I believe President Obama opposes using the phrases, radical Islam or Islamic terrorist just as it was wrong to refer to the Ku Klu Klan as a radical Christianity or Christian terrorism, even though the Klan was rooted in church (Bellingham included). The hate-filled people of the world use religion as tool to get people to do things that they would otherwise not do, i.e., seize control of power and wealth by violent means. President Obama, just as President Bush did in his State of the Union address after 9/11, told America that we must not allow our country to equate the Islam religion with terrorism. If the Arab nations want to call it radical Islam, that’s fine with me, but I don’t think America should copy the bad behavior of the Arabs. Or the French, for that matter. If I published hate-filled comics of African Americans or any other group, I might fear a lawsuit or a beating. I like being tolerant of the feelings of religious believers. They have a place in the sun like everyone else. Remember, America is great and feared by evil everywhere, for good reason,we do not tolerate violence and hate.
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