Of course you realize the real purpose of Obama’s “Violent Extremist Conference and Distraction Event” has nothing to do with dealing with real violent extremism. Its real purpose is to promote Obama’s view that there’s no such thing as Islamist Violence, and anyway, other faiths are also guilty of the same violence (You know, as if Christians and Buddhists are going around burning people alive, selling children into sex slavery, and beheading non-believers) that Mohammedans totally aren’t committing, and, anyway, the Mohammedans are entitled to violence because they have “legitimate grievances” (unlike the Tea Party and others who oppose his policies but don’t kill people about it) and Mohammedans only commit the violent terrorism they don’t commit because they can’t find jobs.
Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies.Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity.
WWII would have been totes unnecessary if only FDR had gotten the Nazis jobs.
And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
Pure bullsheet. The Crusades were defensive wars fought against ISIS’s Mohammedan forefathers as they raged through the Middle East and Asia Minor committing exactly the same sorts of atrocities ISIS commits today. And the Abolitionist movement that ended slavery was expressly Christian in nature.
If ignorance ever goes to $90 a barrel, demand drilling rights on Obama’s head.