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Her experiment is worthwhile. If she runs on a conservative message, & it wins votes, maybe it'll catch on among the donkeys. And why shouldn't the Democrats try their hands at conservatism? No other party is using it.
Here's the way to intervene when Muslim kills Muslim - give nukes to ISIS and to anyone who feels threatened by ISIS, but be sure they're on timers set to go off if they don't use them on each other within 12 hours of delivery.
If we could join hands with Stalin, then we should be able to make common cause with a (chokehackgag) "civilized" Muslim leader. But this is assuming we have a good reason to interfere while Muslim kills Muslim. If anything, I'd say give nukes to ISIS and to anyone who feels threatened by them, but be sure they're set on timers to go off if they don't use them on each other within 12 hours of delivery.
Amen, sister! Our president should secure and patrol our own borders, and let all those middle eastern governments mind their own borders. If the latest pack of heavily-armed terrorists overrun somebody's borders, that's just SSDCentury over there.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

BK24 Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 8:47 AM
IMHO, Islam is best understood not as a faith, but as a terror regime that created a "god" to legitimize itself. It is led by a core of true believers (whether they believe in the "god" or just in the regime is neither-here-nor-there) who tyrannize and terrorize the people they rule. You may be right about mass approval of ISIS (until, as you say, it gets too close); propaganda gets people to believe wondrous things. But I still believe that Islam is basically a hard crust overlying a mass of people who wouldn't have anything to do with anybody's bloodlust, given a chance to speak up.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

BK24 Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 8:23 AM
Indeed. And those tens of millions of souls living under Islamic occupation have no choice but to parrot the clerics' line, or keep quiet. There's also the option to speak up against the occupation and achieve martyrdom, but that's too much to expect of most people. For the man in the Islamic street, just staying out of trouble until he dies is the best thing to hope for.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

BK24 Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 8:03 AM
In the Muslim world, it's the clerics who hold scimitars to everyone's throat to keep them quiet, or else get them to yell their lungs out during the Two Minutes Hate. In the free world, the clerics are upset that they can't hold a scimitar to anyone's throat.
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

BK24 Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 7:25 AM
Perhaps it means fear for their lives. "If you break your silence, we'll kill you."
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

BK24 Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 6:49 AM
No nation has ever freely, peacefully converted to Islam. It has always been brought by an invading army who enforce Islam at the point of a sword, and now a gun. There are no Islamic nations. However, there are many nations under Islamic occupation. The people who live under the occupation are not free to resist or even question the occupiers' law. Can you imagine a guy in Amman or Teheran saying "You know, those Americans aren't such bad guys after all" Or - Allah forbid! - "You know, that Jesus guy really might have been onto something." Of course not - he'd lose the tongue from his head or maybe his whole head. Before we look at "all those millions of Muslims," it might be well to wonder how many of them, if freed from the occupiers, would turn away from Mohammad's bogus homemade god and worship the true God though his Only Son.
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The Sacking of Ray Rice

BK24 Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 1:48 PM
New, or SSDD?
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