Fucking cancer, how does it work?
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although the Shia people are allowed into Sunni countries freely and without incident (roughly 100,000 enter Saudi Arabia annually to perform the Hajj to Mecca, without incident).
Wrong. In most so called "Islamic" countries(more accurately called "Sunni countries") particularly in the Middle East, Shias are persecuted by the government and by their "fellow muslims" among the public and even though Saudi Arabia allows Shias in for Hajj, aside from that, it is illegal under that country's law to practice Shia Islam. They may not open their own mosques. A person qho publicly declares his/her beliefs stands to become a victim of violence. Moreover, if one is a victim of a crime, it's not likely the police will help them. Saudi Arabia is a gigantic laughable clusterf*ck of a country and the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, but I don't see any warplanes going after targets in Riyadh. I wonder if oil's got anything to do with it...
Ever notice where most of those suicide bombs in Iraq go off? They're not random. They are blown up in Shia areas like Sadr City by Sunni extremists who want to drive a wedge between the two groups - also the Sunni extremists believe Shias to be "infidels" and that they will go to heaven for killing them. The same thing happens in rural Pakistan where Shias are 30% of the population. Sharia law is nice on a theoretical philosophical level but it's about time people realised humans are not capable of implementing it, and should just give up on trying. Instead, attempting to be good humans would be an idea. Shia Islam has a stronger concept of human rights than the UN does but, it's not like there are many people who really uphold that.
There's a passage in the Qur'an which stipulates that a muslim may impersonate the enemy in order to defeat him, to paraphrase horribly. Alcohol is fine, non-halal meat is fine, cutting your hair is fine, as long as you're doing it to defeat the West. Or so their organisers tell them.
Really? Citation please? Especially the part where it says it's alright to do it "to defeat the west" ?
We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall