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  1. IcyPatriot

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    #87 Jersey

    So ... what do you think about this?

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i3X6Gha4z-MCq9pU0vC4FWqDCXrwD908CUGO0

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    Christio-fascists has a nice ring to it

    The problem is that language doesn't sound to other people the way it sounds to us. "Jihad" meaning literally "the struggle" in Arabic has a positive connotation in Islam. It would be as it Muslims referred to Abortion clinic bombers or he IRA as "Messianics" or something.
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    Do you ever get hurt when your knee jerks like that?

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    It's not a knee jerk reaction, it's a fact. Language is translated differently. I'm not talking about it being offensive either. This same thing happened when Ahmadenijad's anti-Israel speech was mis-translated. I hate Ahmadenijad, but what he said was not "Israel should be wiped off the map." Language runs the world, which is one of the reasons it's so fucked.
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    I meant the "christio-fascist" part.

    I have no problem with the meat of your post.
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    Praise Allah Death To The Infedels
    God Willing Death To America
    Blessed Mohammad Death To The Great Satan America
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    Well I was just pointing out that these terms would sound absurd to moderate christians if they were used to describe them.
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    You see, some would consider this English:D
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    The government want us to forget that the United States was an ally of the "mujahadeen" and Osama Bin Ladin...there - I said it!

    Goerge Orwell is the true prophet.
    Can you say "Ministry of Disinformation"?

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