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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 10:20am

1. What shoes are you wearing?

2. How many hours of exercise do you usually get in a week? What kind?

3. How do you feel about the US government supporting Islamists abroad? [Back in 2002/2003 when the Boston bombers moved to the US, the US was backing the Chechens on the sly, before that there were the Taliban and now the Syrian Jihad fighters.]

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:12pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Jams, the US government has a history of backing Islamists, and the US government is currently continuing that policy in Syria. The Boston bombers were very likely brought to the US in connection with a past instance of that policy. I specifically said "Islamists." I did not say "Muslims." I have been studying the Middle East and Arabic for 5 years, so, yes, I am aware that not all Muslims are terrorists.

Clearly the nuances of your question were not understood by all, Roll.

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:16pm
Regina, you do get some people who refer to Muslims as "Islamics" [sic]. Perhaps that is where the confusion arose. However, such people typically DO think that all Muslims are terrorists etc., and Jams obviously doesn't. Anyway, no biggie, I hope my clarification helped.
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:22pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Regina, you do get some people who refer to Muslims as "Islamics" [sic]. Perhaps that is where the confusion arose. However, such people typically DO think that all Muslims are terrorists etc., and Jams obviously doesn't. Anyway, no biggie, I hope my clarification helped.

I do. I just thought her lecture to you was rather amusing b/c i'm aware of your study of Arabic and the Middle East...

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:24pm
"I just thought her lecture to you was rather amusing b/c i'm aware of your study of Arabic and the Middle East..." ------------ Yeah, but that is OK. Amusement is always a fine thing, regardless of the route whereby it comes to you :D
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:42pm
"I'd love to see our military budget slashed in any case." ---------- Good point.
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:45pm
Trashing Catholicism is always an amusing side too, Lol.

 


 


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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:48pm
"Trashing Catholicism is always an amusing side too" ---------- Nobody is trashing anything here. I tried to clarify the question for you. If something is still unclear, feel free to ask.
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:52pm

Yes, Islam is a religion, I wasn't calling out Muslims.  I was calling out your use of the word "Islamists", but nice diversion there. I also think you're jumping an early conclusion about those bombers. 

 


 


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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:52pm

Really? What conclusion would that be?

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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 1:53pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"Trashing Catholicism is always an amusing side too" ---------- Nobody is trashing anything here. I tried to clarify the question for you. If something is still unclear, feel free to ask.

Wrong thread, Sorry!