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The Terrorists have Won

A fire at the construction site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (in a town near Nashville TN) has been ruled as arson. Gasoline was poured on several pieces of construction equipment and ignited.

So let me get this straight. Someone who considers themselves to be a real American was upset about terrorism, so they set a church building site on fire?

We have met the terrorists, and they is us.

Locals have been holding protests over the construction of the Islamic center, claiming that the site will be turned into a terrorist training ground for Muslim militants bent on overthrowing the U.S. government. Seriously.

At a prayer vigil against the center, one person told a local TV station, “No mosque in Murfreesboro. I don’t want it. I don’t want them here. Go start their own country overseas somewhere. This is a Christian country. It was based on Christianity.”



  1. Dan wrote:

    We lost the war on terror on day one. One ass in Des Moines raised the price of gas by $2 and by 4:00PM everyone in the state was lined up at stations. The deal was sealed with two wars and the Patriot Act.
    Again, Jon Stewart has it covered. Murfreesboro portion starts at 4:45 but the whole thing is worth the watch.

    Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  2. BTN wrote:

    Ok I get it, we don’t want Muslims here because they declared war on Christianity and will commit terrorist acts in the US, so we will pre-emptively commit terrorist acts instead. Imagine if this way of thinking was extended to leaders of nuke-equiped countries.

    It’s kind scary that the unrest called by the lost jobs and poor economy is merging with the “War on Terror.” If we don’t get a cap on this, things could get pretty bad…

    Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  3. Falkelord wrote:

    Yeah IK, didn’t you read the constitution? It says “freedom of religion (as long as it’s christian)”

    Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Permalink
  4. Jim Kahnweiler wrote:

    “This is a Christian country. It was based on Christianity.” Least we forget, the men who wrote the Constitution believed in religious freedom and especially freedom of government from religion. Read their correspondence and pamphlets and even the causal observer will note men deeply suspicious, distrustful and disparaging of all religious doctrine. They were NOT Christians.

    Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    My question is why would Alwaleed bin Talal want to foment trouble against the Mosque?

    I had an insight into it last night. Osama bin Laden destroyed the twin towers so that our country would rise up in anger (like a swarm of bees) and retaliate. We obliged.

    I think the same premise is working here. Alwaleed bin Talal is fomenting trouble through Fox News. The Christians are up in arms. I.E. the arson at the site in Tennessee with now round the clock protection. The Christians fell right into Alwaleed bin Talal’s trap. There are a lot of young Muslims in this country who are going to rise up to protect their religion. Bombings, etc. After all the Christians struck the first blow? Right? Of course, neither side realize it was Alwaleed bin Talal who struck the first blow.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  6. We lost the war long before 9/11.

    Remember Oklahoma City, brought to you by a US born and bred terrorist.

    So long as anyone can believe that violence can work to change beliefs, we will have terrorists–even though it’s impossible to put a bullet into an idea.

    The only way to stop terrorism is to have everyone see, over generations, that violence can not change beliefs, but that words can.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    Unfortunately, terrorism does work, but only because we — the targets of terrorism — allow it to work. The only way to stop terrorism is to treat it like any other serious crime, and not go ape-shit bat-crazy like we did after 9/11.

    You say “So long as anyone can believe that violence can work to change beliefs, we will have terrorists”. I agree. The 9/11 terrorists succeeded in changing beliefs beyond their wildest dreams. They induced us to blindly give up some of our most fundamental cherished beliefs. And not just beliefs: They also goaded us into spending trillions of dollars on the most stupid wars, got us to resort to cowardly torture and lies, and to wreck our own economy. They also served to change Muslim beliefs, turning much of the Islamic world against the US and radicalizing it.

    Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink