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    Quote Originally Posted by Carina Reinhardt View Post
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    .... Im not defending the solution of conflicts by violence, but I also think that we should respect other religions .
    The problem is that the radical Islamist's do not respect other religions and they are ready to use violence to set up a world caliphate as the Koran teaches. It is the political component of Islam which makes it dangerous. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Using violence in response to a cartoon is unacceptable. We believe in freedom or we do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiro View Post
    The problem is that the radical Islamist's do not respect other religions and they are ready to use violence to set up a world caliphate as the Koran teaches. It is the political component of Islam which makes it dangerous. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Using violence in response to a cartoon is unacceptable. We believe in freedom or we do not.
    We believe in freedom, but always respecting others creeds. And it is not sane to provoke fanatic people.

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    The discussion of the militarization of police is, by and large, gear-centric because it is easier to see the APC, the level III plate carriers, the M4s, etc. and be aghast than it is to talk about the licentious relationship with violence that some of our police have.

    I'd not advocate for the Barney Fife & His Trusty .38 type of policing: the world is a different, and in some respects more dangerous, place. But, as said above, the gear may not be the problem but the gear is emblematic of a general disassociation of the police from the public. The article's point that constitutional rights have become more and more viewed as an impediment to the practice of law enforcement than the very pillar upon which law and its enforcement are built is well taken. We as a people shouldn't be pleased with the number of unarmed black men showing up dead, neither served nor protected by our police.

    What is odd to me is that the answer to the latter problem is in many ways to be more of a warrior. Running willingly towards danger, not away, with a ready and calm heart is the point. If your training has inured you to the stress associated with violence, made fear your companion, and otherwise prepared you for a fight, when the fight comes, you can make informed and meaningful choices. For example, not shooting an unarmed man in the back as he runs--rather slowly!--away.

    There is a time and place for the fancy toys: high-risk arrest warrants, active shooters, terrorism, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carina Reinhardt View Post
    We believe in freedom, but always respecting others creeds. And it is not sane to provoke fanatic people.
    Are you really saying that you respect a creed that believes MURDER is okay? How about stoning to death a woman who was raped? Cutting off hands for theft, lashes for gambling, a death sentence for changing your religion or writing a book that someone doesn't like? These radical Islamist's become offended at any who disagree or criticize them for any reason. This goes way beyond someone drawing an offensive cartoon. Seriously? You respect a creed that drives people to commit murder? These "fanatic" people follow a creed and you are saying their creed deserves respect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiro View Post
    Are you really saying that you respect a creed that believes MURDER is okay? How about stoning to death a woman who was raped? Cutting off hands for theft, lashes for gambling, a death sentence for changing your religion or writing a book that someone doesn't like? These radical Islamist's become offended at any who disagree or criticize them for any reason. This goes way beyond someone drawing an offensive cartoon. Seriously? You respect a creed that drives people to commit murder? These "fanatic" people follow a creed and you are saying their creed deserves respect?
    I didn't say that, I just said, that one should not publish drawings which offense someone's believing. We should respect their religion !

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    Is this really how this thread is going to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No1'sShowMonkey View Post
    Is this really how this thread is going to go?
    No, that is my last comment in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carina Reinhardt View Post
    I didn't say that, I just said, that one should not publish drawings which offense someone's believing. We should respect their religion !
    Then you respect these radicals right to do these things because it's their religion that tells them that what they're doing is right. You don't seem to understand how offensive your comments are. I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiro View Post
    You don't seem to understand how offensive your comments are.
    Funny, I was just thinking the same thing about your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carina Reinhardt View Post
    We believe in freedom, but always respecting others creeds. And it is not sane to provoke fanatic people.
    Would it have been sane to provoke the Nazis? Chamberlain tried appeasement starting in 1937 and see what became of that.
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    Frankly, I don't think you'll ever find a person who has more respect for all creeds than I do.

    That said, "Radical" Islam is a product of tribalism and medieval thinking-not Islam.

    It is no more deserving of respect than the Wurtsboro Baptist Church is as a Christian Church, or the radical Zionists (who we never hear much about) in Israel.
    Aaron J. Cuffee


    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
    - H.L. Mencken

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