This is for Akil.
Alright, i can understand why you would want to stand up for muslims and everything, im muslim.
But it seems like everyone on this forum seems to agree and do not target us as a whole people, it seems everyone knows that the terrorists are different from other muslims. The people of this forum have shown they understand this time and time again.
Yet you seem to try and push the subject again and again, and at times, you are very sarcastic.
Like the pictures you posted on the london bombing thread. People were expressing how horrified they were, but you put the pictures up. Just because someone is pro-war doesnt mean they hate Islam and want to kill all arabs or anyone with ibn in thier name. Lairds pro war, and i love the guy(in a way thats not gay)
Everyone has agreed that the problems in the middle east are complicated and not black and white, but you stilll push such topics.
Why do you push these issues?
Im not trying to insult you, i just want to know your reasons for being so persistant.
Adam, a very reasonable question. I have been puzzling over this too. I thought that on one recent thread on another forum, Akil (Todd Harvey) gave a very revealing perspective on where he was coming from which involved the description of some predjudicial treatment that his family was receiving.
So, I am guessing here, but it seems that instead of having as one's highest concern the objective, logical discussion of a very complex issue, it may be that he feels his primary reason for posting is more of as a crusade to defend the down trodden. So, his posts may seem more to be always trying to display any and all possible threads of evidence of such predjudicial treatment, as opposed to always starting with the assumption that we will take an issue, objectively evaluate it from both points of view,
and then reason to whatever conclusions are possible. If one's primary concern is a protest against something, then of course that will inhibit one's ability to engage in mutual productive discussion and communication.
As I said, I emphasize that I am guessing here, and so I would respectfully like to hear from the real source too.
Akil, how about it .... ?