Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 255 Post(s)
RE: Fatwah this -- warning: will cause eternal damnation
Ultimately the only people who can influence the response of the Muslim world to any stimulus from inside and outside their world is Muslims. Those rational ones need to do what it takes to wrest the steering wheel away from the frantic ones who have it, and appeasing them as they run down innocents is merely giving in to them, or, negotiating away essential elements of our Western culture, such as freedom of the press, to terrorists without actually getting anything back.
And, while many don't actually see Bush as a Nazi, yet, denying a pattern of trampling on the Bill of Rights, taking the law into his own hands, invading other countries under false pretenses, imprisoning people and suggesting they have no rights as humans, redefining the definition of torture as a means to an ends, and much more is a choice you can make for your reasons, whatever they may be. Hitler did not come into power on a platform of gassing Jews. Or starting WWII. Or any of the many of the aspects of Nazism that you find so appalling. He did that slowly. Manipulating facts, circumstances and human emotions. No one in Germany was proud of what they did and all of them would have told you when they realized it it was too late. Be careful you are not one of those. The pattern is there. Frank made it clear a mindset of "It can't happen here" only makes it more assured that it will, regardless of what "it" is. Jim