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hot cocoa on the couch
Dec 8, 2009



Sometimes I read d&d. I know, a disdainful admission here in gbs, and there is definitely a lot of long winded bullshit spewn by self righteous blowhards, but it's rare to find such thoughtful discourse on the internet nowadays that doesn't devolve into childish arguing

But where is the Islamic extremism thread? Certainly that is a hot button topic right now in the world that has a lot of people's attention (to say the least), definitely worthy of debate & discussion. I almost started one myself but an op in d&d just seems like too much work

Was there one at some point that got shut down? Is the discussion about it scattered across threads? Is d&d too afraid to broach the topic? What's up

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gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

for a thread about burst water mains, maybe you should check the diy and hobbies subforum?

a few DRUNK BONERS
Mar 25, 2016



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The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


I'm guessing most D&Ders think that Islamic extremist terrorism is good and that the west deserves it.

a hot gujju bhabhi
Apr 5, 2007


theres no such thing as Islamic extremism



























...not! 😂

Ride The Gravitron
May 2, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

for a thread about burst water mains, maybe you should check the diy and hobbies subforum?

Duckbox
Sep 7, 2007



The Middle East thread is mostly an rss feed for horrible things happening in Syria, but we definitely talk about it. Jihadist terrorism is worth discussing, but the attacks in Western cities are a drop in the bucket compared to the poo poo they do to other Muslims.

I think "Islamic terrorism" is sort of a misnomer tbh. It's not Shiites, Sufis, or mainstream Sunnis shooting French cartoonists or bombing Ariana Grande concerts. It's followers of a specific strain of Salafist/Wahhabist thought with a political agenda (and a few random crazies who happen to be Muslim). The KKK burns crosses on people's lawns, but we don't call that "Christian terrorism."

Anyway, D&D has the weirdest stereotypes because we'll just be trying to talk about the Raqqa offensive or whatever and some one will come in complaining that we're all neocon imperialist warmongers who hate Arabs and then like the next day some one will be whining that we're all naive liberals for treating Muslims like people.

Somehow this is still better than most forums.

BrutalistMcDonalds
Oct 4, 2012

POTTY TIME


Lipstick Apathy

My motto: Be the change you want to see on the forums.

But I can't be held responsible if you get banned.

marijuanamancer
Sep 11, 2001

MY POWERS CARRY ME TO THE
FOUR HUNDRED TWENTIETH
DIMENSION


where are my pants?? and my hat??

schmuckfeatures
Oct 27, 2003



Hair Elf

here it is op

macdonal hamborkles
Mar 29, 2010

Twerk it good!



Counterpoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1qwVGIfVXk

Cumslut1895
Feb 18, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


hot cocoa on the couch posted:

Sometimes I read d&d. I know, a disdainful admission here in gbs, and there is definitely a lot of long winded bullshit spewn by self righteous blowhards, but it's rare to find such thoughtful discourse on the internet nowadays that doesn't devolve into childish arguing

But where is the Islamic extremism thread? Certainly that is a hot button topic right now in the world that has a lot of people's attention (to say the least), definitely worthy of debate & discussion. I almost started one myself but an op in d&d just seems like too much work

Was there one at some point that got shut down? Is the discussion about it scattered across threads? Is d&d too afraid to broach the topic? What's up

loving RACIST! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Ivan Shitskin
Nov 29, 2002



Why won't D&D say the words "radical Islamic terrorism"? I'm just asking questions.

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017


Duckbag posted:

The Middle East thread is mostly an rss feed for horrible things happening in Syria, but we definitely talk about it. Jihadist terrorism is worth discussing, but the attacks in Western cities are a drop in the bucket compared to the poo poo they do to other Muslims.

I think "Islamic terrorism" is sort of a misnomer tbh. It's not Shiites, Sufis, or mainstream Sunnis shooting French cartoonists or bombing Ariana Grande concerts. It's followers of a specific strain of Salafist/Wahhabist thought with a political agenda (and a few random crazies who happen to be Muslim). The KKK burns crosses on people's lawns, but we don't call that "Christian terrorism."

Anyway, D&D has the weirdest stereotypes because we'll just be trying to talk about the Raqqa offensive or whatever and some one will come in complaining that we're all neocon imperialist warmongers who hate Arabs and then like the next day some one will be whining that we're all naive liberals for treating Muslims like people.

Somehow this is still better than most forums.

this is why there's no Islamic extremism thread in D&D

Cumslut1895
Feb 18, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


Kenzie posted:

Why won't D&D say the words "radical Islamic terrorism"? I'm just asking questions.

actually islamic terrorism is bad not radical





namas-


whoops sorry I forgot we wern't aloud to say that, it upsets those nice boys over in the mosque

bitterandtwisted
Sep 4, 2006



It's funny when GBS looks down on other forums

Elukka
Feb 17, 2011



A tragic problem with D&D is people never post threads, and apparently not posting has reached the point where they will instead post threads in other forums about there not already being a thread in D&D.

freckle
Apr 6, 2016



this thread should be moved to d&d IMO.

and then everyone will be happy and posting.

Opferwurst
Oct 29, 2011

You're all I think, this thing set troublin


If terror attacks happen they are discussed in the regional threads like Europol or USpol. There isn't an "islamic extremism" thread because all regional wahhabist/salafist movements are not coordinated or connected with each other that much. If you want to talk about ISIS and its operations in Europe and the US, the Middle East thread would probably be your best bet. If you want to talk about the situation in the Philippines, which is a totally different beast, you should go to the Philippol thread. Obviosuly, you can open an overarching megathread for islamist terror, but Philippine people are gonna be bored reading RSS Syria and the Syria people are gonna be bored reading RSS Philippines. But go ahead, try it, it might work.

Alternatively, you can also completely ignore everything I have just written and spout some conspiracy theory about how the libtards melt if they say the words islamist terror.

Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

Nod sympathizer


Terrorism is very bad, doesn't really matter where it comes from.
Terrorism comes from certain groups (much) more than others.

Im Ready for DEATH
Oct 5, 2016




That kind of thread would not be allowed in D&D, or anywhere on the site.

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011


VikingSkull posted:

this is why there's no Islamic extremism thread in D&D
Because they allow for actual nuance and understanding of a situation, instead of just saying "all Muslims bad?"

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017


notice the insistence on Wahhabi and Salafist which allows people to ignore groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and others

CRIP EATIN BREAD
Jun 24, 2002

Hey stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time... Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T

Soiled Meat

Islam is the light, OP

BrutalistMcDonalds
Oct 4, 2012

POTTY TIME


Lipstick Apathy

Islamic terrorism is really a tactic by Islamist militant groups so a larger, general thread about political Islamism would be more interesting and include the militants with it. But then you also have to talk about non-violent Islamist movements and political parties. You don't get to have it one way.

Opferwurst
Oct 29, 2011

You're all I think, this thing set troublin


VikingSkull posted:

notice the insistence on Wahhabi and Salafist which allows people to ignore groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and others

That's usually viewed and discussed as a separate phenomenon from Saudi Wahhabism/Salafism for a lot of different reasons that I'm not gonna list here. You can discuss that subject in the Israel/Palestine thread.

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014
No you see it's the democrats who are the real racists Not the party who is running a Nazi.

Too long? I'm garbage.

hot cocoa on the couch posted:

Sometimes I read d&d. I know, a disdainful admission here in gbs, and there is definitely a lot of long winded bullshit spewn by self righteous blowhards, but it's rare to find such thoughtful discourse on the internet nowadays that doesn't devolve into childish arguing

But where is the Islamic extremism thread? Certainly that is a hot button topic right now in the world that has a lot of people's attention (to say the least), definitely worthy of debate & discussion. I almost started one myself but an op in d&d just seems like too much work

Was there one at some point that got shut down? Is the discussion about it scattered across threads? Is d&d too afraid to broach the topic? What's up

Yeah, but what about the crusades?

ditty bout my clitty
May 28, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

Duckbag posted:

I think "Islamic terrorism" is sort of a misnomer tbh. It's not Shiites, Sufis, or mainstream Sunnis shooting French cartoonists or bombing Ariana Grande concerts. It's followers of a specific strain of Salafist/Wahhabist thought with a political agenda (and a few random crazies who happen to be Muslim). The KKK burns crosses on people's lawns, but we don't call that "Christian terrorism."

Apparently lawns are people too

ditty bout my clitty
May 28, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

bitterandtwisted posted:

It's funny when GBS looks down on other forums

I prefer to think of it as funny forums looking down on notoriously unfunny forums.

Trump.mp4
Feb 5, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


People aren't even allowed to post in D&D or so I hear. Vast wasteland of probations and bans and nothing else or so the rumors go.

Panzeh
Nov 27, 2006



VikingSkull posted:

notice the insistence on Wahhabi and Salafist which allows people to ignore groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and others

Hezbollah and hamas aren't the ones hitting the west.

Mercrom
Jul 17, 2009


its a good thing these things arent discussed in serious debate forums and pushed to the fringes of the internet. out of sight out of mind

Stuntman
Feb 6, 2010

by Lowtax


you reatards are dimv as gently caress lol

Dicky B
Mar 23, 2004



why do you think all muslims are bad op

Dicky B
Mar 23, 2004



dont engage me unless u are nuanced and understanding like me


you racist

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017


Panzeh posted:

Hezbollah and hamas aren't the ones hitting the west.

ah I forgot that was a prerequisite of terrorism

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017


BrutalistMcDonalds posted:

Islamic terrorism is really a tactic by Islamist militant groups so a larger, general thread about political Islamism would be more interesting and include the militants with it. But then you also have to talk about non-violent Islamist movements and political parties. You don't get to have it one way.


Raspberry Jam It In Me posted:

That's usually viewed and discussed as a separate phenomenon from Saudi Wahhabism/Salafism for a lot of different reasons that I'm not gonna list here. You can discuss that subject in the Israel/Palestine thread.

Fair points.

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014
No you see it's the democrats who are the real racists Not the party who is running a Nazi.

Too long? I'm garbage.

Dicky B posted:

dont engage me unless u are nuanced and understanding like me


you racist



There are 13 countries in the world that have laws for the execution of atheists. Wanna guess which ones they are?

spacetoaster fucked around with this message at Aug 24, 2017 around 13:22

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004


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Dicky B
Mar 23, 2004



agreed

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