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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:10 PM

 

Breaking News: Most Of Planet's 1B Muslims Had A Normal Day


In what seems to have been a spontaneous global breakout of normalcy, most of the world's 1B Muslims report having a normal day in what many call, "Kind of a mundane week, really."

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Reply Breaking News: Most Of Planet's 1B Muslims Had A Normal Day (Original post)
jberryhill Sep 2012 OP
uppityperson Sep 2012 #1
AverageJoe90 Sep 2012 #2
Post removed Sep 2012 #3
efhmc Sep 2012 #4
demosincebirth Sep 2012 #5
jberryhill Sep 2012 #6
The Midway Rebel Sep 2012 #7
jberryhill Sep 2012 #8
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2012 #9
jberryhill Sep 2012 #11
freshwest Sep 2012 #10
grantcart Sep 2012 #12
harmonicon Sep 2012 #15
grantcart Sep 2012 #17
Douglas Carpenter Sep 2012 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #14
Turborama Sep 2012 #16
jberryhill Sep 2012 #18
HappyMe Sep 2012 #22
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #19
pampango Sep 2012 #25
postulater Sep 2012 #26
WinkyDink Sep 2012 #20
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #21
jberryhill Sep 2012 #24
pampango Sep 2012 #23
Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #27

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:12 PM

1. k&r

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:13 PM

2. K&R. nt

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:26 PM

4. Thanks. We do need to be reminded of these things.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:28 PM

5. "Most" could mean 51%.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:31 PM

6. You. Out! Go to the office!

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:33 PM

7. in b4 this snark:

....yeah, a normal day, burning consolates, killing Americans and opressing women and homosexuals...






I'll be hear all week. Try the veal!





*A ugly cheap shot, I know but I had to take it in order to take it away from the haters.




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Response to The Midway Rebel (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:40 PM

8. They're almost as bad as the you-know-who

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:56 PM

9. Are you sure it wasn't an average day? n/t

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:06 AM

11. Until surveyed many respondents really hadn't thought it unusual

 

There were some outliers:

Some reported "having the best day of my life," while others were "not really at my best today."

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:03 AM

10. Media warmongers faced with unbearable reality reacting badly:


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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:12 AM

12. And the vast majority are Asians living exceedingly boring lives


The top three Islamic Countries are

Indonesia
Pakistan
Bengladesh

There are more Muslims in China than Saudia Arabia.

These folks live very quiet lives in villages that have almost no drunkeness and spend inordinate amounts of time with extended family in a calendar of non ending holidays.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:59 AM

15. I think India is number three.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Muslim_population

I thought it was two, but I guess they've slipped behind Pakistan. Of course the three you mentioned are majority Muslim, which India is not, so maybe that's what you meant.

I don't know how you'd find out for sure, but I heard awhile ago that there were more people in China who can speak English than in the US. I think it's very important to remember that we - just as Westerners alone - are a minority in the world.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:20 AM

17. Good points. good link. It shows that 2/3 are Asian and only 20% M Eastern.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:16 AM

13. thank you

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:07 AM

14. However this doesn't prevent CNN and FOX from highlighting their entire country as "uppity".

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 03:55 AM

16. k&*RR

*Reality Rec

Living in the largest majority Muslim country, I can confirm from on the ground the validity of the report in the Op.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:07 AM

18. I hope you are prepared if ennui breaks out

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:58 AM

22. Oh no!

Anything but ennui! There would be hell to pay then!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:08 AM

19. "We're talking about a few thousand people across the whole Muslim world" protesting

--Hala Gorani, CNN anchor/correspondent

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:57 PM

25. Just saw this Pew poll from back in July: Most Muslims Want Democracy, Personal Freedoms ...



More than a year after the first stirrings of the Arab Spring, there continues to be a strong desire for democracy in Arab and other predominantly Muslim nations. Solid majorities in Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan believe democracy is the best form of government, as do a plurality of Pakistanis.

Indeed, these publics do not just support the general notion of democracy they also embrace specific features of a democratic system, such as competitive elections and free speech.

Support for Gender Equality



Limited Support for Extremist Groups



Few believe the United States wants democracy in the Middle East



http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/07/10/most-muslims-want-democracy-personal-freedoms-and-islam-in-political-life/

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Response to pampango (Reply #25)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:03 PM

26. Thanks for the tables. Very informative.

Especially the attitude on women's rights. Nice to see the men having some respect for the other 51% of the human race in some of those countries. (Though some still are backward)

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:19 AM

20. Specious, even in satire, statistic. Might as well say nothing happens, ever. "Newsflash:

 

Majority of Republicans aren't billionaire tax-cheats."

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:53 AM

21. Majority of US ambassadors not-murdered

 

Majority of afghani girls never have acid thrown in their face.

Majority of buildings in New York never hit by terrorist attacks.

Majority of movie-goers not shot by a crazy person think he's the joker.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:16 PM

24. But there is a tendency for US news viewers to consider this behavior representative

 


I will grant you that when people see the news about some crazy guy shooting up a fast food restaurant in Podunk, all but the most easily frightened will avoid fast food restaurants as a consequence.

But what we do have in the United States is a significant portion of the population who are led to believe that Muslims, in general, have some sort of higher propensity to engage in socially undesirable extreme behavior.

I have not seen any representative of white people step forward and condemn the Sikh Temple shooting, and therefore I must conclude that white people tacitly support that kind of thing.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:09 PM

23. Like most people: Life revolves around work, school and family. Very few of them or us spend our

days plotting revenge attacks. Their power structure (like ours) seems to condone or even encourage a level of anti-social behavior.

Unfortunately they have their 'tea party'-like conservative folks who "want their country back", perhaps the way it never was, and are willing engage in such behavior.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:06 PM

27. Civilization is a stream with banks.

 

"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river."
William J. Durant

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