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Religion of peace?

If Islam is a religion of peace, why close 20 embassies?


France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead.
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Anthony RussoCommented:
It is because of the small but loud minority. The extremists ruin the outlook of the entire religion just like the extreme liberals and conservatives ruin the outlook of their entire worldview. That is however what people like to focus on and create their stereotypes and prejudices from.

I think it is still a mistake to close the embassies and something unsustainable. You think there aren't going to be more publications that are tired of the crap that people get killed due to a cartoon or stupid movie? Lots of them are going to be showing Mohammad now and are you constantly going to close embassies for it? Bad call by France.
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beetosCommented:
I think it's political meddling in these countries - they have tighter control over media and tough restrictions as to what information is available to the general populace.

The leaders in these countries are using religious animosity to fire up the people for whatever reason might benefit them.
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EricLynnWrightAuthor Commented:
>>The leaders in these countries are using religious animosity to fire up the people for whatever reason might benefit them.

They risk getting cut off from US aid.



>>It is because of the small but loud minority.

minority - maybe.  Small - no.
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beetosCommented:
They risk getting cut off from US aid.

That could be, but it could be smaller actors in the region trying to gain power locally, and don't see the bigger picture for the countries they reside in.
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