Teacher's treatment was appalling

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After watching all the news about British teacher Gillian Gibbons -- who was accused of insulting Muslims after she and her class named a teddy bear Muhammad -- I am extremely outraged.

It is appalling that Muslims in Khartoum, Sudan, called for Gibbons' execution. This is just an example of how an animal bites the hand that feeds it. The United States and England have helped feed African Muslim countries, such as Sudan, for many years.

This also is another example of how brutal radicals in the Muslim faith can be. If these were Christians, the world would be criticizing them around the clock. ...

Christianity has been persecuted for thousands of years, but Jesus taught to love those who hate. When will the world see the truth?

Traci Powers, Graniteville, S.C.

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shivas
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shivas 12/06/07 - 07:50 am
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Those poor christians

Those poor christians committing genocide in South America were just doing the work of God.

shivas
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shivas 12/06/07 - 07:51 am
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P.S., maybe you can get with

P.S., maybe you can get with Rev. Ellis and discuss this over lunch at the Country Club!

Dedicated
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Dedicated 12/06/07 - 08:26 am
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Hey shivas........bite me!

Hey shivas........bite me!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/06/07 - 09:59 am
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shivas, why do you torture

shivas, why do you torture yourself with life in this country? If you're so miserable why not take your talents somewhere where you'll be happy? People that so dislike capitalism and Christianity and have a salable ability shouldn't have to endure the endless discomfort of life in this country.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 12/06/07 - 10:01 am
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Miss Gibbons chose to live

Miss Gibbons chose to live and teach in Sudan and would have stayed if the government had let her. She didn't feel in danger or at least said she didn't.

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mgroothand 12/06/07 - 10:27 am
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Traci Powers, you should be

Traci Powers, you should be outraged as should every westerner. Sudan received and happily took almost two billion dollars (mostly US) in foreign aid from the west this year while committing genocide in their own, mostly Christian, Darfur region. After liberating Iraq from Saddam, Christians in that country are more endangered than ever before and are being murdered every day for being Christians. Thank G-d there are "only" 150 million of those fanatics in the world.....

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charlesmanson 12/06/07 - 11:30 am
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i concur traci that's why

i concur traci that's why they developed nuetron bombs to kill the people and leave all other surroundings why have none been used lately?

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/06/07 - 11:53 am
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Now, now. We can't be

Now, now. We can't be intolerant here. These radical muslims are simply acting on their truth, and we have to give them that right. Far be it from us to judge their actions as being "wrong". I mean, if they want to hijack airliners and kill thousands of innocent people or even kill one Christian over a teddy bear, then that's only their sincere act of devotion to their faith, as they interpret it. In our pluralistic culture, we must tolerate, if not celebrate, this religious diversity. Christians must wake up to the fact that their old, worn-out concepts of God are no longer relevant in the 21st century. If murdering innocent people in the name of God cannot be tolerated now, where will we be in a few years? We all must continue to evolve in our spiritual condition, and not get bent out of shape when others, even radical Islamic terrorists, simply act on their truths. Isn't that their right? All truths must be relative and equal. We have no right to impose our values or belief systems upon these non-Christian people who are simply acting out their truth. Celebrate diversity and fight intolerance. Invite a terrorist out to dinner, and open up a dialog. You'll be glad you did.

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mag5 12/06/07 - 12:27 pm
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intolerant!! That will be one

intolerant!! That will be one of the words that will be pasted all over the victory flag of those who will take over this country after Sharia law takes the place of the American Constitution.

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Queen4842 12/06/07 - 01:22 pm
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You people kill me. They are

You people kill me. They are practicing this religion in there own country. This teacher knew before she ever traveled there that she must abide by their laws. You Christian Americans seem to think the entire world should beat to your drum. Amazes me that most of you invaded my Native American country to escape religious persecution. Now you will sit here safe on your soil and dictate how the rest of the world will live. Get over yourselves and take care of the misery in your own country before continuously sticking your fat noses in others business.

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 12/06/07 - 01:41 pm
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911 was simply Muslims

911 was simply Muslims "practicing this religion in there (sic) own country?"
If I understand correctly, Gibbons was there on humanitarian purposes and her "crime" was allowing a child to name a teddy bear. Real capital offense there, wasn't it? It would serve the rest of the world right if the US did decided to totally ignore everyone else. Cut off all humanitarian aid, disaster relief, educational and developmental programs, and just let the rest of the world do its thing. THAT would be the easy (and selfish) thing to do. Sometimes I agree with you that the US needs to simply do that, but then the outcry over US indifference would be just as great. Either way, the US loses. Better to lose public favor by helping people than lose favor by ignoring them. By the way, I've never invaded another country to escape religious persecution. I'm a native American, just as you are. We'd all be better off living in the present than being caught up in what happened 300-400 years ago.

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cantgetright 12/06/07 - 02:03 pm
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All of you who practice

All of you who practice tolerance of radical islam will regret the lack of tolernace when sharia law is at your door

jack
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jack 12/06/07 - 04:00 pm
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Which "Christians" are you

Which "Christians" are you referring to Shivas? If the Spanish and thier Priests, I have to agree, but how many hundred years in past was that? HOw many hungry mouths do YOU feed?

jack
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jack 12/06/07 - 04:02 pm
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BTW, shivas, class envy is

BTW, shivas, class envy is typical of all DIMocRATS like you and your ilk. I don't live in either West Lake or am a member of the Country Blub, but don't begrudge those who hav been successful enough to do either or both. I bet if Lowell Greenbum turned a sharp corner, you'd have a broken neck.

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Tall1 12/06/07 - 11:42 pm
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Encouraging diversity

Encouraging diversity encourages divisiveness. We need unity. We are all Americans. Merry Christmas

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