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11 January 2015 @ 12:26 pm
Guilt by association  
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate–J.K. Rowling
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on January 11th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
JKR's not a big favorite of mine, but that's a fabulous quote!
don_fitch on January 11th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes! That! I was born a demi-Christian, I suppose, but at lleast my mother raised me to be Christianly-Polite. She'd be something like 130 years old if she were still alive, and I don't think she'd protest strongly if I refered to Murdoch as an asshole.

His attitude is precisely what the Terrorists want to create -- cause countries to oppress their Moslem minorities sufficiently to create an "Us vs Them" response, after which a few younger members of that minority might become Extreme enough (or crazy enough) to be recruited by some Terrorist group of beings who _like_ to kill helpless people. The Bolsheviks worked this out quite well many years ago.

(Hint: I'm convinced that 99+% of Moslems (at least those living in the Western world, like most Chrisiians) don't really care all that much about Religion -- it's one of those cultural things the family does, like usually having a hearty soup of left-overs for Thursday's dinner -- and are not at all a good pool for recruiting for Extremist/Terrorist groups. What Mrudoch (like too many others) is proposing is more likely than not to change this, to the serious disadvantage of most of the world.)