|05-18-2011 04:28 PM|
|05-18-2011 03:18 PM|
|05-18-2011 03:15 PM|
|OsageJeep||Freedom of religion is part of the constitution, I am a Christian but I don't think bad about anybody else that's not a Christian. I wouldn't want them to think bad about me so I shouldn't think bad about them. I also don't think we should have prayer in school and over the PA system before sporting events. It alienates whomever may not agree with whatever is being said. If a person wants to stand beside me against a common enemy I would welcome the help, regardless of skin color, race, gender. We can't judge an entire group of people based on the actions of a few. Guilt by association is not applicable here.|
|05-18-2011 03:00 PM|
|05-18-2011 03:00 PM|
|POS YJ||^^^^^Well said.|
|05-18-2011 02:50 PM|
If that makes any sense.
What I mean is I would never seek to harm anyone who wishes no harm on me. Yes, there are those who do wish me harm. They are my enemies and that is without question. If I need to defend myself from my enemies by striking first, so be it. But in this case, my enemy is clever. Not all who look like my enemy ARE my enemy, and surely, some who look like a friend, are the enemy. Things aren't as black and white, as good and evil as the used to be. It's getting harder and harder to tell a friend from an enemy at times.
On topic, there are plenty of other people that wish me harm as well. I would not wish to alienate a potential ally (peaceful Muslims) in the pursuit of my enemies (the extremists).
I do feel the peaceful Muslims need to take a stand against the extremists, but by doing so, they throw their lot in with the rest of us, and against Islam in the eyes of the extremists. It's not a no-win situation, but any victory in this war will only come through great expense, literally and figuratively.
|05-18-2011 02:46 PM|
And to bring this back on topic a little bit. IMHO, Obama is a Muslim, Christian, Jew, African-American, White-American, Oil driller, and Greeny. It just depends on the day.
|05-18-2011 02:38 PM|
|OsageJeep||There are always crazy people who will surprise you..but I don't think us defending ourselves really counts as peace does it?|
|05-18-2011 02:36 PM|
|POS YJ||Mr. Sinister, we probably have very similar views but sometimes it's hard to express emotion over the net.|
|05-18-2011 02:27 PM|
Like the man said, speak softly, but carry a big stick.
My entire point was to KNOW who the enemy is, not who the nutjobs say they are.
|05-18-2011 02:24 PM|
|05-18-2011 02:08 PM|
You're goddamn right. The moment you stop wishing for peace is the moment you doom yourself to eternal violence. I'm realistic, we need to defend ourselves from our enemies. My issue is with those that paint in broad strokes.
|05-18-2011 01:53 PM|
|05-18-2011 12:17 PM|
|sevenservices||and, there lies the problem. To the good people, the bad are bad. But to the bad people, the good are bad. Reminds me of star wars.|
|05-18-2011 11:54 AM|
|05-18-2011 11:47 AM|
“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” (Sura 5, verse 51).
“And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah DESTROY them; how they are turned away!” (Sura 9, verse 30).
“And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper.” (Sura 2, verse 120).
“And KILL them (the unbelievers) wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.” (Sura 2, verse 191).
“Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends rather than believers; and whoever does this, he shall have nothing of (the guardianship of) Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of (retribution from) Himself; and to Allah is the eventual coming.” (Sura 3, verse 28).
“And guard yourselves against the fire which has been prepared for the unbelievers.” (Sura 3, verse 131)
“And when you journey in the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those who disbelieve will cause you distress, surely the unbelievers are your open ENEMY.” (Sura 4, verse 101).
“O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).” (Sura 9, verse 123).
“Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.” (Sura 76, verse 4).
“O you who believe! if you obey a party from among those who have been given the Book (The Jews and Christians), they will turn you back as unbelievers after you have believed.” (Sura 3, verse 100).
“And their taking usury (interests on money) though indeed they were forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely, and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a painful chastisement.” (Sura 4. verse 161).
“Surely Allah has cursed the unbelievers (Jews, Christians and followers of other faiths) and has prepared for them a burning fire.” (Sura 33, verse 64).
“And whoever does not believe in Allah and His Apostle, then surely We have prepared burning fire for the unbelievers.” (Sura 48, verse 13).
Now don't get me wrong, I know there are many peaceful Muslims. It is the radicals that believe these verses, and strap bombs to themselves and their children that I am worried about. There are tens of thousands of these radicals in the middle east and taking over Europe as well. They live by these verses and want to kill us (meaning all non-Muslims). They are using the all our pansy assed legislation against us, and groups like the ACLU will gladly defend them. Have you heard that they are trying to use Shariah (sp?) law in AMERICAN courtrooms? We have our own rules that us and others need to follow while in this country. If someone just had the nads to actually enforce something called the Constitution, and not worry about hurting someones feelings. /obama voice on/: "Now let be be real clear.......um....um.....um...Not all Muslims are bad, but.....um.........um......not all Muslims are good either." /obama voice off/:
I think that can be said about _____________ too.
Bad people need to be punished, and good people shall remain free.
|05-18-2011 11:19 AM|
Every single quote, taken out of context. If you don't like the man's politics, fine, I personally don't like his politics any more or any less than any other politician. But to accuse the man of being something he isn't to arouse the prejudices in others is inexcusable.
Even if he was, so what? Is this who Americans are now, terrified of the big, bad Muslims?
All the anti-Muslim folks have the same thing in common: They don't actually know any REAL Muslims. Well, I do. None of them want to kill me. They want the same thing I do. To be left in peace to live their lives. They're good, hard working Americans. They laugh at the same jokes I do. They get upset at the same things I do. My wife teaches Muslim kids, who are the same as every other kid. Which brings up a good point. Kids don't have the same cowardly prejudices adults do. The kids treat their Muslim peers as equals. It's not until ignorant adults influence them, do they develop these prejudices.
What's the difference between the extremists wanting to kill Americans, and Americans wanting to kill Muslims? Hatred is born from cowardice. That's all this is: Pure cowardice. If you want all Muslims out of this country, I want YOU out of this country.
|05-18-2011 10:39 AM|
Terrorism has no color, no race and no particular religion. Terrorists are among all walks of life and have no regard for human life whatsoever.[/QUOTE]
True, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, but regular squirrels find them more often.
|05-18-2011 10:35 AM|
Islam is not the bad guy, its the radicals. Radical islamists, radical Christians, radical Satan worshipers, they come in all walks of life. Shoot, even our federal building in Oklahoma city was blown up by a white guy who would frequent a house about 30 miles away from me here in Michigan. (McVeigh info)
Terrorism has no color, no race and no particular religion. Terrorists are among all walks of life and have no regard for human life whatsoever.
"A man with nothing left to lose is a very dangerous man and his energy/anger can be focused toward a common/righteous goal."
|05-18-2011 10:20 AM|
|05-18-2011 04:57 AM|
Interesting Obama Video
YouTube - Obama Admits He Is A Muslim