Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Where Muslim fundamentalists have taken over, there is no balancing act. The option given Christians is convert, leave, or die.
    Hopefully there won’t be people at the border ordering them to turn back and go home because they didn’t fill the paperwork first.
    It would be nice to think that the USA held the high ground on the issue of religious freedom within national borders, but there is ample footage of Americans protesting the construction of mosques and audio of Americans criticizing the Muslim faith. At least we aren’t killing the American Muslims and/or driving them away in order to take their possessions as IS/DA is doing. But we could do better, as could they.

  2. pda726

    pda726 said, about 2 years ago

    7 years and you still find a way to blame anyone but Obama. Forget the fact that he just traded the top 5 terrorists for a terrorist sympathizer, then by not giving aid to Iraq, is helping that country be overrun by ISIS. They now have uranium. He gave tanks and jets to the Muslim Brotherhood, He gives aid to Hamas, Now Obama thinks it is a good time to disarm law abiding Americans and open up the border? What, do you think that the threat from terrorists will go away if we tell them we are sorry?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It would be nice to think that the USA held the high ground on the issue of religious freedom within national borders, but there is ample footage of Americans protesting the construction of mosques and audio of Americans criticizing the Muslim faith.”

    Relative to Muslim governments and Shiite and Sunni personnel I think we do hold the high ground. Whereas we have civilian demonstrations against the location of mosques we (as yet) do not have Baptists or Presbyterians blowing up mosques or each others churches as the Shiites and Sunnis do. Our government does not condone these activities. We provide security for mosques when demonstrations do occur. In the event an explosive device were found or detonated at a mosque we would have multiple alphabet law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and the capture of the perpetrators.

    Good to see you again C.


  4. HopefulAmerican

    HopefulAmerican said, about 2 years ago

    @Klondike….every person murdered by any Islamist Terror group deserves our grief and our determination to do something to support those who fight against Jihadists in any country, IMO.
    I am Christian, and specifically a Christian Zionist as Romans 9-11 chapters teaches us that is God’s ID for New Testament believers in Messiah Jesus.
    I printed out 3 articles from the website url above, today.
    Facts are from the US Dept. of State and the CIA Factbook, an annual report on the nations of the world.
    The Top Ten nations today persecuting Christians and Jews are all Islamic. In 2013 an average of 180 Christians were killed each month for their faith. Elsewhere I saw but did not print out the number of Christians killed by Islamics in power todate and it was in the Millions. The Jews can inform anyone asking what happened to them in all the countries where they had lived since Rome destroyed Jerusalem, when Islamics gained power. Execution or confiscation of property and leave with the clothes on your back was the rule.
    I have seen news that groups like ISIS, the radical Sunni terror organization, also move into towns and ask each person what faith they are, and the Shiites are killed. Now that is proof that Islam is not the “religion of peace”….IMO.
    How can any Free Nation government official choose to help terrorists such as Hamas? (as Obama and Kerry are doing, siding with Hamas supporters Turkey …..a leader just called Israel “Hitler”…..and Qatar, against Israel defending its survival. Many Sunni governments are supporting Israel’s defense operation protective edge!

  5. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Muslim’s in America enjoy the protection of our law. Yet, no major American Muslim group has ever denounced the Radical Muslim violence. There have been no “million man” marches, not even a few hundred strollers. I’ve no respect for the so called moderate Muslims in the US. It is their religion being smeared by the terrorists yet the moderates sit on their hands with shut mouths. The Muslims in the US get the respect they earn and that is very little.

  6. l84lnup

    l84lnup said, about 2 years ago

    as usual truth escapes you, bush had the war in hand and was defeating the terrorists. the big o has run away and let them flourish

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago


    Where were the Million Catholic Marches during the Troubles? Obviously since all of this nation’s Catholics didn’t rise up and denounce the violence in Northern Ireland, they were implicitly in favor of it and deserve our scorn.
    Do you see now how ridiculous your “logic” is?

  8. wbr

    wbr said, about 2 years ago

    note to truist the statement " but but buuush " is banned as of 11/05 /2014

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago


    Equally good to see you, M5.
    I noted in my comment what you expanded upon in your reply, and thank you for that. What I failed to note was the degree to which ANY negative act/statement re: Muslims in the US is treated like a ‘war crime’ in Muslim social media. If a US atheist burns a bible to protest religion in gov’t, most people just shake their heads and go on with their business. If a Quran get’s burned, a mob attacks an embassy. I enjoy my encounters with my Muslim neighbors; yet those I meet for the first time, have eyes full of suspicion and concern. Too many of them have been treated badly in stores, parks, and theatres and their first instinct is to make no eye contact and hope no one confronts them. Once the conversation begins, it is delightful to see their eyes light up at a chance to talk religion and social philosophy with someone able to carry on a dialectic exchange.
    We do have the high ground, but it’s not as high as a Respectful troll like myself would like to see it, and it’s not hard for folks to get some mud on their shoes.
    Thank you for the excellent reply M5. I appreciate you.
    @ dzw 3030 The leaders of numerous state and national Muslim organizations have denounced the violence been visited on all sides. Jew on Palestinian and Palestinian on Jew; Sunni on Shiite and Shiite on Sunni; The US on Muslims and Muslims on US citizens; as well as Chechnyan Muslims on Russians and Russians on Chechnyan Muslims.
    I have seen them on CSpan, heard them on NPR, and once in a rare while, one of the other more partisan media outlets. I think what you want, like the meda outlets, is for the Muslim groups to chastise and condemn radical Muslims WITHOUT addressing the issues and problems that are radicalizing these groups.
    If one is unaware of how the world power of Europe divided the middle east and North Africa into borders white Christian Caucasians wanted for their chosen leaders to rule, it is harder to accept why these tribal, and one time migratory peoples, are so hard to rule. If you don’t know about the Dulles brothers and their actions during the Eisenhower administration, you might find it difficult to understand why Iran hates us so much, and why Guatemala is such a failed state from which children flee.
    I disagree that Muslims get the respect they deserve; however, I feel that very few people get the respect they deserve. Just read comments in these pages and one can see those who are determining the amount of respect that should be given and to whom.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    I like the King of Jordan, Joadtom.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “,,,it is delightful to see their eyes light up at a chance to talk religion and social philosophy with someone able to carry on a dialectic exchange.”

    Many years ago in reading some history I read of a city in Spain (Cordoba?) where the major religions of Abraham were discussed in peace with the intent that each person would not only learn of another’s beliefs but use those discussions to better understand their own beliefs. It is my hope that one day we can again achieve that kind of outlook. Even though anger and frustration may initially result in a point of contention, reflection and thoughtful consideration of the points discussed would hopefully develop into better mutual understanding.

    Of course, this is one of my idealistic dreams that my pragmatic self doubts will occur. Some dreams are just not meant to be.


  12. HopefulAmerican

    HopefulAmerican said, about 2 years ago

    I hate liars, but so does God who says so many times in the Bible.
    I hate murderers, and so does God. Jesus raised hating a neighbor without cause to the sin of murder. All believers have a just and serious cause to hate mass murderers.
    Muslims are not “fighting to protect themselves” from our criticisms! They refuse to admit that they have murdered, after killing “infidels” (that is truly “hate”) and they refuse to admit that even their own “honor killings” of family women is murder and sin.
    You want me, one Christian, to love guilty killers of innocents?
    You want me, one Christian, to forgive all the millions of murders committed by Islamists? Do not hold your breath.
    My love for Muslims is shown by my supporting ministries giving them the Bible Gospel to believe and trust God’s Son who came to live 33 years as a man, sinless, and pay for all mankind’s sins on the Roman cross, die and rise from the dead to defeat sin and death and Satan and offer believers forgiveness and eternal life with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever on an eternal earth and in the New Jerusalem.
    that includes KM, you are invited. But Love of God requires hate for Satan and for sin.

  13. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 2 years ago

    it would seem that your history book starts in 2001. try looking a little farther back.

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Troubles were a civil war. The Muslim terrorists are international. The Terrorists have butchered innocents in Europe, Africa, the Middle east, Indonesia and here in the US. They have vowed to destroy America and establish Sharia Law to replace Democracy. You’re wrong, there is no valid comparison between “The Troubles” and Muslim Terrorists.

  15. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 2 years ago

    Never heard of ISIS till barry soetoro pulled most of the US troops out.
    I bet there are still some doing duty in Iraq. Prolly US Marines at the Embassy…………
    But, I hope they clear out the Embassy.
    But, that would change the MO of the pro/lib/commie/Nazi/deafeatocrat.
    Yep lovin that hope and change.

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