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Now I have to offend Muslims, ladies and gentlemen, just to show how fair I am, and I’m going to work at it. For a while I was poking pretty regular fun at Christians, and they would write to me and say, “Why don’t you ridicule Jews? Are you afraid of being called anti-Semitic? Why don’t you attack Muslims? Afraid of them too?” As for Jews, to some extent it was true. I was leery ...

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April 8, 2012
1:31 p.m.

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zelasko optimizes trolls who believe fantasy and will post their delusions regardless of the content of the article or commentary.

There's plenty of reasons to criticize the Obama administration. That they are fakirs who will help behead non-believers is not on any list that deserves to be considered by thinking people.

How about instead we offer a reasoned, thoughtful response to Carl's commentary?

April 8, 2012
4:46 p.m.

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The last paragraph says it all. Credit to Strock for honesty

April 9, 2012
7:53 a.m.

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So as I have said multiple times to you Strock, you are afraid to disparage Islam like you do Christianity. That would make you like the playground bully, you pick on those that will not fight back. You disgust me, you coward.

April 9, 2012
8:22 a.m.

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Wow Carl! The intensity! The insults! The mockery! Labeling the Quran a "sparkling jewel." What a hypocrite--even my parrot has the good sense to assiduously avoid your column at the bottom of his cage.

April 9, 2012
11:11 a.m.

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Carl - I applaud you for how you handled this. You went about as far as someone in your situation can reasonably go, and the last two paragraphs explain why.

April 10, 2012
9:29 a.m.

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Interesting, now I suppose if Jews and Christians were to act like the Muslims how much criticism would be sent their way? It seems like we're giving in. I thought that society was not supposed to give in or negotiate with elements like this. A lot of the artists or media are really spineless. They will exhibit Christ or Mary in excrement but will dare not offend the Muslims with even a cartoon figure.