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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 3 years ago

    While there were few if any successful suicide attacks anywhere in the world from the end of World War II until 1980,[1] between 1981 and September 2015, a total of 4,814 suicide attacks occurred in over 40 countries,[2] killing over 45,000 people. During this time the global rate of such attacks grew from an average of three a year in the 1980s, to about one a month in the 1990s, to almost one a week from 2001 to 2003,[3] to approximately one a day from 2003 to 2015.[2] Suicide attacks tend to be more deadly and destructive than other terror attacks[4] because they give their perpetrators the ability to conceal weapons, make last-minute adjustments, and because they dispense with the need for remote or delayed detonation, escape plans or rescue teams.[4] They constituted only 4% of all terrorist attacks around the world over one period (between 1981 and 2006), but caused 32% of all terrorism-related deaths (14,599). Ninety per cent of those attacks occurred in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.[5] Overall, as of mid-2015 about three-quarters of all suicide attacks occurred in just three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.[6]

    Suicide attacks have been described as a weapon of psychological warfare[7] to instill fear in the target population,[8] a strategy to eliminate or at least drastically diminish areas where the public feels safe, and the "fabric of trust that holds societies together".[4]

    The motivation of suicide attackers varies. Kamikaze acted under military orders and were motivated by obedience and nationalism. Before 2003, most attacks targeted forces occupying the attackers' homeland, according to analyst Robert Pape.[9] Anthropologist Scott Atran states that since 2004 the overwhelming majority of bombers have been motivated by the ideology of Islamist martyrdom.[10]

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      or
      is it because their lives are joyless (perhaps even guilt-ridden) anyway? Maybe the precepts of Islam itself makes for unhappiness. They are willing to die.

      Added:
      The Prophet of Islam himself said,

      "Who among you will give me his pledge to do three things," he then recited the verse 6:151 and continued, "Whoever fulfills (this pledge), then his reward will be with God, but whoever fell into shortcomings and God punishes him for it in this life, then that will be his recompense. Whoever God delays (his reckoning) until the Hereafter, then his matter is with God. If He wills, He will punish him, and if He wills, He will forgive him.''

      "Forth Commandment: Come not near to "shameful" sins whether committed openly or secretly
      This commandment deals with sexual conduct to protect the family structure.

      What are "shameful" sins? Islam teaches that they are adultery, fornication, incest, and homosexuality."

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    "And contradictions, in fact, are the foundation that ISIS is built on.
    The so-called Islamic State chooses its targets and tailors its terror to reach specific audiences. To do this, it tries, as communist revolutionaries once did, to “exacerbate the contradictions” among its rivals: build on suspicions, inflame resentments, inspire violence and repression that engenders more violence and rebellion.

    In a global war of attrition, which is what we’re looking at, the key to defeating ISIS—aside from killing its operatives—is to resist absolutely and unequivocally its strategy using terror to divide and demoralize.

    But that’s no easy feat. There are just so many contradictions in Arab and Western society, and ISIS understands them better, it seems, than many Arab and Western leaders do. Its “masterminds of misleading ideas” employ what the French call la polique du pire, a policy that provokes a society to turn on itself, aiming eventually to make the masses ungovernable, and daily life unbearable."
    From:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 … dness.html

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    " Fifth Commandment: Kill not anyone whom God has forbidden
    Islam views the human body as a structure built by God that no one has the right to destroy.  Human life is respected and protected as one’s body belongs to God.  Allah, the Exalted, states:

    "On account of (his deed), We decreed to the Children of Israel that if anyone kills a person - unless in retribution for murder or spreading corruption in the land - it is as if he kills all mankind, while if any saves a life it is as if he saves the lives of all mankind." (5:32)

    Islamic law protects the lives of:

    1.     a Muslim

    2.     a non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim country

    3.     non-Muslims who have peace treaties with Muslim countries

    4.     any non-Muslim who has taken temporary residence in a Muslim country.

    At the same time, taking life is not always an evil deed.  Shedding of human blood by another is strictly prohibited unless it is *legislated by God* such as the killing of a murderer, (capital punishment) etc."

    http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/5 … -in-quran/

    1. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 3 years agoin reply to this



      Like poetry?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Well, apparently, Non-Muslims who live in (other) lands where there is no peace treaty are not protected from death according to Islamic law!

        Do we (the US) not have a peace treaty with Muslims?

        Is this the ticket?????


        Maybe Trump should have a big presentation for the whole world to see:

                                A PEACE TREATY with the MUSLIMS!

        (And If we do already have one, we should present it AGAIN! )

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          "President John Adams,  … signed the Treaty of Tripoli, his outreach to Muslims," "Quote, 'The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.' That was ratified by the United States Senate without debate unanimously in 1797."

          A second treaty, the Treaty of Peace and Amity signed on July 4, 1805, superseded the 1796 treaty. The 1805 treaty did not contain the phrase "not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."

          So never mind the peace treaty. We would probably have to become Muslim for it to be honored.
          Bah.

  4. profile image56
    Neverfailians mcposted 3 years ago

    Muslims aren't ALL the ones who are spreading terrorism. It's just people who r deciding to destroy important things and to wreak havoc on everyone's day. We can blame el quida and isis for it because they are terrorist groups.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "It's just people who r deciding to destroy important things and to wreak havoc on everyone's day."

      Think so????

      Then why the ban and the vetting? How about all the attacks?
      So you think Trump is overreacting? and every one else on his side?

      http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix-blog

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has opened a new training camp in the South. The new camp highlights Yemen’s value to al Qaeda in waging its global terror campaign.

    The camp is based in the Al Jaza area in the district of Mudiyah in the southern province of Abyan. The camp is said to house more than 400 local and foreign fighters. Yemenis, Saudis, and Somalis make up the vast majority of the fighters.

    The camp was established with the approval of the central government, according to a report in Saru Hamyir, an Arabic-language Yemeni news website. The existence of the camp was confirmed by US military and intelligence officials familiar with the region.
    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/ … _new_t.php

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Yesterday (Feb. 9, 2017), the jihadi known as Abu Jaber released his first speech as the leader of the newly formed Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (HTS), or “Assembly for the Liberation of Syria.” he became the “general commander” of HTS. He says that HTS was formed “to safeguard the gains of the revolution and the land that was liberated” with the blood of thousands of “martyrs.”

    He emphasizes that HTS “is an independent entity and not an extension of previous organizations or factions.” Instead, he claims, “it is a merger where all factions and titles were dissolved and disintegrated.” With these lines, Abu Jaber undoubtedly intends to distance HTS from the legacy of al Qaeda’s official arm, which he and others now argue no longer exits.

    The creation of HTS “ushers in a new stage in the life of the blessed revolution” and seeks to unite the various insurgent groups under the banner of “one entity,” with a “unified leadership” that “will guide the political and military work of the Syrian revolution toward achieving its goal.” Their chief mission, Abu Jaber stresses, is to topple Bashar al Assad’s regime. And HTS will be begin its “military work” against the regime in short order. This “war of liberation” will “achieve great victories,” he promises.

    Abu Jaber rallies his “brothers” in HTS, saying they are at “the forefront of the Syrian jihad” and stories of their “heroism and victories” have motivated the people. They have handed Assad’s regime defeats, “humiliated” Hezbollah, and faced down the Russians, Abu Jaber says. He calls on other factions to join HTS and also warns all Sunnis in Syria of the dire circumstances they would face should the war be lost. In that event, he claims, the Shiites (“rejectionists”) will “enslave the region.”
    HTS was not established over night. It is the product of a long-running debate within the jihadi community over the best course for surviving and achieving victory in Syria."

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/ … rgency.php

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    WASHINGTON — One American commando was killed and three others were wounded in a fierce firefight early Sunday with Qaeda militants in central Yemen, the military said on Sunday. It was the first counterterrorism operation authorized by President Trump since he took office, and the commando was the first United States service member to die in the yearslong shadow war against Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate.

    "Members of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 carried out the surprise dawn attack, and the military said that about 14 Qaeda fighters were killed during a nearly hourlong battle. A Qaeda leader — a brother-in-law of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric and top Qaeda leader in Yemen, who died in a drone strike in 2011 — was believed to have been killed.

    After initially denying that there were any civilian casualties, American officials said they were assessing reports that women and children had died in the attack.

    The military’s Joint Special Operations Command had been planning the mission for months, according to three senior American officials. Obama administration aides had deliberated extensively over the proposed operation, weighing the value of any information that might be recovered against the risk to the Special Operations forces plunging into hostile territory. But administration officials ultimately opted to hand the decision on the mission to their successors."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/worl … .html?_r=0

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    "Citing American officials, The New York Times had reported on Tuesday that Yemeni authorities, angry about the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first counterterrorism operation authorized by President Trump, had withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/worl … ck&con

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      From your link:

      "WASHINGTON — Yemen’s government said on Wednesday that it had requested a “reassessment” of an American commando raid last month that killed several women and children and closer coordination on future operations, but said that it had not suspended future raids by United States Special Operations forces."

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    The president knows more than he's letting on, I am presuming.  Those three judges need to get their heads out of the sand.

    We might already be at war, which Trump has merely inherited.
    And he probably didn't even know what he was getting into as a nominee.
    If he stays and helps us, we are more than lucky. With Clinton in, we would have been sitting ducks.

    THE WAY I SEE IT

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    "Neither the White House nor the Yemenis have publicly announced the suspension. Pentagon spokesmen declined to comment, but other military and civilian officials confirmed that Yemen’s reaction had been strong.

    It was unclear if Yemen’s decision to halt the ground attacks was also influenced by Mr. Trump’s inclusion of the country on his list of nations from which he wants to temporarily suspend all immigration, an executive order that is now being challenged in the federal courts.

    According to American civilian and military officials, the Yemeni ban on operations does not extend to military drone attacks, and does not affect the handful of American military advisers who are providing intelligence support to the Yemenis and forces from the United Arab Emirates."

  11. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    You are right wilderness.
    As The Washington Post reports today, The New York Times story is incorrect... Yemen’s top diplomat said the country has called for a “reassessment” of a Jan. 28 raid that left multiple civilians and a U.S. service member dead, but Yemen did not issue an outright ban on future American-led missions, a report said Wednesday.

    The statement by Yemen’s foreign minister, Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi, according to the Associated Press, followed a report in the New York Times that Yemen had revoked permissions for the United States to continue ground counterterrorism operations in the country, a base for one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliates.

    Mekhlafi told the AP that “Yemen continues to cooperate with the United States and continues to abide by all the agreements.”

    He added, however, that the Yemeni government “is involved in talks with the U.S. administration on the latest raid.”

    “It’s not true what’s being said,” said a senior Yemeni official in Aden, referring to the reports of a Yemeni ban on U.S. commando operations. The official spoke by phone from Aden where the internationally recognized government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is based.

    “We and the international community are working side-by-side to fight terrorism,” he said.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-0 … operations

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Special forces and special operations forces are military or police units trained to conduct special operations. NATO defines special operations as "military activities conducted by specially designated, organized, trained, and equipped forces, manned with selected personnel, using unconventional tactics, techniques, and modes of employment".

      Special forces emerged in the early 20th century, with a significant growth in the field during the Second World War, when "every major army involved in the fighting" created formations devoted to special operations behind enemy lines."

      Special forces may perform the following functions, depending on the country:
      airborne operations,
      counter-insurgency,
      "counter-terrorism",
      foreign internal defense,
      covert ops,
      direct action,
      hostage rescue,
      high-value targets/manhunting,
      intelligence operations,
      mobility operations,
      unconventional warfare.

      The term special forces in the United States refers to the U.S. Army's forces.
      The term special operations forces (SOF) refers to all units.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_forces

  12. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing near the offices of the Afghan Supreme Court in central Kabul during the evening rush hour on Tuesday killed more than a dozen people and wounded many more, officials said.

    Witnesses said a suicide bomber walked up to the entrance of the court as workers were leaving and set off his explosives. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the Taliban said that the group was looking into whether the bomber was one of its fighters. The group in the past has claimed responsibility for many court-related assaults, including on provincial courtrooms and buses carrying court employees.

    Wahidullah Mayar, the senior public relations adviser to the Ministry of Public Health, said 20 people were killed, including three women and one child, and 41 others were wounded. Police officials put the casualties at 13 dead and 25 wounded as of Tuesday night. Mohammad Reza, 63, who lives nearby, said the blast was powerful enough to shatter his windows.“I saw several bodies on ground; most of them were dead and some were wounded,” he said. “About a dozen ambulances came to transfer the victims to hospital.”

    President Ashraf Ghani, who was visiting the remote province of Nuristan, where more than 50 people died in recent avalanches, condemned the attack as another terrorist act by “the enemies of Afghanistan.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/worl … ?ref=world

  13. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    That distinction, no combat boots on the ground, is extremely important and part of what makes the phrase so useless these days. When used generally, the phrase has become a shorthand for combat operations, engagements where the U.S. soldiers are actively shooting at people who are definitely shooting back.
    But in actuality, the U.S. has “boots on the ground” currently all around the world, carrying out a multitude of missions.
    Aside from the Special Forces operations that are deployed globally, and the sheer number of countries where the U.S. is present in Africa alone, there are the lesser known missions like the one in Egypt, helping patrol the Sinai.

    https://thinkprogress.org/why-everyone- … .60p466ao7

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    I no longer understand what this thread is about, but this article seems relevant

    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1052441/saudi-arabia#

    The CIA awards a Saudi Prince with an award for fighting terror. Hard to believe, but arabnews.com is not an Arab version of the The Onion. lol

  15. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Totally relevant!
    “The Kingdom has been keen to combat terrorism based on its conviction that terrorism has no identity and no religion, and from its belief that the terrorists are committing these acts stemming from their deviant ideologies and evil thought. All negative religious, political and social ideologies that use religion as a tool throughout human history, do not reflect the absolute truth about religion,” the crown prince said.
    He stressed that Saudi Arabia will spare no efforts in fighting terrorism, adding that the Kingdom has succeeded in thwarting several terror plots including some targeting other friendly countries.
    “Combating terrorism requires a joint international effort at all levels; financially, intellectually, militarily and through the media. This should be coordinated and conducted in accordance with the UN’s covenants and laws including particularly the principle of sovereign equality,” he said.
    Commenting on Saudi-US ties, the crown prince described them as “strong and historic,” adding that the two sides will not allow anything or anyone to come between them or cause damage to those ties."
    smile smile smile

    1. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 3 years agoin reply to this
  16. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    small excerpt From the article,
    Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

    Critics see Saudi Arabia’s export of a rigid strain "One American former official who has begun to speak out is Ms. Pandith, the State Department’s first special representative to Muslim communities worldwide. From 2009 to 2014, she visited Muslims in 80 countries and concluded that Saudi influence was pernicious and universal. “In each place I visited, the Wahhabi influence was an insidious presence,” she wrote in The New York Times last year.”She said the United States (yikes ?!) should “disrupt the training of extremist imams,” “reject free Saudi textbooks and translations that are filled with hate,” and “prevent the Saudis from demolishing local Muslim religious and cultural sites that are evidence of the diversity of Islam.”

    https://nyti.ms/2bC0ln5

    1. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It seems sectarianism may be more likely of reason than fighting terrorism.

      1. PhoenixV profile image63
        PhoenixVposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wahhabism

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          True! (Sunni)
          How can the US do these things? (target the way they indoctrinate the youth/people)

          1. Disrupt the training of extremist imams.
          2. Reject free Saudi textbooks and translations that are filled with hate.
          3. Prevent the Saudis from demolishing local Muslim religious and cultural sites that are evidence of the diversity of Islam.

  17. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    This whole middle-east thing is mind boggling. I did not sign up for this! One day we will not need their stupid oil. Wake me up when its over.

  18. profile image55
    Dicknerposted 3 years ago

    I think Terrorism is not only issue of the muslim.Terrorists dnt have any relegions Miss kathryn L Hill You should know realites

  19. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Maybe I did not understand the implication of the word "accountable."
    I meant we should expect Muslims (religious?) leaders to help the situation as far as solving the problem of Extreme Islam. It was a naive assumption. I now know Muslim people are having a hard enough time over in the Middle East without holding them "accountablea' for dealing with Terrorism. The problem is deep and terrible. More terrible than we can possibly know.

    We take our freedoms and our very decent way of life for granted.  We won't know what we have had or what we we still have until its gone. Very Sad for the kids. Hopefully Strong America will get up and do something. It won't happen soon, but in the future.
    Meanwhile look what Obama is doing. If this doesn't wake up Strong America, Nothing will.

    Organizing for Action

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama- … residency/

  20. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Only better government will help in the Middle East. Democratic Republics with freedom of speech/communication and religion. Human rights need to be finally given to the people for the sake of their prosperity, happiness and joy of life. I know people who have lived in Iran where they had no freedom of speech. They could say nothing against the government or….? I never got that far in the conversation. The last person I talked to the other day looked away sadly as she was telling me how it was when she lived in Iran.
    She said, "Yes, you should screen the people coming in very carefully. There are people who know more than I do about the government and their policies. Talk to them."

    That's what we need to do: talk to people on the inside. Its too bad Muslim people who live in these countries cannot join us here.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this
  21. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Socialism and democracy are at odds with one another. Preserve our democratic republic ...

                          O R   E L S E !

    (or Else what? Look at the Middle East, Venezula, Africa ...)

  22. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Racism is made up. It is satanic delusion. Who indulges in it? Those who imagine it.
    Hint: Trump doesn't.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image81
      Misfit Chickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Right, Trump doesn't... another T-fan delusion, LoL! It is what most of the protests are about: the fear-based warmongering racism he has unleashed like a broken dam.

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      1. Ken Burgess profile image91
        Ken Burgessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You can't seem to articulate a comprehensible position without throwing a handful of pics up there that slanders any viewpoint in opposition to your own.

        Do you think that makes people more likely to read your posts, and consider their merit, or less likely to pay them any notice at all?

    2. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Racism is made up

      Good thing your blond like Trump. Trump being blond blue eyes and tall , he is a 10. He claims he the best looking President ever and know words probably  better than than JFK and Clinton in their prime 40s. His wife is a 10 and everyone that works for him has got to be an 8 to 10. He has not a racist bone in his bone in body. Mexican are criminals  and we can assume some are good people. Trump admires black who are prize boxers who get punches in the  10000s times, and black who  war like football. All good old American pass time including  lying.

      Nobody nonwhite votes for Trump because  they all love Trump. A world record lawsuits because all these people were dishonest bad people to Trump. Trumps casinos,  alcohol,  tobacco millionaires  hotels and China made products  were all healthy  and socially  sound products. Art of the deal book is second to the Bible best ever written  book, because he reads some of it. Trump dose not cheat on women it's all their fault. Miss Universe pageant  is the ONLY money he has made on women, after all he is crown Mr. UNIVERSE.

  23. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Prove Trump is a liar. Prove he is a racist. He does not hate blacks or any race. He wants all of us to do well. He hates laziness and illegal entry into the country.

    He is a positive thinker and knows we all can be positive thinkers and do-ers. He wants to bring back the opportunity for all we once had. Thats what will make us great again. Opportunity for ALL.
    Opportunities for Americans/Citizens FIRST.

    1. Live to Learn profile image79
      Live to Learnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Donald Trump has told quite a few falsehoods since he began his bid for the presidency. Anyone who says otherwise is simply not being honest.

      As to being a racist. His comments on are neighbors to the south appear to fit the definition. I don't guess it could be sad he is racist toward muslims since that is a religion not a race.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        specify a falsehood, uh... I mean a LIE.

        1. Live to Learn profile image79
          Live to Learnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          To what end? If you are seriously arguing that he hasn't lied then you honestly don't care to accept facts.  Don't get me wrong. All politicians lie. I doubt any would get elected in a national campaign if they didn't.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
            Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            can't find one? just one will do. one specific lie you know of.

            1. Live to Learn profile image79
              Live to Learnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              There are so many but the one about thousands of Muslims dancing in the street outside of his building when the Trade Center fell comes to mind.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
                Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                analogy:
                "a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification " D
                You can't take him literally all the time. He likes quick explanations, actions and solutions.
                This, you could fault him for.

                1. Live to Learn profile image79
                  Live to Learnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  For goodness sake, Kathryn. It was a lie. An outright lie. Rationalize it all you want but it doesn't negate the fact that it was a lie.

                2. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  He likes gross exaggerations, intending to convince listener that a falsehood is actually true.  It's called a lie.

    2. Misfit Chick profile image81
      Misfit Chickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Gosh, you must have missed the images I just posted above. I was trying to make things easier for you, so you wouldn't have to go out and actually do a search about it. Perhaps you should try that.

      And really, stop playing dumb - that isn't going to work in this case. You ALL KNOW DAMN WELL that we've been complaining about his racist & misogynistic rants since BEFORE he was elected; and you DAMN WELL KNOW the reasons why. We shouldn't have to keep digging up evidence for you to prove anything. Pay attention & process what you see & hear - stop denying it all.

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      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It IS fishy why Obama (half white) is doing better than Trump and I am not racist. The fishyness is in his possible Muslim (Brotherhood) connection.
        https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal … president/
        http://www1.cbn.com/globallane-39

        "Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy, it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change."

        Organizing for Action
        http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama- … residency/
        OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”

        Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013."

  24. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Politicians generally do not (or should not) become politicians for the money. They care (should care) about preserving freedom and prosperity for all. Not Obama. Not freedom/prosperity for ALL ...
    at all.

  25. Nenyenjoku profile image60
    Nenyenjokuposted 3 years ago

    Terrorism isn't solely dependent on religion..Terrorism can also be found one some Christians. These people act on whatever they've been told from the onset and somehow, it S also an extension of animosity towards their enemies.. If these so called "bad guys" can learn to love their fellow humans and accept them the way they are, then this world will be a wonderful place to live in.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, obviously, many have been brainwashed by the VERY false indoctrinations and GIGANTIC misinterpretations of their religion. The terrorists indicate how far down bad religion can take them : to the pits of Hell. sorta weird since religions' original intent was to bring us to the heights of heaven!

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yes, told from the onset
        where exactly is this ONSET?

      Maybe we need to learn more about The Science of Human Belief.
      What causes us to believe Anything?

      https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti … ing-brain/

  26. Nenyenjoku profile image60
    Nenyenjokuposted 3 years ago

    Correction pls:among some Christians

  27. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    The fact that people/humans are capable of becoming conditioned to falsehoods through misinterpretations of their religion must be acknowledged.

      I would say the Muslims AND Christians have to realize and reveal where TRUE happiness come from.

    Hints:  It is not from causing one to live in fear and guilt.
                It is not from killing in the name of Allah.
                It is not by teaching false ways to find God
               It is not by forcing people to believe in God
               It is not by forcing anyone to do anything.

  28. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Can we change human nature and make it less vulnerable to conditioning?
    Can we counter the influence of bad religion?
    Can we get rid of the bad religion?

 
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