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Originally posted by JJay55
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
More hate America because America is evil. Any followers of America are evil. Americans are brainwashed and evil. America and their foreign policy is evil. America blah blah blah.
The muslim was following his Islamic belief and killed non-muslims. He wanted to be a martyr in heaven with 72 virgins
but we brought him back to life to stand trial in the best f'ing country in the world - AMERICA.
Originally posted by JJay55
Proof that there is no such thing as intelligent design.
The word was given in Islam. Prepare to survive. Good luck to all.
Originally posted by JJay55
Thread overrun by cherrypickers, anti-American sentiment and circular argument. heh. Always seems to happen. What a shame.
Prayers to those in Ft Hood. God Bless you all!
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, facing a major new setback to his goals in Afghanistan as he weighs whether to send more troops, bluntly warned the country's leader Monday to get serious about eradicating official corruption and developing a stable government.
Obama administration officials have a more difficult job in pressing for reforms after election officials in Kabul canceled a scheduled runoff this weekend and declared President Hamid Karzai the winner of a new five-year term. The decision, more than two months following a fraud-tainted election, came after former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah bowed out of the race on Sunday, saying the government-appointed election commission was biased in favor of Karzai.
The outcome left a shadow over Karzai and roused anti-war voices in Washington. Administration officials termed the end of the election uncertainty a step forward for Afghanistan. But it nonetheless could leave Obama more hard-pressed to justify major troop increases that American military officials have recommended to buttress the U.S. and allied effort to battle Islamic militants.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an organization founded to combat religious fundamentalism in the U.S. armed forces, has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
"It's one of those things -- like an Academy Award -- even if you don't win you're always a nominee," MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein, a former Air Force lawyer, told Military.com Monday. He said he felt the nomination would boost the credibility of MRFF and expected those who support the foundation's work will be reenergized by the nomination. He also predicted that those opposed MRFF will criticize it.
"My hope is the average American will look [at the nomination] and say, maybe there's something we should look at here," he said.
Weinstein worked in the White House as a general counsel lawyer during the Reagan administration. He established the MRFF in 2006 after first going to court over instances of proselytizing at his alma mater, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where his sons were cadets. Since then the foundation has been on the front lines of the fight against what Weinstein calls a “fundamentalist Christian, military-parachurch-corporate proselytizing complex.”
Air Force Academy officials did not respond to Military.com's request for comment by publication time.
Weinstein has been criticized by some both inside and outside the military as anti-Christian or anti-religious. Some argue that Christian chaplains have a right and duty to evangelize, and view rules and regulation restricting those efforts as unlawful.
May 04, 2009
DOHA, Qatar -- U.S. Soldiers have been encouraged to spread the message of their Christian faith among Afghanistan's predominantly Muslim population, video footage obtained by Al Jazeera appears to show.
Military chaplains stationed in the U.S. air base at Bagram were also filmed with Bibles printed in the country's main Pashto and Dari languages.
In one recorded sermon, Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, the chief of the U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan, is seen telling Soldiers that as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him".
"The special forces guys -- they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down," he says.
"Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business."
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said Monday it no longer includes a Bible quote on the cover page of daily intelligence briefings it sends to the White House as was practice during the Bush administration.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he did not know how long the Worldwide Intelligence Update cover sheets quoted from the Bible. Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, who was responsible for including them, retired in August 2003, according to his biography.
For a period in 2003, at least, the daily reports prepared for President George W. Bush carried quotes from the books of Psalms and Ephesians and the epistles of Peter. At the time, the reports focused largely on the war in Iraq.
The Bible quotes apparently aimed to support Bush at a time when Soldiers' deaths in Iraq were on the rise, according to the June issue of GQ magazine. But they offended at least one Muslim analyst at the Pentagon and worried other employees that the passages were inappropriate.
Does that mean when kids in US go shooting in their schools killing dozens, their motivation to do this comes from christian theology?
Conservative Christians who are opposed to the war in Iraq and the trigger-happy nature of the Right in general need to speak up. There is no reason that our voices should be drowned out by a loud chorus of hawks. While Hagee and others are influencing thousands, we are influencing few. These hawkish believers need to realize that their opinions on these matters are not the only viable option for traditionalist Christians. More importantly, the Church on a whole needs a renewed debate on matters of war and peace.
Thoughtful conservative Christians who believe in peace need to add better balance to the troubling fatalistic obsession with war, violence, the Middle East, Israel, and the rapture that is currently dominating conservative circles of the Church. What we need is not another sermon glorifying war or another doomsday prophecy book, but rather some thoughtful defenses of peace from conservative Evangelical perspectives to add some balance on this issue.
Originally posted by KarlG
Ok, just something quick...
PLEASE PLEASE understand that this is in no way representative of all Muslims... I have a feeling dumbass sh*tz are gonna start targeting random Muslims living around Texas in retaliation for this nutjob's actions.
I'm not Muslim myself, but I have a bad feeling. SO PLEASE, lets start with you guys, notably the most-Republican, most-radical bunch of people. Understand that he is NOT representative of all Muslim-Americans, and that NO ONE should be targeted for this.
NO HATE. Please.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by really
(Thanks, Semperfortis helped me with the avatar)
Can you imagine extremist tolerance? If people were militant about tolerating other people's beliefs?
Originally posted by starviego
They tell us Hassan got his BA degree back in 1997. If he graduated from High School around 1987, and entered college about 1993, what was he doing in those interim years ? I'll bet he was in the army.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
At the end of the day it boils down to this.
When people experience loss, they turn to religion.
When crazy people turn to religion, they feel justified to do whatever they "feel God wants them to".
A Cult is a Cult.