'The elephant in the room': Maher blasts liberals as 'too PC to condemn' Islam

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    First, I wonder if someone can explain what that last statement by Maher meant?

    Second, this debate truly points up the ignorant and limited agenda of the liberal/socialist/Marxist crowd. Thurstan tried to claim Christianity is also violent, but Maher quickly pointed out the last organized violence perpetrated in the name of Christianity was seven centuries ago. Maher also pointed out that "something like 80 or 90 percent" of Muslims in Egypt think death is an appropriate penalty for an adherent leaving Islam. Maher wondered if it wouldn't be a bigger story if it was was found 84% of Brazilians thought death was appropriate for someone leaving Catholicism.

    Huffington came back with the predictable reaction that 'it is dangerous" when people try to say all Muslims are terrorists, which no one on the panel said. Maher then stated it is more dangerous when liberals don't stand up for what the supposedly believe in.
     
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    So, in other words liberals and conservatives use the same debate tactics while complaining about the other side using them. :tonofbricks:
     
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    'Boko Haram' goes a whole lot deeper than just religion. Nigeria needs to address corruption, inequality, and abject poverty within a country rich with natural resources and which has the largest economy on the continent.
     
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    Despite the oil-wealth of the country, most Nigerians live on less than $2 per day. This endemic poverty is enforced by the state at the behest of transnational oil. “The Nigerian state is a shell, and Shell [the Anglo-Dutch transnational corporation] is the Nigerian state,” notes oil scholar Kayode Soremekun. In response to efforts by the Ijaws, Itsekiris, and Ondos to address social and environmental problems resulting from the production of oil, the Nigerian state has “responded by imposing a reign of terror” and “soldiers ravaged villages, raped women, and randomly killed men, women, and children in a sadistic manner. The infamous hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni compatriots by the Abacha regime in November 1995 marked the height of the repression,” writes Wale Adabanwi. Muslim sects also fell victim to this government repression, particularly the Maitatsine sect.

    In 2012, the “Shell of a state,” under the rule President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, removed fuel subsidies (ironically, despite its oil wealth, Nigeria imports most of its gasoline). The tripling of the price in fuel resulted in nationwide protests and widespread unrest.

    “What has been buried from international accounts of the unrest is the explicit role the US-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF) played in the situation. With suspicious timing IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was in Nigeria days before the abrupt subsidy decision of President Jonathan,” writes F. William Engdahl. The “IMF and Washington have forced one of the poorest economies in Africa to impose a huge tax on its citizens on the implausible argument it will help eliminate corruption in the state petroleum sector. The IMF knows well that the elimination of subsidies will do nothing about corruption in high places.”

    http://www.infowars.com/boko-haram-the-imf-and-globalist-designs-on-nigeria/
     
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    Poncho, if you want to talk about Boko Haram, start your own thread. This isn't about Nigeria or the terrorist group.
     

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