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Russell Brand: Don't blame Muslims
CNN ^ | Fri May 31, 2013 | John Avlon

Posted on 05/31/2013 10:17:11 AM PDT by ThomasMore

Russell Brand is best known as a British comedian and TV/film star, who, in addition to co-starring in the upcoming animated film "Despicable Me 2," is also a Solzhenitzyn-quoting, part-time essayist. In the wake of the barbaric beheading of a soldier in London, Brand wrote an essay in The Sun called "Blame this on madness...not Muslims."

Dean was particularly touched by the effort to defend the Muslim community from the ugly passions stirred by group blame. Brand's perspective is that mental illness is more at fault in the attack than the influence of radical Islam and that root causes must be analyzed, as well.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; muslimworld; terrorist
I never ceases to amaze me how progressives can rationalize reality into a total lie. Of course Muslims are to blame for the beheading in the UK. Where are the protests from the Islamic community?
1 posted on 05/31/2013 10:17:11 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: ThomasMore
No wonder why Katy Perry left your Moronic Ass Russel!

You have the intellect of a Carpenter Ant.

2 posted on 05/31/2013 10:19:58 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ThomasMore
Let's see... take a bunch of psychopaths who are predisposed to lie, cheat, steal, and kill,... and teach them a ‘religion’ that says its OK to lie, cheat, steal, and kill unbelievers

what could go wrong?

3 posted on 05/31/2013 10:21:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: KC_Lion

“Russell Brand is best known as a British comedian . . . “

First line says it all ...


4 posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: ThomasMore

This guy has all the talent of Paris Hilton combined with the intellect of Pauley Shore.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ThomasMore

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6ca_1369971516


6 posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: ThomasMore

i blame this on Islam, serial murderer of entire peoples and cultures.


7 posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: ThomasMore

That’s what everyone seems to forget, the muzzies especially their leaders in Mosques, rarely if ever say anything after each attack. You would *think* after all these attacks there would be ONE protest, but no. If there was, I never heard about it, and you can be damn sure the media would have publicized it to shine a good light on Islam, but they can’t because they Muslims do not protest these attacks.


8 posted on 05/31/2013 10:23:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ThomasMore

let their loved ones, if they have any, get sliced and diced in the middle of the street and we’ll see how “progressive” they are....of course, they themselves are mentally ill so their response might be “oh darn”.....


9 posted on 05/31/2013 10:24:28 AM PDT by cherry
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To: LibsRJerks

Never heard of the guy. Is he a rocket scientist or something?


10 posted on 05/31/2013 10:24:35 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: Mount Athos

What are they protesting against there? The EDL? What the hell did the EDL do?


11 posted on 05/31/2013 10:25:06 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ThomasMore

Why doesn’t he blame the actions of our fearless leader, Pelosi, and Reid on madness?!?!?
It’s obvious that at least two out of three of them are actually mad.

This is what happens when you don’t believe that evil exists.


12 posted on 05/31/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ThomasMore

“Blame this on madness...not Muslims

Being a muslim is MADNESS...
It means you follow the death cult of islam which is based on oppression, torture and death. A cult that is responsible for most of the terrorist acts across the planet...........


13 posted on 05/31/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: LibsRJerks

Most of the brave British men got killed off in WW2.
This is the spawn of what got left behind.


14 posted on 05/31/2013 10:29:56 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: ThomasMore
"Blame this on madness...not Muslims."

A distinction without a difference.

15 posted on 05/31/2013 10:30:40 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: McGruff

He is metrosexual twig of a boy who thinks that he is witty.


16 posted on 05/31/2013 10:31:08 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ThomasMore
I never ceases to amaze me how progressives can rationalize reality into a total lie. Of course Muslims are to blame for the beheading in the UK. Where are the protests from the Islamic community?

Maybe there's another video out there or something?/sarc

17 posted on 05/31/2013 10:33:04 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ThomasMore

Stuff it, Russell.


18 posted on 05/31/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ThomasMore

Apparently, the media thinks we are dimb enough to believe the several thousand Muslim terrorist attacks of the past three decades have nothing to do with Islam even if the perpetrators themselves say it has everything to do with Islam as was the case with the Boston bombers and London beheader. Sadly, the media may be correct because a lot of brainwashed fools fall for it.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 10:34:31 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: ThomasMore
Oh, I don't know...He's got a point.

It's like this: Don't blame the Colombia Drug Cartel because the American people can't manage to keep cocaine and heroin pushers out of their grammar school.

20 posted on 05/31/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: ThomasMore

“It never ceases to amaze me how progressives can rationalize reality into a total lie. Of course Muslims are to blame for the beheading in the UK. Where are the protests from the Islamic community?”

You’re over-analyzing this; the Muslims are breeding the children this traitor sells his movies/entertainment to (sort of like our fast-food chains stocking increasingly Mexican menu items - they are the customers now, since we’ve stopped breeding).


21 posted on 05/31/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Savage Beast

When the US government approached Colombia about collaborating in fighting their drug problem, the Colombian government rightly replied that Americans had the drug problems - Colombians just had problems with providing them.


22 posted on 05/31/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ThomasMore

Pizz off, Russell Brand. I care for what you have to say, as you care what I have to say.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 10:38:09 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: KC_Lion

He makes my skin crawl. I imagine he’s filthy, smelly, never brushes his teeth or washes his hair. With his history of heroin addiction and alcoholism his brain probably looks like swiss cheese.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Army Air Corps

I really liked him in that Gladiator movie though.


25 posted on 05/31/2013 10:40:59 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: ThomasMore

Islam is a mental disease.


26 posted on 05/31/2013 10:41:04 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ThomasMore

Actually all this mooslim’s influences should be scrutinized.


27 posted on 05/31/2013 10:43:07 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ThomasMore

I think there is something to this (not that I bothered to read the article).

I believe that Islamic societies are so brutal to their women that everyone born into the society develops PTSD, which is passed down to the next generation.

Imagine a child born into a family with a tyrannical father who routinely beats and rapes the mother (or at least believes that he may do that at will, even if he chooses not to), and who controls her every action. The mother (and the father) then groom the female children into this role of submission.

The sons repeatedly watch their mother and sisters being threatened, abused controlled and even murdered.

What are the odds that the children in such a family will grow up without severe pathologies (self loathing, misogyny, sociopathy, uncontrollable violent ragefullness and God knows what else)?

Now imagine a society in which such families are the norm and and held up by that society’s religious and legal authorities as desirable, virtuous role models.

There you have the Muslim society, in a nutshell — a generational cycle of mental derangement on a widespread scale viewed as normalcy.

P.S. Any Muslims offended by my analysis? Here’s a quarter — call Eric Holder. P.P.S. Hey Eric Holder — EAT ME.


28 posted on 05/31/2013 10:43:34 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: tennmountainman

Most of the brave British men got killed off in WW2.
This is the spawn of what got left behind.

**
Can be said for much of Europe. There are few big, tall strapping men over there. Most are skinny, balding metrosexual Euro-weenies.


30 posted on 05/31/2013 10:44:06 AM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: cherry

That wouldn’t faze them, see Amy Biehl and her parents.


31 posted on 05/31/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: ThomasMore

I don’t blame Muslims. I blame the Globalists who ship them and the ten of millions of other Third worlders into every Western nation. They then use the politicians they own to order the military and police to protect the interlopers, force the taxpayers to pay for their food, medical, housing, cell phones, and everything else and then use their Corporate Media to label any native that objects a “RACIST!”


32 posted on 05/31/2013 10:50:46 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: tennmountainman
Worse than that. WWII simply was a mopping up operation after WWI killed off the majority of them.

The butcher's bill for WWI in the UK was almost a million men dead - 3 percent of the total population. Plus almost 1.5 million wounded. Adult males comprised about 57% of the population of Britain in the 1911 census.

THAT was where the problem started. An article I read years ago in American Heritage Magazine observed, "I knew that all Mum's sweethearts but Dad died in the Great War, and all Auntie's . . . but it didn't hit home until I saw Tyne Cot (the largest British WWI cemetery in Europe)."

33 posted on 05/31/2013 10:59:07 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: ThomasMore

liberals can’t handle the truth.

they hate the people telling them the truth more than the murdering jihadis.


34 posted on 05/31/2013 11:01:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ThomasMore

i am willing to blame the murdering and terrorism on ‘madmen not muslims’ so long as the author is willing to blame islam for producing so many madmen all over the world

the problem is Obviously in the islamicist teachings, based yes -—as they say-— on their koran book and how they understand its teachings apply to them today

until islam gets a genuine Reformation (which many here believe will never occur), the author has to realize that all these ‘madmen’ don’t just spring up out of nowhere..
there is a source...


35 posted on 05/31/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Savage Beast

No we cannot shut our borders.


36 posted on 05/31/2013 11:41:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: faithhopecharity

All muslims are guilty by inaction. If they want to be taken as good people then stand up and condemn those in your “religion” that we are fighting.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 11:43:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

hes, that’s what the whole world is praying for


38 posted on 05/31/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: LibsRJerks

There hasn’t been anyone funny out of England since Rowan Atkinson...


39 posted on 05/31/2013 12:14:21 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: ThomasMore

I guess Brand is saying (unwittingly...or half-wittedly) that Islam causes mental illness. I can support that theory. Well done, Brand!


40 posted on 05/31/2013 12:47:19 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: ThomasMore

FU Brand. Take a bath.


41 posted on 05/31/2013 1:00:55 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ThomasMore
Brand's perspective is that mental illness is more at fault in the attack than the influence of radical Islam and that root causes must be analyzed, as well.

The mystical beliefs of mohammedanism are shared by all mohammedans.This makes them all unfit to live in civilized society.It might be mental illness that causes the actual attacks on the innocent, but it is the lack of reason and rejection of reality that makes one a concrete-bound mentality and thus susceptible to evil mystical beliefs.

42 posted on 05/31/2013 1:10:23 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: circlecity

Yeah, but he’s got great hair and bone structure, so we should really pay attention to his opinion! /s


43 posted on 05/31/2013 1:20:51 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I take you aren’t familiar with Karl Pilkington?


44 posted on 05/31/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
I take you aren’t familiar with Karl Pilkington?

That little round head is a hoot.

His screenplay with Clive Warren starring had me in tears.

45 posted on 05/31/2013 1:28:41 PM PDT by eddie willers
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