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Pay No Attention to the Burning Flags, Stormed Consulates, and Dead Americans . . .
National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2012 2:09 P.M. | By Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 09/15/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT by drewh

One of the ways of understanding the strange nonchalant response of the administration to prior warnings of trouble in the Arab Spring countries, and its contextualization of the violence on the anniversary of 9/11, is its belief that it is somehow separated from the object of the violence.

Raging crowds and Islamic wrath could not possibly be connected to the enlightened Obama administration given the three years of laborious Muslim outreach and the long-ago departure of George Bush.

So we are to think away all those burning flags, stormed consulates, and dead Americans, and instead remember that the violence “is a response,” a sort of cry of the heart against a couple of America-residing video makers — and has nothing much to do with any anger at well-meaning Americans per se.

Apparently no one in charge seems to grasp that this latest video pretext is simply yet another tool, in a long line of many, for premodern Islamists to manipulate and galvanize their fury against the United States, whose success and power obsess them no end — no matter what we do or who happens to be in the White House, soaring Cairo speech and “leading from behind” or not.

for example, Jay Carney’s latest and perhaps most embarrassing explication yet:

"this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims"

Note to Mr. Carney: Radical Islamists really do not care whether “we” have judged some crackpot video “reprehensible and disgusting.” They have more important aims than distinguishing the Obama administration or its policies from the moronic Terry Jones.

If Jay Carney has any say at all in U.S. policy, then we are in real trouble.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911iivdh; carterisobama; coughlin; emptychair; emptysuit; obamaiscarter; oic; vdh; victordavishanson
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1 posted on 09/15/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

What did they say about bush and the iraq war?


2 posted on 09/15/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: drewh
The problem with islam is one cannot practice fairness nor practice restraint. The doubters will learn perhaps, one day.
3 posted on 09/15/2012 9:05:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: drewh
That is why they burned Obama in effigy.
4 posted on 09/15/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: drewh

“this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims”


Does he really think that the protestors are sitting around with their I phones/I pads watching You Tube.

If you have ever been to the middle east it is a really sad situation to see how the people live. In many cases our poverty level would be luxury to them.

Think of it this way also. If your better life is the afterlife, then why not take out your “ on earth” anger at anyone who you believe doesn’t see things the way you do.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: drewh

In time this will land at Hillary’s feet. A double suicide between Obama and HRC. Under her watch, all her stuff fell out that she over which she is solely responsible. IF, an effeminate diplomatic approach toward tea, sympathy and wreckless security was her idea, she has blood on her hands.

If she rather was carrying out only Obama’s orders, she failed to cover herself royally. They are complicit without a doubt.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 9:15:46 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: no-to-illegals

The horrific thing about this is that we have a *minimum* of another four months of this administration to live with.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: drewh

If the administration believes what Carney said, Romney has to make the point: Obama is so lacking in understanding that he actually believes this destruction all over the globe to be simply the result of a video. In any case, the destruction and overt hostility indicate a total lack of respect for the US and its leadership.


8 posted on 09/15/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by djpg
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To: drewh

A current and most informative series of videos that details the integration of the UNs OIC, thru the Muslim Brotherhood and its intimate link with Al Qaeda and the immediate, current events of Islamic Jihad going on are those by Maj. S. Coughlin at: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p19087.xml?cat_id=210

THere is a 10 yr plan in operation, at its midpoint, scheduled to end in 2015. It is necessary that everyone know about it. Al Qaedas move to small raids and individual Jihad are detailed, as is the action of Maj. Hasan leading up to the events going on now. The role of abrogation of Koranic scriptures is central to understanding the Islamic Jihad going on now and where it is supposed to lead. Coughllin documents the Al Qaeda demand that the Muslim Brotherhood move from Meccan interpretations of how to proceed with Jihad, and move to Al Qaeda use of vastly more aggressive methods detailed in the Medina portions of the Koran. The difference is outlined in detail.

The discreditation of the US First Amendment is under attack from the UNs 57 Muslim State OIC on down through the Muslim Brotherhoods representation in the current Executive Branch of the US Govt....eg Abedin in the US State Dept.
Coughlin details the interrelationships of all major Islamic organizations in the US.

The videos are the clearest, most complete and analytical presentations to date on the Islamic agenda and integrative activities up to today, and Coughlin also details his clear method of predicting what is going to be done next. He details how and why he has been correct for a long, long time. It is because Islam does it by the book.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 9:19:45 AM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: drewh

Meh. Isn’t there some football on? This is the reality TV I was looking for...I mean this hold no candle to Cajun Pawn Stars...

/dripping, venomous sarcasm.

WTFU America!


10 posted on 09/15/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: drewh

“The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.”2
Majid Khadduri

from The Quranic Concept of War; Parameters; US Army War College; LTC Joseph C. Myers...

http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/parameters/Articles/06winter/win-ess.htm

Our own Sociopath of State, POSOTUS and their propagandists using PSYOPS against us to shut down speech.

RESIGN Rodham
RESIGN Hussein

Treason


11 posted on 09/15/2012 9:26:18 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: marktwain
agreement, horrific it is. Should it become more than four months ... horrific will not define what is likely to become the norm.

May have to at that point place a RIP America sign in the yard, for all the good that would do.

12 posted on 09/15/2012 9:26:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RitaOK

Yes, while this is most of TOTUS Slowbama’s job, it’s ALL of Secretary of Appeasement Clinton’s job, and she’s failed utterly at it.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by MCH
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To: drewh

Let’s also not forget that our beloved McCain was out front pushing to liberate these scumbags too! Still is pushing to help Al Queda in Syria as we speak!


14 posted on 09/15/2012 9:28:04 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

Some choice we had in 2008, huh?


15 posted on 09/15/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: drewh
"The eastern world,

It is exploding,

Violence flaring,

bullets loading,"

Some things never change.

16 posted on 09/15/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: drewh

I remember right before 9/11 happened, the headline news was Gary Condit’s Intern sex affair, and Britney Spears looking ridiculous with that snake over her shoulders.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 9:31:16 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: drewh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K08akOt2kuo


18 posted on 09/15/2012 9:31:55 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: drewh
Thanks to dead for this reality:

Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

1979

2012


As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:

It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities

19 posted on 09/15/2012 9:38:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: AmericanSamurai

CARNEY is nothing but a PAID LIAR whose main job is to HIDE THE DECLINE. We are in big trouble when the FOREIGNER shares the same foreign policy as CODE PINK.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: drewh

Our mediots have ignored the grim reality of what is happening across Africa!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202979/Benghazi-attack-U-S-consulate-pictured-Libyan-attack-revealed-officials-knew-attack-plans-48-HOURS-before.html


21 posted on 09/15/2012 9:39:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: drewh

Obama also made MUSLIM OUTREACH the MAIN thing at NASA!!!!! NASA!!!! And the IDIOT in charge DID THAT!!


22 posted on 09/15/2012 9:41:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RitaOK

AMEN!! Hillary AND Obama do have BLOOD on their hands. What a GRUESOME TWOSOME!


23 posted on 09/15/2012 9:42:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: drewh

“couple of America-residing video makers”

Oh, on some of the MSM, the video makers are labeled “right wing Christians”, the very antithesis of Obama Democrats. The Islamists are being told, “Look guys, these are our enemies too.”


24 posted on 09/15/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: djpg
In any case, the destruction and overt hostility indicate a total lack of respect for the US and its leadership.

Precisely. This is about respect, or lack thereof, and we can't repeat it often enough.

The 11 long years between major uprisings speaks highly of the respect that was apparently restored when our soldiers summarily sacked one of their strong horses, Saddam Hussein. What gained more respect from our enemy however, was the fact we sent in ground troops, willing to shed blood to exact consequences on our enemy.

Though we cloaked our entry into Iraq in defensive and altruistic terms, thankfully our enemies, both Arab and Persian, saw everything as punitive and retaliatory. To what should be our shame, only our enemy's persecution complex caused respect to be gained.

This is why drone killings gain us no respect, just the opposite, killing from afar makes us look weak in the jihadis' eyes.

Under Obama/Hillary we have adopted the Nicholas Berg foreign policy, the belief that our good feelings toward the enemy will somehow prevent them from wanting to behead us. If we don't change we'll suffer the same fate as Nicholas Berg.

We now need unabashed, unapologetic punitive and retaliatory measures.

25 posted on 09/15/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: The Toll

Wake up America. They don’t like us. They are not like us and they don’t want to be like us


26 posted on 09/15/2012 10:06:11 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: sweetiepiezer

Yes, the troglodytes want us back in the Stone age and for them to be able to rape and pillage at will. Islam is Satan’s religion


27 posted on 09/15/2012 10:14:20 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

We need to bring back those hardcore American and Filipino troops who dealt with mohammedans by killing them and dousing them in pig’s fat.

God bless America/Pork/booze and the West.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 10:21:23 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: drewh
And especially pay no heed to this:

Obama spent an entire week bragging to the whole world that he killed Osama,
next thing ya know Egyptians are burning our embassy shouting "We all all Osama".

Go watch the movie instead.

29 posted on 09/15/2012 10:25:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1335 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: dfwgator
Some choice we had in 2008, huh?

Some choice we have now, eh?

30 posted on 09/15/2012 10:27:47 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1335 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: drewh
[Article] ... for example, Jay Carney’s latest and perhaps most embarrassing explication yet:

"this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims"


Poor Jay Carney. Only a few months ago one of the golden boys of the MSM circus, he's now just another very-used, sh*t-stained sh*t-shoveler, and the only job he'll be able to get after leaving the White Hut is checking behind moronic spellchecker programs for blunders and gross delirium, for 15 cents a word.

31 posted on 09/15/2012 10:48:26 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: RitaOK
IF, an effeminate diplomatic approach toward tea, sympathy and wreckless security was her idea, she has blood on her hands.

This is Barky's deal. This is Islam -- and he calls the shots on policy toward the raggies, very definitely. He owns this Pottery Barn, the whole damn thing.

Beastie must be livid -- tremblingly livid.

I'm sure she's asked her pig-footed consort by now (no, no, not Huma -- the other one! 8D ), whether they guy they used to know who knew a guy who knew a guy, is still around, still in business, and still knows a guy who knows Joe Pesci uhh, knows a guy.

32 posted on 09/15/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: RitaOK
F, an effeminate diplomatic approach toward tea, sympathy and wreckless security was her idea, she has blood on her hands.

The blood IS on her hands and if she had any honor or integrity - which we know she doesn't - she would have resigned by now.

33 posted on 09/15/2012 11:22:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Lots of shark attack stories too.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: drewh

Need a photoshop freeper to put an empty chair next to that 3:00 A.M. phone call waiting to be answered.


35 posted on 09/15/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: marsh2

Exactly....you don’t see them pulling out a can of film and lighting it on fire to show their anger at a movie.


36 posted on 09/15/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

37 posted on 09/15/2012 1:50:46 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: djpg

bttt


38 posted on 09/15/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: calljack

39 posted on 09/15/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: timestax

40 posted on 09/15/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Grampa Dave

Some poor guy was trying to hang onto that column for dear life. He had already been injured, thus the bloody fingerprints.

This article also says sensitive documents are missing. What the hell are sensitive documents doing in a building that’s unguarded. Oh, I know! Because this was the easy way obama could give them to our enemies. I firmly believe the four men were sacrificed. If we had a press the guy would be impeached by now.


41 posted on 09/15/2012 2:41:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: drewh

Today, Monica Crowley was VERY vocal this was most, if not all, the fault of Hussein Obama.


42 posted on 09/15/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Photos of aftermath including an empty chair floating in pool.

Bloody hand prints, stolen documents and shocking security failings: Harrowing pictures inside crumbling U.S. consulate in Benghazi after attacks that left ambassador and three others dead

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202979/Benghazi-attack-U-S-consulate-pictured-Libyan-attack-revealed-officials-knew-attack-plans-48-HOURS-before.html


43 posted on 09/15/2012 2:44:49 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: drewh

obama is guilty of murder but those who worship him refuse to acknowledge that he’s not perfect. I believe they really do think obama is their messiah. And that explains the polls.


44 posted on 09/15/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: no-to-illegals
 Learn your Spanish, Citizens; as you may need it.
 


For almost seven hundred years, Spain was the battleground for the opposing forces of the Islamic Caliphate and Western Christian forces. Both Muslims and Christian were motivated by religious conviction, which inspired the warfare. The initial Islamic invasion of Iberia was sudden and unexpected. The varied Moorish tribes of Morocco united under the leadership of Arab generals sent by the reigning Umayyad caliph and crossed the Straits of Gibraltar in 711 under the leadership of the Berber Tariq ibn Ziyad. Tariq won a swift victory at the Guadalete and defeated and killed the reigning Gothic king, Roderic.[5] In a campaign lasting eight years, the whole of Iberia was subjected to Umayyad authority, except for the Asturias mountain range in the far northwest and the pockets of resistance in Navarre. The Islamic offensive ultimately paused after the losses it suffered in Frankland and in the Asturias, where battles such as those at Tours and Covadonga showed some of the potential weaknesses of the Arab methods of warfare.[6]

The Islamic conquest was only very slowly undone, over the course of seven centuries in what the Christians of Spain called the Reconquista. Three main forces were involved in this process, the Visigothic holdouts in the Asturias, the holdouts in Navarre and the Pyrenees, and the Franks of Aquitaine. The Reconquista, as a concerted effort to remove the Muslims from the territories they held, commenced in the reign of Alfonso I (739 – 757). Alfonso led an offensive into the valley of the Duero and left the region depopulated, the so-called "Desert of the Duero". For the next century, this prevented any serious Islamic incursions into the Christian territories of the north. During the late eighth and early 9th centuries, the Franks under their Carolingian rulers took up the cause of reconquest along the Mediterranean littoral. By 797, Charlemagne's son, Louis the Pious, captured Barcelona, establishing a clear bulwark against future invasions. The Basques extended their kingdom as far as Nájera, and a widespread repoblación of the depopulated areas began, extending Christian borders southwards.[7]

Despite a resurgence during the 10th century, the Caliphate of Córdoba's attempts to reverse the Reconquista failed, and by the 11th century, Christian Iberia was united under Sancho the Great, the King of Navarre, whilst the caliphate was divided and engulfed by civil war, the period of the taifas. The 11th century saw the development of a concept of Christian holy war, to be waged against Islam with the purpose of the Christians recapturing long lost territories - the Crusade. Crusading, under other names, also took place in Spain; Franks and Normans and even Papal troops took to Spain in increasing numbers to join the locals in their fight against "the Moor." The last threat of the 11th century came in the form of the Almoravids, who with their well disciplined forces first established a hegemony over Morocco and then extended it over al-Andalus. While the Reconquista paused in the west, to the east Alfonso the Battler, the King of Aragon, redoubled efforts to retake the valley of the Ebro. In 1212, the Reconquistadores gained a decisive victory over the Almohads at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Shortly after the battle, the Castilians took Baeza and, then, Úbeda, major fortified cities near the battlefield, and gateways to invade Andalucia. Thereafter, Ferdinand III of Castile retook Córdoba in 1236, Jaén in 1246, and Seville in 1248; then he took Arcos, Medina-Sidonia, Jerez and Cádiz, effectively bringing the bulk of the reconquista to a conclusion.

 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Spain#Islamic_conquest_and_Reconquista


45 posted on 09/15/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: patriotspride
In many cases our poverty level would be luxury to them.

From what I've seen; it's a luxury to ME!

46 posted on 09/15/2012 3:25:17 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: marktwain
The horrific thing about this is that we have a *minimum* of another four months of this administration to live with.

We DO?






Then IMPEACH!!! tomorrow!

47 posted on 09/15/2012 3:26:58 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: drewh

48 posted on 09/15/2012 3:27:26 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: givemELL
If you read the in today’s Indianapolis Star that claimed there is no punishment in the Koran for blasphemy;
you may have been stunned, but that is correct.
 
However, there IS ‘punishment’ found in ISLAM itself for it:
The writer of the letter was being quite ingenuous and deceptive in my opinion.
 



 
in is any irreverent behavior toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs that Muslims revere. The and the do not speak about blasphemy. Jurists created the offence, and they made it part of . Where pertains, the penalties for blasphemy can include fines, imprisonment, flogging, amputation, hanging, or beheading. may call for the punishment of an alleged blasphemer by issuing a .
 

49 posted on 09/15/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: givemELL
Good links this time...


If you read the letter to the editor in today’s Indianapolis Star that claimed there is no punishment in the Koran for blasphemy;
you may have been stunned, but that is correct.
 
However, there IS ‘punishment’ found in ISLAM itself for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_blasphemy
The writer of the letter was being quite ingenuous and deceptive in my opinion.
 



 
in is any irreverent behavior toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs that Muslims revere. The and the do not speak about blasphemy. Jurists created the offence, and they made it part of . Where pertains, the penalties for blasphemy can include fines, imprisonment, flogging, amputation, hanging, or beheading. may call for the punishment of an alleged blasphemer by issuing a .
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_blasphemy

50 posted on 09/15/2012 3:43:51 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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