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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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Jesus dealt with the money changers in the temple once. You apparently don't understand the difference between money lenders and money changers.
Also, in case it never occurred to you, Jesus is God and you are not. This will have a bearing on your future. There will be a test. At the present time, you are flunking.
His mouth is just still running.
What's Clark's next cause, F.A.G.F.A.R.? "Former Attorneys General For Anal Rape"?
Hey Ramsey. Christ restored the ear of one of his captor's. He was truly non-violent and gave his life for us.
And what would Jesus ride?
Well a Ramsey Clark, of course!
to wit an ASS!
Think "Palm Sunday"
Think crucifiction urged by the Jewish power structure.
Terrorist? Perhaps a stretch but Jesus was a political figure.
Hey, goofball (not you, H8DEMS), did that apply to the Japanese who believed in dying for their emporer and flying airplanes into US warships? Would you have been against racial profiling of Japanese?
Nimitz, This is Tango one. You have a fighter closing fast at 300 feet. It's being flown by a man who looks Japanese, but that's no reason to be suspicious.
Jesus throwing the money changers out of the Temple was bad ... because ....
Muhammed led his followers in murdering hundreds of Jews who refused to convert to mohammedism.
Jesus, when he saw crooks cheating people out of money at God's temple, drove the crooks out of the area with a whip. Not one life was lost.
Even comparing the two means that the Ramsey Clark is an illiterate idiot with an agenda.