It's a good book that has been crapped on by Islamic extremists professing to hold it dear. There is nothing Islamic about the Tali-Ban or Al-Queda. Nothing Islamic about beheading prisoners or treating women as trash. This is the depravity of certain kinds of men, not a book. Even a Bible civilization managed to use scripture to burn "witches" and to make women earn their equal rights. America's claim to fame in regards to witches was around 18, but Europeans burned 1000s. Many indigenous tribes sufferred through identity because Christian men chose to lift specific scriptures above all others in order to "prove" their way into the afterlife. Burning the Qur'an makes as much sense as burning the Bible or a novel written by Jules Verne. Lessons can be learned from all. Only a fool would seek ways to legitimize his hatreds through them. Of course, we are evolving into calling those fools "patriots" today in America don't we? I have grown dissapointed in a nation that professes to speak for freedom and toleration and seeks to insult and provoke people to prove it.
Last edited by MSgt; 09-14-10 at 06:46 PM.
You hit on something that is horribly face slapping. - We are not able to control or to define this global problem. The mantra that "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink" is more real to the western world than possibly it has ever meant to anybody else. The security of an entire globe rests on what the west, America especially, is able to maintain as it reacts to a Middle Eastern threat. We can only go so far. We can wreck out our Cold War dictators, Saddam Hussein, and place a region on a positive path and wreck out a religious theocracy, the Tali-Ban, and do the same, but the masses have to drink. We did not create the colonialism that created Frankenstein Monster countries. We did not prescribe oppression. Even our sin of interefering with Iran (a Shia not a Sunni country) was centered around liberalizing that country (in which leftist hate us for today - haha funny). In the end, we have to force the modernist voice in Islam to prevail and without our military and western support they will fail. And this comes right back to our national securities.
The American media has only one thing in common. They all believe in making a buck. Individually, reporters may care about things bigger than the local story or the sensational headline, but in the end they are one culminating beast that seek to display more drama than their rivals. This is why I have hated Fox's simpleton rally cries for "patriotism" and CNN's obtuseness for downplaying the reality over the last 7 years. I state this so often that I am sick of writing it....."BOOKS." Authors of experience and social analysts will always trump a reporter in front of a camera.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
No ; but hyper mania about immigration and religious extreemisim is darn near at a feverd pitch.
I remind you, They STARTED it! By bombin our buildins with our planes and jumpin our fences to hide out in plain site and work here or live off our entitlement programs. We are in a fight to get back a more perfect union with liberty and justice for all. And yeh - it is like , Da be rapin ery body out here, and expecting us to continue to take it. Ainta gonna happen - NOMO!
Not all Muslims are responsible for 9/11 - if they were, then your party really screwed the pooch! There we are in Iraq, sacrificing over 4000 Americans, thousands wounded to provide Muslims with a Democracy. If you believe that they started it by bombing our buildings, please explain why your party thought it would be a good idea to help them establish a Democracy.
I'll be eagerly awaiting for your response!
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK