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Altair, I know Colin’s backstory and bonifide’s rather better than you do, and I can say, without a doubt, that he has more personal experience with Islam than you or just about anyone else on Army.ca. I would, perhaps, listen carefully to what he has to say. Perhaps he has phrased things inelegantly for your tastes, but he has personally experienced political Islamism.And when you want to know about protestants, where do you look? That is a much closer comparison than the Catholicism, one of the few religions with a official head of the religion.
Islam is made up of sects, and sects within sects, much closer to the gazillion denominations of Protestantism.
One can even look at western Islam as the reformation Islam has long needed, secular politically, and devout spiritually.
Canadian and western Muslims are the ideal we want to show towards the world. People, Muslims included want to get away from the unstable nations with no separation of church and state. Here we have it. There is no them and us, there are Canadians.
First Nation Canadians.
All who can belong to any political party, be friends with anyone else, who live in harmony unless the FIFA world cup is going on or the all Canadian Division of the stanley cup playoffs are going on.
So this talk of them and us, and whatever else, that IS the problem. Guys like @Colin Parkinson ARE the problem.
How much further does it take for the wrong individual to go from "I don't like Islam" to I must kill Islam?
To be very, very clear, none of what I have just posted is in anyway a defence/endorsement of some dude who decided to run down 4 innocent people. This thread has taken a tangent that is detracting from that tragedy.