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March 13th, 2011

Sight Gag: “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been … a Muslim?”

Posted by Lucaites in sight gags

Credit: John Sherffius

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  1. Anonymous said,

    on March 14th, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Count the victims of communist attacks on America. And now count the victims of islamic attacks. Moron

  2. Lucaites said,

    on March 14th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Moron: I’m not sure I get your point. Are you saying that because one renegade Muslim group attacked the U.S. that we should endorse a witch hunt against all believers in Islam?

  3. Hariman said,

    on March 14th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Anonymous: If you are so smart, why not use your own name?
    But, OK, let’s look at the numbers. Deaths from Islamic extremist terrorist groups: 2977, all by one organization. Deaths by other Islamic organizations: zero. And which of these are being investigated by Kings’ committee?
    After the Oklahoma City bombing, did you call for investigation of American conservatives? After assassinations and bombings by the Army of God and other Christian terrorist groups, did you call for investigation of the YMCA? If not, could you please explain the higher logic in your position? Just keep it simple enough so that a moron could get it.

  4. eh said,

    on March 18th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    What does using one’s own name have to do with intelligence?

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