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  1. My experiences have evolved over time. Years ago, when I was younger, I was more engaged in reading and participating in topics, since it was new and fresh to me. Over time, I got what I needed, and didn't need to rehash the same subjects again. However, current events or recent developments are still interesting to me. Or that rare topic that hasn't been addressed before (although since most lack expertise, these topics die down faster than I'd like). And then I became development team, than moderator, and now administrator, and my interaction with the site changed a lot. I spend much more time with staff related matters than actual posting in topics now. Should I get back in the game?
  2. Clear your YouTube search and viewing history and browser cache so these “recommended videos” don’t show up. Watching videos on full screen will also distract you away from the recommended video sidebar. There are browser extensions I believe that remove the YouTube comments section and recommended video sidebar. And finally, don’t underestimate the power of a physical book.
  3. They are free to protest any laws they want, but being a minority (assuming without significant power), they are not likely to cause a change. Also, how many Islamic laws really directly affect them personally any more than another legal system? There may be a few public things, but people are usually free to whatever in privacy. Just like secular states, with different lines drawn. These laws are promoted by certain factions of government and society (usually right wing), who only occupy a portion of influence (even if we concede it’s rising at the moment), but plenty of other factions oppose these laws. Also nothing stops Muslims from forming their own faction of influence as a countervailing force.
  4. Are you implying Muslim = foreigner in the European context? There a lot of born Muslims in these countries too (and reverts). Obviously they have a right to protest laws in their own country that target them, just like any other domestic interest group does? Or should they flee to another country and learn a new language? Which is more practical?
  5. Finding a “Muslim” face for your Hollywood film, TV series, Christian conversion video, humanist foundation, neoconservative think tank, beauty pageant, or anything else is pretty easy. There’s one billion people after all.
  6. This caveat in the law is a blatant slam dunk legal definition of discrimination since an argument can’t be made it pertains to multiple groups, hence not discriminatory. Its clearly crafted to affect Muslims only. Not sure how the law works in Austria/EU but a court would easily declare it in this case. This was used to dismiss Trumps “Muslim travel ban” in US court as well. Anyone know about Austrian (or EU) law?
  7. This is an important question. I know that it’s common to use modifiers like “conservative Muslim” or “Indian Muslim” or “revert Muslim” to give context if needed, but how long does the “revert” modifier last? When does somebody stop being a “revert” and become simply “Muslim”? Is it a lifetime branding?
  8. I believe the video playlist I posted above covers the Madinah series. Not sure though.
  9. Racist posts or videos depicting racism will be removed. Read message above and ShiaChat guidelines.
  10. Communities need financial capital (along with human capital, spiritual capital, etc) to function. A big source of financial capital is through accumulated inheritance, which grows into more wealth over generations. In other words, it takes money to make money. Typically this requires ancestors who jump start the process. If your ancestors were slaves, you can see how this can’t happen too readily. Explains why rich countries stay rich and poor countries stay poor over time, unless a significant investment, new source of wealth, war, or pillage takes place. You’re giving cliche slogans but have to realize the practical facts on the ground. With a huge asterisk. On this website, we talk about events 1400 years ago as being relevant today, but events 200 years ago don’t? And millions of descendants alive today?
  11. The difference between absolute truth and postmodern relativist “truth” should be emphasized.
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