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Old 05-23-2017, 09:05 PM   #5811 (permalink)
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Wow, quite the ****storm I've missed today. Time to weigh in.

First off there are 1.6 billion people in the world who identify as Islamic. The overwhemingly vast majority of them don't take the Kuran 100% literally. Just like most Christians don't take all of the bible literally. Painting any religion with a broad brush because of a tiny percentage of nutjobs is just plain ignorant and wrong.

Should I hate or be bigoted towards all Christians because of Eric Rudolph, Scott Roeder, James Kopp, Paul Hill, and Clayton Waagner?

Watch this and tell me you wouldn't want to hang out with these folks:

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Old 05-23-2017, 09:58 PM   #5812 (permalink)
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Forgive me if this is a stupid question but why are there still so many kids missing in Manchester?

Is 22 dead not the final number?
Have they ID'd all the dead?
Are they still not sure who each injured person is?
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:09 PM   #5813 (permalink)
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Forgive me if this is a stupid question but why are there still so many kids missing in Manchester?

Is 22 dead not the final number?
Have they ID'd all the dead?
Are they still not sure who each injured person is?
Watching the parents of Olivia Campbell tonight is ripping me apart. It took almost 24 hours for them to find out she was one of the dead. So ****ed up.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:14 PM   #5814 (permalink)
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I'm going to the UK in two weeks...
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:59 AM   #5815 (permalink)
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Chula you should put "There are 1.6 billion Muslims" in your sig mate. Will save you saying it in every post.

And I'm not sure what the point of that video was.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:55 AM   #5816 (permalink)
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Watch this and tell me you wouldn't want to hang out with these folks:

I wouldn't tell my Saudi hosts that I was "blown away" by their hospitality, though.
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Rodrigo Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Militants Seize Parts Of Marawi City : The Two-Way : NPR

I don't like either of those things.
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Painting any religion with a broad brush because of a tiny percentage of nutjobs is just plain ignorant and wrong.
Who is doing this exactly?

I don't think anyone is.
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"if I declare martial law in Mindanao, I will solve all that ails the island."

Knowing Duterte I don't imagine that's an idle threat.
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"if I declare martial law in Mindanao, I will solve all that ails the island."

Knowing Duterte I don't imagine that's an idle threat.
He wants to expand it to the whole country as well.

My old landlord (a Filipino immigrant who's lost family under sketchy allegations of drug use) used to say that he feared an event like this that would give Duterte a doorway to martial law and outright fascism. Looks like he was right on that one.

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It's more like painting Muslims in Indonesia as the same as Muslims in Saudi Arabia

And that's where the obvious racism is, people talk about "the Muslim world" as if that's really a homogenous group
But what about Indonesia's low birth rates!!!!???!?!??!
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