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Submitted by Right of Center Filipino (Philippines), Nov 22, 2006 at 23:21

...Normally I wouldn't even acknowledge such ridiculous arguments... but some naive wannabe liberal may stumble on your "words" and think they are the God's honest truth. I'd like to set the record straight.

The IRA is essentially a communist organization. While there has been widespread support for it among Irish Catholic communities, assistance was given out of a sense of nationalism and community solidarity not because of some religious duty. In fact the primary backers of this terrorist group was the former Soviet Union a very "godless" entity.

Frankly though this North Eastern Indian seperatist group is a new one on me. Never heard of the organization before and I don't think I'll ever want to support them. My country has it's own problem with sepratists so until I get all the facts, these "Christian" murderers can all take a long walk off a short pier.

Notice that this would be the reaction of every other normal person (be they Catholic, Buddhist, Protestant, Sikh, Shinto, etc.) For right thinking people murder is murder. No excuses. These people you have cited may think they have justification but it's never worth the death of innocents. That's why groups like this and the KKK, Posse Comitatus, Christian Identity have either been driven underground or were born in the shadows. They know that the general public will consider them abhorrent. And the reason for this is that, in general, humanity (and the West in particular) has evolved.

Western civilization knows its mistakes. Religious bigotry, racial supremacy, imperialism, sexism and all the other bad habits of the old world up to the 19th century have been rejected and cannot be the norm. I'm not saying that it has been eliminated but it is what all normal people are striving for since we've realized, morally or realistically, that such behavior will never let mankind prosper.

muslims can never seem to get that.

Groups like hamas, hezbollah, jemaah islamiya, al-qaeda, muslim brotherhood and many, many others who possess ideologies as twisted as the KKK and Posse are at least silently approved of and at most celebrated by the general muslim public. It seems that islam can never rid itself of the primitive tribal mentality that pushes them to dominate others against their will. The drive to show that islam is better than the rest dominates any sort of feelings for compromise or dialogue. And if anyone counters their opinions and beliefs, God help them because the muslim thirst for revenge and blood is never sated.

.... I can hear you howl that I'm a hypocrite and we Christians are no better blah, blah, blah. My answer is being human doesn't mean you have to be stupid. When you have a belligerent, and uncompromisng enemy that will do harm to you and yours no matter how many times you reason with it, doing nothing is worse than conflict.

islam is that uncompromising enemy and the rest of the world must stand up to it.

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