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  •  The problem with Ali is her past statements (2+ / 0-)
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    mickT, ratcityreprobate

    She has singled out Islam --and not just radical Islam -- as needing to "be destroyed". Not all religion. Just Islam.

    If she said the same thing about Judaism or Christianity, there would be no question that her statements were over the line. When the Pam Gellars of the world are cheerleading her, it's worth taking a moment of pause.

    No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

    by newinfluence on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 08:59:11 PM PDT

    •  Ali said "defeat" not "destroy" (1+ / 0-)
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      If you please. But Ali does not distinguish, deliberately, between Islamists and Muslims. She also has the experience that we do not in Somalia, The Netherlands and in the US to be able to say this, IMO.

      If her statements were anti-organized Christianity, I'm pretty sure Ali Hirsi would not be receiving the Fox News martyr treatment.
      Armando nails it. Ali comments on the blindness of liberals in this regard, to avoid saying anything against Islam itself but are perfectly happy to dis Christianity at will.

      I was once threatened with HR'ing for perceived anti-Islamic statements on DKos. There is plenty to admire about Ayaan Hirsi Ali even though I do not agree with her in toto.

      What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

      by TerryDarc on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 09:53:21 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, anti-Christian rhetoric has become (0+ / 0-)

      pretty respectable among a certain set of people. If she had said that Christianity must be defeated, many people would be defending her. There is still a taboo against attacking Islam and Judaism, though.

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