None of the above, muslim is a believer of islam, they are not a "race" or "ethnicity", they are not "all Arabs" (because some muslims are Turks, Persians, Indonesians etc), but the most important thing is - they are not "all terrorists", I knowe lots of muslims, and they are actually very nice people.
if you read correctlly, it said a world of ethnic people of all races, meaning all races!!!
I have read correctly but I also said that they are not ethnicity, muslims are people of many various ethnicities, get it?
Yes i do, that is a mistake sorry. i meant to say people of all races.
It's ok, I know you meant well :)
F - a religious person who believes in Islam.Nothing more, nothing less.
Someone has to be extra...
What do you mean?
There are five options, i could not fit everything in one poll...
Yeah, and almost all of those 5 options are extremely negative, expressing how muslims are "nuts", "terrorists" and bad people in general. The only option that isn't as negative is option C, but even then it's obviously an option only muslims can pick. You know, since a lot of people might not think that their God is the true God. A more neutral option would have been ideal. You don't need 4 different options to cover what muslim extremists are like.
Yeah well, coming from a Christian point of view , A Christian may look at this poll and think negatively of "Muslims" as they are deemed a perversion of the true messanic message personal to them.Christians see islam as a cult that turned jesus into a prophet and worships the moon.same goes for Jews, Catholics and any other major religion like Rastafarians.And in that case they'll vote for B or D
Unless your a muslim yourself , your'll vote for C.
I'm not going to vote anything.
@Asker Muslims DO NOT worship the moon
Have an opinion?
Since I am muslim myself, what comes to my mind after hearing the world "muslim" is a group of people worshiping God. Something that they beleive to be true and if they didn't why would they be worshiping Allah anyway? They wouldn't. I voted C. But I don't agree with some of the things you said in that option. Because although we beleive we worship the true God, someone else might not. And that is okay. Just like Christians and Jews beleive they worship the true God, so do we.
We all believe in the same God but we have different saviors and prophets
That's why i said "A world of ethnic people of all races" Meaning i'm trying not offend any groups or ethnic minorities, anyone can be muslim.I'm saying islam spans from Asia to Africa to America. there are whites, blacks and arabs
... all of them? a, b, c, d, and eall of them. final answer. locking it in. images4.fanpop.com/.../...ire-19104175-300-240.gif
except the peaceful part.
It can be , although they kill unbelivers. muslims can also be very charitable and generous.In my city, you see christians and athiests walk straight past homeless people.and the only people i see giving, is islamic people
see thats a red flag right there. "although the ottoman empire killed natives of bulagaria for 500 years, they allowed some to live, right? they are the good guys!"its like feeding a pig before you slaughter it. sure, they're gonna take it out eventually, but its so humane and gracious that they're feeding it.
Yeah but don't forget the ottoman empire did bring rich culture and architecture to the regions, they constructed many beautiful temples and mosques.Just go to turkey, your'll see the benefits if what islam has done, the greatest mosque on earth.
lol humans do that anyway, i suggest you become a vegan then, as muslims dont even eat pork and your practically eating a pig that was fed and treated nice before it was brutally slaughtered.
bringing their "beautiful architecture" right into the capital of bulgaria. it is NOT part of bulgarian culture, muslims want to BE EVERYWHERE, UNINVITED, UNWANTED. bulgarians feel insulted that they are being socially invaded like this, and then the muslims use the "look america, they are not tolerant of us" approach. one way of conquering a nation is to bring your culture into it. its comparable to bringing christianity to africa. it was unwanted.
Muslims are wonderful people that should not be generalized due to the stupidity of a minority. They are peaceful and have love for all religions. I personally know many muslim people, and I have absolutely no complaint towards any of them.
Then explain their hatred of us Jews
Your poll appears to assume that only Muslims can think well of Muslims. as such, I had to vote C, even though I don't think the Abrahamic God is the "true God". What really comes to mind is my Muslim friends, who are all great people.
They may be great people, but if they don't do the barbaric things their holy book tells them to do, they are not a Muslim in any legitimate sense. Only by name.
@guitar94: does that apply to christians as well? And which horrible things exactly? The quaran supports peace, except in cases of self defense.
Also, no true scotsman fallacy. So that argument falls apart immediately anyhow.
I'm not a Christian and the same argument applies to Christianity. No fallacy.
A "Muslim" believes the teachings of Islam to be an accurate depiction of reality. If they don't believe that, they aren't a Muslim.
@guitar94: by whose definition? All a muslim is is someone who follows Islam. That doesn't mean they have to believe every verse of the Quran or that they can't differ at all from the radical beliefs. Just as there are different forms of Christianity which are all Christianity, or even different forms of atheism, there are different forms of Islam. So yes, you are using a fallacy.
Look, either you believe the book is the word of "Allah" or you don't. If you do, you follow the teachings to be literally true and are a Muslim. If you don't believe the book to really be the word of god you are a poser. I don't understand what is so hard to get about that. That is what religion was originally intended to provide: literal truth about the world. They have all since been refuted but people cling to them because they are too scared to think for themselves. If you believe it is LITERALLY the word of god, you are a Muslim, if you don't, you are posing as one by definition.
@guitar94: WHOSE definition? Yours? No, you don't have to literally follow ever word to be a muslim, you just have to generally believe in most of the teachings. Just like you don't have to be a hardcore antitheist to be an atheist.
If you believe it is literally the word of god himself, you by definition have to believe every word of it is true and has eternal implications for you. It makes no sense at all to claim they don't have to follow it all. If you believe it is true, you have to follow all of it, including the stuff that isn't politically correct. If you don't follow it you admit that it isn't actually true. That kind of defeats the purpose.
@guitar94: you still fail to provide me with a source for the definition you're using outside yourself. And you're still wrong. Believing that it's literally the word of God is different from believing every word is literal or that the rules can't be adapted for modern society.
How is that different?
@guitar94: Seriously? Like, if I write a metaphor on a piece of paper, I literally wrote the metaphor. That does not however make the words on the paper have a literal meaning. Why is that unclear?
This is such a pointless petty thing to argue about... Seriously?
Religion is a waste of time. You can embrace it if you want but it isn't literally true. Thus, a waste of brain waves. Period.
@guitar94: whatever man. My point is merely that Muslims as a whole are perfectly nice people, and saying all Muslims must be a certain way isn't valid without actual evidence, which you don't have. And I don't believe in any religion either, but I don't think people should be generalized or abused based on their religion.
People aren't intrinsically defined by their religion. Rather, the psychological disposition that causes them to pick and choose whichever religion floats their boat. Muslims in the middle east actually follow their religion. That is why they have sharia law and suicide bombings. The reason religion isn't dangerous in America is because people don't do what they "believe" their god has commanded them to do such as killing people for working on sundays. That's literal. It is NOT a metaphor. You have to literally believe what the god says to be true, otherwise you don't practice the religion. Religion is a cultural thing, not a philosophical thing.I'm not attacking "people", but the bottom line is most people are stupid and will latch on to religion to give their lives meaning. In poor countries they will take the religion literally. There is nothing wrong with criticizing "Muslims". Pretty much the only "Muslims" that exist are living in the middle east.
@guitar94: It's not so much about psychological disposition causing them to choose a certain religion as which religion they were brought up in. And actually, I would say that the awfulness in the Middle East is in part the fault of western nations like us trying to push so hard to get them to modernize and spreading propaganda about how bad Muslims are, thus pushing away normal muslims and fueling radicalization. Religion may do harm, but there is no doubt that it also does good in many circumstances. Atheists actually have a higher suicide rate than religious people, probably because they don't have te sense of comfort and security religion can afford. And there you go again using your own definition while ignoring the actual meaning or even providing a source for why your definition is accurate. One more time with that and I will block you, because you're obviously not worth my time.
"And actually, I would say that the awfulness in the Middle East is in part the fault of western nations like us trying to push so hard to get them to modernize and spreading propaganda about how bad Muslims are, thus pushing away normal muslims and fueling radicalization."That's ridiculous. These radicals believe that apostasy warrants the death penalty, homosexual sex should be punishable by death, and that satire of their religion is fair game for murdering civilians. France was really vocal on promoting multiculturalism and now look. They are pigs.Ok then why don't you answer me? What is the purpose of religion? Why was it created? To provide "truth". But you aren't listening.Google Definition (muslim):A follower of the religion of Islam.Islam teaches these barbaric practices as literal truth. Period.If you are incapable of grasping something as fundamental to the discussion as the reasons why religious texts were originally written, you just don't get basic logic.
But why is that belief gaining power? Why are more people joining that radicalized group? Because of what I said. Just because it was created with a certain "purpose" doesn't mean it can't do other beneficial things. Who says they have to follow a particular version of Islam? I think you'll find that the vast majority of Islamic groups are not as you describe. But they are still Islam (unless you can provide evidence proving they aren't?) I see nothing in that definition that specifies it must be Islam that takes the entire Quran literally, as you describe.
@QA, Really? Ur poll is horrible.. 100% Srs.''Vote A. A race of Arabic speaking ignorant , murdering self righteous misogynists''.. - Just cuz Arabs are from Arabia doesn't mean they're are a race of their own, I think the word you're looking for is ethnicity. Unless you're one of those ignorant idiots who think that whites can only look like gingers, nords, pale-skinned Englishmen, U. S. mutts, anything that doesn't fit ur agenda is considered non-white? If so. Then too bad we come in more colors than you realize.''Vote B. A political regime meant to control the masses and women''.. - Well some people do think that, that's all it is. So I'll give ya that but in truth some people in the ME do use the Koran as way to control the masses but not every Muslim is like that...''Vote C. A diverse world of ethnic people of all races, who are peaceful and worship the true god''.. I voted for this one but that's only because it was the only option not filled with hate. Srsly this was a option a hippy/hipster would wholeheartedly believe in cuz: Only ''white'' western men are capable of evil!. How about next time you give me/us a middle ground to vote for?''Vote D. ISIS!!! Terrorism, al qaeda, 9/11, beheadings'' - Once again an option that some people do think is true & is a part of the reason I was curious enough to vote in the first place, just so I can see what other people voted for.''Vote E. another religious nut''.. - ''Pfff.. Plsss this is an option that should be reserved for Christians only cuz only Christians can be religious nuts! Tho all religions do suck, Christians just suck more than the others!'' - #SoSaysEveryNeckBeardedWKPaladinAndSJWliberalAtheistFromRedditHighOnTheirOwnEuphoria_EVER!!!https://i.imgur.com/1S87yuC.jpgsp.yimg.com/.../th How about ''F. A religious group of individuals who follow the Koran & are a part of the Abrahamic/Semitic religious family line.''.. #DontBlameMeIDidntVoteForHimIVotedForF #2016 #JustNeckbeardThings
@lumos, I tried to upvote ur opinion but it says that you blocked me.. why? :S
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A person who believes in Islam. Also, me cause I'm Muslim lol
Interesting you have the free palestine t-shirt, i actually condone that. as contrary to popular belief the israelis do kill hundreds of Palestinians.but the media feeds you bs.
The media for the most part is a sad excuse for a joke.
@Asker its horrific the way those poor people are tortured
Not sure why (lol the Fed is run by you know who) America needs to back Israel so hard.
I think of terrorists and jihadists Isis, al Qaeda, Hamas, the Muslim brotherhood. All are the worst examples of Muslims, but if the Muslim faith wants to change that they need to help eradicate these groups. Because the truth is, that is what most people think of when they hear the word Muslim whether they admit or not
Just: "a person who believes in Allah and Mohammed and stuff". In your answers, 4 are very negative, only 1 is positive, but that is basically only something a muslim would say. So I can't vote bro, sorry.
I vote C. The first thing that comes to mind are the Mu'min (pious, strong in faith Muslims). The Prophet Muhammad SalAllahu Alayhi Wasalam, the Sahibs (companions). Our God
I don't like any of those you have up there. They are all ignorant and judge mental a Muslim is a Muslim I think of nothing but them bring Muslim. Just like Catholics, Christians, Baptists, Jews , Mormons.
I have muslim friends and they are great , and am an atheist (funny I never had problem with any theist people except Christians... but only with few and I dont put all Christians in the same basket). Those terrorist dont frighten me as much as US foreign policy does... you know , you waging war on all brown people and picking fight with Russia and stopping guys like Napoleon and Hitler , delusional , but still tactical geniuses and Obama is not really a rocket scientist , now is he? Well next to Bush he does look like one... but he isn't.
None of the above... it's just a person that does not share my beliefs and that's fine by me.
If there were a choice offered in the poll for a combination of "B" and "D" I would select that choice.
What comes to my mind is a person who is a "real" Muslim. But when someone says Islam, it's different. A Muslim isn't the same as an Islamist. Unfortunately, there are many retarded people in the world who believe they are Muslims, and these people are the same ones as those killers, rapists, etc, i. e. anyone evil. And there are those who think, "Ah, look at those Muslims, so Islam is a fucking terrible religion." Sorry guys, it is the human nature that is evil, not the concept of religion, whether it be Islam or something else.
Honestly first thing comes to my mind, is me since I am Muslim myself <3
I just wanted to say that you should NOT always believe what is show to you by the media.
Then why is Isis doing what it's doing
@KidInk4 because just in like any other religion, there is extremists.
Exactly, you CAN believe a lot of what you see on t. v. You just proved it
@KidInk i jist said that there are extremists so i did not proove anything.
I think annoying :PAll the Muslims I've talked to on here tried to shove their culture down my throat
I live in an area with a very significant muslim population, and I've never experienced that. The only people I've had try to shove their beliefs down my throat in real life were actually Christian.
Yeah they do that too @cipher42This is why I hate religion
Yeah, irritation with religion is understandable. But it is worth noting that the vast majority of religious people are perfectly fine people. The only reason the radicals seem so prevalent is because they're the loudest about their religion.
That's why Judaism is the way to go, we don't push our religion down your throat
C. by the way If you think about it, the USA has killed millions of people, so one group from a different country isn't any worse.
Conservative, extremists, controversial, Middle East, history, unsettled, media coverage, current events, and integration
A religion that has taken things too far in the name of God. That option wasn't up there
Muslim "cuties"!But honestly, I'd say close minded people.
I know it's wrong but what comes to mind to me is "KABOOM"
First thing that comes to mind is me.
Absolutely nothing comes to mind.
Some kind of combination of b and c I guess. :/
A mosque came in my mind.
D.Umm is this forum religious?
Umm... none of the above. I just think of muslim as person of Islamic religion. Your options are just one extreme or the other.
People who want to come to my country and then ban everything they don't like (for example pork and ham are no longer being served in London schools, or at subway, and they're trying to ban dogs from parks even though our people love dogs) and live under their own laws.
Violence, murder, subjugation of women, murder of unbelievers and their own kind, pain, ignorance, death, hate. The peaceful Muslims are ignorant of their own holy book and the true character of Muhammad, who was an assassin and pederast. That's a historical fact, not an opinion. I don't hate Muslims, I hate what Islam does to people.
what religion are you?
Sad, delusional fanatics who think their loving god wants them to blow other people up
I only watch Fox news and let then do my thinking for me therefore I assume they are wearing a backpack of explosives.
is that sarcasm or irony or are you serious? lol
Oh wow man that is a huge dose of sarcasm. Now my views of Muslims has slightly changed. Book lolol
It's ok to watch fox, as long you balance it out with other news stations as well, otherwise you become a biased religious person who hates liberals
So watch some Muslim news too? :P
Ahh ! You're talking about yourself !
Elaborate please.And I'm not a muslim fyi.
ISIS and the brutes.
Islam is filth, like other religions. They are just currently the most filthy.
Misunderstood group of human beings...
They cover everything
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