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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Today's Quiz

    How much do you know about Islam?

    I've got a lot to learn apparently; I only got 4 of 10 correct.
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    Took it earlier this morning and got 6 correct.
    Now I actually now what an Imam does.

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    I got 6 out of 10, but this quiz is not that insightful. It asks some very basic questions of history and Islamic legalism, but it doesn't really get into the philosophical tenents of Islam. That would be much more instructive than mere trivia. Though the question about Islam's stand on the validity of Christianty and Judaism gets more towards what I'm talking about.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    I got 1 right. I'm so ignorant


































    of Islam.
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    crap I only got 4.

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    I also got 4, but should have gotten 8, if I flipped the coin the right way.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I got 3
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    7 right. I am a sensitive, multicultural man of the 21st century!

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    I got 3 correct.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    7 out of 10 - And that is enough to allow me to kill for my beliefs!

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    I answered 2 correctly...incredible!
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    Today's Quiz

    I got 8 of 10 right, but I had a college course in Understanding Islam

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    sad

    4 right
    WALSTIB

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    I got 6 of 10

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    3 right. (hangs head in shame).
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    I got 4 right... bleh..

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    8 out of 10 right, but I would say the "quiz" mischaracterizes the de facto role of an Imam, and outright gets the meaning of "Jihad" wrong (I got both those questions "right" according to them, though).

    On the bright side, now I know what Zakat is, and how to convert, which should be helpful if a Democrat is elected president.

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    8 out of 10. But I still do not believe that "Islam is a Religion of Peace"

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    Hah! I got 9 right!

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    9 right here. My next door neighbor is a Muslim.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    El Feo

    Just curious: what is your understanding of the term "jihad"? I have read a lot of debate about the term and its meaning. The definition in this quiz is the softest, most "politically correct" answer, but I'm not sure its really "wrong" per se.

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    8 out of 10. But then I dated a muslim guy (which he pronounced/spelled moslem btw) for two years.

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    I got 5 out of 10.

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    Re: El Feo

    Originally posted by BKM
    Just curious: what is your understanding of the term "jihad"? I have read a lot of debate about the term and its meaning. The definition in this quiz is the softest, most "politically correct" answer, but I'm not sure its really "wrong" per se.
    Well, I think you're right. My characterization of it as "wrong" may be less than nuanced, but then, you know I'm an arrogant American cowboy Republican (TM) . Maybe I should say I think it's incomplete or a bit naive with respect to what the "spiritual struggle" actually entails. As I have been told by "lapsed Muslim" friends, "jihad" is the struggle between dar al-Islam (The House of God or Peace) and dar al-Harb (The House of War). It can be a personal, internal spiritual struggle between belief and doubt for an individual, but in the past 400 years has also come to literally mean (to many "mainstream" Muslims, as well as more fundamentalist strains such a Wahhabism) the violent conflict between the world of believers (which comprise dar al-Islam on Earth) and the infidels and unbelievers that constitute dar al-Harb.

    Therefore, it means both a sort of touchy-feely individual struggle with the bigger questions of God, belief, the meaning of life & death, etc., and...the not-so touchy-feely conflict between Muslims and unbelievers, in which the options are (a) submission and conversion of the infidel, or (b) their death, if they are unwilling to submit.

    Like all religious questions, this is obviously open to interpretation, and since I'm a non-Muslim I'm sure many Muslims would call me a biased, ignorant xenophobe and dismiss this out-of-hand. But I trust the friends who have explained this to me. I think this "fuller" definition is pretty darn far afield from the impression one would get from this little quiz.

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    I out of 10! But what do you expect, I live in Utah.

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