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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Aug 6, 2013 at 17:36

Most of us know, when you're being questioned by the police, don't grab a weapon and go after them; if you do, you're likely to get shot. Ibragim Todashev never got the memo. Or maybe he just saw a quick route to the 72 virgins awaiting him in pornographic paradise. But you say he was murdered simply for being a different skin color. Black FBI agents shot him for being white? I didn't know that.

That idiot John Walker Lindh was taken prisoner off the battlefield, along with hundreds of other Muslims, mostly Arabs. Lindh is still in prison. Most of the Arabs have been released and have returned to jihad. Your silly point remains unproved.

Pastor Saeed Abedini was thrown in prison by a despotic Islamic government (the system you put your money on) for the crime of being a Christian.

The logic of Debanjan Banerjee: Christian=petty criminal. Incredible words of wisdom. Another example of that lovely Islamic tolerance I keep hearing about.

Dr. Afridi got quite a sentence for such a petty criminal. 33 years. You'd almost think he was a female rape victim without four male witnesses on her side.

How about that petty criminal Zahra Kazemi? She died of tolerance within a few days of her arrest in the Islamic Republic of Iran, after arriving from Canada for a visit. Her bashed in head couldn't take any more tolerance from her very brave inquisitors. But, what the hey, she surely may not have ever proved to be as influential in changing history as much as Snowden or Assange or Manning, so it's OK, let's not be considered about such a petty criminal. I'm sure her non-historic family back home feels the same way, right? And if they don't, who cares? Tell them to go make history, like Debanjan Banerjee, if they want to be considered worthwhile human beings.

Watch out for those Sisters of Mercy, Debanjan. Cross the street if you see them coming. They're so dangerous, so charitable. I suggest you get them kicked out of your country.

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