Today we have an interesting exercise in compare and contrast. On one hand, a bunch of fervently religious people physically attack a symbol of a country from which a citizen created a movie they find patently offensive, killing the US ambassador and other diplomatic staff. On the other, we have a bunch of fervently religious people who want to impose their will on everyone and put (keep?) the flag and God in schools and every public and national ceremony.
The protesters on the wall then raised on the flagpole a black flag with a Muslim declaration of faith, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet.” The flag, similar to the banner used by al-Qaida, is commonly used by ultraconservatives around the region.
"We as a Nation will stand up and join together and fight back to anyone who tries to remove it! If you live in the USA from another country respect our land, our Flag and our God. Please use the freedom of this great Nation and Respect the American way, by bowing your head if you do not agree with our ways."
The crowd chanted, “Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.” Some shouted, “We are all Osama,” referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden.
"Atheists are 2% of population. Muslims are 2% of population. Majority rules. History rules. Tell the 4% to look the other way if they don't want to see the flag or hear God's name."
A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, “Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.”
"The United States of America originated as a CHRISTIAN nation and a nation of FREEDOM, therefore those that want to keep GOD and our American flag at their public places and ceremonies should have the right to do so!"
All actions and behavior are justifiable if you have God on your side.
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