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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    It is rare that people can distinguish between the two--Iraqis and terrorists.

    You may recall that we invaded Iraq under the banner of the Global War On Terrorism, and it is still being waged, much to the joy of those in the military industrial complex.

    I just read Jonathan Cook's take on the movie today. He has seen it, I have not--only the trailers for me, with all the tear-jerking phone calls between Kyle and his wife.

    "The only reason audiences could be raving about American Sniper, ensuring it becomes one of the biggest grossing films in history, is that it closely aligns with the mood of self pity that currently dominates in the US: the sense that those dark-skinned foreigners we tried to liberate were not only evil, but worse, ungrateful too."

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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I'm not an arab american. I didn't criticize the movie. I have no influence with the religion. I didn't say they weren't americans. I didn't say they couldn't say what they said. I'd be happy to lift a finger. Any ideas?
    You missed the point of my questions at all.

    Why are Arab Americans expected to do more about terrorism than you?

    Influence with the religion? That seems kind of silly. As if all Christians share the responsibility for Wesboro Baptist and Abortion Bombings.


    EDIT: Oh... and I don't call them criticizing the movie. Just asking those involved in the movie to speak against treating all muslims bad because of it.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You missed the point of my questions at all.

    Why are Arab Americans expected to do more about terrorism than you?
    Because they can. Terrorism operates under the aegis islam. They are part of islam. I am not. How complicated would you like to make it?

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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Because they can. Terrorism operates under the aegis islam. They are part of islam. I am not. How complicated would you like to make it?
    Except of course the majority of Americans who are Arab are in fact christian.



    I like how the first amendment is brought up?! and how every time someone mentions they're Americans, J-mac says that they are supposedly Anti-Israel, it seems I have missed the part in the American Oath of Allegiance where all Americans must swear to be subservient to a foreign state else they are not American.


    This thread... Jesus.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Because they can. Terrorism operates under the aegis islam. They are part of islam. I am not. How complicated would you like to make it?
    How can they?

    How do they have any more say in Terrorism than you do?

    Just because they are part of Islam, that makes them somehow able to do something about Terrorism? How?

    Do all christians know one another?

    Do all Jews know one another?

    No. They don't..

    If my friend and a Christian pastor at a baptist church can't do anything about the Abortion Clinic Bombings....He can't do anything about stopping the Westboro Baptist Church from terrorizing veteran families...

    How do you think Arab-Americans have any say in Terrorism in another part of the ****ing world from where they live?

    I mean... are you even reading what you are typing and using a goddamned brain to think about it for even a second?

    This is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard.

    They go to their local religious meetings, the same as millions of christians do their own local religious meetings. They have jobs, the same as you. They have families, and communities, the same as you.

    Islam isn't some special little club where everyone knows everyone.... its the 2nd largest religion on the planet with over 1.6 billion followers.

    They can no more band together and stop Terrorists from using Radical Islam as Christians can band together and stop the KKK from using a radical Baptist Christianity for their own purposes.

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