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Debunking the Theory ISIS is Islamic and the Western Media's deliberate Agenda in Promoting such Views

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Ever since, Graeme Wood, well known Islamophobe and anti theist, published his article "What ISIS Really Wants", the Western Media has been raving like mad dogs of how inherently violent Muslims are and have based their assumptions on this article.

In this post I will examine the error filled logic behind this theory and how the Western Media seeks to delegitimize the voices of 1.6 billion Muslims while subsequently promoting their own "scholars on Islam" to a general audience that is ignorant ,lacks critical thinking and is uninformed on Islam. Additionally, before this article came  out there was a tension in the air in which various organizations critical of religion and conservatives who hate Islam were awaiting for such a theory to arise so they could come to the occasion and have their own sentiments fulfilled hence confirming their own confirmation-bias. Additionally, this article came at a time when sensationalism and reactionary sentiments towards Muslims were at an all time high, and hence sought to reinforce these views.

In this post I will be dissecting such arguments, disproving them with my own thoughts on the matter, providing links to scholars who provide a unique and informed view to the conversation, and showing how these types of arguments have no real substance but rely upon the ignorance of their audience, and sensationalism and reactionary like opinions to validate themselves.

Also, I will be exposing the agenda of Graeme Wood against all religions, as he posted an article criticizing Buddhists in Myanmar who were perpetuating violence against Muslims, while subsequently instead of coming to the defense of Muslims, reinforcing negative stereotypes and also criticizing Islam and Muslims in the same article, all the while assuming that Buddhism promotes such violence which we all know is untrue, however, sell it to the right audience and they will believe it.

As the great propagandist Adolf Hitler once said: 

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” 
 Adolf Hitler

As also was emphasized in George Orwell's novel, 1984, say a lie enough times and it will become true.

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Additionally, an interesting piece of information I would like to post here taken from a BBC article discussing the attacks in Belgium:

"Salah Abdeslam and his elder brother Brahim - who blew himself up in the Paris attacks - used to run a cafe in Molenbeek that sold alcohol and was closed down for drug offences. One friend of the brothers who used to hang out there told me he would regularly see Brahim Abdeslam "watching IS videos, with a joint in one hand, and a beer in another". He said Brahim would spout off radical statements but that no-one took him seriously. "

Link/source: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35890960

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3 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

I listen to the media that doesn't portray Muslims that way. But I'm a pinko bleeding-heart liberal commie socialist Muzzie-loving UnAmerican disgrace to this nation.....so what do I know? :D

You can be any political view, however, the point I am trying to get at in my post is this view is egregiously wrong, by the way thank you for posting your kind remarks, always looking forward to your posts! :grin:

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Nice post, I have to agree. You ever hear the quote "People are stupid, individuals are smart."

It should be plain logic 1.6 Billion Muslims, 80,000 give or take ISIS soldiers that makes 0.00005% of all Muslims, terrorists. Yet were all painted with the same brush :blabla:

Watch Mehdi Hasan's debate in Oxford where he completely demolishes the opposing team, winning the debate and proving that Islam is a religion of peace.

 

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5 hours ago, A175 said:

I know this isn't what you wanted at all, but it's making circles again.

It's kind of hard to defend ourselves with what people get out of this video. 

 

 

I will debunk these distorted "statistics" the same ones put up by Sam Harris and his posse.

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5 hours ago, A175 said:

It's kind of hard to defend ourselves with what people get out of this video. 

Here is the first video I will post to debunk their statistics and I will post a second video, by the way who is this Raheel Raza? It's kind of disgusting to see someone betray their own kind.

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8 hours ago, A175 said:

It's kind of hard to defend ourselves with what people get out of this video. 

Also it is important to note "correlation does not prove causation", just because these statistics are taking place in Muslim majority countries does not mean it is due to the fact Muslims are living in those countries,  the factors that contribute to those views are much more multifaceted and complex than the media likes to make of them

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4 hours ago, A175 said:

In regards to the video, here's the bibliography of their sources.

This should get you a head start on refutations:

By-the-Numbers-Bibliography.pdf

I will take a look at those, some of those topics Jonathan AC Brown has answered on his discussions and on the misconceptions of Sharia by Americans and Western society.

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13 hours ago, A175 said:

I know this isn't what you wanted at all, but it's making circles again.

I understand where Raheel Raza is coming from, she is one of those "reform Muslims", I will be posting why this reform movement is dangerous and naive for both Muslims and Western society, for instance, ISIS and the Saudis were a "reform movement."

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5 hours ago, A175 said:

In regards to the video, here's the bibliography of their sources.

 In order to prove wrong Raheel Raza, Sam Harris, Bill Maher, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and all other Islamophobes citation of these statistics see this video(must watch, will answer all your questions and fears):

 

Especially watch parts 48:00 to 58:38 to see the part where the scholar debunks the way these statistics are cited and exposes the lies these Islamophobes have invented to promote themselves:

 

 

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