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    We need some fresh fish in here; what with the last of the forum JWs now facing down the barrel of a possible permanent ban, dasa banned and many other just dying off or leaving, we are running low on forum contributors.
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    03 Sep '17 16:51
    Considering the vast amount of Muslims around the world it's a shame not to mention very peculiar none of them seem to (want to) post on this website.
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    Why are they being banned? Just curious. The few I know are quite sincere in their beliefs.
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    03 Sep '17 17:401 edit
    Originally posted by @pzn2pawn
    Why are they being banned? Just curious. The few I know are quite sincere in their beliefs.
    I don't think insincerity of belief is or ever has been cause for banning.

    There were 4 JWs posting here at one point; one was harassed by the other 3 and left, another left several times in various hissy-fits and is still away on the latest one, the third one left with him in hissy-fit solidarity and the final one has just received what could be an extended ban for brining the site into disrepute.
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    03 Sep '17 18:451 edit
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Considering the vast amount of Muslims around the world it's a shame not to mention very peculiar none of them seem to (want to) post on this website.
    "Many of the great Muslim scholars have clearly stated the prohibition and non-permissibility of chess."

    http://www.inter-islam.org/Prohibitions/Chess.html

    Other such sites exist, e.g.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/21/chess-forbidden-in-islam-rules-saudi-arabia-grand-mufti
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    03 Sep '17 19:06
    Originally posted by @js357
    "Many of the great Muslim scholars have clearly stated the prohibition and non-permissibility of chess."

    http://www.inter-islam.org/Prohibitions/Chess.html

    Other such sites exist, e.g.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/21/chess-forbidden-in-islam-rules-saudi-arabia-grand-mufti
    Didn't know that.

    They're still welcome here, though. Who cares about playing chess anyway?
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    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Who cares about playing chess anyway?
    You would be very sternly looked at if you said that in the wrong forum.
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    Originally posted by @divegeester
    We need some fresh fish in here; what with the last of the forum JWs now facing down the barrel of a possible permanent ban, dasa banned and many other just dying off or leaving, we are running low on forum contributors.
    Agreed. I think many need to change tact. You know, instead of telling others how it is (they are satanic or whatever) they should just just share ideas and information
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    04 Sep '17 09:55
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Considering the vast amount of Muslims around the world it's a shame not to mention very peculiar none of them seem to (want to) post on this website.
    Could you blame them?
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    Originally posted by @karoly-aczel
    Could you blame them?
    Please elaborate.
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    04 Sep '17 10:511 edit
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Didn't know that.

    They're still welcome here, though. Who cares about playing chess anyway?
    I've noticed that when someone posts something on Spirituality sometimes certain posters will pounce on it. "You haven't played many games of chess yet."

    It seems to them you are not a legitimate contributor of Spirituality matters unless you have had a lot of chess games.
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    FMF, I'm interested. Do the Muslims around you not play chess? Is it a big no-no?
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    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    FMF, I'm interested. Do the Muslims around you not play chess? Is it a big no-no?
    They play chess. Chess boards are widely available in shops, including dirt cheap ones. You see pedicab drivers and traders playing on the pavement. There are sets available in cafes and hotels. However if some fanatical big mouth in the Middle East has come out with a bit of orange-leather-strap-and-plastic-bag theology saying chess is haram, then no doubt some self-anointed Islamic cranks here have parotted it or is spreading the "news" by social media. But I've not heard it yet.
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    Originally posted by @pzn2pawn
    Why are they being banned? Just curious. The few I know are quite sincere in their beliefs.
    Listen, just because they are banned does not mean they are not welcome! 😠
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    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Considering the vast amount of Muslims around the world it's a shame not to mention very peculiar none of them seem to (want to) post on this website.
    There was a pretty active Palestinian-American called Scherzo - I think he was a Muslim, I can't remember for sure - who posted 5,000-6,000 times 2007-2010. I think his focus might have been the Debates Forum.
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