New York Post Puts A Blindfold On Obama In Outrageous Front Pagehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/1 ... 10814.html
"You can see the nutcase conservatives setting up the 2016 election by scaring the religious base; accusing Democrats of pandering to the Islamists who "want to kill us all!" But conservatives want Obama to make one HUGE mistake, and that is to call these IS terrorists "jihadists." NO, N0, NO!Pres. Obama: 'We are not at war with Islam'
Jihadist is an individual who righteously fights against evil, and those who are against Islam. If the President were to indeed label them as Jihadists, then he is:
a) Legitimizing their terror as rightful
b) Stating that we recognize their rightful struggle by labeling them as Jihadists, and
c) They are rightfully terrorizing the people they should be, because they are against Islam.
So hear the precision in the President's comments. They are not religious leaders, which means they are not Islamist. They are not Jihadist, because their cause is "outside of Islam." Thusly, we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with terrorists.
Conservatives do not understand the nuance or the magnitude of error in the over-simplified language they use. Just as George Bush did, when you call them Jihadists, you are telling them they are right!"
- Brian Parker, Intelligence Instructor at Royal Saudi Air Force
The video below was mentioned at 4:49 in the video link above:
Bill O'Reilly Talking Points Judeo Christian Values vs The Jihad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpLasEsMUqM
Ok, I was in agreement at first with those who were saying the President and all the rest of us need to call ISIL, Al-Qaeda and all the rest what they truly are: Islamic. They are Islamic but, I get what President Obama is trying to do and can at least see his point that we should never give Islamic terrorists what they want, a confirmation that the West is at war with Islam because it merely serves as a recruiting tool and can even bring in some moderates when they are convinced that this is the start of the apocalypse or end times. Keep in mind the quotes/articles/videos in the post just above:
"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.""The Islamic State awaits the army of “Rome,” whose defeat at Dabiq, Syria, will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse"
So now, ISIL has threatened to attack Italy. HELL-O!!!
October 15, 2014 URGENT: ISIS threatens to invade Rome and fly its flag over the Vatican
February 15, 2015
Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From LibyaBiblical Prophesy and the Iraq War
As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the crisis
"ROME — Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shuttered the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State...."
Also extremely relevant here, we must never forget all the ridiculous end times crap that George W. Bush mentioned; case in point is when Bush started the war in Iraq based on lies and said god told him to do it
... remember that? So, we can all thank the Bush/Cheney admin for that. Remember General William G Boykin
"George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq"
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has declined to criticise a senior army officer who told audiences the war on terrorism is a battle with Satan.
Evangelical Christian Lieutenant-General William G Boykin was also quoted as saying a Muslim warlord in Somalia had an "idol" for a God.
- General Boykin: Jesus Is Coming And He'll Be Carrying A Big Gun
"Al-Qaeda leaders have also publicly cited the Iraq war as a boon to their recruiting and operational efforts, providing both evidence to jihadists worldwide that America is at war with Islam, and the training ground for a new generation of jihadists to practice attacks on American forces. In October 2003, Osama bin Laden announced: "Be glad of the good news: America is mired in the swamps of the Tigris and Euphrates. Bush is, through Iraq and its oil, easy prey. Here is he now, thank God, in an embarrassing situation and here is America today being ruined before the eyes of the whole world." Echoing this sentiment, Al-Qaeda commander Seif al-Adl gloated about the war in Iraq, indicating, "The Americans took the bait and fell into our trap.""
- Rationale for the Iraq Warhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationale_for_the_Iraq_War
Nothing gets fundamentalist Muslims and Christians more excited than their belief in the apocalyptic end times because it means the return of the Mahdi for Muslims and the 2nd coming of Jesus for Christians: Comparing Abrahamic 'End Times' Prophecies
That's what we're up against. We've got a huge population of Christians, even in America (sadly), who would love nothing more than to help bring about the apocalypse so, if Western leaders start giving either side what they want, a jihad and holy war, it would quickly turn into something even more volatile than an oil tanker on a train about to derail. So, if we want to avoid all that to head-off the 3rd world war or a religious war that could involve 2/3rds the worlds Muslim and Christian population, we would be wise never to give it to either side. It's simply a choice we have to make and it works best when the majority agrees on that point.
Of course, a major part of the solution here is SECULARISM
. That is precisely what tamed Christianity in America, at least until after World War II when America started getting closer and closer to "god" due to trying to distance themselves from the Nazi's as well as the Soviet/Stalin atheism, which is how in the 1950's we ended up with "In God We Trust" on the dollar and "under god" in our Pledge of Allegiance
of the United States, special thanks to Joseph McCarthy (R. Wisconsin) - a time period Americans commonly refer to as the 'McCarthy era' that we are ashamed of and regret. Then, more recently we got the George W. Bush "Faith-Based Initiative"
! Far too many Christians and Muslims hate secularism and fight against it as they always have and they are very public about that - it's not open for debate. They are proud of their "war with the secular world
Even academia followed this trend, which is a very significant reason why mythicism
has been purposely kept out of academia to this very day.
"...As for this tiresome business about there being "no scholar" or "no serious scholar" who advocates the Christ Myth theory: Isn't it obvious that scholarly communities are defined by certain axioms in which grad students are trained, and that they will lose standing in those communities if they depart from those axioms? The existence of an historical Jesus is currently one of those. That should surprise no one, especially with the rightward lurch of the Society for Biblical Literature in recent years. It simply does not matter how many scholars hold a certain opinion.... "
- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's
"The Mythicist case has been rebutted? Really? When did that happen? The arguments of the Mythicist camp have never been refuted - they have only been steadfastly ignored."
- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's
In the end, theists - especially the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) keep the world stuck in bronze-age beliefs that hold humanity back from any sort of meaningful progress on a large variety of issues, such as for example: climate change, evolution, history, health, science and the Separation of Religion and State