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The Language Killers Understand

“The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.” Ethics of war pop quiz: Is the quote above A) by Barack Obama, B) about Barack Obama, or C) both by and about Barack Obama? For bonus points, answer your choice of

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Barack Obama Uses Occasion Of Religiously-Inspired Killing To Deny That Violence Has Anything To Do With Religion

The motivation behind this part of Obama’s speech seems to be to discourage anti-Islamic hatred in the United States. That motivation is laudable, but the execution in sloppy, and thus undermines itself. There’s no need to assert historical and theological absurdities in order to urge a mood of toleration among members of different religions here in the United States.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?