Last edited by EpicDude86; 11-07-09 at 01:00 PM. Reason: JAWOHL MEIN GRAMMATIKFÜHRER!
Reread the guy's claims. Much of it is hearsay and that that isn't seems a little strange. Again, I ask a relatively simple question:And this isn't hearsay, the man isn't saying that he heard from someone that he said this, he said he heard him say this, that is eyewitness testimony not hearsay evidence.
If someone in the army was saying that muslims should rise up and kill americans, and that he wanted people to strap on bombs and go to times square, and that he was giddy about US soldiers being killed, don't you think someone would have mentioned this before this incident?
This should be interesting.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
How about non-Muslim states that "turn a blind eye", as if a Muslim state has the correct number of eyes to monitor everything that is going on within their borders, aren't they at fault too?
CIA knew that there were muslims within our border getting organized and they did not inform the F.B.I in time to prevent 9/11.
Some of them were going in and out of Western societies for education purposes, should we also condemn Arizona University and Hamburg Tech. and all the others that "turn a blind eye".
You have unrealistic expectations for intelligence gathering and utilization; One of the most powerful intelligence agencies could not prevent the attacks what makes you think the Middle- Eastern countries could?
Oh so PC actually hinders our military chain of command from protecting their fellow soldiers?
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
And there are also nearly 20 Islamic Republics or States with a state religion of Islam so "a great deal of them" doesn't work when you look at the numbers.
Besides, they can't hold a candle to any other major religion dominated country from Christianity to Hinduism when it comes to religious freedom which is the point.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
1 the presidents of Syria and Lebanon are both Christian. In Lebanon in particular it’s historically been the Christians who have enjoyed disproportionate influence
2 Many of the more conservative Arab states are being continuously armed to the teeth by the west e.g Saudi Arabia.
As regards the last point you should bear in mind the situation of non Buddhist groups in Burma. But I’m not saying there is no problem at all with religious freedom in many Muslim countries. What I’m saying is
1 That this is far less universal then it’s made out to be
2 That its inaccurate to simplify this as a "west good, Muslim world bad" issue when we’re supporting a lot of the regimes that are doing this. The British and French could have handed over their mandates to pluralist democratic governments but instead they choose to do hand power to corrupt monarchies. We can’t attribute all the Middle East’s problems to Islam