>From: Samantha Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>At the least, we better hope it is NOT about Islam. If it is
>then and if it is public spoken of and fault on that basis then
>we have opened the gates of hell.
It is most certainly not about Islam.
>I would prefer not to be exploited at all. And I would prefer
>that world powers keep their hands off of my own country in any
>case. I would especially prefer they not undermine its
>government (if legitimately elected at least) and not bomb its
>territory any time they believe it might be in their interest to
>do so without due process.
This is easy to achieve.
Simply don't give sanctuary to terrorists who commit acts of war
against foreign governments.
There is no due process to acts of war, even the bleeding hearts at
the U.N. recognize this.
>It is always ok to criticize. It is not OK to conflate the
>actions of some extremist elements with the entire religion and
>all of its practictioners. The latter is prejudice and sloppy
>(and very dangerous) thinking.
I don't see any reputable person doing any such thing.
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
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