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  •  It demonstrably is a terrorist battle cry, (4+ / 0-)
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    As well as a quotidian oath that is just as harmless as "thank god." I agree it's unfair to employ the term the way Troubador did. I think he should change the title and learn not to disparage people.

    “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

    by jeff in nyc on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:40:15 PM PDT

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    •  Well, okay. But only in the sense that (5+ / 0-)
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      “let's roll” or “charge” is a terrorist battle cry — it's a battle cry employed sometimes by terrorists and sometimes by non-terrorists.

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      by Code Monkey on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:44:33 PM PDT

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    •  "Allahu akbar" = God is great, so "dollar u akbar" (0+ / 0-)

      means "money is greate." Are you denying that would be the religious battle cry of the Republican?

      •  Here is how I read it (9+ / 0-)

        aside from the fact I get what you are saying, your rationale here.

        It reads like "dollar u akbar" is the Republican terrorist cry. You say it yourself here

        Are you denying that would be the religious battle cry of the Republican?
        If "dollar u akbar" is a Republican battle cry, then  "Allahu akbar" is the Islamist battle cry. WHich for some Islamists it is.

        It is also the stereotype of Muslim-as Terrorist in the Western consciousness.

        You play into that here, even if that is not your intent.

        That is the problem. That is what people have been trying to tell you.

        I don't see anyone here who doesn't have your back, that is why we are even bothering.

        The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

        by bastrop on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:27:14 PM PDT

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      •  It's obviously important to you, so I guess you'll (0+ / 0-)

        Get banned. God is great!

        “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

        by jeff in nyc on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:49:16 PM PDT

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