That isn't the debate I want to get involved in- it's a smaller issue within that which someone in the audience mentioned. During a discussion about Muslim extremists, it was asked why the world tends to focus on Muslims when they're talking about extreme religious views. This is a question which I've often wondered about myself.
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In an age when Neo-Nazism and similar movements appear to be on the rise in America, something should be done about countering this craziness at home before a hypocritical move is made into other countries for the same thing. Although I'm aware that this isn't the only reason why Iraq was invaded, it can't be denied that it is a factor- Bush wanted revenge after 9/11.
I'm not saying that Muslim extremism isn't a problem- of course it is, and we've seen this repeatedly over the last few decades. I completely condemn any person or organisation who would think to harm people over what they do or do not believe in. I'm also in no way saying that I believe that soldiers who fought and died in the ongoing war did so for nothing; ultimately, peace and religious freedom are worthy causes, and we should be proud of our military for fighting for them. I simply believe that before other countries are invaded, we should first address the same issues in our own nations.
This might fuel a debate... So go ahead and comment. I'm interested to hear other people's views.