Thursday, April 13, 2006

How not to market your cause

Danny Carlton blogged From CBS News..

Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, a new CBS News poll finds fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable.
That is reasonable. Certainly the vast number of real Muslims do practice a faith that is vastly different from that which the Islamoterrorists would have you believe, but since few of them stand up and attempt to correct the situation when these Islamoterrorists hijack their religion, we never hear from them.
Forty-five percent of respondents queried April 6 - 9 said they have an unfavorable view of Islam, a rise from 36 percent in February. And the public’s impression of Islam has diminished even more compared with four years ago. In February 2002 – less than six months after the terrorist attacks of September 11 – the country was evenly divided in its impression of Islam.
Boy, aren't you glad they did that poll! Because I would never have guessed that blowing up innocent women and children and sawing off the heads of innocent civilians on the internet could make you unpopular.
That's such a handy thing to remember, isn't it. I'll have to make sure I make a note of that somewhere so I don't forget.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't one of the main goals of Islam to convince the rest of the world to join them?
And once you do you are hooked, because there are some who will kill you for rejecting Islam, even though there is nothing in the Quran about that.
Since the Koran says, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (2:256), that more or less leaves them with persuading us by their ideas and behavior. So am I missing something here?


British National Party member said...

There are various quotes in the koran concerning this. While i dont think it says you should kill those who dont join *because* they dont join (it does say "fight those of the unbelievers who live near to you, and show them how harsh you can be" amongst a lot of other similar things) It does say that those who leave should have their hands and feet cut off and sent to opposite sides of the world, and so on.

Don Singleton said...

Can you provide a specific quote