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Ravensjt
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5/31/2017 2:52:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Simple (?) question....... Why do you believe that the West are such frequent targets of Extremists who claim to practice Islam?

1. Self fulfilling prophesy from the Koran as regarding Jews and Christians?
2. Anger over invasions and occupation
3. Support of Israel
4. Barbaric religion
5. something else?
BrendanD19
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5/31/2017 3:14:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2017 2:52:11 PM, Ravensjt wrote:
Simple (?) question....... Why do you believe that the West are such frequent targets of Extremists who claim to practice Islam?

1. Self fulfilling prophesy from the Koran as regarding Jews and Christians?
2. Anger over invasions and occupation
3. Support of Israel
4. Barbaric religion
5. something else?

Mainly 2, sometime 3, but usually 2
Anonymous
5/31/2017 3:36:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2017 2:52:11 PM, Ravensjt wrote:
Simple (?) question....... Why do you believe that the West are such frequent targets of Extremists who claim to practice Islam?

1. Self fulfilling prophesy from the Koran as regarding Jews and Christians?
2. Anger over invasions and occupation
3. Support of Israel
4. Barbaric religion
5. something else?

6. All of the above

It's also worth noting that Israel is considered an occupying force, so 3 overlaps greatly with 2.

Actually, the question itself suffers from a false premise-- that only the West suffers from Islamist terror. Muslim majority lands suffer from these attacks as well. Why?

1. Sectarian differences ( usually along Sunni/Shia lines) and struggle for ideological dominance.
2. Religious conceit ("they aren't REALLY one of us")
3. Punishment for collaborating with the West.

Just my $0.02...
FanboyMctroll
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5/31/2017 3:53:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2017 2:52:11 PM, Ravensjt wrote:
Simple (?) question....... Why do you believe that the West are such frequent targets of Extremists who claim to practice Islam?

1. Self fulfilling prophesy from the Koran as regarding Jews and Christians?
2. Anger over invasions and occupation
3. Support of Israel
4. Barbaric religion
5. something else?

I'm going to say #2
CosmoJarvis
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5/31/2017 4:17:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/31/2017 2:52:11 PM, Ravensjt wrote:
Simple (?) question....... Why do you believe that the West are such frequent targets of Extremists who claim to practice Islam?

1. Self fulfilling prophesy from the Koran as regarding Jews and Christians?
2. Anger over invasions and occupation
3. Support of Israel
4. Barbaric religion
5. something else?

The West has been a symbol of progress and prosperity for decades. The West remains one of the Islamic Extremists' greatest targets because their acts of intimidation and attempts to attack the bastion of Western civilization acts have made the Extremists seem more frightening and infamous.
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Emilrose
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5/31/2017 6:34:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's just basic criminality--two cannot be the main reason for western terrorists, as brutally murdering other people is not a reasonable response to any occupation or military action that's occurred in a land that you weren't even born in.

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