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Old 08-16-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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A Bible Society of Egypt statement posted online Wednesday reported the "complete burning and destruction" of its bookshops in the cities of Assiut and Minia, in southern Egypt.
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Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people. Heinrich Heine
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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I'm starting to have the feeling that these middle eastern riots are starting to show a major divide between east and west. It's rather telling how all these years the poor nations were supported by do gooders from the west, instead of the oil rich nearby middle eastern nations. And now they're at war they suddenly come out and support the muslim parts of the countries?

Maybe I'm a bit radical in this, but to be honest, I think it's best if 'we' as the west stopped interfering with these countries. Stop paying them money, it's rather obvious that a western democracy idea isn't going to work for these countries.
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Maybe I'm a bit radical in this, but to be honest, I think it's best if 'we' as the west stopped interfering with these countries. Stop paying them money, it's rather obvious that a western democracy idea isn't going to work for these countries.
I agree. They don't trust or even like us anyway, so why bother? Just step in for humanitarian reasons, like if Egypt really gets into a civil war like Syria.
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Amnesty calls on government to protect Christians in Egypt - Daily News Egypt
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According to the report, 38 churches have been attacked and completely destroyed across Egypt and 23 churches have been partially damaged, with 21 of the attacks combined occurring in Al-Minya, where the situation is exceptionally bad, as reported by Amnesty.
If these were mosques in a "Christian" or secular nation - the Left would be going nuts. Why the Left seems so enamored with Islam is something I will never understand. I am thankful the Amnesty International is bringing this some attention.
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If these were mosques in a "Christian" or secular nation - the Left would be going nuts. Why the Left seems so enamored with Islam is something I will never understand. I am thankful the Amnesty International is bringing this some attention.


You have no basis to make this claim whatsoever.
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You have no basis to make this claim whatsoever.
Did you watch any of the Christ Hitchens video's that were posted over the past few weeks?
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Did you watch any of the Christ Hitchens video's that were posted over the past few weeks?


what does that have to do with what you said?
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what does that have to do with what you said?
He takes issue with the fact the liberal media capitulates to Islam (BTW - Hitchens is no Conservative). And I think the relative quietness about the Egyptian church burnings prove him right (along with the general "religion of peace" talking points that JT pointed out that thread).
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He takes issue with the fact the liberal media capitulates to Islam (BTW - Hitchens is no Conservative). And I think the relative quietness about the Egyptian church burnings prove him right (along with the general "religion of peace" talking points that JT pointed out that thread).

What would be an appropriate level of loudness? And how can you compare that to a "can you imagine" conjecture, as well as the working assumption about the boogeyman "liberal media."

I know all about Hitchens.
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What would be an appropriate level of loudness? And how can you compare that to a "can you imagine" conjecture, as well as the working assumption about the boogeyman "liberal media."

I know all about Hitchens.
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"Wake up, sheeple."

I don't get this "The Left is so enamoured with Islam" bit, much less do I understand what "The Left" is supposed to be, is it just an alternate name for left liberals?

For what it's worth, I'm not enamoured with Islam, or with any religion for that matter, this matter is not purely black and white.
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If you can learn to take a more balanced view - you will see the lies of both sides. Don't be a pawn.

You mean like you do?

I hardly think I'm less informed than you.
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If these were mosques in a "Christian" or secular nation - the Left would be going nuts. Why the Left seems so enamored with Islam is something I will never understand. I am thankful the Amnesty International is bringing this some attention.
It's so ironic given the fact that most of those that built the left wing media boogeyman syndrome would place AI in that "Left" category.
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You mean like you do?

I hardly think I'm less informed than you.
Do you have any views that would be considered Right wing? Perhaps I missed those posts.

If not, then I would tend to think, even with all the information you've collected, you're point of view is not exactly "balanced".
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