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Opening Arguments

Let us prey

What are we fighting against? The fundamentalists who think this is what civilization should be like:

Muslims who fail to pray five times daily will be sentenced to death under the rule of Islamic clerics who have taken over the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Go ahead. Blame such insanity on Western deecadence and imperialist arrogance.


Bob G.
Mon, 07/10/2006 - 6:20am

SO where is the *toll-free hotline* we can call to report these flagrant violators?

"I'd like to report (_________) for Islamic prayer violations. He only prayed THREE times yesterday, and didn't even face Mecca one of those times..."

dial 1-800-MOE-HAMED now to report a violation...your anonymity is protected (we think).


Jeff Pruitt
Mon, 07/10/2006 - 6:28pm

You make it sound as if there are many people out there blaming islamofascism on the moral decay of the west - has anyone ever met any such person? Sounds like a convenient straw man to me...

Tim Zank
Mon, 07/10/2006 - 6:46pm

You know, I have always been fascinated and respectful of other cultures, but I'm having a real hard time believing these guys aren't just totally freakin' nuts. No matter how the Sheehans (and her ilk) of this world twist things around, you can't blame us for these people having no soul.

They literally have no soul, they slit the throats of children.

I can't fathom how anyones mind could work that way can you?

Jeff Pruitt
Tue, 07/11/2006 - 7:59am

It truly is amazing how strong sectarian hatred is - and it's not just iraq. The balkans, rwhanda, darfur - all have produced some of the worst atrocities ever witnessed.

In Rwhanda, people smashed babies against a wall in order to kill them so they wouldn't procreate? It wasn't just some isolated incident either. What kind of society generates/tolerates the kind of mentality required for such acts?