Absolutely. Both religions favour exclusiveness, a life after death either in heaven or hell depending on your deeds or sins, both have prophets as a central part of their beliefs and both support violence against persons of other faith.
Just read the Koran and the New Testament which is way more than the writings of Matthew and the others.
I have never done anything but argue Christianity has been as bad or worse than Islam. My argument is that Christianity has by and large lost its power to secularism. Even the Pope is secularizing his views at a rapid rate in an attempt to stay relevant. Christian numbers are are massive decline, while Islam is in rapid incline. Data is your friend.
And Kram, I think that closing the borders and spending more money on surveillance, border patrols and security instead of education and aid is not going to work, no matter how much the European populists and fear-mongers believe. A higher wall has never worked. Not once.
Never said anything about surveillance, border patrols, building walls etc. Every country has an immigration policy. That policy affects… immigration. That policy has had a huge effect in Europe. Even Angela Merkel is admitting the folly of loose policy. Do you deny the link between immigration policy and the people that end up within your borders? Do you not agree that the preservation of a country's culture is dependent upon the pace of immigration being consistent with the pace at which those immigrants can assimilate into that culture?
Most people from Europe who support IS and go to Syria to slaughter other muslims are actually Europeans or converts.
A perfect example of the problem being the doctrine and not a race. This supports my argument. Islam is a not a race; it's terrible ideas that liberals have made it a phobia to criticize.
I think your solution or approach is too simplistic.
What solution have I tried to present? So far this conversation is all about trying to come to an agreement that the doctrine of Islam is the problem, and that the threat is real and rising, and that it is in contrast to Christianity where the threat has fallen to being of almost no threat and continues to lose power at a fast rate. I provide data, and you guys just say 'no'. Hard to have a conversation like that.
Here's more data…
More than 140 acts of terror in the first 30 days in 2017. Likely another 5-10 will be added tonight. A quick scan reveals Quebec shooting, IRA and perhaps 3 or 4 others unrelated to Islam. Most likely none related to Christianity.
5 million less Christian in US from 2007 to 2014. Google reveals this trend is global, and suggest in 20-30 churches will be empty.
On the contrary, Muslims are increasing faster than world population
Now, if I lived in a completely secular country and Christians were on crusades, increasing in numbers fast and killing people who don't submit to Jesus, I would be calling for our government to make sure our immigration policy was consistent with keeping the country secular. This is not about race, and it's only about Islam as a reflection of the current state of affairs. Islam is the greatest threat to secularism and western values, which I am not ashamed to want to defend. I believe in the right to believe what you want, but when a group of people (dissociated to a specific race) basically declares war on your culture, openly admits they are going to try and breed you out of existence, follows through with those threats at an alarming rate, I feel it's foolish to ignore it. I don't know the full solution, but it's clear even to those that made the policy, that open borders is failing Europe and they are now trying to clean up the mess. Current policy is at risk of making countries like France and Britain majority Islam in our lifetime. Take a look at existing majority Muslim countries and tell me if you think it's wrong to want to make damn sure that it doesn't happen in your own country.
And just to be clear, Trump is an idiot and handled this about as poorly as could have been done.