[BITList] mad mullah
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Tue Mar 9 15:11:04 GMT 2010
well said, hugh
seems maj.gen. boykin has a different pov!
I find it interesting to see how boykin reverted to his bible-belt roots in north carolina - after being exposed to the world in general, c/o the US army!
here are some of his mad mullah statements c/o google and co:-
a.. Speaking of Somali militia leader Osman All Otto, captured in 1993: "I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol." After this comment started drawing flak, Boykin backpedaled: "Comments to Osman Otto in Mogadishu were not referencing his worship of Allah but his worship of money and power; idolatry."
a.. Regarding the convoluted election of President George W. Bush: "Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. He's in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this." On another occasion, Boykin put it this way: "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States. He was appointed by God."
a.. In a slideshow program he presented at various church groups, Boykin showed a photo he had taken from a helicopter over Mogadishu in 1993 depicting black patches in the sky. "Whether you understand it or not, it is a demonic spirit over the city of Mogadishu. Ladies and gentlemen, that's not a fake, that's not a farce."
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An odd kind of "interview". Was it an interview, or just a platform for the general to expound his views?" I think the latter, given the messages of support from the other guy. I'm sick of right wing "christians", with and without a capital "c" at the start. As Robbo says, they're mad mullahs with a different god. Their reasoning capacity doesn't go much beyond the ability to read, hence their fixation on what they think it says in their particular 4th hand translation of the Bible. When they get into a place of influence, I start to worry. I recall the tale of the prim lady who brushed aside all talk of the original Aramaic and Hebrew. Said she, "English was OK for Jesus, so it's OK for me." Islam and Christianity, and Judaism to some extent, are travesties of the original models. The present forms are the results of reorganisations by committees, breakaways over this and that, visions of supernatural beings, and suppression by force of previous forms and beliefs. Even atheism is not immune to it. My son, who was happy enough being a kind of atheist, complains he must now define his unbeliefs in line with some orthodoxy. He wonders what he'll be next. I often wonder what the hell I am.
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