AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Is the name Fred Phelps ringing any bells?
Even our own Laila admits that she would likely be stoned (and not the good kind of stoned) as a woman in most middle eastern muslim countries and would not enjoy the freedom to be both muslim and british as she now does if the rules in place in many of those countries were the law of the land in Engalnd .
But your point while being VALID also REINFORCES mine. There are vast differences in the muslim faith and practice thereof. So its kinda silly for ANYONE to stand up and say "THIS IS WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE", and "I know because Im a muslim and know more than you." Because the reality is that there are numerous sects within the muslim faith that so violently disagree with each other that they kill eachnother over those beliefs.
I am a Christian. Im also a follower of Thich Nacht Hahn and find peace in many of the buddhist ideals of peace, oneness, intention, and mindfullness. I am also fallible. I am extremely kind and loving and protective to people I care about. I work with many of 'the least of these my brethren" and love them and care for them as well. Im also an occasional asshole and have a violent tendency when the situation calls for it. Ive been to war on several occasions. I'm not great at that whole 'turn the other cheek' thing. I would be a lousy model for anyone to judge Christianity, the teachings of the Bhudda, or in fact any other human being.
Oh...and apparently since I dont agree with everything 'real' libertarians believe Im not a very good example of that either. Damned independent thought...
Boo Radley. if Christians are committing terrorism against innocent people all over the world, as well as murdering each other and their children, then they should be condemned for it.
But in fact it is Muslims who are doing this, not Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and so on.
Don't waste your time,or mine, with all these silly red herrings.
I hear of Muslims committing more terrorism in China, just as they do, or attempt to do, in most every other country in the world. You might be aware of it also.
Unless of course, your burka is intended to cover your eyes and ears from any sort of outside news or influences as some sort of attempt see no muslim evil, hear no muslim evil and speak of no muslim evil.