Jelena wrote:Please mark my posts which you consider to be disturbing.I used statistical data to understand the situation since I really have just a basic knowledge about it.I asked some valid questions and do believe deeply that lies should not be allowed and I don't "pass" on them as a rule.I don't believe that I've been rude to other peoples' religion?!?soldieroffortune wrote:If I may, - perhaps, Vladimir79 (Grand Marshal) and Jelena (Junior Sergent) should consider moderating some of their own posts in this thread where they wrote about Muslims. Please refer to the reaction by Turk1 to Post#6.
Now as it stands any Muslim (even the one who is a priory friendly towards Russia and the Russians) - can read these posts and claim: "Russians are racist, they hate all Muslims!" Also please think of those 20 million of Russian citizens who happen to be Muslims - some of them may also be reading these lines.
Just a friendly comment, written our of concern.
Racism and religion have nothing in common and should not be confused. There are even black Orthodox people in South Africa, no matter how surprisingly that might sound http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/safrica.htm .
Sure, racism has nothing to do with religion, but you know how freely and on purpose people confuse them. One of the most pious Orthodox Christians that I met in my life were from .... South India - their Christianity goes back to St. Thomas (one of Jesus Christ's Apostols who went there to preach). Their Christianity therefore goes back 2,000 years. There are 4 millions of them living in South India, most of the men of that community are called "Thomas" in honor of St. Thomas.
However, often a different race coincides with a different religion, and often it is not so, and for some other ethnic groups religion have changed through their history, - like the Albanians and Chechens who used to be Christians.