Update : At least 126 people killed, most of them children
Children...ugh..what it the matter with the world? This is just heartbreaking.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Don’t Fear All Islamists, Fear Salafis
A common denominator among disparate Salafi groups is inspiration and support from Wahhabis, a puritanical strain of Sunni Islam from Saudi Arabia. Not all Saudis are Wahhabis. Not all Salafis are Wahhabis, either. But Wahhabis are basically all Salafis. And many Arabs, particularly outside the sparsely populated Gulf, suspect that Wahhabis are trying to seize the future by aiding and abetting the region’s newly politicized Salafis — as they did 30 years ago by funding the South Asian madrassas that produced Afghanistan’s Taliban
Last edited by annata; 12-16-14 at 09:04 AM.
Again, we can argue about the differences between the major religions out there all you would like. But when it comes to Islam, education is a huge obstacle to the social controls and order that Islamic literalism and extremism demands. We know it is factual, we have dead kids exclusively because of what education presents to those that cling to these beliefs.
To see how other religions handled this, we may have to do a little history here to make those points. As I said, Islam is furthest behind the curve.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.