WA Delegate: The Republic of The Akasha Colony (elected 1 year 260 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Average in Facebook Nations
World Census staff took time out to pay tribute to those most overlooked of nations: the determinedly average.
As a region, Facebook Nations is ranked 14,166th in the world for Most Average.
- 2 days 12 hours ago: The Kingdom of Resurgent Byzantine Empire ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Commonwealth of Umojan Protectorate ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Republic of Greater Treviso ceased to exist.
- 6 days ago: The Glimmering Snowbound Realms of Pordlandia ceased to exist.
- 12 days ago: The Imperium Sacrum Humanitatum of Gigaverse of the region Nationalist Commonwealth of Free Regions proposed constructing embassies.
- 15 days ago: The Nomadic Peoples of Refugee Fleet ceased to exist.
- 16 days ago: The Dictatorship of Raven Guard arrived from The North Pacific.
- 17 days ago: The Confederacy of Barchettland ceased to exist.
- 18 days ago: The Kingdom of Aercos ceased to exist.
- 24 days ago: The Allied Peoples of Estruia departed this region for NeoConfederate States of America.
Facebook Nations Regional Message Board
I guess. But I already knew that they weren't making a state "of peace" and that they were forcibly converting, evicting, or punishing anyone who didn't adhere to their twisted interpretation of Islam. So I just skimped to save time. *shrug*
And, yes, it's my understanding as well that earlier Caliphates were pretty religiously tolerant, relative to other states of the time period.
Proselytism might not have been the most clear word choice. When I said that I was referring to some of their other efforts. Like forming schools...dedicated to teaching and spreading their views. Or forming police units and judicial institutions...dedicated to enforcing religious laws and punishing things like apostasy or heresy. In contrast to welfare programs, which just make them look good, these other schools and courts are directly attempting to use institutional force to convert people and enforce religious laws. While things like promoting courts and justice and education are normally admirable, this taints those institutions to a large degree since they're now also tools of religious oppression.
I often am, but you asked what I thought of ISIS and this is what I thought. =T
The whole thing about devil's advocates is that they often don't agree with the position they are arguing.
So you gave me an honest opinion. Thanks! Some people would have responded with sarcasm. I wasn't completely familiar with what ISIS was doing, and I wanted to see if anyone was willing to discuss this, but after making a remedy of my ignorance I no longer hold a neutral position.
Not to open a can of worms, but what do you guys think about the latest move by Rick Perry to "secure" the border with the National Guard? I think it's political suicide for Perry in Texas(hopefully).
Wow no one else responded? Ok then.
Even if Elizabeth Warren and Wendy Davis get more support in Texas, my understanding is that outside of say Austin or Dallas the state is still mostly conservative. Rick Perry's recent statements seem to support the local conservative base's disdain for the massive influx of undocumented immigrants into the state.
The issue is not so black and white: it's certain that many of these people are fleeing from horrible atrocities in South America, no thanks to those thrice-damned drug cartels, and it's true that the myth that they receive welfare or government benefits is lying propaganda, but the fact that they are undocumented poses a security risk: many of these people 'disappear' into Spanish speaking communities and although the vast majority of them are no threat to society, those that are can comfortably hide and serve as drug mules/dealers, fronts for organized crime (if not members themselves), and other problems with extreme anonymity.
So the Texan people have a right to be concerned with the influx of illegal immigration, and I doubt that Perry will suffer from "political suicide" as you put it. We certainly hope that these security risks can be solved soon, but for Perry I'd argue it's a good strategic move: make sure your base will support you. The American voter is fickle, but if Perry can rest assured that he has a voting base, perhaps he can than appeal to other moderates or independents.
Do you know who our region needs?
Michael Harvey or Bruski.