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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Good points. Okay. I consider western values at least slightly incompatible with all forms of fundamentalism. Sharia law is no different from what Christian Reconstructionists would like to see in the U.S. However, the rule of law is a powerful thing, and exposure to western values tends to have more impact on them than they have on us.
    Well I would say that your base statement that Western values are not incompatible with any group of humans is true. At the base, we strive to recognize the base rights and liberties of the individual. Forms of government though can be incompatible with Western values; particularly theocracy which is an abundant government form in the ME.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    A quick pointer.... Islam does not tolerate Judaism, Christianity, Catholicism or any other belief. Look it up: the definition of peace in terms of Islam is "the world under Islamic rule". Until that happens, all else is jihad. There is no peace among differing beliefs so far as Islam is concerned. That's why the Imams never condemn acts of terrorism commited against "infidels".
    Yes, but I don't consider itinerant goatherders from the middle east a tangible threat. We outnumber them in weaponry, firepower, and forces. So, I'm not sitting here shaking in my boots about the day that we're invaded by the great boogeyman Allah, like you so clearly are.

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Yes, but I don't consider itinerant goatherders from the middle east a tangible threat. We outnumber them in weaponry, firepower, and forces. So, I'm not sitting here shaking in my boots about the day that we're invaded by the great boogeyman Allah, like you so clearly are.
    Its a no win situation, as you begin to look at it. Persecute = Radicalize and ramifications, Kill 'Em All and let Allah Sort 'em Out = radicalize and ramifications, trade embargos = radicalize and ramifications, do nothing and tolerate = radicalize and ramifications.

    So... when its a no-win situation, it becomes survival vs. non-survival. If that falls under the appearance of intolerance; then that's what it has to be. I'm intolerant of not surviving due to tolerance.

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    This church is good buddies with the Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protests funerals of our dead soldiers. They're burning religious texts out of hatred, something General Petraeus says is going to make his job harder overseas and put more of our guys in danger.

    That some people could hate our troops so much makes me sick.

    edit: Google cache version of this church's blog, as their actual site seems to be getting hammered now, unsurprisingly.
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Its a no win situation, as you begin to look at it. Persecute = Radicalize and ramifications, Kill 'Em All and let Allah Sort 'em Out = radicalize and ramifications, trade embargos = radicalize and ramifications, do nothing and tolerate = radicalize and ramifications.

    So... when its a no-win situation, it becomes survival vs. non-survival. If that falls under the appearance of intolerance; then that's what it has to be. I'm intolerant of not surviving due to tolerance.
    Do you really fear that your survival is threatened? SERIOUSLY? God help us all.

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    That's why the Imams never condemn acts of terrorism commited against "infidels".
    i would think twice before stating such generalization..

    Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks

    and plus, do u even know the meaning of Jihad. Jihad refers to "struggle" and an internal one for the first part..

    coping with hunger, poverty etc are also forms of jihad...

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by GodsWrath View Post
    i would think twice before stating such generalization..

    Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks

    and plus, do u even know the meaning of Jihad. Jihad refers to "struggle" and an internal one for the first part..

    coping with hunger, poverty etc are also forms of jihad...
    Sure it means struggle within but it also means outward struggle and the OUTWARD struggle is actually the primary struggle, inward is secondary. Oh and Mein Kompf also means my struggle...

    In premodern times, jihad meant mainly one thing among Sunni Muslims, then as now the Islamic majority. It meant the legal, compulsory, communal effort to expand the territories ruled by Muslims (known in Arabic as dar al-Islam) at the expense of territories ruled by non-Muslims (dar al-harb). In this prevailing conception, the purpose of jihad is political, not religious. It aims not so much to spread the Islamic faith as to extend sovereign Muslim power (though the former has often followed the latter). The goal is boldly offensive, and its ultimate intent is nothing less than to achieve Muslim dominion over the entire world.

    The problem is there is no CLEAR path to paradise in the Qu'ran from doing good or being a good muslim, there is however a GUARANTEED entrance to paradise for muslims who give their life in a jihad to spread Islam. So you tell em which one is superior.

    according to former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat "It is a fallacy that 'jihad' represents an 'inner struggle'. [There are] over one hundred quotes by Muhammad [in the Qur'an] referring to jihad by the sword, by killing, by taking no prisoners, by forced conversion, or by enslavement - [and] only one quote referring to an internal struggle"



    Qu'ran 3:169 - And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord
    4:74 - Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward.
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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    BBC News - US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Is someone trying to muscle in on the Westboro BC's territory? I'm sure US troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan will be delighted people are making such good use of the freedom of speech they are trying to defend with their lives.

    Can or should anything be done to stop this calculated attempt to stir up trouble? Is this like calling 'fire!' in a packed theatre? Or is free speech just too precious?
    You know - I've held that view since this crap started the othe week. . . I mentioned that to my husband and he said "bring it on - get this **** the **** over with"

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    This church is good buddies with the Westboro Baptist Church, the group that protests funerals of our dead soldiers. They're burning religious texts out of hatred, something General Petraeus says is going to make his job harder overseas and put more of our guys in danger.

    That some people could hate our troops so much makes me sick.
    Do those assholes have a right to burn a Koran or a pile of Koran's under the 1st Amendment?

    Yes or no?

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    Re: US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

    Do those assholes have a right to burn a Koran or a pile of Koran's under the 1st Amendment?

    Yes or no?
    Who cares?
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