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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 12:09 PM
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63. Remember, much of the Sunni world is pissed at us..
...precisely because we empowered the Shiites in Iraq.

I am not sure the US is more hostile to Shiites than we are to the Sunni's. Perhaps it seems that way because of our feud with Iran since 1979.

Within the Muslim world, the Shiites are often considered uneducated and backward - particularly in places like Lebanon. Maybe that thinking has rubbed off on the US to some degree.
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  -Muslims warn of anarchy if Christian mother pardoned Joanne98  Nov-26-10 09:08 AM   #0 
  - People might start dancing on Sunday  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 09:10 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-10 09:12 AM   #2 
  - Shouldn't Muhammad be able to handle that himself?  RandomThoughts   Nov-26-10 09:15 AM   #3 
  - Trying to apply "REASON" to any religion won't...  SkyDaddy7   Nov-26-10 10:05 AM   #16 
  - I notice that when people say "religion" they always leave Buddhism out of the equation.  DesertDiamond   Nov-26-10 01:23 PM   #70 
  - Funny thing, your comment sort of says it is not thought of as a religion for a reason.  RandomThoughts   Nov-27-10 12:31 AM   #86 
  - I tend to agree with exactly what you said....  SkyDaddy7   Nov-27-10 07:18 PM   #105 
  - Not simply religion, but all man-made constructs  LanternWaste   Nov-27-10 10:13 AM   #94 
  - That and I always love how "God" needs to be reminded how great he is on a constant basis. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Nov-26-10 09:56 PM   #85 
  - why  lector   Nov-26-10 09:33 AM   #4 
  - A more important question is  SoCalNative   Nov-26-10 09:36 AM   #5 
  - You want to expand the scope of their blasphemy laws?  Bragi   Nov-26-10 11:55 AM   #60 
     - And include holding any opinions that conflict with mine! n/t  24601   Nov-27-10 07:29 AM   #92 
  - Because being a Muslim is akin to being the devil...  WillParkinson   Nov-26-10 09:40 AM   #7 
  - Ummm Christians have been in the region for hundred of years  fujiyama   Nov-26-10 09:40 AM   #8 
  - Yes. It is too much to ask  handmade34   Nov-26-10 09:52 AM   #10 
  - Wow!  Madam Mossfern   Nov-26-10 09:54 AM   #11 
  - Gosh, maybe she was BORN there??  kestrel91316   Nov-26-10 10:42 AM   #35 
  - Yes--what's needed is freedom to choose religion,  Dappleganger   Nov-26-10 11:32 AM   #53 
  - Muslim Glenn Beck??? Is that you???  MrBig   Nov-26-10 04:42 PM   #81 
  - I was thinking of more Torquemada  lunasun   Nov-26-10 06:05 PM   #83 
  - yeah you right  DeadEyeDyck   Nov-27-10 01:19 AM   #87 
  - She is Pakistani - not a foreigner  LeftishBrit   Nov-27-10 04:24 AM   #89 
  - Maybe because she was born there?  The Croquist   Nov-27-10 09:09 AM   #93 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-27-10 11:41 AM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-10 09:39 AM   #6 
  - Fuck 'em. Let them have their Kabuki theater. . .  DinahMoeHum   Nov-26-10 09:48 AM   #9 
  - well  handmade34   Nov-26-10 09:55 AM   #12 
     - Please name another religion that prescribes a death penalty for blasphemy  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 09:56 AM   #14 
     - in the broad sense  handmade34   Nov-26-10 10:05 AM   #15 
     - A handful or less of people whom our government prosecutes as criminals versus government itself  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:13 AM   #17 
     - whether it be a few individuals  handmade34   Nov-26-10 10:24 AM   #23 
        - Only for those who do not distinguish between apples and oranges.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:38 AM   #33 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-27-10 11:50 AM   #97 
     - A handful of fanatics and splinter groups don't define the official doctrine of a religion  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 10:37 AM   #31 
        - Nor should a government. n/t  Turborama   Nov-26-10 10:56 AM   #43 
        - Agree. Nor do they represent the official posture of any government, be it a theocracy or not.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 11:27 AM   #49 
           - In this case, so far, they do represent the official policy of a government.  Igel   Nov-27-10 06:13 PM   #103 
     - The Pharisees (Jewish) yelled for Jesus's death. . .on blasphemy charges  DinahMoeHum   Nov-26-10 10:14 AM   #18 
     - Or so we're told by oral traditions of what 4 Christians supposedly said 2 thousand years ago,  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:19 AM   #19 
     - Like I said, ". . .once upon a time". . .  DinahMoeHum   Nov-26-10 10:26 AM   #24 
        - I believe nothing and everything.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:36 AM   #30 
     - "Once upon a time..." doesn't cut it  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 10:37 AM   #32 
     - Certain American "christians" say we should have the death penalty for  kestrel91316   Nov-26-10 10:44 AM   #36 
     - None of that is official Christian doctrine  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 10:46 AM   #37 
     - It's in the bible. If that doesn't make it official, I don't know what does.  kestrel91316   Nov-26-10 12:30 PM   #68 
        - The Bible is a book, not a religion. What present-day religion officially prescribes that penalty?  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 01:50 PM   #73 
           - Likewise, the Koran is a book, not a religion. And there is no single  kestrel91316   Nov-26-10 02:35 PM   #75 
              - Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism are merely the smartest kids on the short bus.  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 03:18 PM   #78 
                 - I like that euphemism.  Igel   Nov-27-10 06:18 PM   #104 
     - Big difference: Americans have First Amendment rights  Bragi   Nov-26-10 11:30 AM   #51 
     - But how many get their way in any western country?  xor   Nov-26-10 12:06 PM   #62 
     - Which ones?  Old Troop   Nov-26-10 08:15 PM   #84 
     - Which American Christians  Dorian Gray   Nov-27-10 08:25 PM   #106 
     - Christianity  jb5150   Nov-26-10 10:52 AM   #40 
     - That is Judaism. Christianity did not exist at the time that was written.  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 11:26 AM   #48 
        - Dude, flag on the play. You just moved the goalposts.  DinahMoeHum   Nov-26-10 11:47 AM   #56 
           - "Please name another religion that prescribes a death penalty for blasphemy" was the challenge  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 12:26 PM   #67 
              - Dude, penalty still holds. . .  DinahMoeHum   Nov-26-10 02:21 PM   #74 
                 - That should have been clear to you from the tense of the verb, i.e. "prescribes"  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 03:28 PM   #79 
     - The Bible prescribes  skepticscott   Nov-26-10 01:34 PM   #71 
     - The Bible is a book, not a religion. What present-day religion officially prescribes that penalty?  slackmaster   Nov-26-10 01:46 PM   #72 
     - Remember when the Pope issued a fatwa on the guy who created "Piss Christ"?  Nye Bevan   Nov-26-10 04:24 PM   #80 
     - "Piss Christ" Death Threats  Turborama   Nov-27-10 01:32 AM   #88 
        - So you are equating individuals issuing death threats to a state  The Croquist   Nov-27-10 12:21 PM   #99 
           - No, I'm countering the allegation that there weren't any negative reactions to it  Turborama   Nov-27-10 01:56 PM   #101 
     - Historically,some Christian countries did  LeftishBrit   Nov-27-10 04:35 AM   #90 
     - Your knee must really hurt. nt  woo me with science   Nov-26-10 11:32 AM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-10 09:55 AM   #13 
  - Meh. Supposedly, most religions are.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:35 AM   #28 
  - Jama'at-ud-Da'wah is an alias for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) - LeT has hyped up a crowd of "hundreds"  Turborama   Nov-26-10 10:20 AM   #20 
  - Didn't government sentence her? It's a possible pardon that's being protested.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:23 AM   #22 
  - Yes  handmade34   Nov-26-10 10:28 AM   #25 
  - Apparently, Taseer wants us to believe that he speaks for both God and 1.5 billion Muslims.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:32 AM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-27-10 12:07 PM   #98 
  - Sodomy laws? Welcome to 7 years ago.  ButterflyBlood   Nov-27-10 09:54 PM   #107 
  - A court did. Look at who's doing the protesting. LeT. A terrorist death cult.  Turborama   Nov-26-10 10:36 AM   #29 
     - Turbo, you are seriously understating the problem here  Bragi   Nov-26-10 11:18 AM   #44 
     - I scrolled through the 1st 100 or so results of that search and there seems to be a common pattern  Turborama   Nov-26-10 11:52 AM   #59 
        - I agree: there will (likely) not be a happy ending here  Bragi   Nov-26-10 12:23 PM   #66 
           - The difference between us and the reich wing nutjobs is that they know exactly what they want to do  Turborama   Nov-26-10 12:33 PM   #69 
     - ideally, it is a always a court that sentences (as opposed to say, a dictator).  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 11:20 AM   #45 
        - Well, a court did sentence her.  Turborama   Nov-26-10 12:01 PM   #61 
  - The widespread "anarchy" possibility is quite real  Bragi   Nov-26-10 10:40 AM   #34 
  - "The council opposes Taliban militants, which are fighting government troops"?  Turborama   Nov-26-10 10:49 AM   #39 
     - Agreed  Bragi   Nov-26-10 11:21 AM   #47 
  - Not much different from the Phelps crowd, except it's bigger.  kestrel91316   Nov-26-10 10:46 AM   #38 
     - That and the fact that the law is on their side  Bragi   Nov-26-10 11:20 AM   #46 
  - Jews  hollowdweller   Nov-26-10 10:22 AM   #21 
  - Wow.  No Elephants   Nov-26-10 10:28 AM   #26 
  - Most of the 9-11 hijackers were educated...  Imajika   Nov-26-10 10:56 AM   #42 
     - I agree with most of what you are saying  hollowdweller   Nov-26-10 11:51 AM   #58 
        - Remember, much of the Sunni world is pissed at us..  Imajika   Nov-26-10 12:09 PM   #63 
  - The religious war continues.  sarcasmo   Nov-26-10 10:53 AM   #41 
  - fuck em  rollin74   Nov-26-10 11:28 AM   #50 
  - Jesus Christ is the Son of God. k&r n/t  bobthedrummer   Nov-26-10 11:41 AM   #54 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-26-10 12:12 PM   #65 
  - The concept of organized anarchy makes me LOL  Politicub   Nov-26-10 11:41 AM   #55 
  - The old line...  Roy Rolling   Nov-26-10 11:50 AM   #57 
     - My thoughts exactly n/t  Politicub   Nov-26-10 02:50 PM   #77 
  - Oh, the joys of religion never end...  Arugula Latte   Nov-26-10 12:11 PM   #64 
  - Fuck them. The police should take out anyone protesting the pardon  Taverner   Nov-26-10 02:48 PM   #76 
  - Those loonies can go fuck themselves.  Odin2005   Nov-26-10 05:40 PM   #82 
  - Apparently organized by LeT - a horrible group  LeftishBrit   Nov-27-10 04:47 AM   #91 
  - Why all the anger towards them?  Xenotime   Nov-27-10 11:22 AM   #95 
     - Towards whom?  LeftishBrit   Nov-27-10 01:04 PM   #100 
        - +1 nt  JerseygirlCT   Nov-27-10 02:29 PM   #102 

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