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Former Attorney General Casts Christ as Terrorist
CNSNews.com ^ | January 10, 2003 | Michael L. Betsch and Scott Hogenson

Posted on 01/10/2003 7:51:01 AM PST by H8DEMS

(CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Wednesday compared Jesus Christ to a terrorist during a media event for a new anti-war group.

"The Christian Church overwhelmingly -- there are exceptions -- who choose to call Mohammed a terrorist. They could call Jesus a terrorist too," said Clark. "I mean, he was pretty tough on money lenders a time or two."

Clark, who served as attorney general under former president Lyndon Johnson, made his remarks during a news conference announcing an anti-war protest initiative targeting the White House and a Washington, D.C., naval base.

When asked if Americans in general, and Christians in particular, should be wary of Muslims and the Islamic religion, Clark cited the need for trust among people of different faiths. "We have to live together," said Clark. "You can't do that by being leery of a billion and a half people who are very devoted to what they believe in."

The former attorney general's remarks appeared to be in reference to remarks made by Rev. Jerry Falwell in an October 6 broadcast of the CBS program '60 Minutes,' in which the minister referred to Mohammed as a "terrorist," and a "man of war."

Falwell's remarks resulted in death threats from an Iranian cleric and widespread denunciations in the Muslim world. Falwell later apologized for the comment, saying he meant no disrespect to "law abiding Muslims."

Clark also expressed his admiration for Muslims and pointed to the U.S. prison population as an example.

"The greatest moral force there by far is Islam because it is present in the prisons," said Clark. "They're the ones that are respected, they're the ones that are up at up at 5 a.m. and worshiping, they're the ones that are praying five times a day and not ashamed to submit themselves to what they believe is a greater power."

Clark was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lend his support to the launch of International A.N.S.W.E.R., otherwise known as Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, which is preparing for what it hopes will be a large scale protest January 18 to demonstrate against possible military action against Iraq and to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King.

The organization is demanding access to the White House and the Washington Naval Yard to inspect for weapons of mass destruction, and protestors were urged to show up dressed like United Nations weapons inspectors.

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KEYWORDS: attorneygeneral; christ; christians; jesus; moron; muslims; ramseyclark
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To: H8DEMS
When I read the headline on this thread I didn't even have to guess what political party the AG in question belonged to. That it was Clark would have probably been a coin flip, but the likelihood was a little more steep than just 50/50...Maybe 90/10.
101 posted on 01/12/2003 9:36:26 AM PST by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Back in the 60's, LBJ had a beef with Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. He figured that by nominating Clark's son Ramsey for Attorney General, the elder Clark would feel obliged to retire from the court so his son could advance without presenting issues of conflict of interest between the rbanches. The older Clark did retire, and Ramsay has been a national hemorrhoid ever since.

A classic crackpot "root causer," Ramsey Clark has done irreparable harm to the civil structures of the nation.
102 posted on 01/12/2003 9:41:48 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: philosofy123
You sure wasted a lot of time and space on a non-issue. History has shown that when you are dealing with ignorant savages, it is useful to humor their absurd little ways, especially when by doing so you gain inestimable advantage at trivial cost.

All these little trifles you obsess about have nothing to do with the future and will be overridden by events in due course.


Keeping women aircontrollers off the air is an infantile quibble but only exemplifies the primitive, rigid and
obtuse nature of the moslem Arabs.

It costs nothing to patronize these childish morons, pat them on the head and let them think they mean something.

When the time comes, the juvenile twerps of the Saud family will fall like bowling pins and no one will even miss them.

But we will be doing fine, thanks.




103 posted on 01/12/2003 9:56:47 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: xzins
If somebody thinks Jesus Christ terrorized the money changers,....they ain't seen nothin' yet, brother!
104 posted on 01/12/2003 12:50:29 PM PST by Cvengr (John 3:17...doesn't begin with 'except')
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To: lavaroise
A friend saw this article and suggested I pass along the following ...

No surprise about Ramsey Clark. He was indeed LBJ's A-G, but he kept his mouth shut about VietNam until he was out of office and a Republican administration was left to mop up the mess that the previous eight years of Democrat administrations had created. Then he was all over the media criticizing Nixon. As far as I know, he never did criticize Johnson or Kennedy. Of course, when it comes to VietNam, nobody dares to criticize Kennedy ...
105 posted on 01/13/2003 11:22:08 AM PST by tang-soo
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To: timestax
bump against all DemoncRATS !!
106 posted on 01/13/2003 9:46:51 PM PST by timestax
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To: WriteOn
get along (for the chillun) !!
107 posted on 01/14/2003 1:27:27 PM PST by timestax
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To: muggs
bttt
108 posted on 01/15/2003 9:58:05 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax
bump
109 posted on 01/16/2003 2:33:32 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax
bump
110 posted on 01/16/2003 10:13:05 PM PST by timestax
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To: Wondervixen
bump
111 posted on 01/17/2003 7:18:06 AM PST by timestax
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To: muggs
bump to the top
112 posted on 01/30/2003 11:16:48 PM PST by timestax
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To: All

I wonder if this ahole has ever seen the Daniel Pearl video.

113 posted on 01/30/2003 11:21:14 PM PST by paul544
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To: muggs
ping
114 posted on 06/16/2003 9:42:39 PM PDT by timestax
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To: H8DEMS
Clark also expressed his admiration for Muslims and pointed to the U.S. prison population as an example.

I could point to the WTC towers; if they were still standing ....

115 posted on 06/16/2003 9:44:52 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: cinFLA
bmp to the top
116 posted on 06/17/2003 4:12:51 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
ping
117 posted on 07/05/2003 10:22:24 PM PDT by timestax
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