So I have been contradicted by a United States Politician. Shame on me. Everyone knows that United States politicians are at the pinacle of honesty, right up there next to God and the angels.Original Post Deleted
And what do you make of all the speeches Bush made saying that we do not blame the muslim religion or those that practice that religion?
Dear God, My name is ahmed. I am a muslim living in (Iraq, Afghan.. viet nam etc). Western agents have overthown my government, and installed a cruel dictator that buys weapons from them. They give him "foreign aid" to help me and my family, but the dictator puts it all in his bank account in switzerland. My father stood against the dictator and demanded the return of the elected president. My father has disappeared, as have my uncles. We are hungry. I had to quit school and rummage for food. The people rose against the dictator, so he strafed, bombed and gassed them with the weapons from the western country.
I have no options left in life but to join the militant organization and participate in terrorism. At least they will feed me. I will have to kill people, and I will be killed for doing that. I must violate my beliefs and the laws of my religion by killing people I don't even know. Please forgive me and let me into heaven. God is great. Praise Allah. Please understand that I do this in your name to help my people. God is great, praise allah. Death to the ............whatever....
And I agree that Christian holy wars have killed many more people than terrorism, but if you want to stretch the definition of terrorism to include dinosaur fights, allow me to include my definition.
*******terrorism is acts of war directed at civilians/non combattants*************
What is bombing Bagdad while Saddam and lieutenants are safely tucked away in 3 meter thick
bunkers, while women and children huddle in small houses?
What is helicopter gun ship strafing Viet Nam villages? What is carpet bombing the Viet Nam countryside?
What is dropping experimental munitions (napalm) on a Brittany France village, while the few remaining German soldiers have already laid down their weapons awaiting capture by the allied advance?