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What does Infidel Mean?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jon1996, Aug 19, 2006.

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  1. jon1996

    jon1996 Member

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    I found a sticker that says Infidel and under that it has it wrote in arabic, What does Infidel stand for, and would it be good to show my hatred towards Islam on my truck window?
    jon
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infidel

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/infidel

     
  3. Cosmoline

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    IN + FIDELIS = unfaithful in Latin. It's not quite eqivalent to "kafir" in Arabic, since kafir has a much stronger negative connotation and is considered a true insult. Kafir is on par with "jahud" (Jews), which is what the Iraqis often call our troops.

    Calling yourself a "kafir" on your truck would probably be very amusing to a Muslim. There are much more effective ways to insult them.
     
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    It means "unbeliever."
     
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    From dictionary.com

    An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.

    One who has no religious beliefs.

    One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.

    Keep in mind, the SysAdmin of THR.Org is a Muslim.

    Disrespect of religious fanatics (of what ever stripe)?: Absolutely

    Denigrating another peacefull chosen spiritual path?: Not a chance.
     
  6. mnrivrat

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    That's me ! :what:

    Oh Well ---- :neener:
     
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    an Infidel is technically a non-muslim, sometimes broadened to mean not sharing the religion of the Book (ie:includes Christians and Jews). To a Fundamentalist it means that you are an Enemy (Satan) and would express hatred for the religion etc.
    However there is no reason to hate Islam, only these Fundamentalists who turn it into a religion of terror, oppression, fear etc. In that regard they are no different to any Fundamentalist, be they Christian, Communist or Fascist.
    Here endeth the lesson :)
     
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    ... and this is related to firearms how??

    Nevermind - closed.
     
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