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post #136 of 2692
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Oy. I'm proud to say I have opened a few bros eyes to the shitty person that guy was and the realities of that war. 

post #137 of 2692
The left hates the movie, so it must be both accurate and excellent.
post #138 of 2692
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As far as I understood he was very different from the rest. Now how that translates to perception from a different cultural context ...

Unrelated :

I am betting a resurgence in campers will occur in fps...
post #139 of 2692
Religion of peace vs. Blow up the Muslems. Maybe we will see the two extremes cancel each other out to reach a golden mean.
post #140 of 2692
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Take it elsewhere. 

post #141 of 2692
House of Saud has managed to name an heir-apparent from the next generation. Progress already, even by western standards where monarchies have traditionally passed downward rather than laterally.

Meanwhile , dissident Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr Is being sentenced to death for convicted of “disobeying” the king, waging violence against the state, inviting “foreign meddling” in the kingdom, inciting vandalism and sectarian violence, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad’s relatives. Hezbollah, Iran, bahraini/Iraqi/yemeni/Saudi shias are all not so pleased about this
post #142 of 2692
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House of Saud has managed to name an heir-apparent from the next generation. Progress already, even by western standards where monarchies have traditionally passed downward rather than laterally.

Meanwhile , dissident Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr Is being sentenced to death for convicted of “disobeying” the king, waging violence against the state, inviting “foreign meddling” in the kingdom, inciting vandalism and sectarian violence, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad’s relatives. Hezbollah, Iran, bahraini/Iraqi/yemeni/Saudi shias are all not so pleased about this


You might be interested in this book: The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent, and Sectarianism 

 

The insulting the Prophets relatives part is rich. So what about when Abu Bakr told Ali to fuck off? 

post #143 of 2692
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Oy. I'm proud to say I have opened a few bros eyes to the shitty person that guy was and the realities of that war. 

Take it elsewhere.
post #144 of 2692
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Take it elsewhere.


My thread ya akhi. 

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My thread ya akhi. 

Actually, its not.

Had you lurked more, you would know that threads don't belong to the OP in CE.

Moreover, don't throw mud on the walls and then tell us we have to take our shoes off at the threshold.

I don't know what ya akhi means, and I'm certainly not going to find out. There are some insightful people around here. If you want more participation in your this thread, I suggest you make it more accessible, perhaps in introductory sentences or transitions, and less about your obviously deep knowledge of the subject matter.
post #146 of 2692
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I can recommend some books that would make this thread more accessible if you'd like. 

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The insulting the Prophets relatives part is rich. So what about when Abu Bakr told Ali to fuck off? 

Lol not sure it was in such terms. If you want insult check yasser al habib, he's so out of control even iranian clerics are telling him to calm down

Will check out the book.
post #148 of 2692
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Lol not sure it was in such terms. If you want insult check yasser al habib, he's so out of control even iranian clerics are telling him to calm down

Will check out the book.


What's insulting about saying Umar had a butt disease that made him gay? 

post #149 of 2692
We need some more idle circlejerking in CE, none of this "actually discussing issues and the news" business. All politics and ideology, all the time! More snark, less content!
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We need some more idle circlejerking in CE, none of this "actually discussing issues and the news" business. All politics and ideology, all the time! More snark, less content!

I disagree. I think ethanm has a lot of knowledge about the ME and can fill a void left by Manton. If you understand Farsi and Levant and have a working knowledge of the Saudi royal family, then I commend you and say full speed ahead. I'll just lurk and learn from you.
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