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Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« on: December 04, 2006, 09:48:00 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-12-01-muslim-lawmaker_x.htm

If he wants to swear to the Quran, he should have that right.  Fucking morons in this country drive me nuts with their double standards. 

Normally I despise MediaMatters, but the video clip with this article is shocking.  I'm surprised that Beck made such a stupid comment on TV.   
http://mediamatters.org/items/200611150004
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 09:53:46 PM »
people who took an oath on the Christian Bible

Mark Foley
Richard Nixon
among countless others who lied, cheated, stole, etc. But the Bible makes it OK?
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 09:56:28 PM »
"What idiots.  With Americans like these, it's no wonder that our liberties are on the verge of disappearing."
-Neal Boortz on Ellison Debacle

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 10:20:41 AM »
I can't wait to see our first atheist president, what will he/she swear on, the laws of thermodynamics?

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 12:25:27 PM »
I doubt an atheist will ever be president, middle America(as in the mid-west red states) will never allow it.  Thomas Frank brings up some very good points in his book "Whats the Matter with Kansas?"  He points out how the mid-west states choose to vote values and committ economic suicide as a result of voting for Christian values. 
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 04:00:13 PM »
I doubt an atheist will ever be president, middle America(as in the mid-west red states) will never allow it.

sad but true :-D

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 04:27:44 PM »
very sad to me.  It really kills me how the land of free speech/belief (for the most part) is so stubborn in its beliefs (the majority of Americans really are brainwashed zombies). 
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006, 04:35:14 PM »

I always say we live in a funky culture.

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006, 04:37:02 PM »
I like that. 

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006, 03:08:30 AM »
by the way, congresspeople aren't sworn in on any book.
any time you've seen somebody with hand on book, it's merely a ceremonial gesture.

which just makes the whole 'uproar' even more absurd.

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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2006, 09:22:32 AM »
durka durka?   :-o
 

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did they make Lieberman swear in with his hand over the "Bible" as well?  i'd think he would have objected to that, because even I, as a non religious Jew, would have had a problem with that...
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006, 09:24:08 AM »
I think they did require Liberman to swear on the bible.
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2006, 09:29:23 AM »
I think they did require Liberman to swear on the bible.

that's pretty insulting if you ask me...  and i hate organized religion!
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2006, 12:11:51 PM »
I suspect Lieberman held his hand over an Old Testament.

the surprising thing here (and personally concerning and embarrasing to me) is apparantly the guy who is making a stink over this is not from the religious right but Jewish. One would hope that a member of a "minority" ( as I am) would be more sensitive to other minorities.
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Re: Soon to be Muslim Congressman Under Fire
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2006, 01:41:44 PM »
Yea, it's distubring that in a country founded on the basic principles of freedom of religion would reject someone with a different faith. But then again, it's just some right-wing zealot bashing a respected Muslim. I find it strange that it was even worthy of news print.