“U.S. approves killing of American cleric”
scream today’s headlines and the unthinking American PATRIOTS nod with satisfaction while those who would question the wisdom of such irrevocable action dared not speak for fear of labeled “terrorist sympathizers” and “traitors”.
Yep, its entirely an “us-or-them” world that we have been shoved into, ever since King George the Worst proclaimed, “You are with us or against us”.
Hail Caesar, Hail Rome!
The US and the West keep telling us that this is NOT a “War!” between Islam and Christianity and it is NOT a “War!” between two civilizations. On the other hand, our dedicated enemies…those in the Christian right wing Churches and the MANY Blind Supporters of Israel keep informing everybody that indeed this IS a “War!” between the Judeo-Christian Civilization against Islam.
Based on evidence, we have to accept that our enemies are correct; the Judeo-Christian West is out to get us Muslims.
The most basic question I have is, would the US do to anyone else, what it has done and continues to do, to Muslims
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The promise was to shut down Gitmo with one year…exactly one year ago, it was not just a “liberal” promise (for those who use ‘liberal’ as an epithet), it was something that began under King George the Worst. Continue reading
(First published March 29, 2004) In 1893 Alfred Dreyfus, a captain of the French Army, was accused and tried for treason. In spite of evidence to the contrary, he was convicted and sent to prison in Devil’s Island for the rest of his life. The Dreyfus’ case unleashed a storm of anti-Semitism all over France (he was a Jew) and it was only through mighty efforts of people of good will all over France that he was finally exonerated of all charges in 1906 and then too, only after a change of government. He was re-instated in the army with the rank of Major and fought gallantly in WWI as Lieutenant Colonel.
In 2003 Captain James Yee, a Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, was placed in solitary confinement, in shackles for most of 76 days in a military brig where he was not even told what time of day or night it was so he could pray. No one was told where he was or what the charges were against him and the word “espionage” was widely used by various spokes people; his military lawyers were told to prepare for a death-penalty defense. Continue reading