Originally Posted by vanir
Nobody deserves to have murdering shooters running around the place, you'd think after upteen thousands of years our species would be over this sort of thing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the wounded and the dead victims.
The shooter, however; is a different story. I have been researching the Islamic religion as of late and have found some interesting points. Many tout the Islamic religion as one of peace. In their Qur'an, it is taught that there will be peace - once all people recognize Islam as their religion. Until such a time, muslims are told in the Qur'an to offer non-believers three choices: conversion, subjugation (slavery) or death. The Qur'an also counsels followers to kill and make war with non-believers. (This site: Jihad Watch
is one of the sites I regularly visit.)
I realize that not all followers of Islam practice all of those things. That doesn't make it a peaceful religion, though.