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    Re: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The country is 99% Muslim, so lets say if just a third of them are fundamentalist.
    OK...sweet. Thats a lot higher than what most people claim the fundamentalist percentages are within the Muslim community, but I'll go with that. So...if 33.3% are fundamentalist, then 22.58 million ARENT. 2/3 of the population should be able to stand up against 1/3...provided they dont do the pussy excuse and justification thing that so many people are doing about fighting fundamentalist extremists. Right?

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    Re: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    Just curious if there has been reliable authentication of the video yet. There are some things that just don't add up. You hunters will know what I mean....

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    Re: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    OK...sweet. Thats a lot higher than what most people claim the fundamentalist percentages are within the Muslim community, but I'll go with that. So...if 33.3% are fundamentalist, then 22.58 million ARENT. 2/3 of the population should be able to stand up against 1/3...provided they dont do the pussy excuse and justification thing that so many people are doing about fighting fundamentalist extremists. Right?
    Sure, history is full of examples of "moderate Muslims" standing up to the radical Islamists.....
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    Re: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Sure, history is full of examples of "moderate Muslims" standing up to the radical Islamists.....
    Kuwait. UAE. Oman. Qatar. Saudi Arabia. Bahrain. Iran before Carter ****ed everything up. Turkey.

    Yep. You are right

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    Re: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist James Foley - The Wire
    And more @: ‘Evil straight from the pits of hell': American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS | Twitchy

    God damnit! May he RIP and thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This is disgusting, inhumane, and disturbing. [/FONT]

    The jihadists of IS and its antecedent groups initially rose to prominence in the vacuum left by the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. When the US toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, they did not only purge the state apparatus of his Baathist allies, but they purged it of the entire Sunni minority of which Saddam himself had been a part. Most dramatically, large parts of the majority-Sunni army were disbanded, leaving tens of thousands of combat-savvy and frustrated young men without pay and without any meaningful influence on the new Shia-dominated and US-backed political establishment in the country.

    As was already obvious to many observers back then, the US invasion thus set the stage for a disastrous backlash. Many of Saddam’s former Sunni soldiers ended up joining the jihadist insurgency against the US occupation, giving Al Qaeda a new foothold in Iraq — a country where it had previously had no real influence to speak of. The bloody sectarian strife that subsequently broke out, killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and preparing the ground for further radicalization, was not the cause but the outcome of the destabilization of the Iraqi state at the hands of the occupying forces.

    http://roarmag.org/2014/08/islamic-state-invasion-iraq/
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