Originally Posted by Pawnmower
1) you did not address what I said.....please tell me the other fundamentalist groups which you claim are very similar to Jihadis. I would honestly like to know, unless of course you're full of shit.
OK. I'll take the easy one right off the top. Fundamentalist Christians in this country use the same rabble rousing technique that this buffoon did. They liken themselves to soldiers, they use combat analogies. They even...gasp!...raise money for terrorist activity in other countries. Nope, not full of shit. Just not a Christian apologist either.
2) Again, it is a paraphrase....and again, you didnt address my point. If you don't think I am paraphrasing him correctly, PLEASE tell me what you think he means here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...M1jeMz8#t=233s <--click and listen for 30 seconds
Specifically when he says , [they may call you terrorists......so make it worth it.....give them a run for their money, make this TITLE worth it]
What does that mean other than exactly what I said? I mean I am open to an honest discussion of possible interpretations
I did listen to the whole video. Including that part. Like I said, you mushed together a few different points in his speech. I don't blame you. He's throwing out a lot of concepts to pander to his audience, and he's using a preacher's trick of speaking in a way that lets you hear what you want to hear. Notice that (in the middle of his rabble rousing) he said something like, "Be a good Muslim. Be a Muslim who spreads peace when peace is to be received. And be a Muslim who fights back when there is an attack..." Then he lists a bunch of things that, if attacked, a good Muslim would "defend." He didn't say, "Be a terrorist." He didn't say, "Go commit terrorism." He's basically telling his flock not to be afraid of upsetting people by openly practicing their faith.