Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Hundreds protest potential release of converted Muslim. Call for his death.
Islam is a strange mix. There is no other religion on earth that takes better care of the poor and the sick. There is no other religion on this earth that motivates it's followers to their depth of devotion to their god. And there is no religion on earth that is so mired in Medievalism, sexual phobia and intolerance. I agree, it is a violent religion, because it came from violent origins. But I really don't know if ours is any better - our so-called "Bible believing Christians" cheered and hollered as Bush massacred children in their beds, while they worshipped our factories of death we call our "Armed Forces". Support the troops. Cheer the slaughter. Onward, Christian soldiers. How are we any less violent? We love violence. We love war. It's not just the Muslims, it's us too. At least the Muslims say in black and white that a man will die for this and that - we on the other hand, are shameless hypocrites, led by our Shameless Hypocrite in Chief, who claims to follow Christ as he unleashes an orgy of death and murder across the world. While I am horrified by the behavior of the Muslims, I am sickened at the same time by our own.
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