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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 07:34 PM

7. Exactly!

 

It's only through a selective interpretation of history and current events that people from a Muslim background are determined to be more violent. The facts don't back that up. Bill Maher is clearly a bigot.

It is often people that support aggressive wars or support politicians that support aggressive wars by the US that make this claim.

Bill Maher has stated that Muslims are more violent and the way to deal with Muslims is with violence. That's why he likes Netanyahu, a lover of violence.

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/30/7951309/islam-violence

Predominantly, Muslim countries average 2.4 murders per annum per 100,000 people, compared to 7.5 in non-Muslim countries. The percentage of the society that is made up of Muslims is an extraordinarily good predictor of a country's murder rate. More authoritarianism in Muslim countries does not account for the difference. I have found that controlling for political regime in statistical analysis does not change the findings. More Muslims, less homicide.


In the 20th century Muslims did not lead the world in violence, not even close. At this moment in history there are some problems in parts of the Muslim world, much of it caused by outside forces, especially the US. Certainly no one in the US that supports any candidate for president that supported the aggressive war against Iraq has any standing to condemn Muslims for being violent - screw that tribal American exceptionalism crap.

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