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I know that other religions were violent too in the past but today in modern age it seems that Islam is the only big religion that has a lot of people who are willing to spread their religion by violence.
I’m sorry in advance if anyone got offended by this question. I respect all religions, I’m just interested in the background.
EDIT: Thanks everybody for answers. I didnt expect this “controversial” question to have so many upvotes. I expected it to be downvoted to hell.
While some of you guys tried to advocate Islam extremists by comapring them to KKK or Crusaders (I already said in post that I know other religions were violent too – please read the little text under title) or doing conspiracies about how media made muslims a general dummy, others made quite complex answers that actually explained the background of this situation.
Special thanks for replies to:
[Edit]: Oh how we wish we could stay and answer all of your questions. We had a lot of fun, but we all need to head off to talk about Europa later this afternoon on Capitol Hill (no livestream, unfortunately, but The Planetary Society will post a video).
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Hey there, Reddit. We’re here to answer anything about Europa—the moon of Jupiter that probably has more liquid water than all the Earth’s oceans combined.
Europa also seems likely to have heat energy and nutrients. Combine those all together and you’re looking at a place that could be habitable for life at this very moment. It’s like having our own little goldilocks-zone exoplanet in our cosmic backyard.
Why are we doing this? Fundamentally we all love Europa and the mysteries associated with it. What, if anything, can be found in the great oceans of Europa? How could NASA look for life? What would it mean to discover life or even to discover that there is no life there? These are compelling questions, and we’re talking about them today in a special event in D.C. We had such a strong response, we decided to talk about it on Reddit, too.
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How big is Europa? Here is a comparison of surface areas of bodies in the solar system from Randall Monroe at xkcd