While it is likely true that religion in general has done more harm than good in the world of humans and inhumanity, Islam stands alone now as being associated with the most violence and intolerance of any religion or culture (with the Roman Catholic Church bringing in a notable and scary second). Islam, and its ninth century rendition of Sharia Law, fosters a culture that is corrupt, angry, intolerant and much too violent. The Arab version of Islam treats women like property, forcing them to cover up or risk rape by a society full of sexually repressed men and the male clergy who rule all.
Only Islam has the three words that convey this intolerance and support of religious-sponsored, "God-sanctioned" violence: Fatwah, Jihad and Infidel.
An infidel is like an evil-doer or Satanist, but to an ISIS Sunni warrior, it might just mean you are a fellow Shiite. But, if you are not exactly like them in religious thought, they kill you, because you are still an infidel. You must have their beliefs! A Muslim religious leader can issue a fatwah, which is too often used as a death decree for all us infidels who "offend Islam." (How does one insult a religion? Religions are wild ideas, not living things) And how do Muslims get rid of large numbers of those millions of infidels? Use the other word. Start a jihad. Jihad is for killing large amounts of those infamous infidels who have one or more "false" beliefs about everything, from sex to God to religion to how many wives a man is allowed to own. Is four enough?
When our US troops went into Saudi Arabia to protect their Muslim Kingdom from being overrun by Muslim Saddam under Bible thumping Bush Sr, the Saudis had a holy cow meltdown over the American servicewomen baring their sexy legs in normal American shorts in the 100+ degree desert heat. They were forced by the Saudis to cover up and act all Muslim-like, even on their own Army base, to please the local conservative Muslims. Try to bring your western culture to a Muslim country and you will be raped, deported and murdered. By contrast, Muslims insist they have a God-given right to import their ancient and backwards culture into every Western and modern country in the world. Why? Muslims have to leave their own repressive countries to have even basic freedoms, and all too often, to then use that freedom to try to enslave the free world under Muhammad's one world vision from 850 AD. Sharia law and a basic intolerance for all other cultures are still the same a millennia later. Heads and hands are routinely severed in Muslim nations. People are still stoned to death, and not with cannabis.
To paraphrase Jesus, "Let he who is without sin-similla be cast as the first stoned."
But since Jesus was not a Muslim, he must also be stoned... (to death). While joking about Jesus is frowned upon by our own Christian religious right, they will not issue a fatwah against me and launch a jihad armed with AK-47s with the goal of beheading me for religious punishment and holy death. For the most part, they will begrudgingly support freedom of speech and freedom of religion, even mine.But not most Arab or Persian Muslims.
Hooray for France, standing up to foreign culture dilution and insisting that all "French" Muslims adopt French culture, or move back home. No hiding your entire body on the French nude beaches. No wearing masks like a bank robber in gay Paris. The French people smoke and drink and have a lot of non-married sex, and if that bothers you, stay in Syria, or Iran, or Afghanistan where the culture fits you better. In fact, why did you ever leave that Muslim paradise filled with Sharia-loving, fellow ninth-century thinking Muslims?
Muslims in British public schools want them to stop teaching about the Holocaust, and especially about the Muslim SS unit that gleefully murdered Jews in many nations in service to Hitler. Why do so many Muslims deny the Nazi Holocaust? The Jews first had the Roman holocaust, then the Muslim Hordes invaded and committed genocide upon the Jews in Jerusalem, then the Christian Crusaders did the same thing, during the Middle Ages German villagers murdered hundreds of Jews after blaming them for causing the Black Plague of Death, then the Nazis murdered 12 million innocents in Europe, then we deny it all to please a vocal minority? Why? Isn't that part of history really important?
When I traveled through the Palestinian areas of Jerusalem and the west bank, I was appalled by the way the Muslim men treated everyone, me, their women, and even their fragile environment. Despair and greed were everywhere. So was seething hostility; towards me, towards the Jews, and towards all things western (except cell phones and TV).
How do you get young Muslim men to blow themselves up? Simple... First, no sex, no prostitution, no masturbation, no porn, no erections even. Then falsely promise them 72 hymen-intact virgins, if, they kill themselves and a few innocent infidels. Any idiot would jump at that chance. But why not 75 full figured virgins? Or only five vivacious virgins? How come they get exactly 72? Is that a holy number? Is that how many Muhammad deflowered? What's the deal with 72 anyway? And once you deflower all 72 virgins, then what? You are fresh out of your horde of voluptuous virgins to rape and only have used women to use now. So now what? Do you have to blow yourself up, again? Think big. Why not 772 virgins? That would give your immortal soul over two full years of heavenly blissful official God-given virgin deflowering before you run out of your limited fresh virgin stock. Those shy Muslim virgins are going to be so boring in bed, maybe sloppy seconds would be more fun... which brings us back to America, land of opportunity and sexy, sloppy second chances.
As an American in California, I am surrounded by other cultures and languages. White folk are a vast minority in Silicon Valley. We are one third Hispanic, one third Asian, and one third nerdy engineers. But these people are all tolerant of each other. We don't cut off the heads of those who think differently than us. We embrace diversity, and we celebrate the Fourth of July, the Chinese New Year, and Cinco de Mayo with much multicultural joy. But none of these cultures want to behead me for my beliefs, blow up my holy temples, enforce Sharia law upon me, or make me believe in their religion. So I enjoy these domesticated foreign cultures and these exotic people as my fellow blended Americans, and I enjoy their food and their culture. I cannot say that about Islam. You can stay home in Pakistan with that one, and if I visit, do you mind if I bring my casual shorts, my beer, my porn, my entire Bill of Rights, my Hollywood movies, my loud rock and roll, my medicinal marijuana, and my own armful of non-Muslim holy books? No?