02-25-2012, 12:50 PM
It really is time to GTFO of that shithole, cut off all aid, and let the animals get back to butchering one another. If they cause us any further problems, just bomb them forward to the stone age. They aren't worth a single American boot on the ground."Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
02-25-2012, 12:55 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
02-25-2012, 12:58 PM
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I just read this article:
Yet, despite the limits still imposed on women by a conservative Afghan culture (female literacy is only 13 percent), enormous strides have been made since the Taliban fell. As of September, 2.7 million Afghan girls were enrolled in school, compared with just 5,000 in 2001. Sixty nine women serve in parliament (27 percent of the total); Koofi was elected from remote Badakhshan, where she received a huge percentage of votes from men as well as women.
These gains must not be thrown away.
Indeed, says Koofi, most Afghans are not eager for talks with the Taliban. Their priorities are more basic: schools, jobs, and services. But if Afghan President Hamid Karzai or the Americans seek talks with the Taliban, the process must change.
02-25-2012, 02:01 PM
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Likely the prisoners were waiting for an opportune time to accuse Americans of defacing the koran by writing in it and starting a riot.
02-25-2012, 02:05 PM
02-25-2012, 02:51 PM
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02-25-2012, 03:21 PM
A few other highlights of the hypocrisy of the Muslims on this subject:
From the description of the Wahhabi takeover of the town of Taif, in Saudi Arabia:The Wahabbis tore up the copies of the Qur’an al-karim and books of Tafsir, Hadith and other Islamic books they took from libraries, Musjids and houses and threw them down on the ground. They made sandals from the gold-gilded leather covers of the Qur’an copies and other books and wore them on their filthy feet. There were ayats and other sacred writings on those leather covers. Leaves of those valuable books thrown around were so much that there was no space to step in the streets of Taif. Although Ibn Shakban had ordered the looters not to tear up the copies of the Qur’an al-karim, the Wahabite bandits , who were gathered from the deserts for looting and who did not know the Qur’an al-karim, tore up all the copies they found and stamped on them. Only three copies of the Qur’an al-karim and one copy of the Sahih of al-Bukhari were saved form plunder in the big town of Taif.Malawi Muslims burn Gideons Bibles in protest
October 5, 2010 @ 6:25 pm
By Reuters Staff
Muslims in southern Malawi have been burning Bibles in protest against their distribution in Islamic schools byGideons International , a senior Muslim Association of Malawi official said on Tuesday.
Sheikh Imran Sharif, the association’s secretary general, said the burning of Bibles was carried out by a few Muslim fanatics and the association has ordered them to stop. The Muslim protest has been widely criticised in secular Malawi, which has had little religious friction.
(Photo: Bible, 14 Dec 2008/Edgeurged)
Malawi has 1.7 million Muslims, mostly living in the south of the country, that has a population of about 15 million.
Gideons International, which is dedicated to providing copies of the Bible to people around the globe, said on its website it has distributed about 90 million Bibles in 22 countries in eastern Africa.
Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan
- Story Highlights
- Unsolicited Bibles sent by U.S. church were confiscated about a year ago
- The Bibles were printed in two most common Afghan languages
- Military feared they could be used for proselytizing, which is forbidden to troops
- Military didn't want to risk any distribution of the Bibles and angering Muslims
The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.
"The decision was made that it was a 'force protection' measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims," Wright told CNN on Tuesday.
Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.
The Bibles were written in the languages Pashto and Dari.
This decision came to light recently, after the Al Jazeera English network aired video of a group prayer service and chapel sermon that a reporter said suggested U.S. troops were being encouraged to spread Christianity.
The military denied that earlier this month, saying much in the video was taken out of context.
"This was irresponsible and dangerous journalism sensationalizing year-old footage of a religious service for U.S. soldiers on a U.S. base and inferring that troops are evangelizing to Afghans," Col. Gregory Julian said.
The military says a soldier at Bagram received the Bibles and didn't realize he wasn't allowed to hand them out. In the Al Jazeera video, which shows the Bibles at the prayer service, an unnamed soldier says members of his church raised money for them.
The chaplain later corrected the soldier and confiscated the Bibles, Wright said.
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02-25-2012, 11:42 PM
I can't even read on this subject without needing an extra
blood pressure pill. Where were all the riots over the Taliban
blowing up the hillside Buddhas? Oh yeah, Buddists, Christians
and other Godly religions don't do this sort of thing. Only pure
evil cults do.
We won the wars both in Iraq and the shithole of Afghan,
but we lost the wars for the hearts and minds. We've done
all the good we are ever going to do there. We have given
them an infrastructure, trained their police and military and
shown them what a better way of life can be like. Now it's
up to them. They can sink or swim. We need to just get all
our people out of there I say.
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