Islam vs. Fundamentalist Islam
They are NOT one and the same.
One bears about as much resemblance to the other as true christianity does to the teachings of that wacko nut who had the Ryan (or David?) Sheppard website.
The truth of the matter is that the vast majority of muslims are NOT fundamentalists, and do not subscribe to that creed. As usual, its the vocal few who manage to bully, cow and fear-monger their way into power that cause the trouble and hatred.
This is not war,but something terribly akin to it, and woe unto those who hide this coward. I'm betting its the Taliban, and if it is, I think its time to remove that particular pimple from the face of the earth (and also get our missionaries back).
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"True pacifism is the finest form of manliness. But if a man comes up to you and cuts your hand off, you don't just offer him the other one. Not if you want to go on playing the piano, you don't." -Sam Peckinpah
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -Robert Heinlein