Iranians, Americans: Both the Same.Submitted by principle_first on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:18
It is only an extreme few who want to spread Sharia law. Most of the Islamic people do not wish to terrorize others or impose their beliefs on non-believers. They are peaceful and caring, like we are. But they are obedient to their governments, just as we are too and because of our meddling, we've caused those extreme few to take them over and thus, they've developed a theocratic rule of law. This cannot be denied. History proves this.
Did you know that women in Iran have to cover their head because it is the law? Did you also know that 70% of the women would choose not to wear it if it was not required? This law was instituted by the "Supreme Leader" himself, yet 70 percent disagree with it. But Americans so often are too quick to pass judgement and think that Muslims want to spread Sharia Law. It's not that they want others to live by their rules, it's just that they're obedient like we are and want their way of life to be protected. It's unfortunate they have a theocracy because it allows a whole religion to be blamed for the policies of a government not representative of it's people. But the more we meddle - the more that their government can blame the west for their own wrong doings - it prevents them from making a real progress on their own.
I always hear people bashing Islam and saying that their religion preaches hate and they want to kill all the non-believers. This is not a war of religion. Their government - which is not representative of their population - uses religious propaganda to instill fear in their people. Their government preaches to fear the west because the west threatens their way of life.
It is the government who puts armed soldiers in their mosques while they pray peacefully. Their leaders puts signs up that say death to Israel. They don't speak out against it because they have soldiers with guns making sure that those signs stay up. Obedience. Just like we are. Violent? Not the overwhelming majority.
Look at the laws our government has passed in recent years and look at all the controversy and resentment that's been caused over them because they can't be agreed upon by everyone. Our President passes executive orders to side step congress's approval, congress passes bills that takes away our privacy, our freedoms, and our prosperity. But at the end of the day - like good patriotic Americans - most won't say a damn word after it passes and we'll just go on living our lives saying to ourselves, "oh well, we can't do anything about it."