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Date: 06/13/13 09:56 AM

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  1. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 9:56 am
    Link: Protesters Cheer For Hate Crimes - An attempt to teach tolerance turned into anti-Islamic bigotry
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 10:50 am
    Criticize and belittle Christianity, not a "Hate Crime"
    Criticize and belittle islam and get prosecuted by a US Attorney.
    Since when does the government get to play favorites when it comes to religion?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Don`t like Islamists.
    Don`t like hecklers either.
    I believe in free speech...even for people I don`t like.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

    @ Crakr - who got put in jail for belittling Islam?
    Burning down a mosque is a bit past the "belittling" stage ya know.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:06 am
    If you had to listen to a mosques loudspeaker 5 times a day go "AAAAHHHHLLLAAAAA DURKA LAAAAA LAAAA AHHHHHH!" You`d probably want to burn it down too!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:17 am
    "Attempting to teach tolerance" is a nice way of saying "it`s time for you to start agreeing with me".

    Tennessee might not be the best place to move if you want to wear a headscarf or other pre-industrial era clothing items of subjugation.

    I`m sure Muslims would not totally burn a bunch of infidels alive if they were immigrating to, say, Egypt in such large numbers that they would become the majority. No, they would be totally cool with it and wouldn`t kill anyone at all.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
    202 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 11:22 am
    I`m sorry, but coming from a country that has recently been stricken by an aggressive infection of islam I have to say that this is at least partly a good thing.
    When an atheist (which I am, but I`m the quiet kind) speaks up against christians who want to change society to accommodate their religion people cheer. But when anyone speaks up against Islam it`s bigoted hate speech and "islamofobia", some even say it`s racist.
    This is a long I`m gonna have to post this in chunks, but here is part 1.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Anyone who hasn`t seen the dark side (and trust me it`s REALLY dark) of Islam has no authority to criticize anyone who speaks against islam. If mormons were suddenly showing up by the millions and demanding that people exchange free secular government for a mormon theocracy everyone would speak against it. But islam always gets special treatment and that isn`t right. And now when people read this post they will say "that`s only a small numbers of extremist, most MODERATE muslims aren`t like that". Well here`s the problem, there are very very few truly moderate muslims, most of them support a theocratic muslim state or at least some level of sharia law, the reason they seem moderate is that they shut their mouths about it. So you have to look at islam as a whole instead of individual muslims, and as a whole islam is a major threat to western society, the fact that islam is violently against freedom of speech and freedom of religion says a lot about islam and why it`s so danger
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    monkerz Male 30-39
    197 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 11:26 am
    I`m sure if Christians showed up in a predominantly Islamic area and tried to set up camp they would be welcomed with open arms....yea sure. Muslims are just as intolerant and prejudiced as any other religious nut group.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:26 am
    ...ous. Some would say that it`s hypocritical to defend freedom of religion while crapping on islam, but let me tell you why it`s not. Islam isn`t just a religion, they don`t sell it individually, it`s a package deal that includes a political system, a legal system, and a whole culture of fascist oppression (I only use the F-word word when it`s truly appropriate). If you let musims have just the religion they will strive to have the rest, and they will use any means necessary to get them, no matter how violent.Now, I want to make it clear that I don`t condone how these people behaved, if you have a political or ideological disagreement you should talk it out calmly, you`ll never convince someone they are worshiping the wrong god by just shouting at the loudly enough at them.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:43 am
    @CrakrJak:

    Did you read the article or listen to the story? They cheered when the burning of a Mosque was mentioned. The reason they held the event was because of an email making a joke about killing Muslims.

    That is way beyond belittling and criticizing. That is hate speech, and it has nothing to do with government favoritism.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 11:45 am
    @monkerz: Though there are examples of Muslims defending Christians (such as during the Egyptian revolution), that is not the point. We`re supposed to be more tolerant here than those countries.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Posting the following is not a hate crime, and yet, Islamists will call it that and I may even be in danger for my life by posting it here. Is that a religion of peace or a sick, death- and murder-obsessed cult?

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    @fatviking

    I would without reservation like to see hate crime laws go away. Bigotry will certainly be a pervasive part of any culture. But charge of them being cryptoreligious is a very serious one (conspiracy theory level even). Where do you get this idea dude?

    @FoolsPrussia

    As awful as it is dude the appropriate response is NOT a DA prosecuting people or even threatening to (the latter of which happened). That will simply incite further religious tension. Most people here do find the rhetoric witnessed in this incident deplorable, and that is a very appropriate response.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    Don`chall know mah religion is better`n theirs? Ah mean, c`moan. That oughta settle thuh ishuh rat thar.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    Well no sh*t, it`s Tennessee
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    @Cajun: I actually feel that hate crime laws are incredibly difficult to define. I`ve never really been able to come down either way on that issue, however, in a strictly non-legal sense, I consider the examples in this story to be hate crimes.

    I once had a political science teacher who said that the ideal role of politicians in our society ought to be as teachers (something we don`t see often). In that respect, I think the U.S. attorney here had the right approach. He confronted these people and stood with the people who were on the right side, which takes balls in rural Tennessee.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    FoolsPrussia: The problems here are that practically everything secular in America offends muslims, including comedy. And the 2nd is that a US Attorney is threatening to prosecute people that dare object to the islamization of our country.

    The reasons are many, including the subjugation of women, honor killings, sharia law, noise from speakers for their call to prayer, foreign funding of mosque projects, minarets, etc.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I deal with a lot of camel jockeys in my line of work. Most are Microsoft employes, so they are a little brighter and more used to our culture.

    Some of those bastards have the nerve to come to our country and be offended by our culture, which is annoying as hell. I have a feeling that if I were to move to their sandbox, they wouldn`t put up with my s#it for very long.
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    Simbosan Male 40-49
    159 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    "camel jockeys"

    The shining light of reason shines forth
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    drummeryan Male 13-17
    61 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    Human race still has much to learn
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    June 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    I think you do have to fear Islam and must act to prevent its spread and hold over western nations.
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
    275 posts
    June 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    yes fp Muslims are the problem heaven forbid anyone says anything against Christians but Muslims are fair game.

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