Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on April 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers today, the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.

In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.

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One of the Boston bombing suspects set off alarm bells among his family a year ago during a trip here to visit relatives, ABC News has learned.

According to a family member, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was kicked out of his uncle’s house because of his increasingly extremist views

Members of Congress, however, say those six months last year were a turning point in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s radicalization.

“When he came back he starting posting more radical jihadist YouTube videos and started becoming more of a fundamentalist Muslim,” Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told ABC News Friday.

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LAURA SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Well, these women were close friends and roommates of Tamerlan’s girlfriend, Katherine Russell, and they knew him for several years while they were in college. They described Tamerlan as very controlling and very manipulative of their friend. They say he was combative and angry. He would often call her names and insult her. He would call her a slut and a prostitute, and they remember fights that they would get into where he would fly into rages and sometimes throw furniture or throw things…

He was arrested for domestic assault and battery, but it was of a different woman. They had an on-again, off-again relationship, Katherine Russell and Tamerlan, and that was at a different period in about 2009, but over the years that they knew Tamerlan, and they knew him through Katherine, they say that, you know, he had really changed a lot. That he had started off in 2007 sort of partying with them – he would smoke, and he would drink – and then sometime around 2008, they say he became very religious, and he stopped smoking, and he stopped drinking, and he stopped going out with them. And it was at that point that they say he demanded that Katherine also convert to Islam and cover herself…

They said that when they first met him, he didn’t seem particular political in any way, but that starting in about 2008 and 2009, they describe it as having an extremist point of view, that he started talking about being angry with the government, and he said that he felt that Islam was under attack.

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Online, it appears, Tamerlan toyed with extremism. A YouTube account created in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name in August 2012 includes in one playlist a video dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan, which is apparently embraced by Islamic extremists.

In another video, featured on a playlist entitled “terrorists,” a speaker holds an assault rifle and wears camouflage fatigues while flanked by armed men wearing masks.

“There will always be a group of people who will stick to the truth, fight for that truth,” the speaker says in Russian with an accent common to the Caucasus region that includes Chechnya. “And those who won’t support them will not win.”

The Globe could not confirm that the user was the same person as the bombing suspect who was killed in a shoot-out.

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There are signs that the brothers showed interest in the conflict in Syria, which has drawn al Qaida fighters and other militants from across the Muslim world and Europe, according to a U.S. counterterror official. Like others interviewed for this story, the official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the ongoing case.

The brothers had viewed videos about the plight of Syrian Muslims, the official said. Syria is the latest hotspot on the world map of jihad. Holy warriors a decade ago were inspired by videos about brutal combat between jihadis and Russian troops in the brothers’ family homeland: the predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya, a breeding ground for al Qaida fighters in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Tamerlan had viewed a video titled “I Dedicate My Life to Jihad,” according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The brothers also were apparently influenced by the online Inspire magazine, a slick English-language publication that plays a strong role in disseminating ideological tracts and bomb-making techniques to Western extremists, the U.S. counterterror official said.

“It’s like London, it’s like Madrid in the radicalization,” the counterterror official said. “These guys were produced by the international jihadist machine. The biggest thing is they were individuals willing to die. They were committed. There was interest in events overseas affecting Muslims. And a lot of Internet activity 2014 the things that everyone in the counterterror community worries about.”

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Siblings have historically been viral vectors for one another’s risky behaviors. A girl whose older sister is a teen mom is six times more likely to become one herself. Alcohol consumption is twice as likely among kids with at least one sibling who already drinks; for smoking the risk increases fourfold…

In the current case, there were a few factors that probably nudged those risk figures higher. For one thing, the young men lived together. Proximity is a critical element in what psychologists call “delinquency training” among siblings. This is true for lower-grade risk behaviors like smoking or drinking, since a younger sibling, who typically picks up the habit later than an older one, must be able to observe and model the bad behavior—to say nothing of getting hold of the forbidden substances in the first place…

That comparatively minor misbehavior could offer a flicker of insight into the brothers’ crime if it was suggestive that a deeper sociopathic fire was burning. Typically, the real variable in criminal collaboration is not so much the blood relationship of the perps, but the interpersonal relationship—the influence of a compelling, charismatic personality on another, weaker one.

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But should we think of the Tsarnaevs as a threat that was “homegrown”? Or “foreign”? Again, they are both. Both spent significant chunks of their youths in the United States. Especially in the case of Dzhokhar, who became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012, they seem to know little of their country of extraction. Both at least partially assimilated in the U.S. Some sources report that they were registered voters. Yet in their digital lives and their own words, they both identified themselves as Russians or Chechens first, displayed ambivalence or downright animosity to America, and seemed to feel that they could not adapt to or thrive in this country — a sense of being, in their uncle’s memorable phrase, “losers.” It would not be surprising to see evidence in the coming days and weeks that this alienation was causally wrapped up in the brothers’ radicalization. In that regard, we see Hasan again, but also Coloradan Anwar al-Awlaki and Sulayman al-Faris (formerly known as John Walker Lindh)…

Lastly, were the Tsarnaevs ideologues, evil, or “just nuts”? This might be the most complicated question. As with all the others, the best answer again is “all of the above.” This is speculative, but if early reports are borne out, we’ll see a portrait emerge of a dominant, pathological, and increasingly ideological older man who was the lead plotter and who had enlisted younger men as his accomplices and then wielded considerable psychological power over them. Here we see the murderous and perverted father-son dynamic of John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo, who in the fall of 2002 terrorized Washington, D.C., with a sniper rifle. That duo was a putrid mix of ideology, psychopathy, evil, and manipulation, and it would hardly be surprising if the full facts in the Tsarnaevs’ case reveal something much the same.

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One or both of the brothers might well have been in touch with Chechen separatists, whose Web sites they were reportedly reading. They could even have been in touch with al-Qaeda. But I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion. Chechen terrorists have in the past been more anti-Russian than pro-Islam. They are not known for being anti-American.

Look, instead, at another possibility, one that is in some ways more disturbing than the convenient “foreigners who hate us” explanation. Although very little has been confirmed, the behavior of the Tsarnaev brothers looks less like that of hardened, trained terrorists and far more closely resembles the second-generation European Muslims who staged bombings in Madrid, London and other European cities. Educated and brought up in Europe, these young men nevertheless felt out of place in Europe. Unable to integrate, some turned toward a half-remembered, half-mythological homeland in search of a firmer, fiercer identity. Often they did so with the help of a radical cleric like the one the Tsarnaev brothers may have known. “I do not have a single American friend,” Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly said of himself. That’s the kind of statement that might have been made by a young Pakistani living in Coventry, or a young Algerian living in Paris.

We don’t expect to hear it from someone who grew up in Boston, a city that has taught generations of foreigners to become Americans in a country that likes to think of itself as a melting pot. But now it might be time to change our expectations. These terrorists are a lot less like the 9/11 attackers — or the Columbine attackers — and a lot more like the men known as the Tube bombers of London or the train bombers of Spain. Our response is going to have to be different — very different — as well.

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It’s very weird to live in a society where mass death is important insofar as it serves the political needs of the dominant ideology. A white male loner killing white kindergartners in Connecticut is news; a black doctor butchering black babies in Pennsylvania is not. When the manhunt in Boston began, I received a bunch of e-mails sneering I was gagging for it to be the Muzzies just as hungrily as lefties were for it to be an NRA guy, a Tea Partier, a Sarah Palin donor. But, actually, I wasn’t. On Monday, it didn’t feel Islamic: a small death toll at a popular event but not one with the resonance and iconic quality the big-time jihadists like — like 9/11, the embassy bombings, the U.S.S. Cole. After all, if the jihad crowd wanted to blow up a few people here and there IRA-style they could have been doing it all this last decade.

On the other hand, it didn’t feel like one of those freelance bumblers — the Pantybomber, the Times Square Bomber — finally got lucky. It feels like something in between, something new. Is it just a one-off? Or a strategic evolution?

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“There certainly were mentors,’’ Tsarni said. “I was shocked when I heard his words, his phrases, when every other word he starts sticking in words of God. I question what he’s doing for work, (and) he claimed he would just put everything in the will of God. It was a big concern to me. He called me ‘confused’ when I started explaining to him, make yourself useful to yourself and to your family and maybe you’ll have extra to share with everybody else.

“It wasn’t devotion, it was something, as it’s called, being radicalized. Not understanding what he is talking (about). He is just using words for the sake of the words and not understanding the meaning of it.’’…

“He said there is someone who brainwashed him, some new convert to Islam,’’ Tsarni said. “I would like to stress (the acquaintance was) of Armenian descent.’’…

“It has nothing to do with Russia, (or) with Chechnya, which he had nothing to do with,’’ Tsarni said. “It started here.”

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equanimous on April 21, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Thumbs up..:)

Dire Straits on April 21, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Fade To Black – Dire Straits

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on April 21, 2013 at 2:05 AM

There may be a limit function to that equation.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 12:59 AM

sum of music woman and man equals smiley face? One smiley face!!!??

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Well, it was supposed to be a baby, but now that you mention it, either interpretation is probably correct. :) lol

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 1:06 AM

According to my calcs, as the function reaches the limit, it is asymptotic to infinite smiley faces…and/or babies.

;P

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 AM

You cannot make any distinction in Islam between the religion, the culture, the law, the politics, the ideology or the government: in theory or in practice for one simple reason, Islam itself forbids it. So any distinctions we might wish upon Islam are in fact MOOT, and actually quite silly on our part. Islam is totalitarian to the nth degree. Nothing ever has been or ever will be totalitarian the way Islam is. I can even explain how it insures a damaged psyche when faithfully implemented. Plus – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ISLAM LITE.

Freedom is a SIN.
You have got to understand that the BEDROCK of Islam is SLAVERY TO THE WILL OF ALLAH! There is NO Freedom in this life. “We don’t need democracy, we have Allah, there’s nothing to vote on!”.

The only thing that Islam does well is damage the human psyche.
Here is the KEY, Shame vs. Guilt: The Islamic culture does not recognize self-imposed guilt (can you say suicide bomber?) because YOU are a slave (to the will of Allah) and can’t be trusted with ANY choice – not even guilt. (Remember, you aren’t even allowed to choose Islam, you simply must accept it!) Guilt comes from within; it’s up to you. But we’re talking “totalitarian to the nth degree” here. With Islam, nothing comes from within; SHAME, on the other hand, must be cast upon you (it ain’t up to you). The metaphor is Stoning. People in the psychiatric community (a NASA psychiatrist), a lot smarter than me, will tell you that this aspect (the total absence of guilt) is what produces a severely damaged person, incapable of empathy. But hey, you’re a slave. You don’t need empathy. (Again, can you say suicide bomber?)

My definition of virtue is ‘doing the right thing even when no one is there to see you’. With Islam, if no one is there (excluding infidels of course) to cast shame, then no harm – no foul. They do not fear guilt, they only fear the shame associated with getting caught. WE keep agreements out of a SELF IMPOSED sense of honor. With Islam you only keep agreements (again, excluding with infidels of course, for whom agreements don’t count in the first place) to avoid shame. Islam is literally a religion/culture without honor or virtue. But hey, “we don’t need honor or virtue, we have Allah!”

Maybe this will help. Think about it. If you were a slave, what would be your definition of Heaven? I dare say it would be Freedom. With Islam, Freedom (heaven) can only be achieved in death. To crave Freedom in this life is literally a sin. And we Americans are so naive, “Let’s just set them free”!

It doesn’t matter if you are on the left or the right, Islam hates us all simply because we are FREE to CHOOSE left or right and choice itself is the Great Satan. Remember; Totalitarian to the nth degree, you don’t even choose Islam, you accept it! Again, that is not Militant, Radical, Extremist Islam, it’s just plain Islam.

These days we lament the loss of individual accountability and personal responsibility, but guess what, Islam never had it, ever. And it was designed that way on purpose! So as you watch the events of the day unfold, and you begin to shake your head (as you often do) and you ask yourself once again: “What the hell were they thinking?” Now you know – All shame and no guilt, Totalitarian to the nth degree.

Pole-Cat on April 21, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Obama failed to protect the nation.

The FBI failed.

The CIA failed.

The DHS failed.

The Boston Police failed.

And Islam is still the unmentionable root of it all.

profitsbeard on April 21, 2013 at 3:10 AM

We don’t expect to hear it from someone who grew up in Boston, a city that has taught generations of foreigners to become Americans in a country that likes to think of itself as a melting pot.

The American Left replaced the melting pot — i.e. Anglo-Americanism’s assimilating regime — with a multicultural salad bowl and a radicalizing education system.

Now we have carrots attacking tomatoes; lettuce making trouble with the sharp cheddar; onions demanding more payment from the cucumbers, etc. etc. ad nauseum. It’s total and complete pandemonium.

And the big trouble — the greatest trouble, really — is that this madness stretches from Sydney to London, in the Anglosphere, and all the way to the continent where they’re overrun.

Sam Huntington was right: We’re entering the so-called “clash of the civilizations” and the “elites” are behind the ball on this one and putting us all in danger.

Punchenko on April 21, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Schadenfreude on April 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Thanks for the link. I have been saying Obama would declare martial law and suspend elections for over a year now, and when they actually start declaring martial law (and possibly confiscating guns in the process) I missed it completely.

I even applauded the police for finally getting something done in proper time. I’m not denigrating the police, but they sure shot up a lot of houses and didn’t get the job done during their so-called lockdown. And this writer points out it was a civilian that found Tsarnaev after martial law was lifted, and people were finally let out of the house.

I am more certain than ever that martial law in the US will happen within a few years. A bomb here, a Zimmerman riot there, a Detroit on fire in… somewhere else. Food shortages in the suburbs and Qwest cards buying less and less all over.

Martial law will be seen as a blessing at best, a tolerable nuisance at worst — at first.

How easily we’ve been trained to cower and obey.

flicker on April 21, 2013 at 4:40 AM

flicker on April 21, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Take heart! Tsarnaev’s rights are being carefully looked after by lawyers and the liberal media. Why, he might just be the victim of a radicalized older brother, and not really guilty because he’s the victim of a bully who was a boxer.

So take heart! The Left is on top of all angles to guarantee at least Tsarnaev’s rights, and therefor all of ours! /

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 4:52 AM

My Country, My Ass

VorDaj on April 21, 2013 at 5:04 AM

B9

SparkPlug on April 21, 2013 at 5:05 AM

You have a guy even the Russians are concerned about, he left a trail a mile long and half a mile wide on social media, and he was convicted of domestic violence which automatically gave ICE the authority to deport his butt.

He was pretty much the poster boy for “undesirable aliens.”

Obama did nothing except parade around as if he had shot bin Laden himself, and let the terrorist stay.

Adjoran on April 21, 2013 at 5:18 AM

Perry Como: “Try To Remember”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5R7jk2sw4M&feature=share&list=RD02Z37aM_F89dY

Lourdes on April 21, 2013 at 6:11 AM

Perry Como – “Bless This House” – With Lyrics
http://youtu.be/934lUuATPME

Lourdes on April 21, 2013 at 6:24 AM

What a bastard.

rob verdi on April 21, 2013 at 6:24 AM

Call and write your Senator and Congress people. Demand they secure the border, increase internal enforcment of visa’s, upgrade ICE and give them the power to deport undesirables before any amnesty is giving. Demand that our government return to the days of the melting pot and toss out the salad bowl liberal dream.

Call Rubio’s office and demand he withdraw his support for the immigration bill. We can’t not afford another Boston.

unseen on April 21, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Both at least partially assimilated in the U.S. Some sources report that they were registered voters.

Why was a non-citizen voting?

Being assimilated doesn’t mean voting. Neither of this two were assimilated in any way. Neither bought into the American way of life.

unseen on April 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM

I have good news!

I have been in daily conversation with a liberal and I have won him over!! Due in part to my relentlessness and also the bombings opened his eyes!

It does a heart good ya know!!

I am taking it slow, no need to rush things…

He is a good man but was sorely misguided…

Praise God he has seeing the light!!

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

.
Does he know Jesus as Lord and Savior ?

listens2glenn on April 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Does he know Jesus as Lord and Savior ?

listens2glenn on April 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

he said he is a good man, not a delusional man *snickers*

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM

VorDaj on April 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM

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Y E S !

listens2glenn on April 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM

braking in headlines section

The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.

Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.

More than 1,000 FBI agents were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.

A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.

“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”

Read the Article

unseen on April 21, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Praise God he has seeing the light!!

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM

that is good news.

unseen on April 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Does he know Jesus as Lord and Savior ?

listens2glenn on April 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

.
he said he is a good man, not a delusional man *snickers*

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM

.
I just know you’ve heard this one before:

Psalms 14:1
“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.”

listens2glenn on April 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

This is all very curious….

The FBI admits they were warned about Tamerlan in 2011, and it’s been reported that the FBI specifically was told that he was going to travel Russia “to join underground groups.” http://news.yahoo.com/russia-asked-fbi-investigate-boston-bomb-suspect-2011-182116158.html

Not long after, he in fact went to Russia and was gone for six months.

According to the mother, Tamerlan was “controlled by the FBI” for “three to five years.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/20/us-usa-explosions-boston-mother-idUSBRE93J0AE20130420

Of course, I’m skeptical about what the mother says, but it’s clear that the FBI knew (or at the very least should have known) more about this guy than what they’re letting on.

Syzygy on April 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Pole-Cat on April 21, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Heavy stuff, Pole-Cat. Heavy stuff.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM

he said he is a good man, not a delusional man *snickers*

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 7:58 A

Yeh you’re a liberal. Quit with the act.

Say did you ever supply any statistics/facts on the gun debate?
/

CW on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Yeh you’re a liberal. Quit with the act.

Say did you ever supply any statistics/facts on the gun debate?
/

CW on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

not a liberal. I would be banned from dailykos prob considering my stances on police profiling, immigration, etc.

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:11 AM

“It wasn’t devotion, it was something, as it’s called, being radicalized. Not understanding what he is talking (about). He is just using words for the sake of the words and not understanding the meaning of it.’’

Sounds like every lib pol, blogger, reporter or talking head or letter to the editor in any paper across the country.

Kissmygrits on April 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Was the New Boston Massacre was a matter of faith? My take.

kingsjester on April 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Was the New Boston Massacre was a matter of faith? My take.

kingsjester on April 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

“Without love of God, one’s soul is.”

what utter bs…frankly, I stopped reading there.

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Thank you for providing an shining example.

kingsjester on April 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

ramrants on April 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Just reading the thread now.. babysat for grand-niece and nephew last night and collapsed when I got home.

Just wanted to correct a small point.. Johar went to Rindge and Latin… which is the public school in Cambridge not the selective and highly rated Boston Latin school. But it is a public school in Cambridge which is farther left than Massachusetts by a long-shot – as hard as that may be knowing Massachusetts.

unaffiliated on April 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I stopped reading there.

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Complete quoted paragraph:

You see, ladies and gentlemen, without a love of country, a nation is lost. Without love of God, one’s soul is.

It’s good to read others’ opinions even if you disagree with them. Why stop reading? I am agnostic and I enjoy reading KJ’s posts. They are well-written and informative. When you are so easily offended, you put up walls without windows, and that puts you in the dark.

Fallon on April 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Fallon on April 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

that statement was quite close-minded, ignorant, and condescending imo

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Projection.

Fallon on April 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

that statement was quite close-minded, ignorant, and condescending imo

noforeskin on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

…heh?
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

that statement was quite close-minded, ignorant, and condescending imo

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

When Christians become “radicalized”, we want to share the testimony of what God has done for us through His love, with everyone we meet. We get involved in our local church and we become better fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and American citizens.

When Muslims become “radicalized, they want to “kill the Infidels” in the name of “Allah the Merciful”.

^ The thesis you missed.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

On one side you have Judeo-Christian INDIVDUAL Free Will – aka Freedom.
All most every story in the Old testament from Adam and Eve on, is about “you are free to make your own choices“, but EVERY choice has consequences both good and bad. The point being, in the end you and only you will answer for your choices. But this ain’t about religion, mine or anybody else’s. It’s about Individual Free Will vs. Slavery. IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE!

” If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice… I will choose freewill !”
-Rush

ALL the rest is Slavery to (fill in the blank)
Islam = Slavery to Allah
Communism = Slavery to community
Socialism = Slavery to society
Nazi-ism = Slavery to nation
(Socialism in Patriots clothing)
Liberalism = Slavery to victimhood
Progressivism = Slavery to change

My religious faith has a congregational following of one, me, and up until recently, when it came to religion, I could say “I don’t have a dog in this fight”. But the mantra “Death to all Infidels” does not leave much wiggle room for you or me. I refuse to be a slave to anyone, including my own God, let alone somebody else’s. Not everyone is cut out to be a slave, willing or otherwise. Funny how that works. Islam has the answer though – Terrorism. “Accept” Islam or die.

Islam views compassion as a weakness. But hey, you’re a slave – you don’t need compassion, you have Allah – compassion is his job not yours! Compassion is the Achilles Heel of western culture and western religion and should be exploited at every opportunity. Losers are always defeated by their OWN dogma, not the other guy’s! (Can you say Political Correctness?)

Islam (slavery) CAN NOT exist in an INDIVIDUAL FREE WILL society. Islam CANNOT coexist with a democracy, for all the same reasons that slavery can’t. Islam will tolerate democracy, like it does with everything else, just long enough to subvert it, then destroy it.

What about reform? All the great religions were able to reform when they had to. Why not Islam? Sorry, no tyranny – no Islam. See above – slavery. Without tyranny Islam collapses.

Like I said: “When it comes to religion, I don’t have a dog in this fight”. But when it comes to FREEDOM, I assure you, I don’t have an Achilles Heel. My bullets are soaked in Pigs Blood so bring it on.

Pole-Cat on April 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Thumbs up for KJ. Smart man he is.

SparkPlug on April 21, 2013 at 1:13 PM

For those who haven’t heard the spin,

“All of the information I have is they acted alone, these two individuals, the brothers,’’ Mayor Thomas M. Menino said on ABC’s “This Week.’’

They acted alone… again… like the panty bomber, the Times Square bomber… all of them so far.

It’s funny though to see: the two of them acted alone together.

And some are wondering: Was the older brother radicalized in Chechnya? Who goes to Chechnya and meets with radicals if he’s not already radicalized?

flicker on April 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

But I’m conforted knowing the two acted alone.

flicker on April 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

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