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US Muslims find defending themselves exhausting

There are 1793 comments on the The Boston Globe story from Mar 12, 2011, titled US Muslims find defending themselves exhausting. In it, The Boston Globe reports that:

Finishing law school is a challenge for Dewnya Bakri-Bazzi, but being an American and a Muslim can be downright exhausting.

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CODE 1

Miami, FL

#1 Mar 12, 2011
This is a report of a horendous event that JUST occured. QOUTE :"Five members of an Israeli family were killed Friday night when a suspected terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death. The 12-year-old daughter who returned home from a friend’s house discovered the bodies. According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed the mother, father and three children, aged 11, three and a three-month-old baby. Two infants, aged 2 and 4, survived the attack while escaping to their neighbors.

One of the paramedics who arrived at the scene described the horrific sights “We could not help the first four stab victims. Following an inspection of the scene I spotted an infant of about three who still had a pulse. We engaged in lengthy resuscitation efforts but had to pronounce him dead,” he said.“The murder scene was shocking. Kids’ toys right next to pools of blood.”

Security sources suspect that the attacker who carried out the massacre cut the fence surrounding Itamar and entered the home of the victims through the window, authorities could not immediately discount the possibility that more than one attacker was involved in the murder. The military blocked the entrance to the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar, as soldiers poured inside and a pair of ambulances departed.

Prime Minister Netanyahu was updated on the killings overnight and ordered the IDF and security services to widen the scope of their activities in order to capture the killers. Netanyahu expressed deep outrage over the horrific crime.“This despicable murder of an entire family of innocents, parents, children and infants, while they were sleeping in their home on Shabbat,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying. Netanyahu demanded that the Palestinian Authority and its president to help find the murderers.

“Israel will not return to normalcy after a despicable murder such as this. Israel will act assertively to preserve the security of the lives of Israeli citizens, and punish the murderers,” Netanyahu emphasized.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed Saturday that Israel would use every means possible to track down those behind the fatal stabbing of a family of five in the West Bank settlement of Itamar on Friday night.

“The IDF and security services will act quickly and with all the tools at their disposal in order to capture those responsible for the despicable murder,” Barak said.

Itamar, a religious Jewish settlement in the hills of the northern West Bank, close to the Palestinian city of Nablus, is home to some of the West Bank’s most fervent settlers, and it is frequently in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The overnight attack is the first attack against settlers in months and the first of its kind and scope in years. It marks a rare outburst of violence during a relatively calm period." This is what muslims are doing !!!!!!!!!

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#3 Mar 12, 2011
Sure. It's very hard when your ass is way up in the air showing everybody your crack and defending yourself at the same time. It's all weird to me. It's like: "Look lord, look at my ass!" Messed up in the head or what?
lilya

Since: Aug 09

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#4 Mar 12, 2011
CODE 1 wrote:
This is a report of a horendous event that JUST occured. QOUTE :"Five members of an Israeli family were killed Friday night when a suspected terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death. The 12-year-old daughter who returned home from a friend’s house discovered the bodies. According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed the mother, father and three children, aged 11, three and a three-month-old baby. Two infants, aged 2 and 4, survived the attack while escaping to their neighbors.
One of the paramedics who arrived at the scene described the horrific sights “We could not help the first four stab victims. Following an inspection of the scene I spotted an infant of about three who still had a pulse. We engaged in lengthy resuscitation efforts but had to pronounce him dead,” he said.“The murder scene was shocking. Kids’ toys right next to pools of blood.”
Security sources suspect that the attacker who carried out the massacre cut the fence surrounding Itamar and entered the home of the victims through the window, authorities could not immediately discount the possibility that more than one attacker was involved in the murder. The military blocked the entrance to the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar, as soldiers poured inside and a pair of ambulances departed.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was updated on the killings overnight and ordered the IDF and security services to widen the scope of their activities in order to capture the killers. Netanyahu expressed deep outrage over the horrific crime.“This despicable murder of an entire family of innocents, parents, children and infants, while they were sleeping in their home on Shabbat,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying. Netanyahu demanded that the Palestinian Authority and its president to help find the murderers.
“Israel will not return to normalcy after a despicable murder such as this. Israel will act assertively to preserve the security of the lives of Israeli citizens, and punish the murderers,” Netanyahu emphasized.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed Saturday that Israel would use every means possible to track down those behind the fatal stabbing of a family of five in the West Bank settlement of Itamar on Friday night.
“The IDF and security services will act quickly and with all the tools at their disposal in order to capture those responsible for the despicable murder,” Barak said.
Itamar, a religious Jewish settlement in the hills of the northern West Bank, close to the Palestinian city of Nablus, is home to some of the West Bank’s most fervent settlers, and it is frequently in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The overnight attack is the first attack against settlers in months and the first of its kind and scope in years. It marks a rare outburst of violence during a relatively calm period." This is what muslims are doing !!!!!!!!!


Has there ever been a time in human history where hate, killings, crimes, wars weren't rampant? Our dual personalities will be the death of us all.
helema

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Mar 12, 2011
Christian Right's Emerging Deadly Worldview: Kill Muslims to Purify the Earth
Christian extremists are preaching a war against tolerance to target and persecute all Muslims, including the 6 million who live in the U.S.
Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem and Zachariah Anani are the three stooges of the Christian right. These self-described former Muslim terrorists are regularly trotted out -- a few days ago they were at the Air Force Academy -- to spew racist filth about Islam on behalf of groups such as Focus on the Family. It is a clever tactic. Curly, Larry and Mo, who all say they are born-again Christians, engage in hate speech and assure us it comes from personal experience. They tell their audiences that the only way to deal with one-fifth of the world's population is by converting or eradicating all Muslims. Their cant is broadcast regularly on Fox News, including the Bill O'Reilly and Neil Cavuto shows, as well as on numerous Christian radio and television programs. Shoebat, who has written a book called Why We Want to Kill You, promises in his lectures to explain the numerous similarities between radical Muslims and the Nazis, how "Muslim terrorists" invaded America 30 years ago and how "perseverance, recruitment and hate" have fueled attacks by Muslims.
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helema

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Mar 12, 2011
These men are frauds, but this is not the point. They are part of a dark and frightening war by the Christian right against tolerance that, in the moment of another catastrophic terrorist attack on American soil, would make it acceptable to target and persecute all Muslims, including the some 6 million Muslims who live in the United States. These men stoke these irrational fears. They defend the perpetual war unleashed by the Bush administration and championed by Sen. John McCain. McCain frequently reminds listeners that "the greatest danger facing the world is Islamic terrorism," as does Mike Huckabee, who says that "Islamofascism" is "the greatest threat this country [has] ever faced." George W. Bush has, in the same vein, assured Americans that terrorists hate us for our freedoms, not, of course, for anything we have done. Bush described the "war on terror" as a war against totalitarian Islamofascism while the Israeli air force was dropping tens of thousands of pounds of iron fragmentation bombs up and down Lebanon, an air campaign that killed 1,300 Lebanese civilians.
The three men tell lurid tales of being recruited as children into Palestinian terrorist organizations, murdering hundreds of civilians and blowing up a bank in Israel. Saleem says that as a child he infiltrated Israel to plant bombs via a network of tunnels underneath the Golan Heights, although no incident of this type was ever reported in Israel. He claims he is descended from the "grand wazir" of Islam, a title and a position that do not exist in the Arab world. They assure audiences that the Palestinians are interested not in a peaceful two-state solution but rather the destruction of Israel, the murder of all Jews and the death of America. Shoebat claims he first came to the United States as part of an extremist "sleeper cell."
"These three jokers are as much former Islamic terrorists as 'Star Trek's' Capt. James T. Kirk was a real Starship captain," said Mikey Weinstein, the head of the watchdog group The Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The group has challenged Christian proselytizing in the military and denounced the visit by the men to the Air Force Academy.
The speakers include in their talks the superior virtues of Christianity. Saleem, for example, says his world "turned upside down when he was seriously injured in an automobile accident."
"A Christian man tended to Kamal at the accident scene, making sure he got the medical treatment he needed," his Web site says. "Kamal's orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist were also Christian men whom over a period of several months ministered the unconditional love of Jesus Christ to him as he recovered. The love and sacrificial giving of these men caused Kamal to cry out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob acknowledging his need for the Savior. Kamal has since become a man on a new mission, as an ambassador for the one true and living God, the great I Am, Jehovah God of the Bible
helema

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Mar 12, 2011
you think christians are saints and dont pull that crud? what if it was arival family that killed this family? or someone bent on robbing them but killed all witnesses? they didnt really say who it was or that they caught the man doing it! please dont blame a whole faith or group of peopl efor the actions of a few.
helema

Jacksonville, FL

#9 Mar 12, 2011
This creeping Christian chauvinism has infected our political and social discourse. It was behind the rumor that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Obama reassured followers that he was a Christian. It apparently did not occur to him, or his questioners, that the proper answer is that there is nothing wrong with CIVIL LIBERTIES Truthdig / By Chris Hedges COMMENT NOW! Christian Right's Emerging Deadly Worldview: Kill Muslims to Purify the Earth
Christian extremists are preaching a war against tolerance to target and persecute all Muslims, including the 6 million who live in the U.S.
Continued from previous page

Advertisement This creeping Christian chauvinism has infected our political and social discourse. It was behind the rumor that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Obama reassured followers that he was a Christian. It apparently did not occur to him, or his questioners, that the proper answer is that there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, that persons of great moral probity and courage arise in all cultures and all religions, including Islam. Christians have no exclusive lock on virtue. But this kind of understanding often provokes indignant rage.

The public denigration of Islam, and by implication all religious belief systems outside Christianity, is part of the triumphalism that has distorted the country since the 9/11 attacks. It makes dialogue with those outside our "Christian" culture impossible. It implicitly condemns all who do not think as we think and believe as we believe as, at best, inferior and usually morally depraved. It blinds us to our own failings. It makes self-reflection and self-criticism a form of treason. It reduces the world to a cartoonish vision of us and them, good and evil. It turns us into children with bombs.

These three con artists are not the problem. There is enough scum out there to take their place. Rather, they offer a window into a worldview that is destroying the United States. It has corrupted the Republican Party. It has colored the news media. It has entered into the everyday clichés we use to explain ourselves to ourselves. It is ignorant and racist, but it is also deadly. It grossly perverts the Christian religion. It asks us to kill to purify the Earth. It leaves us threatened not only by the terrorists who may come from abroad but the ones who are rising from within our midst.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#12 Mar 12, 2011
TOUGH SHIT FOR MUSLIMS.......Every and all Groups ,weather they be Immigrants,African Americans ,American Indians have had challenges and have overcome them.

Italians,Irishman,Polish ,all had to Confront,and Excel.....best MUSLIMS look to OBAMA for Courage and guidance,A Black man,raised as a Muslim,white Mother,coming up the ranks of intense competition ,Harvard,US Senate,and now PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA....No Matter My or others opeion of him,his politics and all,But to come thru the Freedom of America to reach its highest honor gives many hope....
Now we got Whining,Muslims.Amplified by LOONY LEFT WING ASS HOLES,.who think they should be treated differantyl..Especially now,they on the world Scene are the Causes of Terrorism,Murder.

Instead ,unlike all previous groups seeking the shortest path to being American,They still Harbor the beliefs that Every body is an Infedial..and must be killed.Cutting off spouses heads,killing their children,MOSQUES who do not renounce World Muslim Terrorism!....Ya do not like it here,why do you come?....so lets not hear this BULLSHIT...

OH LOOKIE ME I ARE A MUSLIM,AND NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY WITH ME........
lilya

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#13 Mar 12, 2011
Eighthman wrote:
Sure. It's very hard when your ass is way up in the air showing everybody your crack and defending yourself at the same time. It's all weird to me. It's like: "Look lord, look at my ass!" Messed up in the head or what?
This is truly funny. Made me think of a show from 'All in the Family' where Archie was accidently locked in the basement and couldn't escape. He found a bottle of wine, consumed it, and got pie-eyed. Eventually a rescuer came to his drunken state and when Archie looked up at this big black dude standing over him, he was so shocked in finding out that God was black, his words were:'look Lord, I didn't know you were black'.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#15 Mar 12, 2011
lilya wrote:
<quoted text>
This is truly funny. Made me think of a show from 'All in the Family' where Archie was accidently locked in the basement and couldn't escape. He found a bottle of wine, consumed it, and got pie-eyed. Eventually a rescuer came to his drunken state and when Archie looked up at this big black dude standing over him, he was so shocked in finding out that God was black, his words were:'look Lord, I didn't know you were black'.
I remember that episode. Very funny one. The writers and actors were all flaming left wingers of course but that show did try to touch upon serious issues of the day from at least 2 sides.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#16 Mar 12, 2011
CODE 1 wrote:
This is a report of a horendous event that JUST occured. QOUTE :"Five members of an Israeli family were killed Friday night when a suspected terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death. The 12-year-old daughter who returned home from a friend’s house discovered the bodies. According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed the mother, father and three children, aged 11, three and a three-month-old baby. Two infants, aged 2 and 4, survived the attack while escaping to their neighbors.
One of the paramedics who arrived at the scene described the horrific sights “We could not help the first four stab victims. Following an inspection of the scene I spotted an infant of about three who still had a pulse. We engaged in lengthy resuscitation efforts but had to pronounce him dead,” he said.“The murder scene was shocking. Kids’ toys right next to pools of blood.”
Security sources suspect that the attacker who carried out the massacre cut the fence surrounding Itamar and entered the home of the victims through the window, authorities could not immediately discount the possibility that more than one attacker was involved in the murder. The military blocked the entrance to the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar, as soldiers poured inside and a pair of ambulances departed.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was updated on the killings overnight and ordered the IDF and security services to widen the scope of their activities in order to capture the killers. Netanyahu expressed deep outrage over the horrific crime.“This despicable murder of an entire family of innocents, parents, children and infants, while they were sleeping in their home on Shabbat,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying. Netanyahu demanded that the Palestinian Authority and its president to help find the murderers.
“Israel will not return to normalcy after a despicable murder such as this. Israel will act assertively to preserve the security of the lives of Israeli citizens, and punish the murderers,” Netanyahu emphasized.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed Saturday that Israel would use every means possible to track down those behind the fatal stabbing of a family of five in the West Bank settlement of Itamar on Friday night.
“The IDF and security services will act quickly and with all the tools at their disposal in order to capture those responsible for the despicable murder,” Barak said.
Itamar, a religious Jewish settlement in the hills of the northern West Bank, close to the Palestinian city of Nablus, is home to some of the West Bank’s most fervent settlers, and it is frequently in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The overnight attack is the first attack against settlers in months and the first of its kind and scope in years. It marks a rare outburst of violence during a relatively calm period." This is what muslims are doing !!!!!!!!!
There is NO DOUBT that many Muslims are Bad People, criminals, psychopaths that are encouraged by their misguided religious teachings & views.

Killing innocent children because of their ethnicity is a Hitler Trademark. Not surprised by this.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#17 Mar 12, 2011
helema wrote:
you think christians are saints and dont pull that crud? what if it was arival family that killed this family? or someone bent on robbing them but killed all witnesses? they didnt really say who it was or that they caught the man doing it! please dont blame a whole faith or group of peopl efor the actions of a few.
You must be a Mooslim.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#18 Mar 12, 2011
"THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND"....Norman Lear,Carroll O'Connor,and Bob Reiner....Three LOONS out of the Crazy 60s....The show was to picture God fearing ,Bible Carrying,Gun keeping ,Members of the GREATEST GENERATION,as a working-class World War veterans. Archie , is a very outspoken bigot, seemingly prejudiced against everyone who is not a U.S.-born, politically conservative, heterosexual White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, and dismissive of anyone not in agreement with his view of the world.

Sound familiar??? Obamas comments in Penna.Berating Americans he disagrees with???

it Of Course Back Fired,the Message in stead of harming Americans like Archie,,just reinforced their Core Beliefs.Archie was our Fathers, Uncles and Brothers,as apposed to ANTI EVERYTHING FREAKS!..The Clowns were all the anti ARCHIE BUNKER types......It must have killed LOONS writing this stuff then,that ARCHIE comes out a Normal guy,contrary to what they wanted him to be!!...This Before The WORST GENERATION SCREWED UP the USA ,,and Still is,..The "MEAT HEAD is a MARXIST till today...And All that WORST Generation are still with us..they are called Liberial Loony Lefy wing nuts!!...Yes "MEAT HEADS"

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#19 Mar 12, 2011
helema wrote:
you think christians are saints and dont pull that crud? what if it was arival family that killed this family? or someone bent on robbing them but killed all witnesses? they didnt really say who it was or that they caught the man doing it! please dont blame a whole faith or group of peopl efor the actions of a few.
If everyone renounced their stupefying religions, we could all breathe a lot better.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#20 Mar 12, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
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You must be a Mooslim.
You must be an inchworm.

“Obama: Leading us to failure”

Since: Jul 09

The United States of America

#21 Mar 12, 2011
F**K these muslim terrorists. They all are no good.
helema

Niceville, FL

#22 Mar 12, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be a Mooslim.
I am a muslim but im not blind to the fact that all groups have ba dapples in them!! heck growing up i was taught if theres a bad apple in the bowl/barrel/bag you take it out n toss it and let the good apples stay good. there are groups that are muslims telling the terrorists that they arent doing the righ tthing!! there are evne protests over the actions of these people! but you have to admit that there are christians jews hindus etc.. doing the same things to each other and those of other faiths as well. if you bothered to read what i posted youd know some idiots that call themselves christian are calling for mass murder of all muslims. if you think they are right then you are no better than th enazis that followed hitler.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#23 Mar 12, 2011
Capt America wrote:
F**K these muslim terrorists. They all are no good.
I admire a mindless bigot who's out in the open about it.
sue

United States

#24 Mar 12, 2011
Muslims need to step up to the plate and turn in the nuts amoung them. So far there has been little out cry amoung muslims over their radical counterparts.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#25 Mar 12, 2011
had they stood up together 10 years ago to decry the senseless murder of innocents by their fanatical brethren, it might not be quite so exhausting today.

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