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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    IMHO all of it is silly as hell. One guy burns a religious book and another burns a religious book in retaliation. The good people in between are just doing all they can to distance themselves from the nutters on both sides.
    Burn a book? It's cheaper to make a 15 minute film for youtube.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Don't respond to comments that you don't understand.
    Noted: You refuse to answer the question, and instead divert with a personal attack. Classy.
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Noted: You refuse to answer the question, and instead divert with a personal attack. Classy.
    Your posts are not worthy of a diversion.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Your posts are not worthy of a diversion.
    You are the one that said:

    "First, it seems that everyone who tries to do that ends up dead or catalyzing riots that end in other people being dead. Second, the radicals and extremists in the ME just like the radicals and extremists in the United States are irrational as are the people in the ME or elsewhere who generalize about Americans"

    If you do not care to back up your words, well, that reflects on nobody but yourself. I'm not here for a chest thumping competition, I asked you some questions, if you do not care to answer, then fine. It reflects upon yourself, no matter how much you try to divert with personal attacks.
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Shall we start burning Egyptian embassies, and consulates? Shall we riot over this?
    Yes, but it's not my religion, so I don't care. I'm just in it for the general hooliganism and chaos. Plus there's all kinds of **** to be scored during the confusion of a riot. First stop is the liquor store. Then Sears for a belt sander and a drill press. Maybe a lathe. I never used one before, but it sounds fancy, and therefore I ****ing need it.
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    I thought it was pretty well established that the attack that "end[ed] in other people being dead" was pre-planned and not some spontaneous riot. Why this persistence to blame it on the video?

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Shall we start burning Egyptian embassies, and consulates? Shall we riot over this?
    Then Terry Jones does the same to the Qu'ran and progressives go insane.

    The media bias is obviously there.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I thought it was pretty well established that the attack that "end[ed] in other people being dead" was pre-planned and not some spontaneous riot. Why this persistence to blame it on the video?
    Because to admit it was a pre-planned terrorist attack might cause people to realize 1) the administration, through the state department screwed up and 2) there are still bad people, ie terrorists, that want to kill Americans...
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    So, if I am understanding this correctly, a Muslim burns New Testaments, and get charged with blasphemy. Is it just me, or does this make no sense?
    He's charged by the Egyptian General Prosecutor of blasphemy against a religion (in this case christianity) but there's also the case that if the bible burning cleric had a better understanding of his own religion that the christian bible is regarded in islam as containing true revelations of god through the word of Moses and Jesus.

    As for the question "blasphemy or democracy" - these are relative terms because they have occurred in countries with very different standards of democracy to ours.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Because to admit it was a pre-planned terrorist attack might cause people to realize 1) the administration, through the state department screwed up and 2) there are still bad people, ie terrorists, that want to kill Americans...

    Not to mention that just because OBL was taken out by our seals, the war on terror is NOT over, and Obama's foreign policy is ridiculously flawed.
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