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    Posted: 20-Aug-2004 at 13:39
I'm just curious about this issue because of Osama Bin Laden and all that.  I hope you don't feel offended by this.  From what I read, they were pretty much organized into cavary and stuff.  But did they ever try terrorist attacks like before 1900's?
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  Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Aug-2004 at 15:24
I don't know about that, but terrorism is pretty much a global thing not limited to one people.  For instance, there was a lot of Korean terrorism during the time Korea was a colony of Japan...Basically a bunch of Koreans running around with Hand grenades tucked away in their lunch boxes.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Aug-2004 at 15:35
I agree,  Christians have done terrorism on Muslims infact.
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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Aug-2004 at 21:45

You could say they started it, then again I would say its not what religion should you look for to blame, its religion period.

But an example of Mohammedan terrorism could be drawn from the Sudanese force under the Mad Mahdi that casue the Egyptians and British such problems.

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Aug-2004 at 06:20
Is it religion that's the terrorist and wages wars?  I think not, just smart individuals use it as a weapon to oblige dumb people to do dumb things to people who the smart people have some form of conflict with.
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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Aug-2004 at 12:57
well, thats certainly true too.
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  Quote YusakuJon3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2004 at 08:32
I would think that terrorism as we'd recognize it had been a part of warfare long before Islamic groups practiced it.  I hear about such things as the razing of cities and enslaving of populations going back to ancient times.  However, with the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi plotting modern terrorism, one could say that terrorism is particular to Islamic culture. 

I believe that I've read about the modern terrorism having its roots in resistance to European colonization in the Islamic territories during the 18th and 19th Centuries CE.  Before that, the Crusades saw acts of cruelty on both sides.
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  Quote John Doe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2004 at 18:53

I think not, just smart individuals use it as a weapon to oblige dumb people to do dumb things to people who the smart people have some form of conflict with.

I AGREE 100%

However, with the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi plotting modern terrorism, one could say that terrorism is particular to Islamic culture. 

Its the main focus at the moment cause its americas enemy number 1.

But there are plenty of non-Islamisist related terror acts in the world, although they seem to be quieter lately... ETA, IRA, Communist Guerillas in Burma, Philliphines and South America etc

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  Quote Umbrella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2004 at 08:57
Originally posted by demon

I'm just curious about this issue because of Osama Bin Laden and all that. I hope you don't feel offended by this. From what I read, they were pretty much organized into cavary and stuff. But did they ever try terrorist attacks like before 1900's?


Muslim arabs comitted many terrorist atrocities against Iranians when they invaded.
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  Quote Gallipoli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Sep-2004 at 09:16
All the way back to 1970s...remember the Libyans who blew off a Pan-American plane over Lockerbie,Scotland
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Sep-2004 at 13:37

Yes, just about 50 miles from me, it was in 1988.

anyway,  terrorism is nothing new and NOT confined to Islam. Crusades anyone?  Timurlane, anyone?  Inquisitons, anyone?

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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Sep-2004 at 19:30

Those who say that terroism is in any way "particular" to Islamic culture are same as those who say that killing is "particular" to humans.

Osama Bin Laden blew up 3000 Americans - Americans starved out millions under Saddam by sanctions to "weaken" his regieme when actually they were only killing off civs and doing nothing to him. What's the difference? Same idiocy and same attrocity.

People seem to think that terrorists are only about people wearing turbans - but isn't the intentional massacre of civillians in any form terrorism?

 

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  Quote maersk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2004 at 01:04
christians are just as guilty of terrorism nowadays, just look at the lords army in rawanda........
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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2004 at 01:25
Rwandans are Christians!?  Didn't know that, but perfectly possible since it was a French colony.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2004 at 05:40

christians are just as guilty of terrorism nowadays, just look at the lords army in rawanda........

Why go as far away as africa, in Ireland you have terrorists, the italian mafia are terrorist, latin america has many terrorists. Terrorism isn't a religious thing at all, too bad some people pervert religion like that.

 

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Rwandans are Christians!?  Didn't know that, but perfectly possible since it was a French colony.

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  Quote Kalevipoeg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Oct-2004 at 09:50

there is a book, i don't remember it's actual name, but i was something like: "Battle of Gods" by karen Armstrong. It is about the extremism of all the three major monotheist religions and could bring light to the matter. I wanted to buy it, but when i went back some time ago, it was gone from the shelves, so i can't read it.

Of course you could bring America into being a terrorist state, as it is to many people or nations who have suffered threw its politics, but nobody remembers to mention that as the USA is doing it all for "democracy". It seems, Americans have forgotten what democracy is.

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  Quote Evildoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Oct-2004 at 19:46
It is about Freedom, War against Terrorism and Nuclear Bombs. lol

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  Quote maersk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Oct-2004 at 21:12

as far as muslim terrorists who predate the 20th century...

 

shamil the chechen cheiftain who slaughtered many russian settlers in the 1830s...

the assasins of course.

im sure there are more that im forgetting.

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  Quote Colchis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Oct-2004 at 09:01
Originally posted by Evildoer

and Nuclear Bombs. lol


Nucular, actually.
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