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    that show how bad Islam is, the same can be said of most religions (maybe Buddhists and the Baha'i are the exception -- I'm not knowledgeable enough to be sure).
    Judaism certainly has committed its share of massacres and bad treatment of others and right now, the extremist ultra-religious Jews in Israel are looking pretty terrible (stoning women, saying they have to sit at the back of the bus...)
    The history of Christianity is full of violence and persecution of others (stake-burnings during the Spanish inquisition anyone? or how about the horrible massacres during the Crusades, or the more recent behavior by Catholic clergy?).
    I know less about the history of eastern religions but have heard stories of violence by Hindu extremists in India (as well as awful things that happen to people who cross caste lines because of love and the killing of wives by their in-laws).
    In general, extremists of any religion are twisted ugly people and should not be used to judge the entire religion.

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Wed May 07, 2014 at 01:29:49 PM PDT

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