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From a fellow ranter

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel

“BEIRUT, Lebanon – The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.” – Yahoo News

Oh, No!! There they go again, dukin it out for no good reason. Why don’t political leaders learn from us–the people. Do you see people blowing up their neighbors house because they need one cup of sugar to make a cake, but they don’t want to buy it from the store[an example of America stealing oil from Iraq]. We’re all neighbors in a giant neighborhood called Earth. If everyone would just leave everyone alone, we wouldn’t have these silly problems. Do you see animals launching missiles into ones territory and then the other? I sure don’t. So, what’s the deal? Are we less civilized than animals?

“Israel ordered its military, embassies and Jewish institutions overseas to go on alert earlier in the day, fearing revenge attacks for the car bomb that killed Mughniyeh Tuesday night in Damascus. The former Hezbollah security chief was one of world’s most wanted fugitives, accused of masterminding attacks that killed hundreds of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s.” – Yahoo News

“While Hezbollah supporters bid farewell to Mughniyeh, tens of thousands of their pro-Western political opponents filled a downtown Beirut square to mark former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri‘s 2005 assassination. The opposing gatherings reflected Lebanon’s divided soul and fearing clashes, authorities deployed thousands of troops. But by evening, there were no reports of violence.” – Yahoo News

“In a fiery, videotaped eulogy broadcast on a giant screen to tens of thousands attending the south Beirut funeral, Nasrallah said Israel had taken the fight outside the “natural battlefield” of Israel and Lebanon.

“You have crossed the borders,” he said. “With this murder, its timing, location and method — Zionists, if you want this kind of open war, let the whole world listen: Let this war be open.” – Yahoo News

I would like to clear up some things about “terrorists”. Let’s start with the definition of “Terror” and “Terrorism”, shall we?

Terrorism: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion – Merriam-Webster dictionary

Terror: 1: a state of intense fear
2 a: one that inspires fear : scourge b: a frightening aspect <the terrors of invasion> c: a cause of anxiety : worry d: an appalling person or thing; especially : brat
3: reign of terror
4: violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands <insurrection and revolutionary terror>

I have a question for everyone. Do you see the words “Islam”, “Muslim” or “Islamic” in any of those definitions? I sure don’t. So, why does everyone tremble in fear when some one says, “Muslim” or “Islam”? Why does everyone associate Terrorism with Islam? Anyone can be a terrorist. A robber is a terrorist, a thief, a murderer, an arsonist, a gang member, all of these people can or are terrorists. When the Nazi’s tried to take over the world, they brought terror upon us–that makes them terrorists. When the Americans started the first and second Gulf War, they brought terror upon the people of Iraq–That makes us terrorists. When we launched a Nuke on Japan even after they surrendered at the last minute, the Americans brought terror upon the people of Japan–that makes us terrorists. Their is one thing to remember, terror doesn’t last, but memory does. Your only terrified for a minute, but we remember it for the rest of our lives. If you rob a bank and robbing a bank is against the law, does it make you a law follower? I vote NO. If you do every thing opposite of the Christian religion, are you Christian? I vote NO. If you kill innocent people and the Religion of Islam says not to, are you a Muslim? I vote NO.

So, the question remains, why do we associate Islam with terrorism? The media. If the media says that Muslims are terrorist, do you believe them? Why? because they said so? How hard is it to do some research by yourself from a reliable source like, encyclopedia’s or the library? Never judge a book by its cover. The media is the cover, giving us the headlines of news outside of the States. So, why not open the book and read? Go beyond the cover and educate your self. We can only learn so much. Let’s get the definition of the word “Jihad” that seems to be popular among the Muslims-are-terrorist groups of people.

Jihad: 1: a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also : a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline2: a crusade for a principle or belief – Merriam-Webster dictionary

Do you see the words, “Bomb”, “Blow Your Self Up”, “Kill Innocent people”, or “Suicide Bomber” in the definition? I sure don’t. Let me tell you what Jihad means, If Jews and Christians came into all of the middle eastern Islamic countries and said, “You guys have to become Christian or Jewish or we will kill you”. As a Muslim it is your duty to fight back, not blow your self up, how is that benefiting anything. If you blow your self up your only killing your own people. It doesn’t make sense. The point that I am trying to make is that you can’t just take one side, the media, you must explore, go beyond the cover as I said earlier. I understand that this topic is very debatable and I really don’t like talking about it, but I thought what the heck I might as well just let everyone know what I think. Now, to clear everything up. I’m not saying that Americans are terrorists or Jews and Christians are taking over the world. I just simply want everyone to read up on different religions because you really learn something and come out with great respect for these other religions of this great world we like to call, Earth. This gigantic neighborhood we call, Earth.


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