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  •  I could say similarly about USA Evagelical leaders (3+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis, chuckvw, KayCeSF

    and their messages to flocks.

    Republican politicians and their messages meant to keep 23% of the electorate in thrall.

    etc.

    Your comment is simply falling into the circular trap described within this diary, I feel:

    . . . others were almost hoping that the perpetrators would be native born, have a different religion and different political beliefs, and again for the purpose of caricaturing and demonizing. Neither serves any positive purpose. Neither brings us any closer to understanding. Both take us farther from what we idealize as the concept of humanity.
    There are bad, manipulative and selfish people at the leadership of every movement that has a bad face to it, but your broad demonization of the Islamic for the negativity of some who use it to further their self-serving ends (through dangerous rhetoric and/or actions - e.g., the Taliban) runs around the truth: most adherents of Islam don't desire what happened in Boston.

    Perhaps it would be more useful to examine and minimize the enablers of such poor messages, given the age-old willingness of people to be inspired by these kinds of directives since our earliest days as a species - especially in a day and age when information from most places of the world with a phone connection can have a say in the global village.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 11:26:12 AM PDT

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