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More Americans need to express outrage over Guantanamo Americans appropriately come together in compassion and righteous indignation when they learn of the mistreatment of a dog that is continuously displayed on the news loop. Meanwhile, many are choosing to ignore the violation of human rights and evidence of torture at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, or they justify it with the claim that it helps keep us safe. While the prison has achieved its purpose ...


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wmarincic
June 10, 2013
9:41 a.m.

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Frank Wicks, How many are moving into your home with you're family? These are KNOWN terrorists, they are not some guys that got caught smoking weed, they either killed, attempted to kill or planned to kill Americans. Maybe you forgot the most recent Boston attack by these nice people. Do yourself a favor and Google "Christians stoned in Michigan 2012", those are your nice peaceful tolerant people.

gazettereader
June 10, 2013
2:09 p.m.

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Unlike some ignorant misconceptions, those in Guantanamo are NOT known terrorists. They are people who have been accused, in many cases falsely, but then imprisoned indefinitely without a trial. And oh, this is what I found when I googled the supposed "Christian stoning" http://www.freep.com/article/20120616/NE... It was a group of crazy Westboro type Christians following muslim families around at a festival yelling at them, brandishing a pig head in their faces, and throwing stuff at them. Then when some of the families started to return fire in self-defense by throwing things back, the christians claimed they were being "stoned" by muslims. Really?

wmarincic
June 10, 2013
2:39 p.m.

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gazettereader, did you watch the 23 minute video? I did, the church group threw nothing at the people there and in fact they were just awarded $103,000 settlement due to the actions of you're innocent muslims. Please give me one PROVEN instance of a falsely accused person in Gitmo? More than 86 of them have been OKed to leave but their own country refuses them entry? Why? Let me know when the U.S. Govt. accepts your application to host some of those innocent people.

ChuckD
June 10, 2013
8:25 p.m.

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Here's what the Wayne Co. Sheriff's department said responding to accusations the protestors wee not protected adequately:

"The Wayne County Sheriff's Department saw it differently, placing blame on the protesters for inciting the altercation."

"'While Sheriff Napoleon respects everyone’s right to freedom of speech, it’s unfortunate that some have chosen to exploit and taint what was to be a peaceful, community event,' the department said."

http://dearborn.patch.com/groups/police-...

I did watch the video(s) because I wasn't aware of this. Those who pervert the first amendment the US Constitution to prevent others exercising their religious freedom are bullies and cowards.

So who are you siding with wmarincic? The police or the christian crazies? Tough call, I suppose. Who do you suppose Jesus would side with?

wmarincic
June 10, 2013
9:41 p.m.

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I'm with the Christians on this, the police handled it wrong. The Constitution is the law of the land, If I want to go to a Muslim event and hand out religious tracts then that is my right. The police were wrong, I can see where they are coming from here though. Michigan is fast becoming the Muslim capital of the U.S. the police have to walk a thin line but this is still America and the police paid for their lack of action. BTW the undersheriff is a Muslim. Also, I don't consider them crazies, I consider them Christians willing to die for Christ, more noble than crazy and I think that also answered you're question about who Jesus would side with.

gazettereader
June 10, 2013
10:06 p.m.

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So if they're Christians willing to die for christ, they're "noble". If they're muslims willing to die for Allah, they're terrorists. Got it. Glad to see hypocrisy is alive and well.

ChuckD
June 10, 2013
11:26 p.m.

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"Hand out religious tracts"?!?!
And a pig's head on a pole too? How about the outright insults on the posters? You're dishonest by omission, wmarincic.
Noble Christians indeed!

wmarincic
June 11, 2013
7:28 a.m.

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I don't remember hearing about Christians killing anyone who did not believe in Jesus. How many Christian suicide bombers are there, how many flew planes into buildings, left bombs at marathons, set bombs to explode in times square, tried and succeeded to blow up planes? gazettereader and chuckd, whatever....

gazettereader
June 11, 2013
3:33 p.m.

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wmarincic already forgot about the crusades. Where christians killed millions of muslims for not believing in jesus. Far far more than christians killed by muslims.

ChuckD
June 11, 2013
4:29 p.m.

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Or the Puritans of Massachusetts? Or the anti-abortion terrorists? Not anti-Muslim but 'death to non-believers' none the less. I'm not going to play Whack-a-Mole over this, each side has its socio/psychopaths. Westboro church and their supporters (wmarincic?) are just the latest Christian variety. The Golden Rule, remember that?

wmarincic
June 11, 2013
5:36 p.m.

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We are talking about today, the Crusades were 800 years ago and the Muslims are still doing now what they were doing then, so obviously someone has not evolved. As far as Westboro Baptist Church, I did not know they murdered non believers. I belong to an organization to honor veterans and have gone to many funerals of soldiers, this organization came about because of the WBC. As much as I dislike the actions of WBC they are protected by the 1st amendment and have a right to their opinions. As much as I dislike them and what they stand for does not give me the right to stone them, even if they are standing on the flag and wishing death on military members, and every Christian Church I know has called the WBC an abomination that is a cult NOT a church, so again you have little knowledge of what you speak about.

gazettereader
June 11, 2013
5:45 p.m.

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So wmarincic, if you think what happened 800 years ago is no longer relevant, that means you agree that the area that is now Israel properly belongs to the Palestines? You can't have it both ways, ya know.

wmarincic
June 11, 2013
9:14 p.m.

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I know that the Jews were there long before the Arabs and there is no such thing as Palastine. History of the Term Palestine

Where did the term Palestine originate from? How did the world and the church get into the habit of calling the land of Israel “Palestine”? One of the guides we use in our tours to Israel is Zvi Rivai, an Israeli Messianic believer, who has done considerable research on this subject. Zvi informs us that before 135 A.D., the Romans used the terms Judea and Galilee to refer to the Land of Israel. When Titus destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D., the Roman government struck a coin with the phrase “Judea Capta,” meaning Judea has been captured. The term Palestine was never used in the early Roman designations.

It was not until the Romans crushed the second Jewish revolt against Rome in 135 A.D. under Bar Kochba that Emperor Hadrian applied the term Palestine to the Land of Israel. Hadrian, like many dictators since his time realized the propaganda power of terms and symbols. He replaced the shrines of the Jewish Temple and the Sepulchre of Christ in Jerusalem with temples to pagan deities. He changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitalina, and changed the name of Israel and Judea to Palestine. Hadrian’s selection of Palestine was purposeful, not accidental. He took the name of the ancient enemies of Israel, the Philistines, Latinized it to Palestine, and applied it to the Land of Israel. He hoped to erase the name Israel from all memory. Thus, the term Palestine as applied to the Land of Israel was invented by the inveterate enemy of the Bible and the Jewish people, Emperor Hadrian.

It is interesting to note that the original Philistines were not Middle Eastern at all. They were European peoples from the Adriatic sea next to Greece. It may have pleased Hadrian to utilize this Hellenistic term for the Jewish land. In any case, the original “Palestinians” had nothing to do, whatsoever, with any Arabs.

ChuckD
June 11, 2013
10:56 p.m.

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wmarincic, if you're going to cut 'n paste entire paragraphs from others work on the internet, you should attribute that to them. A simple Google search proves you're plagiarizing.

Sheesh.

wmarincic
June 12, 2013
5:40 a.m.

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It was obvious that it was cut and paste. Liberals!!!!!

gazettereader
June 12, 2013
5:48 a.m.

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Like it's obvious you didn't know what you were talking about. Instead you choose to plagiarize someone else's work and try to show it off as your own work with no mention of the original author, even going as far as starting off the post with "I know" as if it was knowledge you had. Downright shameful and disrespectful.

wmarincic
June 12, 2013
12:07 p.m.

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I actually thought I posted the header from the site and didn't realize until it got sent. I ALWAYS show my sources, why not go back and check. Just like a typical lib, when you are losing an argument you change the subject and attack. Right out of the Obama playbook. Have a nice day, you two really aren't worth my time.

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