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    Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, claiming to have kidnapped up to 41 foreigners including seven Americans in a dawn raid in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, according to regional media reports.

    The raiders were also reported to have killed three people, including a Briton and a French national.


    An al Qaeda affiliated group said the raid had been carried out because of Algeria's decision to allow France to use its air space for attacks against Islamists in Mali, where French forces have been in action against al Qaeda-linked militants since last week.

    "The site was attacked and occupied by a group of unidentified armed people at about 0500 UK time. Contact with the site is extremely difficult, but we understand that armed individuals are still occupying the In Amenas operations site," it said.
    Algeria's official APS news agency said a Briton and an Algerian security guard had been killed and seven people were injured including two foreigners. A French national was also killed in the attack, a local source said.
    Also among those reported kidnapped by various sources were five Japanese nationals working for the Japanese engineering firm JGC Corp, a French national, an Irishman, a Norwegian and a number of Britons.


    Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field - Yahoo! News

    Anyone notice how "armed militants" and "raiders" kill people in other countries, but "guns" kill people here in America?

    If only they had gun free zones



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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.
    Terrorist attacks are committed by people of all faiths, and by people who lack faith. (although I would suggest any terrorist's "faith" is superficial at best, seeing as how there is no holy book that condones terrorism)

    In America we have "Christianists," I.E. Christians who want to impose their religious doctrine onto everyone through social or political means. Even violent means on occasion. I'm sure Islamists are in America too, but they wield no political power.

    Are you ok with one but not the other?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.
    There are two billion Muslims in the world. Even if two million of them were evil, that would only be .2% of all Muslims.

    Islamists believe in using the power of government and violence to enforce their religious morality, much like many fundamentalist Christians in the USA. Muslims believe in the Islamic teachings in general, not necessarily everything in the Koran interpreted literally. This is much like most Jews and Christians who do not take the entire Bible literally. This is a good thing since the Bible advocates as much or more violence and intolerance as the Koran.

    Turkey has a population that is mostly Muslim yet most of its citizens support having a secular government. This is also true in several other Muslim majority nations.

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.
    To be fair, not every Muslim is an extremist jihadi just like not every Christian is Eric Rudolph.

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?
    Generally, an Islamist is a certain type of Muslim who is considered a "fundamentalist" and who wants a return to very strict law and government over people as dictated by the Koran.

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    According to some of the journalists at the telegraph, the abductors, with a name meaning "Witnesses of Blood" are demanding a return of 100 Islamist prisoners. And they say it's a response to Algeria allowing France to use that airspace for their attacks in Mali.. And they'll blow up the whole place if they don't allow them and their hostages passage to rendezvous with their pals in Mali. UK PM David Cameron is talking to Algerian PM Abdelmalek Sellal about the situation.

    Algeria BP attack: live - Telegraph

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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.
    Oh look. Ray is generalizing a HUGE swath of people so he can extoll the virtues of not liking them. How surprising and unexpected.
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    re: Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field!!!![W:280]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What is the difference between an Islamist and a Muslim?

    Why not just come out and say that the terrorist attacks around the world are committed by Muslims?

    Everyone knows the truth about the "religion of peace" anyway.
    One's being a Muslim refers to one's religious faith. One's being an Islamist refers to one's support or efforts to bring about political change, sometimes through violence, that would be consistent with one's interpretation of Islam.

    Not all Muslims are Islamists.

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