That again doesn't take away from the larger point that the vast number of state sponsored Islamic countries do not practice religious freedom.
Again, how does that take away from the previous point?2 Many of the more conservative Arab states are being continuously armed to the teeth by the west e.g Saudi Arabia.
I compeletly disagree. There is far more universal thought than is reported.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
No one is saying bad vs good. This is fact vs fiction. The facts are Islamic Republics and state sponsored Islamic states have a far greater restriction on religious freedom than Western States or many Asian and African states for that matter.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
We cannot simply ignore the truth that Islam not only attacks freedom of religion in its teachings and laws but also its incredible justification of violence and resistance to any other religion than its own far greater than any other major religion.
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I don't know what really happened, but I've seen reports in which there were 3 shooters arrested, among other conflicting reports... so, this whole event smells funny.
There's also an outward chance that this guy might have been a victim of 'mk-ultra' (which, in spite of being a declassified program will still be called 'conspiracy theory'),which if this was the case brings up the chance that this is a literal false-flag operation, or it could simply have been another prozac / Ritalin related freakout also... I don't know and I don't think the information to prove one way or the other will ever be released.
Also, if this guy was really 'anti-war', wouldn't he have been booted from the millitary a long time before his rank?? Also, if a person in the army answers no, would you want a person in battle next to you that doesn't even agree with war and might hesitate to kill someone?
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