Malala Yousafzai

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    No your categorization is gelatinous at best and completely inconsistent at worst. "Why don't we hear from them?" followed by "Well they are front page news because they are so rare." followed by "Well who knows those guys? They aren't front page news in the US."

    And your religious objections to ElBaradei or Abdullah are what exactly? Or are you just taking pot shots? Here is Abdullah in specific:

    http://www.cgnews.org/article.php?id=1042&lan=en&sp=0

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    False equivalence.

    You don't see Christian extremists, or Jews or many other people of faith flying planes into buildings.

    Or using bomb vests.
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    This question assumes there are not a lot Muslims extremists doing a lot of extreme things and it almost implies there might be extremists in other religions that are behaving like Islamic terrorists.
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    No it isn't, unless you think moderate Muslims should be held to a much different standard of behavior because of seemingly more prominent tribal & violent fundmentalist violence or unless there are 0 documented cases of fundamentalist violence in other major religions.
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    No it doesn't, at all. You're in a country where less than 1% of the population is Muslim, to say that there is not exactly a media market for Islamic thought would be understating it significantly.

    Heck, ask your average American to name any Muslims they can think of. I would frankly be shocked to see that list go beyond Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Osama Bin Laden for the vast majority of Americans (excepting, perhaps, a few idiots trying to add Obama to the list :laugh:).
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    We are not holding them to different standards. We are just asking them to be more vocal in their pursuit of peace against the extremists.

    In fairness, they could well be putting themselves into harms way by doing this.

    Which gets us back to the original point.

    Muslim Extremists dominate the Muslim world.
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    This *might* make sense had Muslims not, you know, flew two planes into two buildings in our country.

    And have been responsible for many, many other American deaths.
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    No offense, but the bolded statement is pretty much the definition of a different standard.

    And Extremist Muslims "dominate" the Muslim world? That seems like a pretty wild claim to me. Could it just be that stories of Muslim extremist violence "dominates" Western media at the moment? And since there is very few Muslims population-wise in the West, there is almost no counterweight to these stories.
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    Fine, what non-terrorism Muslim interest news stories do you see on the news? See anything about the domestic affairs of predominantly Muslim countries? Ever see the religion reporters discussing Islam? Yeah, me neither. Weird. It's almost like the US media doesn't cover the Muslim world or Islam other than to discuss terrorism.

    That's strange, it seems like someone may have already said that in this thread...

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