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Hate is not a Christian or Muslim Value

 

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‘This Does Not Represent Us’: Moving Photos of Pro-American Rallies in Libya – Politics – The Atlantic Wire

Why is this so hard for us to believe? Not all Americans are fundamentalists, and not all Middle Easterners or Muslims are fundamentalists.

Just like not all Americans are like the people who made the weird anti-Islam movie that is sparking protests in Muslim nations, not all people in Libya are like the ones who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens. Some of the people of Benghazi, where Stevens was killed, held a demonstration against terrorism and to show sympathy for the U.S. Libya Alhurra TV, an Internet TV channel founded at the start of the Arab Spring in 2011, posted Facebook photos of a rally there showing support for America and sympathy for Stevens. Here are some of those pictures: via ‘This Does Not Represent Us’: Moving Photos of Pro-American Rallies in Libya – Politics – The Atlantic Wire.

When You Learn They’re Not Ready | TPM Editors Blog

“Politics is hardball. Everything is, in some sense, fair. But campaigns are also a prism into the judgment and steadiness under pressure of a person who would be president. This was amateur hour for the opposition campaign last night, reminiscent of John McCain’s rash call four years ago to cancel the presidential debates and the campaign itself to deal with the unfolding economic crisis. There was nothing ignoble or dishonorable about McCain’s suggestion. It just showed a certain rashness that was widely viewed as unpresidential.

Romney’s moment was quite different — rash and shameful. Not worthy of a president. Crass, undignified and troubling on many levels.” via When You Learn They’re Not Ready | TPM Editors Blog.

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