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Not all Muslims are evil.  I acknowledge this, I understand this, and I believe this.  My counterpoint is that the "silent majority" of Muslims who want to live and let live need to stand up and take back their faith.  By loudly and proudly denouncing the actions of extremists at every opportunity that is given.  By making it clear that extremists and their ideologies are not welcome.  A genuine Muslim hero died in Kenya the other day.  Farah Salah a Muslim was aboard a bus that came under attack from Al-Shabab.  Gun men demanded that passengers separate based upon their faith (so that Christians could be executed) Mr. Salah refused to leave the Christians and stood between the terrorists and their intended victims.  For his courageous actions he was shot.  He left behind a wife and children.  He is an example and role model to others who want to reclaim their faith and their nations.


Why does a candidates faith matter?  Great question, one I end up answering far too often when I debate discuss politics with friends, family, and co-workers.  In this clip Marco Rubio does a far superior job explaining it than I ever can do.  I guess this is why he is running for president and I am writing an open thread article for Red State twice a week.  In the clip an atheist attempts to blind side Marco at a town hall event, but he unknowingly just set the ball nice and high so Rubio could spike it into the sand.  Now compare and contrast this to the GOP front runner (who by the way received the endorsement of Duck Commander Willie Robertson).  The Donald, blames his speech writer for him not knowing how to pronounce "2 Corinthians".  Some may say that his ignorance is more the fault of the fact that he is a fraud... a wolf in sheep's clothing who does not even respect the sheep enough to think they will see right through him.


Merica loves Guns.  Plain and simple.  Americans also fear the liberal agenda to take them away and in response are buying them up at blistering speeds.  3,300,000 background checks in December alone! Some of the other stats in this article are extremely alarming though.  Such as there are only 70 people who are processing the applications that are flagged by the computer system... 70.  All of whom have been told that there will be no leave time because of the demand.  Maybe just maybe we do not want over worked, over tired processors deciding if someone with a potentially shady past gets a gun.  Or more importantly citizens who happen to have a name similar to a convicted felon are having their second amendment rights potentially taken away because we do not have the manpower to clear their request in a timely fashion.


FBI smut peddlers,  This story is rough, and really makes me hate humanity.

The Justice Department recently acknowledged in court filings that the FBI was running the website known as “Playpen” from Feb. 20 to March 4, 2015. During that time frame, the site averaged more than 215,000 users and housed more than 23,000 images and videos, more than 9,000 of which users could download directly from the FBI.

Now the rough part is "playpen" is a child pornography site.  In the two weeks that the FBI took over that site as part of a sting operation 215,000 users accessed that site!  My mind can not even fathom this.

The FBI was able to track 100,000 registered users during the time of the operation on the “dark web,” court filings showed, and agents were able to find “true” computer addresses for 1,300 people, adding that the government has charged 137 individuals with a crime.

What the what! You tracked 100,000 users, found accurate IP addresses for 1,300 and only charged 137 with a crime.  Now I am happy that 137 sick pieces of trash are going to get theirs, what about the rest of them?  For two weeks you let 9,000 users download pictures of "toddlers and pre-pubescent girls" (quote from the article).  Just plain sad, I pray that whatever kept the agents from apprehending the rest of these monsters will be lifted and justice can be served.


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