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100 Words on Loving Our Neighbor

I have been having an interesting discussion with a friend regarding Islam, immigration, and the US travel ban. I believe there are far too many generalizations made against Muslim people. There are a minority of fundamentalist, extremist sects in Islam, just as there are in other religions and ideologies, including Christianity. I wouldn’t want someone to put me in a box and say “Christians are blank and thus not welcome here.” I want to ensure Muslims get as fair a shake as any of us. I believe strongly that love and kindness towards the foreigner and refugee must trump fear.

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Syed Beparey Syed Beparey
Well said Gregor. I, however, would not use the word "sect" here. Here's a graphical view of sects: informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations…

Syed Beparey Syed Beparey
It's not 100% accurate but close enough. You won't see any terrorist groups there since they are political not theological.

gRegor Morrill gRegor Morrill
Thanks. Appreciate the clarification, too!

gRegor Morrill gRegor Morrill
Agreed "sect" is too broad. Was reading about Salafi and the subgroup Salafi jihadist seems the one that can be more violent.

gRegor Morrill gRegor Morrill
What would be better phrasing?

Syed Beparey Syed Beparey
I know quite a few Salafis and all of them would disapprove of what terrorists do. I don't know what "Salafi jhadist" means.

gRegor Morrill gRegor Morrill
Was reading en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salafi_mo…, the trends section.



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