You guys can say it's nonsense or whatever, but I'm just saying you haven't lived their life so you see the world differently. I don't agree with everything in that culture, but I also don't agree with everything in our own culture as well. It's just your projections being backed by other like minded individuals that won't allow you to see it objectively.
I think the most insecure people are those who hide behind an opinion rather than trying to see the other side. The muslims who hate our lifestyle are insecure, but so are the people posting in this thread who hate muslim lifestyles. Two sides to every coin.
I'm a live and let live sort of a guy who doesn't go around looking for conflict but religious fundamentalists of all stripes make me nervous as they generally don't want to let me do what I want because some of it might not jive with the ruleset of whatever fairy tale they base their life around.
What frightens me about the muslim folks is not necessarily the terrorism or the rhetoric, some of that stuff makes sense (at least from an academic standpoint) coming from oppressed people scraping the barrel to get by, they're bound to be a little pissed about that, nor do I support the endles 'nation-building exercises' (crusade for oil, *cough cough*) that seem to take place 'over there' for some reason, I really have no input or control over such things. What I see that I don't like is that nearly every Muslim nation on Earth is a despotic religious thocracy where the vast majority of the population is kept poor, uneducated, and oppressed while the rulers and royals live lives of disgusting excess. There seems to be a caste system to the oppression, with gays at the bottom and women slightly above that, but almost every muslim nation on earth is somewhat technologically backward and purposely kept that way so that a few might greatly benefit while the rest suffer to provide for them.
I think this classism exists around the world but it is the most pronounced in Muslim societies. Many extremely wealthy muslim countries still rely on slave labor for building construction and infrastrucutre projects, there are many muslim countries where polygamy is still legal and old men marry 12 year olds. Women have few to no rights in most muslim countries, in many muslim countries 'honor' killings are still quite common and might happen just because a girl spurs the advances of her third cousin.
I'm not saying people are that great anywhere, there is a lot of foul shit going on in almost every country arpund the world because humans seem to have a bottomless capacity for treating each other like vermin, but it seems to be particularly pronounced in many of the most well known muslim countries. Speaking out about shit that is just plain wrong doesn't make you a racist, muslims like to pull the victim card whenever they get a chance but I think they should spend more time trying to clean their own house, if you will. I didn't even mention the problems with terrorism and violence related to their own religious documents or the doctrine of assimilation at all cost that is preached at every mosque.