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A nation of immigrants must include Muslims (2 Star Barf)
The Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2010 | H.D.S Greenway

Posted on 10/05/2010 5:31:03 AM PDT by AU72

EVERYONE’S QUICK to blame the alien,’’ said Aeschylus a couple of millennia ago, and you might lose your citizenship rights in Ancient Greece if you called an Athenean official a Scythian.

Nativism and xenophobia had their uses in early societies when it was necessary for survival to keep the cohesion of clan, tribe, or city state. The to-be-feared “other’’ lived just over the next hill, and would be tempted to come in the night to plunder and rape unless the group stuck together.

But a couple of millennia on, if there is anything to the concept of American exceptionalism, it is that, more than any country, “America is bound to become the first new global society made up of all world religions and civilizations,’’ as Professor Jose Casanova put it. Out of many, one.

That is why Americans should be alarmed at the rising anti-Islamic tide that threatens so much of what this country stands for. The shameful concept that a building legally bought and paid for in Manhattan can’t be used as an Islamic center because it stands some blocks from the site of a terrorist act; the silly claims by some members of the Texas Board of Education that textbooks are biased toward Islam; the outrageous antics of a cleric who threatened to burn the Koran; and the flap over whether some Wellesley school children on a field trip to a mosque kneeled during prayer, are all examples of a truly upsetting trend.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; bostonglobeagenda; immigrations; newyorktimes; nytimesagenda
Another 'Useful Idiot' heard from.
1 posted on 10/05/2010 5:31:08 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Islam in the US is sedition. Too bad, but it is and naysaying unfortunately won’t change that.


2 posted on 10/05/2010 5:32:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AU72

Sorry, not falling for your PC BS today (or any other)


3 posted on 10/05/2010 5:37:48 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: AU72

by this reasoning a nation of immigrants should also include nazis and skinheads - open the gates!


4 posted on 10/05/2010 5:39:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: AU72

If they can assimilate fine if not screw em.


5 posted on 10/05/2010 5:39:53 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: wolfcreek
Sorry, not falling for your PC BS today (or any other)

Ditto that.

6 posted on 10/05/2010 5:44:53 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: AU72

A nation wanting to maintain its liberty and prevent terrorism must EXCLUDE muslims.


7 posted on 10/05/2010 5:46:02 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: AU72
Nativism and xenophobia had their uses in early societies

They have their uses in Muslim societies, right now, today.

The United States, in contrast, is the most open and tolerant society in the history of the world.
8 posted on 10/05/2010 5:47:06 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: wolfcreek; AU72

Just as no good stew should be without its cyanide.


9 posted on 10/05/2010 5:48:26 AM PDT by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: AU72

The inclusion of ever increasing muslims has failed everywhere it’s been tried.


10 posted on 10/05/2010 5:49:19 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: AU72
...if there is anything to the concept of American exceptionalism, it is...

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.

11 posted on 10/05/2010 5:50:54 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: AU72

where ever God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel


12 posted on 10/05/2010 5:51:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: AU72
Muslims who have first condemned terror, are welcome.

All others denied!

13 posted on 10/05/2010 5:51:46 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: AU72

BS


14 posted on 10/05/2010 5:57:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AU72
Muslims are not the same as other groups the writer just doesn't get it. When they made their religious faith a political and military issue they became different. They created the problem and do not want to accept the results of their actions.
15 posted on 10/05/2010 5:57:55 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: AU72
The shameful reasonable concept that a building legally bought and paid for in Manhattan can’t be used as an Islamic center a victory mosque because it stands some blocks from the site of a terrorist act
16 posted on 10/05/2010 6:02:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: AU72
I wonder how Moslems feel about this.

Oh, right. Their laws punish conversion with death, forbid the building churches, synagogues and temples, impose extra taxes and weigh the worth of aliens and “unbelievers” at half (or less) the value of a Moslem.

Neah. Keep ‘em out.

17 posted on 10/05/2010 6:02:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (nO)
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To: AU72

Is Moslem a race, ethnicity or religion? I thought immigrants needed to state country of origin, I have never seen a country called Moslem on any map........how can they be immigrants? Just askin’


18 posted on 10/05/2010 6:07:29 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: AU72

No one reads the Boston Globe except the Far Left of Massachusetts - and THAT’S pretty far left.


19 posted on 10/05/2010 6:27:44 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AU72

Typical liberal garbage. The problem isn’t with immigrants. It’s with people who come here filled with an ideology that promotes the violent takeover of this country.


20 posted on 10/05/2010 6:41:26 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: AU72
People are getting really "mixed up". Islam is not a country, immigrants come from countries. We do not have religious immigrants, we have immigrants that are religious. There is a HUGE difference. So go back to the ORIGINAL definition. Do we want people here from Yeman, Saudi, etc? That's the question. But we need to stop allowing this "religion" to take on a "country" status. It is an ideology.

"A nation of immigrants must include Communists"

Does that fit?

21 posted on 10/05/2010 6:44:28 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: AU72
*The to-be-feared “other’’ lived just over the next hill, and would be tempted to come in the night to plunder and rape unless the group stuck together.*

Why would anyone have a reason to fear or distrust an illegal alien?

“Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. That’s 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001.

While King reports 12 Americans are murdered daily by illegal aliens, he says 13 are killed by drunk illegal alien drivers – for another annual death toll of 4,745. That’s 23,725 since Sept. 11, 2001.

While no one – in or out of government – tracks all U.S. accidents caused by illegal aliens, the statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests many of last year’s 42,636 road deaths involved illegal aliens.

King also reports eight American children are victims of sexual abuse by illegal aliens every day – a total of 2,920 annually.

Based on a one-year in-depth study, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute of Atlanta estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each. She analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants”

22 posted on 10/05/2010 6:48:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: AU72

It’s funny because the islamofascist goal is to have their moon god flag fly atop the White House - and they don’t tolerate “diversity”.


23 posted on 10/05/2010 6:50:55 AM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: AU72
Not handing the keys to the city to the swarming barbarian hordes at the gate is apparently now "xenophobic".

No sense of history on the left. None whatsoever.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 10/05/2010 6:57:08 AM PDT by The Comedian ("Progressive" is a code word for "Pending nitrogen cycle contributor")
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To: The Comedian

Where is “our” Henry Martel? We need the Hammer!


25 posted on 10/05/2010 7:00:36 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: AU72
The to-be-feared “other’’ lived just over the next hill, and would be tempted to come in the night to plunder and rape unless the group stuck together.

The author trots out the foolish "the other" cliche that is currently the rage among clueless leftists to tar Republicans, Tea Party enthusiasts, and other assorted rabble with the 'xenophobic' label.

Interestingly, that meme more accurately describes the reaction of assorted unhinged leftists, Commies, and Democrats (but I repeat myself) to mainstream Americans. Just mention the name "Sarah Palin" to "progressive" types and watch them act like quivering, drooling and incoherent boobs.

26 posted on 10/05/2010 7:11:37 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Tell it to Daniel Pearl.


27 posted on 10/05/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: AU72

Get that man (Greenway) a prayer mat, else have him go as janitor for those that have one.


28 posted on 10/05/2010 9:24:38 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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