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Old 04-27-2010, 03:06 AM   #116
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Originally Posted by ConsumeAndBreed View Post
wtf are you even talking about? When's the last time Christian extremists gathered to stone a woman for not wearing a burka when it was 130 degrees? When's the last time American christians or jews flew a plane into a building to kill 3k people to make a point? When was the last christian or jewish suicide bombing?
Oh man, you've really got your binoculars the wrong way around here. Those acts are disgusting in their disregard for human life, free will and invididual dignity, yes. Do they compare to the death and destruction inflicted by empires, most recently the American one, on those countries? Certainly not. Are 3,000 WTC employees in Manhattan worth more than the hundreds of thousands of foreign victims of America's greed for power and resources? Compare the victims of suicide attacks to US or Israeli air strikes and tell me how the numbers compare. Not to mention the fact that almost all suicide bombings are a response to political and/or military oppression, and hence no more or less legitimate than an attack by a recognised army (in fact more legitimate than many of those, considering the motive is defence/freedom rather than domination and theft).

I realise that Americans are handicapped through their media and a natural tendency to overlook the rest of the world, but in the age of the Internet it's really not so hard to inform oneself a little more.
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