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The War Over Nothing

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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Aug 5, 2013 at 16:33

Two of the main warring factions are divided over a theological dispute about the rightful lineage from one Mohammad, a man who, if Robert Spencer and other scholars are to be believed, was probably as legendary and imaginary as Robin Hood. Add to that the fact that "freedom" is not a virtue of either side, not of the ruling party of Assad's Iranian-backed thugocracy, nor of the Sharia-inspired church-burners and cannibals opposing him.

One result of this has been to make me leery about criticizing religion. After all, religions don't kill people, people kill people.

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