, they treat women worse than dogs, they kill homosexuals, they blow up others who do not believe in islam and some who do, they have rules on assault babies without upsetting their god,or who you can sell your animals too after sodomising said animal..

yeah it sounds perfect..

Umm..
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1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.


How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.
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1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants
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1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.
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1/22/2016 10:37:53 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:

mashallah :)

What does that mean?

- "As God wills". Used to express praise & admiration.

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

- Violence? Such as?
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1/22/2016 10:38:19 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

what!!! rules about abusing babies in islam and you think Christianity is bad, did you read my other list or do you think killing homosexuals is ok...??
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1/22/2016 10:38:40 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:37:53 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:

mashallah :)

What does that mean?

- "As God wills". Used to express praise & admiration.
Thanks
I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

- Violence? Such as?

Look anywhere on the religion forum.
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1/22/2016 10:40:02 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

So why choose either, if there are "bad things" in both?
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1/22/2016 10:41:52 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:40:02 PM, janesix wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

So why choose either, if there are "bad things" in both

Fair point, as I said I would need to do more research.
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1/22/2016 10:45:54 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:38:19 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

what!!! rules about abusing babies in islam and you think Christianity is bad,
Christians seem to have an explanation for every bad thing, I bet Islam does too.
did you read my other list or do you think killing homosexuals is ok...??

Really?
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1/22/2016 10:45:56 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:38:40 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:37:53 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:

mashallah :)

What does that mean?

- "As God wills". Used to express praise & admiration.
Thanks
I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

- Violence? Such as?

Look anywhere on the religion forum.

- I meant, the teachings of Islam in regards to Violence, what part do you think is deterring?
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Islam is not a religion of peace vs. @ Lutonator:
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1/22/2016 10:46:33 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:45:56 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:38:40 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:37:53 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:

mashallah :)

What does that mean?

- "As God wills". Used to express praise & admiration.
Thanks
I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

- Violence? Such as?

Look anywhere on the religion forum.

- I meant, the teachings of Islam in regards to Violence, what part do you think is deterring?

Well to do research I should probably get a Quran first...
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1/22/2016 10:50:00 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:45:54 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:38:19 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

what!!! rules about abusing babies in islam and you think Christianity is bad,
Christians seem to have an explanation for every bad thing, I bet Islam does too.
did you read my other list or do you think killing homosexuals is ok...??

Really?

well if you are thinking of converting, agreeing with the murder of gays is quite a big deal really...
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1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.
"Praise Allah."
~YYW
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1/22/2016 10:50:37 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:50:00 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:45:54 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:38:19 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:36:05 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:35:33 PM, graceofgod wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.

you might want to check this out..

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants

There's plenty of bad things in Christianity.

what!!! rules about abusing babies in islam and you think Christianity is bad,
Christians seem to have an explanation for every bad thing, I bet Islam does too.
did you read my other list or do you think killing homosexuals is ok...??

Really?

well if you are thinking of converting, agreeing with the murder of gays is quite a big deal really...

Christianity has pretty similar views on gays
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1/22/2016 10:51:07 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.

hmm but isn't the Quran supposed to be the literal word of God?
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1/22/2016 10:56:17 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:51:07 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.

hmm but isn't the Quran supposed to be the literal word of God?

Exactly. The violence was commuted with more political motivations, Religion was used as the excuse as opposed to the cause.
"Praise Allah."
~YYW
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1/22/2016 10:57:06 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:56:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:51:07 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.

hmm but isn't the Quran supposed to be the literal word of God?

Exactly. The violence was commuted with more political motivations, Religion was used as the excuse as opposed to the cause.

Hmm, can you explain further>
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1/22/2016 10:59:47 PM
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At 1/22/2016 10:46:33 PM, mc9 wrote:

Well to do research I should probably get a Quran first...

- If you haven't read the Qur'an, please, don't even think about converting. That'd be too hasty.

- Anyways, fire away. What verses do you think are problematic?
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1/22/2016 11:01:23 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:59:47 PM, Yassine wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:46:33 PM, mc9 wrote:

Well to do research I should probably get a Quran first...

- If you haven't read the Qur'an, please, don't even think about converting. That'd be too hasty.

- Anyways, fire away. What verses do you think are problematic?

Fatwa Number 31409 (Mufakhathat): Incestuous "thighing" of infants
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1/22/2016 11:07:40 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 10:57:06 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:56:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:51:07 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.

hmm but isn't the Quran supposed to be the literal word of God?

Exactly. The violence was commuted with more political motivations, Religion was used as the excuse as opposed to the cause.

Hmm, can you explain further>

The conflicts in Syria and Iraq were the inevitable results of the borders drawn by the allied powers after WW1. During WW1, British forces funded Arab nationalist movements within the Arabian peninsula, promising the Arabs a trans-national "pan arab" state had the Ottomans collapsed. Shortly after WW1, the British, the French and the Russians devised a plan on how to carve up the Middle East after WW1. They divided the region by which sphere of influence would go to which imperial power, going completely against their promise made to the Arabs. Long, straight lines were drawn up arbitrarily, *completely* ignoring religious and regional differences in the middle east (http://www.stripes.com...). These types of colonial borders were the root cause for the resulting instability in Iraq and Syria a century later.

To understand how reckless these borders were, imagine if I had the ability to redraw the borders of Europe. I made Crimea a part of Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria became the same country, Portugal became a part of Spain and Denmark became a part of Germany. These borders would inevitably result in unrest from the regional population. And like in the Middle East, it did. In fact, this agreement was one of the primary reasons Kurdistan never became a country.
"Praise Allah."
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1/22/2016 11:08:44 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/22/2016 11:07:40 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:57:06 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:56:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:51:07 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:50:26 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:33:12 PM, mc9 wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:30:17 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 1/22/2016 10:13:04 PM, mc9 wrote:
From what I have seen (I will have to do more research) I think Islam is more reasonable than Christianity and will probably eventually convert to it.

mashallah :)

What does that mean?
Roughly translates to "God wills it", Arabic expression upon hearing something praiseworthy or good.

So anybody who wants to try to convince me otherwise or urge me on, please do it here, but keep it clean please.



How much do you know of Islam so far? Is there anything that seems to deter you?

I know some about Islam but I would need to do more research. I don't think anything deters me except there is some violence in it but it's the same with Christianity.

Much of the violence has political roots, especially the conflicts in the Levant.

hmm but isn't the Quran supposed to be the literal word of God?

Exactly. The violence was commuted with more political motivations, Religion was used as the excuse as opposed to the cause.

Hmm, can you explain further>

The conflicts in Syria and Iraq were the inevitable results of the borders drawn by the allied powers after WW1. During WW1, British forces funded Arab nationalist movements within the Arabian peninsula, promising the Arabs a trans-national "pan arab" state had the Ottomans collapsed. Shortly after WW1, the British, the French and the Russians devised a plan on how to carve up the Middle East after WW1. They divided the region by which sphere of influence would go to which imperial power, going completely against their promise made to the Arabs. Long, straight lines were drawn up arbitrarily, *completely* ignoring religious and regional differences in the middle east (http://www.stripes.com...). These types of colonial borders were the root cause for the resulting instability in Iraq and Syria a century later.

To understand how reckless these borders were, imagine if I had the ability to redraw the borders of Europe. I made Crimea a part of Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria became the same country, Portugal became a part of Spain and Denmark became a part of Germany. These borders would inevitably result in unrest from the regional population. And like in the Middle East, it did. In fact, this agreement was one of the primary reasons Kurdistan never became a country.

Hmm, so the "bad things" in Islam aren't that bad?