“We must execute not only the guilty,” Lenin’s commissar of justice, Nikolai Krylenko, said. “Execution of the innocent will impress the masses even more.”
Remnick, David. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. P. 506. New York: Random House, 1993.
In light of today’s heinous attack in Paris, it may do (and with Putin’s neo-feudal and piratical Russian oligarchy in mind) to think back on the “red” part of the “red-green alliance” and its contribution to the manner of terrorism witnessed today.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395882/folly-fundamentalism-kevin-d-williamson – 1/7/2015. (“Reform Jewish Extremism”? I want in! I want to hear what ten million people singing Kumbaya in tune together sounds like). 😉 Back on the serious note, no pun intended:
When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found itself the subject of an unkind Broadway lampoon, The Book of Mormon, its leaders did not bomb the theater or even try to force the show to be shut down as “hate speech.” Instead, they decided — in a brilliant stroke — to offer theatergoers copies of their scripture through an advertisement in the show’s playbill: “You’ve seen the play, now read the book.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30710545 – 1/7/2015.
There are numerous calls to violent jihad in the Quran. But the Quran is hardly alone. In too much of Islam, jihad is a thoroughly modern concept. The 20th-century jihad “bible,” and an animating work for many Islamist groups today, is “The Quranic Concept of War,” a book written in the mid-1970s by Pakistani Gen. S.K. Malik. He argues that because God, Allah, himself authored every word of the Quran, the rules of war contained in the Quran are of a higher caliber than the rules developed by mere mortals.
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