Islam Is Not A Religion Like Any Other, Here's Why in General Islamic Discussion Posted October 1, 2012 · Report reply once you take into account these factors you would even start sympathizing with them, because it's a natural reaction that every other culture with a similar experience would produce. but this is not to say we muslims must not act responsibly. but westerners should begin with criticizing their own historical treatment of the "lesser" nations including muslims first.but the question of who is right or wrong and on which issues (such as gays rights or evolution) is an intellectual/philosophical topic and can't be treated from a legal/social approach, although in present time west it is.I do tend to agree with you that there are vast misunderstandings underlying the way in which the west and middle east view one and other. Sympathy and empathy should be the foremost response when clashes ensue. But do you ever feel as if Islam's self imposed universal nature makes it harder for it to cohesively co-exist in a non-major Islamic society? Also I tend to think things like gay rights and teaching scientific theories are mostly in the realm of social rules and practices. I mean notions of natural rights, legal status are mostly listed within a society's constitution.Looks like you have learnt to copy/paste stuff from Reddit.That thread was full of narrow-minded ridicule of us, as r/atheism generally is; you will get better responses here, and you will know that this claim is wrong. Well majority of it is wrong. Inlogical stuff like this is only reserved for r/atheism of Reddit, where people remove their frustrations of life on Christianity and Islam mindlessly.Yay fellow redditor! Yes I agree that the responses in Reddit mostly affirm the topic and don't allow for any interesting discussion; and I do tend to stay away from r/atheism since it's mostly just a circle jerk. But what claim exactly do you feel is wrong?