Originally Posted by Joe[y]
you highlighted that yourself with your hasty remarks about literal translation of the koran...
They themselves take it literally. As a devout Muslim if the Koran is just a story, or if they believe it is true. If it isn't literal...what's the point.
I agree with you to some extent. There are better ways to go about this and peace should be the first attempt to solve problems, but how many times has Israel held back from doing this? They are tired of being attacked. They've been persecuted for thousands of years and it's payback time. Justice sucks for those who do wrong, we can't help that. When bad people do bad things...innocent people die. Over time, how many would die if Israel doesn't handle this? How many people would go to a cafe for lunch and get blown up by some idiot with a bomb strapped to himself?
And what does my being American have to do with anything? I support Israel, but I do that on my own. Israel doesn't come over here and blow up our stuff, but Muslim terrorists do. That is a fact. They outright declare their own holy war on us. How are they not my enemy? It makes me mad, and it makes me sad. I forgive them for my part, and I hope they change, but it appears they aren't going to change on their own.