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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mathematics anyone?


As I write this it appears that the Norway terrorist attacks are the work of one, possibly two, killer(s).

And it is being trumpeted wide and far that this killer is a right wing fundamentalist Nazi Christian who hates Muslims.

Perhaps. Also perhaps he is a nutcase like the IRS attacker and the killer who attacked Rep Gifford.

Of course they will be ignored, or perhaps the lie that they are "right wingers" will be trotted out again and again in a thousand Leftie genres for the education of those of us who are not paying attention.

We get this whenever a non-Muslim attacks and whenever a Muslim attacks. Always the same.... "But....but.....just look at all of those "Christian attacks!"

I have a great deal of trouble accepting that the Oklahoma killers or the Norway killers or the IRS killer were practicing Christians.

I also have a tendency to bring this up.

Given that the US Christian population is around 300 million and the Muslim population is around 1.5 million, what weighting should we give to the population size disparity?? 300:1? 280:1?

I mean if all factors besides population number are the same, shouldn't the number of attacks be the same?

And don't forget the known planned/attempted unsuccessful attacks stopped by our security forces.

So if the number of attacks by radical Muslims since 1991 are around 20, shouldn't there be a million or so attacks by Christians???

And could you show me the international organization that is sponsoring/teaching/preaching that Christians attack us, and other Christians of different denominations??

Of course no such organization exists. Islamic organizations do.

And I return to what I wrote earlier. ......if all factors besides population number are the same, shouldn't the number of attacks be the same?

There is a difference. There is a driver and Osama bin Ladin explained it during his interview with Peter Arnett, then employed by CNN:

REPORTER: Mr. Bin Ladin, will the end of the United States' presence in Saudi Arabia, their withdrawal, will that end your call for jihad against the United States and against the US ?

BIN LADIN: The cause of the reaction must be sought and the act that has triggered this reaction must be eliminated. The reaction came as a result of the US aggressive policy towards the entire Muslim world and not just towards the Arabian peninsula. So if the cause that has called for this act comes to an end, this act, in turn, will come to an end. So, the driving-away jihad against the US does not stop with its withdrawal from the Arabian peninsula, but rather it must desist from aggressive intervention against Muslims in the whole world.

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In case anyone is geography challenged, the US and western Europe is part of "the whole world." We exist. Therefore we are attacked.


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