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Dem: Let's Have a Hearing on Radicalization of Christians
Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/25/12 | Matt Archbold

Posted on 06/26/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by marshmallow

Because Christians are just as likely to blow buildings up and kill thousands of non-Christians, a Democratic congressman says he's cool with investigating the radicalization of Muslims as long as we also investigate Christians.

Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn’t mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on “radical Islam” if he would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.”

During a Wednesday House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Green wondered why the chairman had only focused on one religion.

“If you agree that radicalization exists within all religions to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air,” Green, who is the grandson of a Christian minister, asked the witnesses testifying before the committee. He noted that “all the hands are raised.”

“I don’t think that most people oppose hearings on radicalization,” the congressman explained. “I do not, not — N-O-T — oppose hearings on radicalization. I do oppose hearings that don’t focus on the entirety of radicalization. And if you agree that we have Christians, as has been mentioned by more than one member, Christians who become radicalized, they become part of Islam and they become radicalized as is being said, why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?”

This kind of equivalence rises easily to the level of stupidity on its face because Christians aren't strapping bombs to themselves or hijacking planes.

Just for a brief rundown, here's Robert Spencer at Pajamas Media:

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; liberalfascism

1 posted on 06/26/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

An Inquisition of the Inquisition?


2 posted on 06/26/2012 6:56:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marshmallow

It may finally be time for an min IQ requirement for congress.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

There would be a lot of empty offices ;-)


4 posted on 06/26/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: marshmallow
These bozos make Forrest Gump look like Einstein.
5 posted on 06/26/2012 7:03:45 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: marshmallow

I’d like to take this vacuous pimp’s challenge.

Let’s start by comparing the life of Christ with the life of Mohammed.

Then, let’s move on to the things they taught.

The most radical Christians I know are Amish and Mennonites, who would rather suffer themselves and their families to be killed without offering any resistance than to send an unregenerate soul to hell by defending themselves.

So, yeah, let’s do it.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marshmallow

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Im a sold out, Blood bought, born again, Bible believing Christian...

Woman, blonde with beautiful brown eyes...

I better answer that call to arms...

I can trace back to ancestors who fought you enemies of the living God in the Crusades...

You came off second best then...

Im just as fervent...just as radical...just as spoilin’ for a fight to the finish..

Bring it on...


7 posted on 06/26/2012 7:05:39 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: marshmallow

Christians might not be strapping on bombs, but ... Don’t forget Joan of Arc being burning at the atake for dressing like a man.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: marshmallow

Hey, Al! How’s about if we start with Trinity United Church of Christ in Chi-town?

“Not God bless America, God d**n America!”

“America, your chickens are comin’ home to roost!”


9 posted on 06/26/2012 7:09:36 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: marshmallow
"...would you kindly extend a hand into the air,”

Hey Congressman Green, would that be in a Nazi salute to "the won?" Sorry, I won't play along with your ridiculous fascist secular tactics. Christians are not a problem, Buddhists are not a problem, Jews are not a problem, Hindus are not a problem. Who is running around shooting, bombing, kidnapping? Um, that would be radical Islam for $1000 Mr. Green.

"I do oppose hearings that don’t focus on the entirety of..."

Focus on the entirety of? Really? Mr. Green, do you realize how stupid that makes you sound? Focus on the entirety isn't a focus. These are our so-called "leaders?"

10 posted on 06/26/2012 7:11:45 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: marshmallow

11 posted on 06/26/2012 7:12:27 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: marshmallow
Green wondered why the chairman had only focused on one religion.

Really? Maybe because people of Hindu faith do not go out and blow up innocent women and children around the world on a daily basis. Come to think of it, neither do Jews, Christians, Mormons, Scientologists, Pagans or Wickens.

Some of those religious groups get pretty "radical," you ignorant Jacka$$. But they do not pose a clear and present national security risk as an organization with a mission statement that includes the indescriminant murder of innocent Americans.

12 posted on 06/26/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Westbrook

Ah, but that is not how it works with democrats. They are liars, their souls are so twisted into evil’s pretzels that they demand a comparison of the mooselimb demon with the democrat definition of Christians ... you know, the specious definition which has Christians ignoring the rights of sexual degenerates to practice their degeneracy in public, and Christians opposing the teaching of sexual degeneracy in public school, and Christians expecting folks to learn self sufficiency rather than be slugs of depenedency politics, and so on. You would be required to debate those specious definitions of Christian held int he dead-soul leftist minds of typical democrats. And make no mistake, these same dead souls will call as witnesses their many sycophants in the World Council of Churches, and faux Catholics like Chris Matthews and Barry Lynd. They might even have volunteer witnesses from the Warrens and Osteens among us.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 7:21:03 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marshmallow
Green wondered why the chairman had only focused on one religion.

This Green guy doesn't seem very bright to me. I hope he doesn't "wonder" too hard. He might hurt something.

14 posted on 06/26/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: marshmallow

I actually AGREE with the good Congressman.

Christianity is indeed radical! What other religion is based on unconditional LOVE, of Almighty God first, and then our fellow man? That idea is nutso persecutable RADICAL! (As was Jesus Christ Himself.)

So let’s by all means have a revival meeting... oops, I mean a Congressional hearing, right on the floor of the House of Representatives! Testimony after moving testimony showing how the radical love of Jesus Christ has changed lives!

Paid for by taxpayer dollars and broadcast on C-SPAN! (That ought to make some leftist heads explode.)


15 posted on 06/26/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: marshmallow

Well, Whoopi Goldberg has said that Timothy McVeigh was a Christian terrorist.

And Rosie O’Donnell has stated that radical Christianity is as big a threat to America as radical Islam.

When such intellectual minds as Whoopi and Rosie have weighed in on something, that settles it for me! (sarcasm)


16 posted on 06/26/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: marshmallow
Congressman, give me a call when the Knights Templar are chanting "Deus Vult!" in St. Peter's Square to the Pope's call to retake the Holy Land with blood and steel.
17 posted on 06/26/2012 7:31:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: marshmallow

Go by the number of conflicts in the world that muslims are involved in.

As in all of them


18 posted on 06/26/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: marshmallow
Al Green is one crown-weave away from Sheila Jackson Lee stupidity!
19 posted on 06/26/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: marshmallow

re: “If you agree that radicalization exists within all religions to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air,” Green, who is the grandson of a Christian minister, asked the witnesses testifying before the committee. He noted that “all the hands are raised.”

This is an especially idiotic question in light of WHO is flying planes into buildings, blowing themselves up in public places, taking over embassies, cutting people’s heads off.

This question by the “good” senator would be like asking after the Pearl Harbor attack, “If you agree that warlike tendencies exists within all nations to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air.” Then, “we should not be focusing on just one or two nations unfairly - No, I am not against investigating possible hostile acts by the Japanese, but I am saying we must investigate ALL nations alike for hostile intent.”

As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a Maroon!”


20 posted on 06/26/2012 8:14:02 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: All

These people, on the left, are nuts.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: marshmallow
There is a surprising amount of real visceral near hatred of Evangelical Christians and, I suppose, tradition Conservative Catholics, in mainstream culture. All of it it is by no means on the left side either. I have heard mainline Christians make similar comments to these about Evangelicals. Ralph Peters, who certainly can't be listed as a leftist, wrote a very disturbing novel in 2009 titled ‘The War After Armageddon’ in which Evangelical Christians become Nazi surrogates in launching a ‘final solution to the Muslim problem’ with H Bombs. There is even an SS equivalent army wearing a cross insignia (don't remember if it is a sleeve insignia of the sort the SS sported). One reviewer described the book as follows:

after Israel has been destroyed by a nuclear attack and Islamic Jihadists have conquered the Middle East, a U. S. military expeditionary force is sent to recapture it. However, in addition to familiar American combat units, like the 1st Cavalry Division, the 1st Infantry Division, and the U. S. Marine Corps, Peters has the expedition being spearheaded by a corps called The Military Order of the Brothers in Christ (MOBIC), a National Guard-like outfit manned by modern-day real Crusaders whose boundless religious fanaticism not only fuels them to re-take the “Holy Land,” but drives them to annihilate every Muslim man, woman and child in the world. Since the folks back home in the good old U.S. of A. already have endured the Jihadi terrorists’ nuclear destruction of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the American public reflects MOBIC’s extreme anti-Muslim fanaticism. U. S. Army soldiers and Marines – Peters’ “flesh and blood” at combat’s sharp end – are caught smack in the middle, facing die-hard Jihadist forces, fellow American religious fanatics who want MOBIC to be the United States’ only military force, and forced to fight “the old fashioned way” when their hi-tech weaponry and communications are knocked out by nuclear explosions’ electromagnetic pulse. Maintaining military professionalism and even basic humanity in the face of unprecedented adversity – and amidst definitely conflicted emotions regarding enemy noncombatants, wars innocent victims – is one of the novel’s compelling themes, superbly examined by Peters. His appropriate dedication seems to sum up Peters’ sentiments in that regard: “To those who solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” In the dark vision that Peters’ portrays in The War After Armageddon, remaining faithful to that solemn oath is a mission that literally tries men’s souls.

Actually, as readers discover in the novel’s opening line, the entire book is written as a memoir, a flashback to the devastating “Holy War” fought to the death by fanatics on both sides.

There is a general unease among both the non churched and the traditional Protestants and many ‘moderate’ Catholics about Evangelical Christianity and pre-milenial dispensationalists. Mostly I have found this to be a combination of social snobbery and ignorance. That Evangelicals are comfortable with plotting some sort of coup or Trojan horse power grab and that they nurture desires to violently persecute all they consider to be ‘nonbelievers’ and wish to unleash a campaign of genocide against Islam are commonly heard among non-Evangelicals. Those who are Bible Believing Christians and their Catholic allies need some sort of proactive education campaign to at least get your real views before the general population that is being impacted by these vicious caricatures as witness the Peter's book.

22 posted on 06/26/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: marshmallow

Yes, lets have a hearing on Christian radicalization.

The Committee can talk about all the Christian terrorist bombings & attacks in the USA. That should take about ONE minute - there aren’t any Christian terrorist bombings. A full report should then be produced verifying the fact that Christian terrorism is NOT a threat to the USA. Never was, never will be.

End of BS, for good.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: marshmallow

Why focus on just one religion? Two reasons:

1. Only one religion is responsible for 99 percent of the acts of terrorism in the world today.

2. Islime is not a religion. At least not ONLY a religion. Since it does not recognize the separation of sacred and secular, it is not reconcileable with our First Amendment or the concept of personal liberty. Since it is the government’s responsibility to safeguard those freedoms, it is the legitimate role of government to scrutinize institutions that threaten them.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: marshmallow

The repeated attacks and war against Christianity by the Democrats is creating “radicalized” Christians.... (to borrow and paraphrase the lefty rant about Bush creating terrorist by dealing with Saddam)


25 posted on 06/26/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: marshmallow

Please please please do it! I’m a white Catholic female, I can testify :)


26 posted on 06/26/2012 10:26:18 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: marshmallow

Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn’t mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on “radical Islam” if he would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.


That is like airport security, we must not profile, so it turns out that since most people are not terrorists searching by random is much safer for the authorities.

So it is the least likely terrorists that are searched, and so it will be if this Green gets his way, only the Christians will get called on these hearings.

That very attitude is why America is so deep into Socialism
and i think this is another case where the World Government elitists are using two sides against each other in order to set up world Government.

Just another step toward Government domination.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 10:34:51 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: marshmallow
Just three words on it: Onward Christian soldiers...
28 posted on 06/26/2012 10:53:04 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Paladin2

Was Oliver Cromwell a part of the Inquisition?

Oh, wait - he was in Ireland, wasn’t he?

Seriously folks, The examples of Christian excesses were a long, long time ago.

And, don’t bring up the Crusades which were a Christian response to Islamic expansionism all the way to the Pyranees and to the gates of Vienna.

Idiots like this congressman should keep their mouths shut. Either that, or they think all of us are too stupid to know our history.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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