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Not in My Name
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-01 10:42:59

There is a lot of coverage of ISIS/ISIL lately. It's warranted, because - despite their small numbers - they have some smart experienced people at the top, and access to a lot of funds and armaments. While there are some who are against the U.S. becoming involved in any way, shape, or form with yet another war in the Middle East, this one seems different. Their explosive growth (no pun intended) and ability to overrun trained armies makes them a more formidable foe than the ragtag band of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

While it may be non-Muslims (ie: Christians) in the U.S. who think they are the main targets of this group, the reality is that the vast majority of those killed by them have been other Muslims. It's not enough to be Muslim in their eyes - you must be their particular brand of Muslim or you will be put to death.

Here in the U.S., we shudder to think of it. What animals they must be! WE would never do anything like that here... we wouldn't think of killing others because they don't subscribe to "our" Christian beliefs...

would we?

Um... yes.

Sometimes it's just lip service, like National Review writer Kevin Williamson who has made it known he believes that women who get an abortion should be hanged. The constitutionally protected right to have an abortion is a line in the sand for certain Christians, like Scott Roeder who killed Dr. Joseph Tiller for performing them (the group who inspired the killer is unrepentant). Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) is one of any number of politicians who are trying to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us by trying to get personhood designation for a fertilized and embedded egg. He denies it, but he has.

But sponsoring a bill is not the same as committing murder right? It could - in the wrong hands. Take a look at the anti-gay bill that American pastors got pushed through in Uganda. That's not the U.S., but it is Christian-based.

Eric Rudolph bombed the 1996 Olympics, an abortion clinic, and a lesbian bar, all because of his Christian beliefs. Timothy McVeigh bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City because of the botched arrest attempt of David Koresh, who himself was a Christian-based lunatic. Who can forget Jonestown and the murder of all who tried to leave?

One might say that these are aberrations, "bad apples", crazies who don't represent true Christianity. They would be correct. Christianity as it is practiced today by the vast majority of people does not force compliance at gunpoint.

Of course - the same is true about Islam. The vast majority of Muslims are good people who are not interested in forcing others to practice their faith. As Christians are appalled at those who murder in Christ's name, so too are the Muslims who see ISIS/ISIL rampaging through the Middle East and say "not in my name".

http://www.yzgeneration.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Not-In-My-Name-Islam.jpg


Let's all try to spend a moment walking in their shoes before looking at the next hijab-wearing woman with suspicion.

59 comments (Latest Comment: 10/01/2014 21:56:09 by Will in Chicago)
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Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 12:14:19


good morning!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 12:37:46
Nice.

<- Earl Gray, hot.

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 12:56:18
Mornin all..

Monthly meeting day here... fun!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 12:58:12
Working on escalated tickets. I get to listen to a two-hour phone call.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 13:02:38
And here it is:
Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform the Secret Service.





Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 13:09:00
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And here it is:
Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform the Secret Service.





Any mention of the low moral, the diffusion of the Secret Service's mission, budget cuts or the impacts of sequestration the organization mentioned in there, or is all Obama's fault?



Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 13:10:47
And the answer to my question would be no.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 13:17:56
Morning

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 13:18:18
Quote by Mondobubba:
And the answer to my question would be no.
Nope, Obamas fault. all his fault.

TPM is stunned by this one as well.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 13:27:37
Welcome to Poop talk on the SMSHow…

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 13:49:59
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And the answer to my question would be no.
Nope, Obamas fault. all his fault.

TPM is stunned by this one as well.



Clearly. Because of all the things on Obama's plate, making sure the Secret Service is working properly is right up there with how to handle IS. Why does this mook think that President should be overseeing a specific part of a large, unwieldy agency? That is not what the President does. Cheesus! That is what the director of the Secret Service and in turn the Secretary of Homeland Security are for. This is the equivalent of saying the CEO of my company is deficient in his management skills because of failure in a department of the company.

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2014 13:53:25
No easier being a Muslim male. I remain closeted at this time. Although it's easier to pass it off as a goatee.

Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 13:55:02
Happy 90th Birthday to President Jimmy Carter!!

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2014 14:00:14
I'd like it very much if my minister friend might read this today. I may send him the link. I find him to be generally righteous; his Muslim- bashing is far more subtle. For my part, i haven't dragged Westboro Baptist into this yet.

Comment by BobR on 10/01/2014 14:04:27
Quote by TriSec:
I'd like it very much if my minister friend might read this today. I may send him the link. I find him to be generally righteous; his Muslim- bashing is far more subtle. For my part, i haven't dragged Westboro Baptist into this yet.

When Christians do it - they're "lone wolfs", "bad apples", "crazy - nothing to do with Christianity". When Muslims do it, however...

Comment by BobR on 10/01/2014 14:05:35
Quote by Raine:
Happy 90th Birthday to President Jimmy Carter!!

Best ex-president evah!

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 14:09:39
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Happy 90th Birthday to President Jimmy Carter!!

Best ex-president evah!


And STILL working to make the world a better place. He just rocks


Comment by Raine on 10/01/2014 15:29:22
Say what? Sarah Silverman is hosting SNL this weekend!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 15:36:24
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Say what? Sarah Silverman is hosting SNL this weekend!



A triumphant return!

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 15:36:50
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 15:39:50
Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!


Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 15:47:47
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Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 15:51:07
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Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 15:52:22
Quote by Mondobubba:
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Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*


Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 15:55:09
dammit, nevermind - no it doesn't

stupid clips masquerading as full epis

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 15:55:43
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
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Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 16:06:55
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Quote by wickedpam:
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Quote by wickedpam:
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Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 16:09:47
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Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg



So you are on the first season, right?

Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2014 16:14:05
Say now, if Dr. Who flew to Boston in the 1980s and was somehow forced to immediately re-board his craft, would that make him a re-TARDIS?

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 16:18:09
Quote by Mondobubba:
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Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg



So you are on the first season, right?


yeah, I finished the mini series part and was just getting ready to move to the regular epis. The fleet just jumped past the red line and Adama made the speech at the mass funeral.


Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 16:19:31
Quote by TriSec:
Say now, if Dr. Who flew to Boston in the 1980s and was somehow forced to immediately re-board his craft, would that make him a re-TARDIS?






Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2014 16:49:21
BTW, I see Jon Lester couldn't get all the suck off himself last nite...

Comment by livingonli on 10/01/2014 17:05:20
Good day, folks. Got an early doctor's appointment today so I should be leaving shortly.

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 17:05:26
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Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg



So you are on the first season, right?


yeah, I finished the mini series part and was just getting ready to move to the regular epis. The fleet just jumped past the red line and Adama made the speech at the mass funeral.



Then most definitely not telling you if or how Helo gets of Caprica. HUGE GIANT PLOT TWIST!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 17:16:17
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg



Keep this in mind, Mala.

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/a2/a2f9230bc78a05a61aa17ca61924a5f1a4e563dfccca4d630167fbfd5f26881b.jpg





Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 17:18:23
Mala, I think our work of driving the blog into a BSG ditch is done.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 17:26:20
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Quote by wickedpam:
Now that Netflix has taking BSG off streaming how will I know how Helio makes it off Caprica!!!


No spoilers from this guy!



Just tell me get finds a way off so I'm not tormented until they send me the dvd.


Nope, because MAJOR HUGE PLOT POINT!




Looks like BBC America has it! *happy dance*



Don't watch it there. It is so chopped up due to additional commercials, it is almost incoherent.



Just gonna have to wait


http://www.teen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/only-child-problems-sharing-main.jpg



So you are on the first season, right?


yeah, I finished the mini series part and was just getting ready to move to the regular epis. The fleet just jumped past the red line and Adama made the speech at the mass funeral.



Then most definitely not telling you if or how Helo gets of Caprica. HUGE GIANT PLOT TWIST!



Damn you! *shakes fist* Please don't let him be a cylon . Then again, if he is no chance of his dying off.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/01/2014 17:27:00
Quote by Mondobubba:
Mala, I think our work of driving the blog into a BSG ditch is done.


Pretty much - now I have to find something new to "listen" to while I work. Thinking Season 1 of Arrow. Heard its good.


Comment by TriSec on 10/01/2014 18:32:40


I am so looking forward to a therapeutic beverage tonight.

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 18:40:15
Okay I'm back from the monthly meeting sauna. (Overhead projector, no ventilation, ugh!)

We just had our best September for sales in five years (after our worst month ever in August).

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 18:43:40
Comment by BobR on 10/01/2014 18:51:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Okay I'm back from the monthly meeting sauna. (Overhead projector, no ventilation, ugh!)

We just had our best September for sales in five years (after our worst month ever in August).

I guess all those sales they couldn't close in August panned out in Sept?

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 18:56:22
Quote by BobR:
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Okay I'm back from the monthly meeting sauna. (Overhead projector, no ventilation, ugh!)

We just had our best September for sales in five years (after our worst month ever in August).

I guess all those sales they couldn't close in August panned out in Sept?

Actually it was the ones we've been trying to close since MARCH..

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/01/2014 19:29:32
Quote by Scoopster:
Okay I'm back from the monthly meeting sauna. (Overhead projector, no ventilation, ugh!)

We just had our best September for sales in five years (after our worst month ever in August).



That was worse than the meeting I was in by a long shot. Mine was just sorta pointless.

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 19:33:34

They didn't learn from that fucking horrible 'I'm breaking up with you, Obama' ad did they?

Comment by Scoopster on 10/01/2014 19:37:34
New band name : Ebolobamapocalypse

Comment by BobR on 10/01/2014 19:46:25
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New band name : Ebolobamapocalypse