Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 4, 2011 at 2:40pm
More and more I see anti-Muslim sentiments as being nothing more than a rationalization of racism.  At what point do we draw the line between expression of religious beliefs and just plain 'hate speech'.  This seems to be central to the WBC protests as well.
Comment by Apple on March 4, 2011 at 4:27pm

I have to say, I agree with the Congressman that said about what a bunch of bs multicultralism is, and how it's wrong to teach children not to ever criticize other people's positions or ideas no matter how irrational they are.  Also, CAIR is a slimy organization with dark alterior motives and is not to be trusted. 

 

That said, the woman who said she knows some marines who would be glad to send these terriorists to paradise early is definiately crossing the line.  Equating all Muslims to terrorists is beyond stupid as well.  It's hard to denounce the actual, legitimate problems of Islam with this kind of hate mongering.  There is enough wrong with Islam to dencounce it without crossing the line into this kind of insanity.  The sad thing is that these republican leaders don't even care about a "muslim threat."  They are just creating a new enemy on which to focus their hate.  It keeps them distracted from the more immidiate problems facing this country. 

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 4, 2011 at 5:05pm
It's difficult hear any meaningful message other than hatred from the people depicted in the video. I didn't hear a word regarding what motives CAIR might have, and I find it difficult to believe that the members are literally 'slimy'.

My concern here is the 'politics of hatred'. Whenever a politician harnesses the hatred of a crowd it sends shivers up my spine.
Comment by changingape on March 4, 2011 at 5:25pm
Around 5:04, a couple of the protesters were yelling, "Traitors," followed by, "Go home!" There's a contradiction in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it. :D
Comment by Bryan B on March 4, 2011 at 5:36pm

Take a look at the articles I linked here http://www.thinkatheist.com/forum/topics/republican-fascism

These are the kinds of people that get fascists elected.

 

Comment by kris feenstra on March 4, 2011 at 6:20pm

"We don't want your Sharia!"

"One nation under God!"

 

I see.  So you don't want their Sharia, but you would like your own.  Cool.

Comment by Nate on March 4, 2011 at 8:46pm
i almost couldn't watch the whole video, the amount of absolute hate and ignorance depicted in the video just makes my blood boil
Comment by Apple on March 4, 2011 at 9:41pm

@ Heather

 

Detailed info on CAIR can be found here:

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/172

Comment by Jake W. Andrews on March 4, 2011 at 9:59pm
I hate to use the ad 'hitlerum' argument, but werent the people anti-semitic in Germany and didn't they ask for the demise of jews before they elected Hitler to carry out the final solution? Funny how the republican pundit uses Hitler all the time, and doesn't realize he is doing the same thing they did 70+ years ago. I also remember there were anti-semites who said 'We dont hate, we just want to fullfill God's plan'. Scary times could ensue if we let this same hate speech run free against muslims. I am glad to hear the Christians still love their neighbors!
Comment by Mo Trauen on March 5, 2011 at 12:36am
Please, don't play the racism card.  Islam is a religion, not a race.  In fact, one of the few good things one can say about Islam is that they will take anyone regardless of race.

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