Skip to comments.There might be something about Islam
Posted on 07/15/2005 8:01:45 AM PDT by manny613
As Brits stiffen their upper lips and politicians hustle to reiterate that Islam is not the problem, cognitive dissonance grips the planet.
If Islam is not the problem, what is? And are we not inviting self-defeat by refusing to recognize that Islam is at least part of the problem?
Now that xenophobes are licking their chops, let me offer the requisite disclaimer. Most Muslims despise the barbaric tactics of radicals who have hijacked their religion in order to justify killing innocent civilians. The majority of Muslims don't deserve contempt from non-Muslims any more than infidels deserve "justice" administered by maniacs.
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Zactly. Any survey that I have seen of muslim countries show that suicide missions have high approval and al-queda and its' cohorts have high support. If muslims in civilized countries closed down the mosques of the islamists, quit funding them and turned in the terrs, it would be a different story but it ain't happenin.
There is simply no justification for strapping a bomb on your back and walking onto a subway to take the lives of dozens of civilians. So I'm not satisfied that the "friends and neighbors" really understood the true horror of what the bombers did.
Along the same lines, I caught a fragment of a radio report this morning that mentioned that at a recent national convention of Baptists, the group decided to omit the name of Jesus Christ from their opening remarks. Too *controversial* for them, and possibly *offensive to others*, it seems....
I'm not sure which group or where yet, but I'm going to try to track it down Monday.
Where? Your link? I couldn't find it.
7th paragraf down, in the original Kathleen Parker article posted, above. It's in the material that was chopped off by the excerpting.
My link was to the ChristianExodus.org webpage, which KP's column described as follows:
For our second disclaimer, we note that Islam doesn't have a corner on fanaticism. Sometime next year, South Carolinians can look forward to an influx of "conservative Christians" who intend to migrate and saturate the state with voters whose aim is to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Ten Commandments. Or urge secession.
Leader Cory Burnell (christianexodus.org) has conceded that "People are going to call us crazy," and he's right. But so far, he's only urging that followers adhere to the Ten Commandments, which among other things forbids killing other people. When he starts urging teens to strap on bombs and blow up children, we'll get back to you.
Meanwhile, he's unlikely to have much effect as Americans even South Carolinians who, admittedly, have a higher-than-average threshold for eccentricity don't hesitate to call a wacko a wacko. "Sit down and shut up" rolls off the tongue in our self-correcting culture, especially when the targets are white Christians.
Okay...but that has nothing to do with the FSP. The FSP is in NH.
Only that they're following the *vote with your feet* precedent and methodology established by Jason Sorens and the NH FSP Porcupines, circa July 2001. [ Announcement: The Free State Project The Libertarian Enterprise, July 23, 2001. Or, so far as that goes, the Latter-Day Saints in Utah.
But there are several other thriving FSP spinoffs as well, including the Free West Alliance and the Free Wyoming Project. And there's a similar effort in Texas to restoring Texas sanity to a county or tri-county area there, as well.
Doesn't promoting this kind of thing without a mention of the FSP hurt the FSP, though? I would consider Christian Exodus if I didn't know about FSP, just as I would these other groups you mention.
Good for them....not my cup of tea. Hope to make the move to NH in two years...three tops. I'm already scannng the real estate....the prices are still very good compared to DC.
Sure will be interesting watching the federmaniacs trying to squelch these types of movements from my mountain top retreat, and they'll try just as sure as God made little green apples.
Good hearing from you, archy. ;^)
Lately there has been some evidence that peaceable, moderate Muslims are awakening to the danger and finally working to clean up their own house. They need to be encouraged to redouble their efforts.