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Time Deputy Managing Editor: America's 'Obsessed' with 'an Enemy That May No Longer Exist'
NewsBusters ^ | 8/17/10 | Ken Shepherd

Posted on 08/17/2010 3:29:29 PM PDT by Nachum

Radical Islam, schmadical Islam. "[N]ine years after 9/11, the fight over the mosque near Ground Zero shows how obsessed we remain with an enemy that may no longer exist." That's the argument from Time magazine deputy managing editor Romesh Ratnesar in his August 17 online Viewpoint essay entitled, "The 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate: Exaggerating the Jihadist Threat." "The mosque's critics and champions both say their goal is to counter radical Islam," Ratnesar noted, arguing that both sides are all wet: The prevalence of such rhetoric on both sides of the mosque debate

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemy; obsessed; time

1 posted on 08/17/2010 3:29:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Time magazine is the Enemy.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 3:32:02 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Nachum

Nobody with basic writing skill could be that stupid. The only conclusion is that they are deliberately siding with our genocidal enemy. Muslims and leftists need to be destroyed before they destroy humanity. All of them, no exceptions.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 3:34:39 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Nachum

These people just don’t get it. People don’t want the mosque there because of the ties of the attackers with Islam. And they don’t want Islamics celebrating this terrible event. How hard is that for these people to understand?


4 posted on 08/17/2010 3:35:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Nachum
Does Time still exist?

That would be a truly amazing revelation.

5 posted on 08/17/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Nachum

He just had to mockingly throw in “refudiation”. Dude, you write for TIME so we already know you’re a partisan hack, you don’t have to go out of your way to prove it.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 3:37:39 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Nachum
Oh for crips sake, is “Obama eliminated al Quada” the new November mantra? Won't work, we are even arresting Jihadis in Alaska. Not that you would know it.
7 posted on 08/17/2010 3:37:53 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

Sure they don’t exist. That’s why one tried to set off a bomb in crowded Time Square. What do these people use to think with?


8 posted on 08/17/2010 3:40:49 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Nachum
...err... Islam's war against the world was launched around 650 A.D.
This war has gone unabated for nearly 1400 years, with a brief 100 year hiatus due to an inability to wage war - not a lack of desire to wage war. That hiatus ended a few decades ago.
This war is not due to some individual hot-heads, or political misunderstandings ... It is Islam's creed. It is in their book. Islam's evangelism is by the sword. Islam's view of the world is that it has 3 options: convert, be enslaved, or die.

"If history teaches us anything it is that history teaches us nothing" ...
Mr. Time Deputy Editor wants us to relearn and experience the history of the past. No thanks.

9 posted on 08/17/2010 3:43:12 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

Part of the new generation of Indian and Indian-American wonderkids who desire to lecture whites on our racist past, obsesions with Islam, and need to import a few million more of their caste-members to the USA.

Here is the complete list of Sr. Editors at TIME.
Senior Editors
Zoher Abdoolcarim, Senior Editor, TIME Asia
Radhika Jones, Arts Editor
Jeffrey Kluger, Senior Editor
Jyoti Thottam, Senior Editor
Amy Sullivan, Nation Editor
Richard Zoglin, Nation Editor

Oh, yeah, he’s a CFR member. Funny.

Romesh Ratnesar is Contributing Editor-at-Large at Time magazine and an incoming Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He has spent more than a dozen years as an editor, writer and correspondent for Time, most recently serving as Deputy Managing Editor, the No. 2 position on the magazine’s masthead. He has written and edited dozens of cover stories on politics, foreign policy, economics and international affairs and reported from many countries around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Ratnesar served for more than three years as Time’s foreign editor, overseeing the magazine’s coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also written for Slate, The Washington Post, Washington Monthly, The New York Post, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs and Lingua Franca. Prior to joining Time, Ratnesar was a reporter-researcher at The New Republic.

With Michael Weisskopf, Ratnesar won the 2004 National Headliner Award for Magazine Reporting and the 2004 Henry R. Luce Award for Time’s 2003 “Person of the Year” story on the American soldier. Ratnesar and Weisskopf also won New York Press Club awards for feature writing in 2004 and spot news reporting in 2003.

Ratnesar has twice been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution and was named a 2004-2005 Young Leader by the French-American Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his B.A. and M.A. in history from Stanford University.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 3:56:58 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Nachum

Disband TSA

NSA

Homeland Security


11 posted on 08/17/2010 4:04:29 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Lockbar

They are and no one is even thinking about them except the few liberals who have a seat there


12 posted on 08/17/2010 4:05:46 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Nachum

The enemy exsists. It is islam. It seeks to destroy America and civilization and plunge the planet back to the 7th century.


13 posted on 08/17/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Nachum

I so look forward to the day TIME shuts its doors due to bankruptcy or being sold for a $1..... =.=


14 posted on 08/17/2010 4:16:15 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum

So the war Islam is waging against the western world has been going on for, what, 1300 years (give or take a few). The author is claiming this war somehow just ceased recently?


15 posted on 08/17/2010 4:37:25 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Nachum

As long as there are idiots somewhere strapping bombs to themselves or to their children to blow people up, terrorism still exists.


16 posted on 08/17/2010 5:11:00 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: popdonnelly
Sure they don’t exist. That’s why one tried to set off a bomb in crowded Time Square. What do these people use to think with?

That was no jihadi - that was someone against the Health Care bill (per Mayor Bloombird).

17 posted on 08/17/2010 5:11:25 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The enemy exsists. It is islam.

The Left is the bigger, more effective enemy. The Islamic world could destroy the USA in a month with a simple Oil Embargo.

The Left is destroying America as we sit here. They have pretty much done the deed. We'll fall when our dollar crashes, destroyed by Wall Street, banksters, and FDR's social programs.

Our neighborhoods are under attack from a constant influx of alien criminals, again, abetted by Libtards who insist we house, educate, jail, and hospitalize them at our expense.

Our culture is denigrated and made illegal. Our most sacred institutions, marraige and the family, are under constant attack in the courts.

Our childrens brains are poisoned in schools and with their mass media, day in and day out.

I dislike Islam. But it is not the active force destroying America. The left, and it's constituent groups are that force. If we defeat the Left, the Islam problem is one we can deal with. The West has dealt with Islam succesfully for 1400 years.

The West has not dealt sucessfully with the Left. We are losing our nation, our culture, our religion, our future -- to the Left.

Let's not get distracted. The Neocons would love to have us all focused on Iran, or Islam, and ignore the destruction that is all around us. The main street in my small city is full of empty stores. Close car dealerships. All the local banks are gone. Criminal aliens are everywhere. Did Islam do that? NO! The Leftists and Elite Planners did it.

18 posted on 08/17/2010 5:17:13 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The enemy exsists. It is islam.

The Left is the bigger, more effective enemy. The Islamic world could destroy the USA in a month with a simple Oil Embargo.

The Left is destroying America as we sit here. They have pretty much done the deed. We'll fall when our dollar crashes, destroyed by Wall Street, banksters, and FDR's social programs.

Our neighborhoods are under attack from a constant influx of alien criminals, again, abetted by Libtards who insist we house, educate, jail, and hospitalize them at our expense.

Our culture is denigrated and made illegal. Our most sacred institutions, marraige and the family, are under constant attack in the courts.

Our childrens brains are poisoned in schools and with their mass media, day in and day out.

I dislike Islam. But it is not the active force destroying America. The left, and it's constituent groups are that force. If we defeat the Left, the Islam problem is one we can deal with. The West has dealt with Islam succesfully for 1400 years.

The West has not dealt sucessfully with the Left. We are losing our nation, our culture, our religion, our future -- to the Left.

Let's not get distracted. The Neocons would love to have us all focused on Iran, or Islam, and ignore the destruction that is all around us. The main street in my small city is full of empty stores. Close car dealerships. All the local banks are gone. Criminal aliens are everywhere. Did Islam do that? NO! The Leftists and Elite Planners did it.

19 posted on 08/17/2010 5:17:15 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Nachum

as long as bin laden and omar hide out, islam is the enemy


20 posted on 08/17/2010 5:33:56 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, right.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 5:35:08 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression—go figure..)
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To: Nachum

Satan’s best lie: “I don’t exist.”


22 posted on 08/17/2010 9:49:11 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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