your arrogance and condescencion just blows my mind. you counteract your own words in two or three sentences:
"The reason many people have turned to terrorism is because their homes and families got bombed by big planes flown by dumb Americans."
"But the fact is that those "wackjobs" that carried out the bombings were not from a faraway land. They were British citizens."
do you see the contradiction? work it out, you'll get there someday
"ensuring that the local Muslim population does not feel alienated would do more to solve the root of the problems"
uh... no, stopping muslim fundamentalists from bombing and killing westerners might go a lot farther to fighting feelings of "alienation." fuck me with a pogo stick: muslims feel "alienated"... so they bomb us (!?)... so we must coddle them (!!??) are you for real? people like you just blow my fucking mind
you attack the ROOT of the problem. the ROOT of the problem is FUNDAMENTALISM. notice i didn't say MUSLIM fundamentalism. because it has nothing to do with islam. it's about bigotry and intolerance. it just happens to have it's ROOT from the ARAB WORLD. and you think you can solve this problem by not criticizing anyone outside your world?! (smacks forehead)
ethnocentric fools like you, you can only understand the actions of people from outside your culture in terms of what your own culture did. this patronization, condescension. when i look at an arab, i see a human being. what do you see? a cardboard cut out reflections of western actions. it simply blows my mind how shallow and ethnocentric you are. THERE IS A BIG WORLD OUT THERE. WHY DON'T YOU TRY LOOKING AT PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE WEST AS MORE THAN REFLECTION OF THE WEST YOU PREJUDICAL FUCK.
accountability, responsibility: i look at the arab world and arabs and i expect them to take care of their own. and if they don't, if their wackjobs come to our shores and attack us, then we will help moderate muslims there fight the fundamentalists HURTING THEM. and they will THANK US FOR HELPING THEM. because muslim fundamentalists hurt your average muslim a LOT more than they hurt anyone in the west
i understand that
your average moderate muslim (99% of muslims) understands that
YOU FUCKING DON'T
you GO to egypt, iraq, indonesia, pakistan... you talk to REAL MUSLIMS about the kind of people we are fighting. you listen to THEM to tell you we need to fight them. understand you blind provincial fuck?
"Here's a little thought about prioritisation; my priorities lie with my community, my state and my country."
that's obvious, your words are utterly provincial. so, having admitted what you just said, STOP COMMENTING ON WHAT YOU, BY YOUR OWN WORDS, DON'T UNDERSTAND
this is the problem before you: fundamentalism from the muslim world attacks west. this is your solution: only focus on the west, only criticize the west. this is my solution: criticize the ROOT OF THE FUCKING PROBLEM
if you have PROBLEM before you, you have to define the SYSTEM in which the problem works. you want to focus only on one CORNER of the system, and think doing so will solve a problem whose dynamics range OUTSIDE OF YOUR DEFINED AREA OF FOCUS: i repeat: "my priorities lie with my community, my state and my country"
well then friend, with your own words, you've removed your ability to solve the problem, or even comment on it effectively. your own words defeat you
does 9/11 cause christian fundamentalism? no. if you understand that, why can't you understand that about muslim fundamentalism? you honestly believe muslim fundamentalism is caused by abu ghraib? guantanamo? you HONESTLY fucking believe that? how shallow are you? a person's relationship with an ancient revered element of their culture is modulated by the whims of gw bush? WTF? so if a muslim fundie blows up the building i work in i will rethink how i feel about chrisitianity?! THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE TELLING ME IN REVERSE
you are so fucking shallow and provincial and patronizing of muslims. to you, they are not people, they are pastoral lambs to be coddled, or alternately, lightning strikes or tsunamis we cannot fight or understand. THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS. LIKE YOU AND ME. ACCOUNTABILITY. RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT EMANATES FORM THEIR SOCIETIES. A GOOD NEIGHBOR HELPS HIS NEIGHBOR PUT THE FIRE IN HIS HOUSE OUT. YOUR IDEA IS TO IGNORE THE FIRE. fuck you're so ethnocentric!!!
"The fact is CTS, that we have had the bombings in new york, bali, spain, london and have already happened. There is nothing we can do to stop them"
in my world there is. the difference between you and i is that i see the people who perpetrate these attacks are, in fact, PEOPLE, not empty reflections of western actions. there is more going on in the arab world than cardboard cut out characters fighting the usa because the cia killed che guevara or because the usa didn't sign the kyoto protocol
who are muslim fundamentalists? are they simply reflections of western crimes from the cold war era? that's what you are telling us. you are unbelievably shallow and ethnocentric
what are muslim fundamentalists in your mind? shark attacks or lightning strikes? i repeat YOUR WORDS:
"There is nothing we can do to stop them"
oh yes there is fool, oh yes there is, for the good muslims, for your good
you're just too shallow and ethnocentric and patronizing to see that
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
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