Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Why is Islam such a violet religion?
How are they anymore a purveyor of violence than we are? Isn't the question, "Why is evangelical Protestantism such a violent religion?" just as valid, given that we are reminded everyday by the GOP leadership that that is the core operating group of their political organization? Perhaps if the media put more pictures up of blasted Iraqi kids whose bodies have been smashed by US bombs, we would see how puny a response a homemade car bomb is to a cruise missle. If you want to compare the violence of Islam to the violence we hand out, I suggest renting the F-911 DVD, so you can get a good look at what a pickup truck load of dead children looks like.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address