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Reddit Uncovers Radical Muslims Doing Radical Muslim Things, Like Skateboarding, Shredding, BMX Tricks

Sometimes the internet is an excellent place.

Post-Charlie Hebdo, Muslims have again come under attack from quarters wrongly conflating the actions of a couple of violent criminals with guns with a religion practised by over a billion people. Since the shootings, mosques and Muslims in France have been targeted with grenades, explosions and gunshots. Less violently but just as depressingly, CNN anchor Don Lemon asked an Islamic human rights lawyer if he supported ISIS on-air, because obviously a human rights lawyer needs to clarify that he’s not in cahoots with a group that beheads people.

Muslims both in Australia and elsewhere have written extensively and eloquently on why that kind of thinking is a crock, and why Muslims don’t have to apologise for the actions of a few militant psychopaths who claim to act in their name. Those three pieces I just linked to are excellent, and important, but sometimes the same point can be made with the healing power of dank #memes.

I was a little apprehensive when I saw this post on Reddit by user /Doulich, but that was kind of the point:

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After clicking through, my shrivelled little heart swelled three sizes. This guy is definitely a radical Muslim.

Everyone jumped on with their own “radical Muslims” because sometimes — just sometimes — the internet is a wonderful place. Enjoy.

“Radical Islam”, from user /Mainstay17

From user /the_back_page

From user /Mainstay17

From user /barang_kali

From user /JMEEKER86

From a user with a gross username that I’m not gonna put here

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  1. Terry Wrist says:

    Uh huh.Now ask these muslims their opinion on gay marriage, see how “tolerant” they really are…

  2. pto says:

    Now ask terry wrist his opinion on islam and see how tolerant he is

  3. Terry Wrist says:

    I dont agree with killing them, unlike their treatment of gays.

  4. seb says:

    Uh huh. Now ask some Christian’s their opinion on gay marriage, see how “tolerant” they really are. There are crazies in every religion, but the common denominator is always religion.

  5. Terry Wrist says:

    Uh huh, and name some majority christian countries where being homosexual is punishable by death/Easy to name several majority islamic countries where it is so.

  6. seb says:

    Large swaths of Africa are primarily Christian, and also punish homosexuality with death (which is not always perpetrated by the government, but sometimes by civil mobs who rally under religious beliefs). Apart from killing homosexuals, a large proportion of religious countries (including first world countries) treat homosexuals as second class citizens for religious reasons, and carry these prejudices into law.

  7. Tomás says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory

    Do your homework on Muslim countries, Christian countries and other religious countries before opening your mouth.

  8. Tomás says:

    Exactly. Uganda vs Bahrain anyone?

  9. glamwhitetrash says:

    Let’s start with Uganda: “The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 (previously called the “Kill the Gays bill” in the western mainstream media due to the originally proposed death penalty clauses)[1][2][3][4][5] was passed by the Parliament of Uganda on 20 December 2013 with the death penalty proposal dropped in favour of life in prison. The bill was signed into law by the President of Uganda on 24 February 2014.[6][7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda_Anti-Homosexuality_Act,_2014.

    Here’s how the Christian Right in the U.S. have fermented anti-gay attitudes (and violence) in Northern Africa: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-kaoma-uganda-gays-american-ministers-20140323-story.html

    And let’s not forget Putin, whose homophobia has legitimised violence against homosexuals in Russia: “International rights groups have described the current situation as the worst human rights climate in the post-Soviet era, while Russian historian and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva called the anti-propaganda law “a step toward the Middle Ages.”[5] Britain’s Channel 4 produced a documentary, Hunted, about life for LGBT people under the new law, showing how it legitimized vigilante groups who hunt and abuse LGBT people, especially young gay men, in “a wave of terror.”[10] . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Russia

    But hey, let me Google that for you Terry, as you’re patently not really interested in the answer or you would’ve conducted a search yourself to answer your own bigoted question.

  10. Gaberaham says:

    Kenya

    Cameroon

    Papa New Guinea

    Tonga

    Samoa

    The list goes on and on mate.

  11. Austin Wonaeamirri says:

    Personally, I’d try to avoid asking that ‘Terry’ his opinion about anything, because you know the answer could make you vom in pretty short order.

    Especially wouldn’t want to ask him for any kind of opinion on anything late at night before I went to sleep.

    For that matter, I hate to think what he dreams about.

    Mark summed him up all too well on that other page.