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Reality check: Those crazy muslims! [Sep. 18th, 2012|10:48 am]
Young Geoffrey
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First of all, in case you've been distracted and so gotten sucked in by all of those articles wondering why "those" muslims are so irrational and upset about a lousy video, please read this analysis by Ray McGovern for a much-needed reality-check via Alternet.org.

And if you just need some prejudice reinforcement, cracked.com to the rescue!

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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2012-09-19 12:18 am (UTC)
This never gets old for me.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-09-19 05:10 am (UTC)

Opinion poll for the win

"Doesn't like being bombed" plus "100%" was the icing on the satirical cake.
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[User Picture]From: cream_n_coffee
2012-09-19 01:46 pm (UTC)
As a Muslim...this is awesome. So funny.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-09-19 02:40 pm (UTC)

Oh yeah ...

Somehow, I'd forgotten you are one of "them". (More specifically, I thought you might have become apostate.)
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[User Picture]From: abomvubuso
2012-09-20 01:50 pm (UTC)
Of course, it goes way deeper than the mere bombing.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-09-20 03:30 pm (UTC)

Not that *much* deeper

You're right, of course, but western imperialism is at the heart of the conflict between "us" and "them". If the West was to mind it's own business, the Muslim world (or, more properly, the accurately, much of the Middle Eastern and Western Asian parts of the Muslim world) could get on with their internal conflicts over how to deal with the facts of modern world, as the West did over the 300 or so years since the Enlightenment came along to kick break the shackles of religious and state supremacy over the individual.
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[User Picture]From: abomvubuso
2012-09-20 03:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Not that *much* deeper

Sure. The West continuously placing time bombs in the Middle East by way of arbitrary map drawing, wasn't helpful at all.
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