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  •  Um, no. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bqwatever.

    Our invasion of Iraq was many horrible things, but it was NOT a fundamentalist religious crusade.

    The rest of the examples are ancient, and that's part of the problem. Islam only compares with ancient religions, when patriarchal misogyny to that degree was more commonplace.

    From here on out, no one can escape the havoc wrought by the unmitigated Class, Climate and Terror Wars.

    by Words In Action on Sat May 11, 2013 at 10:06:49 PM PDT

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    •  You missed the point ENTIRELY. (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, fundamentalist religious abuses abound in our military. Of course they freaking do.

      But the point is that religious wackjobs are in all of the desert religions. What brings them to POWER is invading, occupying, abusing and interfering with their regular people.

      It was only when we overthrew the duly elected government of Iran and installed a monster called the Shaw did the Ayatollas rise to power. It was US who armed the crazy-ass mujahedeen in Afghanistan to push back against the Soviets, which paved the way for the rule of the Taliban.

      Whenever you abuse a people, they stand behind their strongest fighters, even if those fighters are insane. Empire strengthens extremism. Has always been.

      If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

      by rhetoricus on Sun May 12, 2013 at 01:58:23 PM PDT

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    •  Also? Ask any Native American alive (0+ / 0-)

      ..if Christian religious abuse (especially sexual abuse by whites against Native Americans in Catholic schools) and physical and cultural genocide are "ancient history."

      Jesus freaking Christ.

      If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

      by rhetoricus on Sun May 12, 2013 at 02:01:13 PM PDT

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