The next time someone accuses the U.S. of insensitivity toward Moslems or worse for launching a military operation in Ramadan; the next time that the world protests the "atrocity" of Israeli forces returning fire after enemy militias fire at them from a mosque, please remember this story. Taliban gunmen burst into a mosque in Kandahar yesterday and murdered the Deputy Mayor of that southern Afghan city in the midst of his evening prayers. The truth is that both U.S. and NATO armed forces and the Israeli Defense Forces show more regard for the sanctity of Islamic holy places and objects than do the Islamist terrorists and militias, and infinitely more regard than Islam has historically and to this day shown for the holy places and objects of other religions, including Christianity and Judaism.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." --ArchilochusWhat Do We Mean by "Hedgehog," Anyway?
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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
--John Adams, 'Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,' December 1770.
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