Why? Please share with us the times Islam has threatened your life in all of the years you have been alive? Thanks. My appraisal is Muslims have much more to fear from the West.
In general Islam has threatened my life numerous times through terrorist threats and, sadly, terrorist attacks. Specifically Islam is not friendly towards homosexuality. For example, the results of a recent muslim attitude survey in the UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... sharia-law
Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, poll finds
Thanks. So not one single Muslim has ever directly threatened your life. The only threat is imaginary based on what you posted. Yet Great Britain killed one million Muslims in Iraq for no reason. Also, I do not believe in ghosts & bogey men. The terrorists are from political allies of Great Britain, namely, Saudi Arabia & Pakistan. UK sells billion$$$ of weapons to Saudi Arabia and probably also Pakistan. It was the Pakistani military that airlifted Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan before the US & Britain invaded. It was all approved & planned (Wiki 'Airlift of Evil'). But you believe Muslims are roaming free in the U.K. to terrorize you and the U.K. is unable to stop this.
Since the war started in March 2015, the UK Government has approved no less than 194 export licences for arms and related equipment to Saudi Arabia, worth more than £3.3bn
Also, homosexuality was illegal in the UK until recently. Today, the majority of believing Christians would also think homosexuality should be illegal.
1980 – The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 decriminalized homosexual acts between two men over 21 years of age "in private" in Scotland.
clw_uk wrote:When looking at social attitude surveys from Pew (linked below this paragraph) we can see the following:
Sharia law – 99% of Afghani’s support, 84% of Pakistani’s support, 91% or Iraq’s support and 71% of Nigerian Muslims support (no data for Syrians)
The UK invaded & colonized many countries, such as Australia, killing & destroyed the culture of many indigenous people. But Muslims did not invade the UK. The UK invited them into the UK. I think it would be wise to stop blaming Muslims who want Sharia Law in England. In was the UK that invited Muslims into the UK. If you disagree with this foreign culture in the UK, focus on the UK govt is my opinion.
clw_uk wrote:Sex outside marriage – 83% of Iraq’s think it is morally wrong, as do 93% of Pakistani’s and 87% of Nigerian Muslims (no data for the other nationalities).
I am a Buddhist & I personally believe sex outside of marriage is morally wrong. I have believed this for more than 1/2 of my life. The Pali suttas and the Christian Bible does not recommend sex outside of marriage. DN 31 says parents must marry their children. Where did you get the idea that Buddhism supports or encourages sex outside of marriage?
Homosexuality – 90% of Pakistani’s agree that homosexuality is morally wrong, as do 77% of Iraq’s and 94% of Nigerians (no data for the other nationalities)
Homosexuality was illegal in most Western nations until around 50 years ago or less. Sorry. But the world does not revolve around the sensitivities of homosexuals. Just because Buddhism does not discriminate against homosexuals does not give homosexuals who think they are Buddhists the free license to attack other religions who may disagree with homosexuality.
clw_uk wrote:Perhaps more worrying are the views on suicide bombings. 39% of Afghani’s agreed that suicide bombings in defence of Islam is “often/sometimes justified”. 13% of Pakistani’s thought the same as did 7% of Iraq’s.
So what? Many British believed the immoral war against Iraq was justified. Unlike these Afgan dreamers (who are probably from the Taliban created by the USA), the UK has actually killed millions of Muslims.
clw_uk wrote:So yes, I fear Islam.
Sorry. But the world does not revolve around your idiosyncratic fears. As Buddhists, when we have fear, we read MN 4 to overcome fear. My homosexuals friends have lots of money and travel lots each year. They travel in Muslim countries & have a good time because they are virtuous
with boundless metta
clw_uk wrote:So a war between Iran and Iraq which involved muslims, capitalists and marxists is your idea of an argument? Really?
It was a war started by a US puppet dictator supplied weapons by the USA & France, including chemical weapons. The poor Iranians had to fight for their lives in defence, just like Syrians today are fighting for their lives against NATO backed terrorists.
clw_uk wrote:And to think, we used to be in such agreement.
We, in agreement? I doubt I could have ever been in agreement with you on such matters. I have never ever endorsed sex outside of marriage or belittled sex in marriage. I have never been a capitalist or a liberalist. My views on these matters have generally been the same for decades. As Buddhists, we extend compassion & friendship to people, including to yourself. But you seem to not choose to extend the same friendship to others but instead blame Muslims for the actions of the British government. It is wrong to use Buddhism as a weapon of hate & greed. Buddhism does not support capitalism. Buddhism does not support viewing Islam with fear. Sorry. But, imo, Buddhism does not support these agendas.