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Memo to President Obama: the Crusades ended 724 years ago

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Feb 5, 2015.

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  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast:

    "Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," Obama said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."

    I applaud him for his opening remarks because he took Islamic terrorists to task. But the death and carnage being waged right now aren't by Christians or Hindus or Mormons. Christianity evolved from its barbaric times. Islam fundamentalism hasn't. When people try to equate the barbarism going on now with stuff in the past, I ask one question: Does that mean we should do nothing about what's happening now?

    (And before any says Timothy McVeigh, yeah, terrible, Absolutely. It also was 20 years ago, carried by several nut jobs and nothing on that scale has happened again. The body count for Isis, Boko Haram, Hamas, etc. is staggering compared to that and is sanctioned and/or supported by Islamic governments).
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Africa might need us more than Middle East, but we need the Middle East more than we need Africa.

    And can this problem over there be fixed?
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    This should be good.
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  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Agree. two of the great minds of SJ already at work on the issue.

    BTW I think Kate Upton looks great as a crusader on high horse.
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  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    No thigh-touching up there.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Well, certainly better than me.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    God wills it!!
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Who suggested this? The point is, it's time for Islamic fundamentalist to evolve or be destroyed.
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