Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Salad Fingers:</b>" How in the blue shiz did you derive ... [snip!] ... a politically motivated agenda under the guise of Islam. "</blockquote> Maybe you should reread what you wrote."
"And where did the taliban torture come from? I am not defending the taliban by any means, but how do large scale military-run, government funded prison camps compare to small time, low budget 'torture chambers' where a handful of people were beaten and beheaded?"
My meaning of this was it's apples and oranges. Taliban was small scale - can't be compared to 3 prison camps with anonymity, government money and highly trained military personnel.
"Taliban also typically had the decency to make deaths as painless as possible because torture is also a severe sin in Islam."
Perhaps this was unnecessary, but I did elaborate on this in my last post. I felt the need to say it because of all of the beheading videos that were popularized on the internet a few years back that a lot of Muslims caught a bad rap for. It's not me trying to justify it.
"Although the taliban was as corrupt as any other government in the middle east and again, more culturally motivated than Islamically. It's all about where the money lies. It's REALLY not as black and white as the mass media leads us to believe."
This was an attempt for me to clarify that I don't see the Taliban as a strictly Islamic group, rather as a politically motivated one with a monetary agenda. It's not a bunch of Muslims hating non-Muslims. It's a bunch of guys, who happen to be Muslim and realize that the religious campaign via propaganda works to get people on their side and offer monetary support to their so-called cause. These are things that aren't shown by the news and media. Any one of the people involved in the Taliban would sell out their religion for a lamborghini any day of the week.