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Islamic Exceptionalism

Patriot155 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 1:00 PM
"Gary, that claim is laughable. Considering the outrage over the "ground-zero" mosque that wasn't located at ground-zero, and the vandalism that goes on across the country with respect to the construction of Mosques and Islamic centers, not only do Americans feel safe expressing their outrage vocally, they feel safe doing so violently, in many cases." I'd like to make a few of points here, wtmoore. First, out of over 6,700 sq miles of city they couldn't find anyother place to put that mosque? Yea, okay. Second, when can Christians build a Church building near or in Mecca or better yet preach the gospel in the World Capital for the Religion of Peace? I'm wating..............
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 3:50 PM
That building is part of "Ground Zero". Part of one of the planes (the landing gear) actually landed on the roof of that very building.

And calling the mosque "Cordoba", in honor of one of Islam's victories, is a clear indication of how they see the events of 9/11: it's like the Dolittle raid on Tokyo.
topknot Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 3:39 PM
Give us another 4 yrs with Obummer and and christians will not be able to worship in the U.S. . and the mosque and Islamic centers will take over with Obummer and Jermaiha Wright charging the lead.
Drag your prayer rugs out folks.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 1:17 PM

We do NOT control what other people do in their countries. We control what we do in our country, and what we do serves as an example to much of the world. I have no problem acting toward Muslims as if I really believe in American principles: I am not sure why so many conservatives are reluctant to act like Americans.
Patriot155 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 1:27 PM
"We do NOT control what other people do in their countries."

I would imagine this would ring true from Islamists also, right?

Then why all of this outrage from liberal media about what this young man did in the confines of his own country?
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:15 PM
No, actually it would not rign true. True believers in Islam do not recognize temporal civic authpority the way we do, and thus they imagine that the rules they follow should be followed by the rest of the world. That's one of the issues, right?

I am baffled by your last comment.
Patriot155 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:33 PM
What I meant was a separate set of rules seems to be extended to Muslims here and accross the way. It seems perfectly acceptable to for them to riot and demand we act a certain way however when if we were to do the same accusations of "imperialism" and "religious oppression" would never cease to be heard.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 2:59 PM
I am really not sure what you are gettign at, except you want to express some sort of frustration. As I have been saying all along, the islamic world should have no reason to think their distress will induce us to abandon one of our core beliefs. I understand why the President would decline to step up and explain this, but think someone else should.

One of the differences between what we have done and what the arab street is requesting is that we HAVE had a lot of influence on politics and policy in teh middle east because we have the power to do so. Islam has had no influence here whatsoever. There is an irony here, but its the opposite of what you think.
Patriot155 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 3:43 PM
"As I have been saying all along, the islamic world should have no reason to think their distress will induce us to abandon one of our core beliefs."

Sure they do. Everytime some liberal blowhorn gets up on stage and starts apologizing in the wake of something like this is like blood in the water to a bunch of sharks. It invites more violence and demands.

"Islam has had no influence here whatsoever"
Seriously????? Are you kidding???? It's basically dulling our ability to combat terrorism inspired by it. Good example, the PC surrender of not linking terrorism to to Islam by the all of the 3 letter agencies.
The "enlightened" who claim a firm grip on the steering wheel of Western civilization see the future through a lens in which man becomes ever more perfectible as outdated religious creeds fade away. And thus the irony. For all the contempt these cosmopolitans show for religion, there is one faith beyond public rebuke. Call it Islamic exceptionalism.

Public Enemy No. 1 right now is the man who made a ridiculously shoddy YouTube video titled "The Innocence of Muslims." This man and his so-called "film" have been blamed with a very broad brush for every riot and protest across the Mideast.