We are still speculating about virtually everything right now, but I feel as though I need to explain why I find the quick and easy conversation about Muslims being radicalized in America to be so illogical and laced with bigotry. Of course, there is a global violent jihadist movement, loosely organized, that wants to recruit young men to influence policies at home and abroad and perhaps usher in the global caliphate. That ideology motivates some Muslims to kill innocent people.But you´re allowed to be a radical Muslim in America.
Funny... I don´t recall Mark writing anything earlier this week about how "insane" it is of the mainstream media to wish and hope for the bad guys to be white.. and from the south...and Christians.. and 2nd amendment people.
Mark... nice job trying to cover for the Islamic terrorists.
Anyone wanna bet that Obama won´t say the word Muslim or Islamic?
Clearly not all Muslims are violent...but in this case.. if it walks like a duck..etc.
This was not a gun crime. America´s gun culture has as its foundation the fight for liberty, freeing the oppressed and hunting for sport. This was an IED crime. Islam has an IED culture rooted in oppression, bigotry, hate and evil. This moron needs to get his head straight before some muslim lops it off.
This writer is an idiot to write they are "loosely organized". These Islamic haters are trained like a regular army with leaders and troops. Their goal: destroy all infidels, as they call anyone not of their belief, and destroy countries they see as free.
FTA: "But you´re allowed to be a radical Muslim in America. You´re allowed to believe that the Qu´ran proscribes the most elegant set of laws. You´re allowed to believe that one man´s terrorist is another man´s freedom fighter. And you can say, in America, pretty much anything you want. Not everything, and after 9/11, a little less, but you can still make very unpopular arguments."
You seem to want to deflect from the fact that, in America you are NOT allowed to set off bombs that kill and maim innocent people. In America you are NOT allowed to hijack commercial planes and fly them into buildings thereby killing and maiming innocent people.
I could go on, but you likely get the point.
FTA: "It is far more plausible that American gun culture..."
Might I remind the author that, in America, citizens have a Constitutional RIGHT to bear arms. Citizens also have a responsibility to act responsibly, even journalists.
I am a human before I am any of the other things that I am, my gender, my religion or lack thereof, my sexual orientation, etc.. My humanity trumps all other attributes and inhibits me from wantonly slaughtering my fellow humans in the grisliest possible way. Islam is not a religion such as Lutheranism, Methodism, or any other "...ism" with which we are familiar. It is a definition, and it would seem that Islamists define themselves as Islam way before they include their humanity in their self image. This gives them permission from their Allah to righteously and gruesomely murder any humans they wish to, because they aren´t humans first and foremost, they are Islam. I learned this under the planes on 9/11 as the buildings fell. I am more than willing therefore to agree with them, they aren´t human...
Any institution, religious or otherwise, that advocates laws that would supersede or replace the Constitution is by definition treasonous, and should be de-certified and stripped of any Constitutional protections. If Islam wants equal protection, then it should stop preaching Sharia and excommunicate/purge radicals within its ranks.
Well, Mark, you just go ahead thinking whatever you want, but the facts are that the Moslems have been raising hell ever since the day they came out of Mecca 1400 years ago and they have done everything they can during that time to rid the earth of everybody else, particularly Europeans and Christians. now, you might not like those facts but they are in the past and they can´t be changed, no matter what you think.
That´s what Peter King, the Republican chair of the Homeland Security committee, asked. So he goes right to the religion; somehow, he slides very quickly past the possibility that something about America is radicalizing people of all sorts.
He commits the sin of essentialism.
Mr. King simply succumbed to the reality that these terrorists believed in an Islamic prophecy that spoke of world Islamic domination. It´s Mr. Ambinder who is being the bigot here. And a blind one at that.
This is what happens when fool tries to be righteous.
Sorry for second post. I wanted to add that sadly this guy gives you a look into the mind of those like 0bama and the rest of the leftists now running our government. It is absolutely horrifying and detrimental to our safety and security.
Words mean things and the continuing words used by Islamic leaders do not reflect love or even tolerance for humanity, but rather hatred. The resulting evil actions, which those leaders´ bogus rants but encourage, match such broad-brushed, relentlessly evil words, ...apparently most notable among impressionable youths who choose to yield to evil deeds.
It was reported today that the current Boston fugitive became an American citizen on 9-11-12, but had no close American friends and said he didn´t understand the way they think. Apparently he was thoroughly propagandized about the USA & Americans by...?!
Young adolescent minds, particularly males, are easy targets for manipulative cult beliefs. Radical Islam is just one of the most effective exploiters of this inherent weakness but the Internet and mass media are full of equally wacky systems of belief. What conspiracy theories were running through Holmes´ mind when he shot up the Denver theater or Lanza´s mind when he killed the kids in Newtown? There has always been a fine line between religious piety and cult insanity. Fortunately most kids make it through adolescence and don´t cross the line but its getting thinner every day.
What he and other liberals can´t get through their heads is that many Muslims can´t cope with living in a free and open society. When things don´t go 100% their way, they lash out at everyone else. Sometimes just verbally, and other times with extreme violence. We can´t live in a society where we have to tip-toe around everyone who just may get violent over the smallest slight.
Can a liberal pundit get through a column without contradicting himself?
Beginning of the column:"Of course,there is a global violent jihadist movement".
Then he goes on about how this is just like when Koreans, gays, or whites kill. But Marc, there isn´t a global violent Korean movement or a global violent gay movement or a global violent white Christian movement.
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