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Is Representative King Bearing False Witness?

That's exactly what Rabbi to Rabbi Marc Schneier of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding says he's doing.

” Bearing false witness against America’s Muslims" by asserting “that Muslims as a broad group are not deeply devoted to America’s safety and the peaceful interaction of its entire citizenry.”

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adnilm

Asked by adnilm at 7:03 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I agree. To judge an entire religion like that is ridiculous. That would be like saying Christians as a group really don't care about non-Christians. SOME Christians believe anybody who doesn't believe the same thing they do is going to hell/evil/non-patriotic/whatever, but not ALL of them do...
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:10 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • How did h assert that?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:12 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • That is just as much an opinion of a statement as this discussion is. So, it is ok to accuse this man of breaking on of the Ten Commandments? Hmmmmm, I find that very compelling.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:16 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Oh, see, you are reading those progressive rags again.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:17 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • That is just as much an opinion of a statement as this discussion is. So, it is ok to accuse this man of breaking on of the Ten Commandments? Hmmmmm, I find that very compelling.


    >>>>>> I'd hazard a guess that God doesn't see it that way. King is vilifying and demonizing an entire community in a McCarthy era manner.  He is using no experts or acadmeics in his attack against the religion.  He is a mad man

    adnilm

    Comment by adnilm (original poster) at 7:19 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Oh, see, you are reading those progressive rags again.
    >>>>>
    Oh, I see that you are still the harpy fish No substance, just vile spewing
    adnilm

    Comment by adnilm (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • SOME Christians believe anybody who doesn't believe the same thing they do is going to hell/evil/non-patriotic/whatever, but not ALL of them do...


    Some Muslims believe that all non-believers must be killed, but not all of them do. There are wackos in all groups, but the muslims who have gone to that extreme are killing people. That is the big difference. If the mainstream Muslim just trying to go about having a life would band together and police their own religion, the jihadist would disappear back into the shadows.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Is your source the Nation? Am I reading the same thing you are?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:24 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • King is vilifying and demonizing an entire community in a McCarthy era manner.


    Didn't take long for that Alinsky tactic to rear its ugly head. [Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.] Sen. King is trying to find out why our own citizens turn to jihad against the US. He isn't vilifying a whole religion. Arguing this hearing using the "McCarthy" comparison doesn't hold water.


     I'd hazard a guess that God doesn't see it that way.


    I didn't, and wouldn't, dare say how God sees things. I said the Rabbi accused Sen. King of breaking a Commandment.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:26 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Zuhdi Jasser, a doctor from Arizona testified that the Muslim community had focused too much on victimization rather than discouraging radical members. He said the Muslim community had allowed some individuals, such as Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, to become radicalized
    “Pathology creeps up over time and just like alcoholism, there are enablers, and the enablers in our community are what is making the problem get worse,” Jasser said.

    Melvin Bledsoe, whose son, Carlos Bledsoe, converted to Islam at the age of 19, testified that his son became radicalized by Muslims before moving to Yemen. When he returned to the United States, Carlos Bledsoe shot two U.S. Army privates outside a recruiting center, killing one. He is now in prison.

    Melvin Bledsoe testified that the same could happen to other U.S. youth if radical Islam continues unchecked.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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