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“The Rise of the American Taliban” right here in Yelm

“…we have our very own ISIS and very own Taliban right here in the United States.

It’s called the Christian hard-right, it’s been in America for a very long time, and it’s pushing beliefs that share a worldview and a face with those of ISIS and the Taliban.”

“Americans are rightly horrified by the religious extremism of groups like ISIS and the Taliban in the Middle East, but the fact is, religious extremism is also a very real threat right here and right now in the US.

And our history proves that, if religious extremists and religious hard-righters are allowed to get in positions of power, the results are pretty ugly,” quoting The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program.
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Editor’s note:
Here in Yelm, Christian hard-right, religious extremism is noted in Pastor Jeff Adams, with his attempt to influence local elections, to his newspaper’s fiery brand “religious” column, to his intolerance of his fellow citizens (though Adams is not a local) with whom he disagrees with their spiritual beliefs..

– “The Newsroom – Tea Party is the American Taliban”
“For a fictional show (based on actual events), this is the truest news story you have ever seen.
From Episode 10 of “The Newsroom” by Aaron Sorkin.”
Click here for the video.

– “Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About Americas Obsession With Prison”
By Michael Snyder in The American Dream,
“The American Dream Is Becoming An Absolute Nightmare And Life As We Know It Is About To Change”

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Posted by Steve on August 9, 2014 at 6:19 am | Permalink

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