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Reductio ad absurdum

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Submitted by Edward Cline (United States), Jul 27, 2011 at 20:45

Well, there are "traps" and there are "traps." And Omar's "trap" is one of the most illogically designed ones I've read here. Let's see if we can catch a mouse in this instance of reductio ad absurdum. The U.N., in probably the only moral action it's ever taken, created Israel out of a Palestine that no one had any prior claim to (other than spurious religious ones), except perhaps the Jews, who had been trying to turn it into something in spite of Arab attempts to claim it by violence. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem solicited help from Hitler, whom he admired, to help eradicate Jews from Palestine. When India declared its independence from Britain, and Britain withdrew, holy hell broke loose between Hindus and Muslims in the worst kind of warfare, religious warfare, which continues to this day. Mindanao has produced some of the most vicious Muslim terrorists on earth. And if the Beslan slaughters, rapes, and destruction, not to mention the Moscow theater seizure and subway bombings, to mention but a few incidens, were any measure of the kind of state the Chechnyan Muslims want to establish, I'll take Putin any day over them. Which, granted, is not much of a choice.

Omar's concept of an "occupying" power is odd, to say the least. Did or did not Muslim Moors and Ottomans embark on centuries-long campaigns of occupation in Western and Eastern Europe? Omar, you really should bone up on your history. It is not on the side of Islam.


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