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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Peter King's IRA Support vs. Hearing on Muslim Radicalism in U.S.

Bob:  Terrorist of the Muslim faith misuse their religion to further their criminal act, the fault is not the religion, Christianity also uses religion to commit crimes on humanity, here again the fault is not the religion but mankind.

There are millions of Muslim that neither condone nor support terrorist acts.

The Jews were also prosecuted by the false claim that they killed Christ.

Let us not tag criminals by their religion and identify them as criminals regardless of their religious belief.  -Joe

Joe:  I think it is fine to tag people with their crimes and their crimes committed in the name of god and their religion. These radical Muslims claim that god is on their side. There are many religions including Christianity that wiped out many indigenous people with a so called god on their side. Jews did kill Christ but Jews also expanded Christianity and were his first followers and disciples. All all Jews tainted by the action of one community of Jews – especially centuries later – of course not. Are Christians’ guilty for holding slaves or wiping out the American Indian – again of course not. But in the time of the deed, in the time of the action those specific groups that are directly responsible for carrying out evil crimes such as 9/11 and those groups that in this day and in this year who perpetuate hate need to be called out on their evil belief of perpetuating violence to achieve their aims. I personally wish Peter King luck in his endeavor despite his hypocrisy of supporting the IRA in past - he said, "the British Government is a Murder Machine".  See this excerpt from the "New Republic".
Mr. King's support for the IRA was unequivocal. In 1982, for instance, he told a pro-IRA rally in Nassau County: "We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry."

By the mid-1980s, the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic were openly hostile to Mr. King. On one occasion, a judge threw him out of a Belfast courtroom during the murder trial of IRA men because, in the judge's view, "he was an obvious collaborator with the IRA." When he attended other trials, the police singled him out for thorough body searches.

-Bob

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