A Mountain of Trouble

And now, deep thoughts by Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad...

Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?

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The message of the (Islamic) Revolution is global, and is not restricted to a specific place or time. It is a human message, and it will move forward.

Have no doubt... Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.

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Hiro Protagonist got up and

Hiro Protagonist got up and said, "Thank you."
The dumb racist asked, "For what?"
"For announcing your intentions..."

Neal Stephenson, "Snow Crash"

Their wish fantasies are

Their wish fantasies are irrelevant. What do they have the power and motivation to actually perform? Not very much.
The warmongers seize on any rant by a Muslim as 'proof' that we need to exterminate every uppity Muslim on the planet. I contend that a mere rant by a Muslim politician, has the same value as a campaign promise in the USA - absolutely nothing!

US politicians, however,

US politicians, however, rarely openly advocate conquering the world. :end:

"Liberals complain we are

"Liberals complain we are fighting the war for oil. Well, so what? We need oil!" - Ann Coulter

"People ask if I still think we should conquer the muslim world and convert them all to Christianity. I reply, NOW, more than ever!" - Ann Coulter

Stefan, In the US

Stefan,
In the US 'conquering the world' is pronounced 'spreading democracy'.

An Iranian calls for world

An Iranian calls for world holy war and US politicians are warmongers?

:roll:

Brian, Observed behavior is

Brian,
Observed behavior is my standard, not mouthing off.

In the US ‘conquering the

In the US ‘conquering the world’ is pronounced ’spreading democracy’.

I was hoping to avoid this objection with the adjective "openly". :dizzy:

“People ask if I still think we should conquer the muslim world and convert them all to Christianity. I reply, NOW, more than ever!” - Ann Coulter

On the other hand, people do make mistakes...

Gavin, Even by your

Gavin,

Even by your standards, I still roll my eyes at the "US Politicians are warmongers" in comparison to the head of a state that has actively stirred up sectarian violence worldwide and seeks a nuclear weapon to continue that plan.

I would imagine that rants

I would imagine that rants by Ann Coulter should be treated with less alarm than rants by political heads of state.

That's a fair point Doug.

That's a fair point Doug.

Fortunately for the world,

Fortunately for the world, we have neither the power nor the wherewithal to conquer it. About all we can do is make a mess.

I gotta agree with Brian.

I gotta agree with Brian. If the first reaction to the President Elect of Iran, a nation that may be close to developing nukes, making these sorts of statements is to call US (!) politicians warmongers...

_US politicians, however,

_US politicians, however, rarely openly advocate conquering the world._

Well, technically he doesn't say that Iran will conquer the world. He doesn't even say that some Islamic nation will conquer the world. The claim is that _Islam_ will conquer the world. Plenty of Americans would say that Christianity will conquer the world, and that wouldn't necessarily imply that they wanted the United States to do the conquering.