Burning Quran endangers troops

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Burning Quran endangers troops
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:40am

KABUL, Afghanistan – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.


Meanwhile, NATO reported the death of an American service member in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.


The comments from Gen. David Petraeus followed a protest Monday by hundreds of Afghans over the plans by Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center — a small, evangelical Christian church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy — to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that provoked the Afghan war.


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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:05pm

I'm well aware of the context. I said:


"Believe me, there's definitely enough to kill as it is. I'm worried about creating more."


In reference to another poster saying that perhaps burning Qurans would bring the terrorists "out of the woodwork" and make them easier to kill.


You then said:


"Ignoring/tolerating them doesn't make them go away either. I'm reminded of how plane hijackings stopped just after Reagan bombed Libya."


It's not just black and white. It's not as though the only two choices are to burn Qurans or else ignore/tolerate terrorists. I never said we should ignore them or even tolerate them.


Chrissy


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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:08pm

<<"But what about non-extremists?"


Like who?>>





What do you mean "like who"? Non-extremist Mulims of course.


Chrissy


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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:13pm

This wasnt covered with as much attention and the church of quran burning idiots.


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1485898/beheading_of_new_york_woman_media_slow.html?cat=2


Sonny

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:39pm

"It's not just black and white. It's not as though the only two choices are to burn Qurans or else ignore/tolerate terrorists. I never said we should ignore them or even tolerate them."


That's a coherant thought. It doesn't leave it to one's imagnination to fill in all sorts of gaps such as a statement like this:


"How is not burning holy books = to ignoring terrorists?"


So now that I know what you're talking about, let's try to think within the realm of reason. If burning a Quaran is going to motivate these people to go out and start killing people then they're already too far gone

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:41pm

"Non-extremist Mulims of course."


I think most of them will see this Christian church for the kooks they are. It's upsetting, but what else can be done?

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:48pm

Other than the fact that the husband was Muslim - how is this more newsworthy than any other domestic violence? Men kill wives/girl friends all the time, especially when they leave them. In Texas, instead of saying the man 'beheaded' his wife the news reported that he 'decapitated' his wife - but he wasn't Muslim.

http://hiphopwired.com/2010/04/28/police-search-for-texas-man-who-decapitated-wife-with-chainsaw/

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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:59pm

Yes, I heard about that. It was horrible, to say the least.


Chrissy


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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 11:07pm

<<So now that I know what you're talking about,>>


I still don't think you're getting what I mean. I'm talking about the future, not possible extremists who are on the brink. My concern is how this will be used as propoganda to recruit future terrorists for years to come.


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"It's not just black and white."


Oh, I think you'd be suprised. How many hijackings were there the 2 years before we bombed Libya? How many the 2 years following? Just as the Libyan terrorists, these muslim extremeists are being whipped into a frenzy by their political/religeous leaders who sit nice and comfy while their followers do the dirty work. You aim for the head (hello Mr. Kadafi, how was that wake-up call) and the trouble stops.

Chrissy


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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 11:11pm
I guess I look at the matter as: Ya don't throw gasoline on a forest fire. This will only ensite the new recruits.
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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 11:14pm

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Umm...we could speak up and say that what they're doing is wrong and we don't support it. We could say it's not a good idea, it may possibly further endanger our troops, it may offend peaceful Muslims, it will create propoganda used to recruit terrorists, etc...


I'm sure you realize that ignoring/tolerating these "kooks" isn't the best option.


Chrissy


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