The Frederick News-Post’s Wednesday editorial, “In a time of terrorism, don’t give in to fear,” is the typical rant we hear from the left these days, including the president.

Can we be honest? Islam has a problem, and the problem is that elements of the religion are radicalized and many are sympathetic to the cause. And lots of people are being killed both here and abroad.

Are all Muslims radicalized? Of course not. But to not call this out for what it is and take steps to do something about it is preposterous.

ISIS needs to be defeated militarily, and as soon as possible. Neighborhoods like those we see in Brussels where radical elements are harbored need to be addressed. And yes — mosques where jihad is being promoted, need to be called out and called on to stop.

The irony of all this is that those on the left would be the ones most likely to be executed or imprisoned under this radical ideology. But of course it’s a lot easier (and safer) to call Republican candidates racist than it is to actually address the real problem at hand.

Jim Richards

Thurmont

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phydeaux994

So you are pretty bad off financially because of Obama herbie? And I guess you thrived during the W administration?? Wasn't it you that bought a new house a couple years back?...Cat got your fingers herbie? No response? I guess you are better off today than you have ever been. You and jerseygrl....I love the way you try to put a guilt trip on all those you disagree with.

ClareS

I agree with you, but we need to stop labeling each other and discuss things without using "All ________ this" and "All ________ that."

Dwasserba

I'm getting annoyed with the word "typical" being used to call someone out.

herbie

The see the liberal mods are back in action

Removing what Dems said about WMD's before and after GWB took office

Removing what Obama did after the latest terror attacks

The Frederick News Compost - all the news that fits the liberal talking points and is PC approved

hayduke2

Hubie never met a fact he doesn't dispute...

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fnfn

Our president has perspective because he is not a hothead like those that do not have perspective.

DickD

Jim, ISIS is a real problem, but how is that caused by the liberals? It was Bush that went in and started two wars, one, Iraq, with false information and at the same time he cut taxes so the wars could not be paid for. To be a conservative Republican, you need a poor memory and Jim qualifies.

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ClareS

Don't forget that most of the Dems in Congress at the time voted to fund the Iraq Wars. There is enough blame to go around.

b1sellers

Yes they did - based on lies they were told about WMDs.

vicdavy

Bernie Sanders voted against the war feel the Bern 2016

Boyce Rensberger

Once again I came to this page to offer comments on a letter and found so much ignorant blather and interpersonal sniping that I decided not to waste the effort. Such an embarrassing contrast with The New York Times's letters comments.

vicdavy

[thumbup]Boyce,it is sad. Many on here are Trumpites.

herbie

Boyce you missed your chance!

You could have told us how ISIS contained. How under Obama's leadership ISIS is losing the fight. How it was fine he went to a baseball game, laughed with ESPN reporters, and danced the tango as people lie dead from a terror attack. OR how yes we are bombing ISIS locations but a majority of those jets come back with their bombs still on the plane because of Obama's "common sense" rules of engagement

So come on Boyce reassure us how Obama has this ISIS "thing" under control

Boyce Rensberger

Don't you read the news?

Not only is ISIS contained, it has lost nearly 40 percent of the territory it once claimed. Anti-ISIS forces are continuing to push--about to retake Palmyra and preparing for a major effort to take back Mosul.

Radical Muslim attacks in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino are tiny when compared to radical Christian attacks on Muslims. Have you forgotten the radical Christian (let's call it what it is!) attacks in Srebrenica that slaughtered 8,000 Muslims? That was 20 years ago, but some people have long memories. Some 296 Muslim villages were destroyed by radical Christians in that campaign.

fnfn

Trump has given permission for expression of those, that have repressions in the politically correct times. Probably a good thing to know who some people are that were just keeping it in, building up the donald duck pressure to skwack.

gary4books

Boyce: I was active on the Times comments and found just as much lack of fact and surplus of opinion there as I see here. Perhaps more. My problem was after a few minutes I could not search for comments and responses. it was all lost in the daze. I can not agree that they have a better group of contributors - unless you filter out the top 2%. Then it seems a significant level of quality at the Times.
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gary4books

Daesh does occupy pats of Iraq and Syria. But the best way to counter them is to maintain constant pressure so they use up arms and supplies. They really are a "paper tiger" in the fact tha they have no base in manufacturing, commerce or even very much agriculture. They must import arms and supplies. Steady pressure allows us to sort oft as best we can the Daesh from the innocent civilians they have enslaved. It may take time but it will be effective. Rushing the process with carpet bombing would be like an medical operation with a hand grenade. Fast, but hardly effective.

fnfn

ISIL is really a Muslim, end times thinking problem. Our radical hotheads are falling into wanting to do what the Muslim hothead radicals want. Remember NeoCons and NetAndYahoo that Coned themselves and the righteous wing.

vicdavy

fnfn,You got that right. Using the term ISIL rather then ISIS is more significant then people realize. That is the President uses the term "ISIL".

gabrielshorn2013

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vicdavy

FNP why don't you ban herbie? Most of what he writes is false

gary4books

He has a point of view that we should consider.

vicdavy

What point?

gary4books

I am still working on that.

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vicdavy

herbert, tolerance and civility to intolerance liars is not in my playbook!

Rick Blatchford

Thanks, Jim!

BlueDawn666

You're thanking him for what exactly????

sevenstones1000

I'm more concerned about radicalized Christians who are taking advantage of our flawed second amendment to murder Americans by the thousands every year.

Oh wait, that's what makes America great, get used to it.

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gary4books

Nobody is ever turned away from emergency medical care. That is nothing new.

shiftless88

It's refreshing to hear a conservative like Mr Richards finally admitting that the right wing in the US is most closely aligned to ISIS

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shiftless88

Did you actually read the LTE? He states that Liberals are more different from ISIS than Conservatives. I was just happy to hear someone finally admit this (hatred of gays, hatred of liberalism, hatred of learning, hatred of any religion not their own, women are objects to be kept in their place, and so on)

BlueDawn666

So Jim are you saying that we should do away with religion or just certain religions, not yours right, because your religion doesn't radicalize people? WRONG all religions have elements that radicalizes people, you are a tad radicalized yourself, so unless you want to completely get rid of religion you are going to have to suck it up buttercup.

problem is that elements of the religion are radicalized...again think about people that protest outside of abortion clinics..elements of their religion radicalized them enough to do that.

North Carolina just passed a law that blocks cities from allowing transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their gender identities...because elements of religion radicalized them..

So Jim you get my point?

shiftless88

The North Carolina Christian Caliphate

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BlueDawn666

No and why do you? you afraid of trans people? Would even know a transgender person if you saw one? You wouldn't..so stop trying to gin up the fear...

BlueDawn666


So you would be fine with your kids using the bathroom with adults of the same sex? Or walking into a bathroom and not be bothered with men in that same bathroom with you?...NOPE and I think you need some learning on transgender people Herbie. ...what do you do in the bathroom Herbie? I am beginning to wonder about you?

threecents

Herb,
What behavior are you talking about, and why would I have a problem with my kids being exposed to a Pro Life rally or hearing a minister read the Bible out loud?? I wouldn't want strangers showing young kids pictures of bloody fetuses, like some twisted people like to do, if that is what you mean.

Nicki

Herb -- more US senators have been arrested for sexual misconduct in public restrooms than trans people.

vicdavy

Dawn[thumbup] Jim don't get it he's probably lived his whole life in Thurmont

DickD

One of your neighbors, vic?

vicdavy

I immigrated to Thurmont from MC and DC and lived all over America. My first taste of Thurmont Politics was the KKK rally held here 25 years ago. Believe me I don't talk politics to the local yokels.

DickD

My sympathy, vic. You could come to Middletown, many Republicans but for the most part good people.

vicdavy

Dick there's a lot of good people in Thurmont. Unfortunately a lot of them are not well educated and informed. This area in generally conservative and white so their awareness is pretty Limited

b1sellers

Middletown and Braddock Heights had their own chapters of the KKK. I saw them myself.

gary4books

You got that right. My religion wants me to love my neighbor as much as I love myself. Now that is really radical!

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fnfn

It is not peaceful assembly to block a highway. It is not peaceful assembly to block abortion doctors and women that have a Constitutional right to their persons and papers. Fetuses have not yet been declared citizens by our Constitution.

BlueDawn666

No I think what Herbie was saying that both groups were radicalized by religion. He was trying to prove my point...

herbie

Eh, they are babies

Try looking at a sonogram and try to deny that fact

BlueDawn666


Again..Herbie and read slowly...Fetuses have not yet been declared citizens by our Constitution and we WOMEN have a Constitutional right to our persons and papers

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shiftless88

I don't know about your household but in mine the men use the same bathroom as the women.

threecents

Obama refuses to give "radicalized muslims" the respect of calling them muslims. I can see why many disagree with that stance, but that is such a minor point to me. Why make such a big deal of that? Also, why would liberals be a bigger target of ISIS than conservatives? Here is my view: ISIS would not exist if we did not invade Iraq without an exit strategy, and it would not have flourished if we did not leave Iraq as soon as we did. But anything we do unilaterally in the middle east is pretty much doomed to cause a backlash along the lines of ISIS. The thought of electing someone like Trump, who probably does not even know the names of half the middle east countries, is really frightening. He is ISIS's number one recruiting tool.

BlueDawn666

Spot on[thumbup] and yes Trump is ISIS's number one recruiting tool..

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herbie

BD I am not surprised you have that attitude. Liberals do have a deep hate for those who have a different opinion on the role and size of government - while ignoring enemies that want all us to covert or die

It is called priorities and yours sadly are screwed up

shiftless88

Actually, regarding the existence of ISIS, we should remember (as the Republicans wish to forget) that the US had their leader in detention for a number of years (al-Baghdadi) but George W. Bush LET HIM GO. Can you imagine the uproar and constant headlines on Fox if it was Obama who had released him from imprisonment?

BlueDawn666

Obama should do something just totally crazy and then we could watch everyone's heads explode on Fox and maybe no more Fox? It has got to be hard on them at Fox that Obama has been scandal free for 8 years now...

hayduke2

Really Hubie, grasping for straws.......

DickD

My God, Hubie, with a list like that, you must be a low information Republican that has not read all the facts that makes your list a lie.

threecents

Herb, Thanks for the list of things House republicans tried to pin on Obama and Hillary while they were supposed to be governing. Some of them even admitted that their main job was to discredit Obama and/or Hillary, rather than run the country.

DickD

Can you be a little more specific? Al-Baghdadi or Baghdadi is an Arabic nisbat meaning "from Baghdad". It is usually added at the end of names as a specifier.

gary4books

Why bother with small matters? Perhaps that is all they have. Just small matters.

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gary4books

More like saying all Germans were NOT Nazi's. It was not a war against Germany, but the German state run by Nazi's.

DickD

gary, you have a good comment, the rest of us understand, don't worry about herbie.[thumbup]

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DickD

herbie, have you ever been to Germany? Have you worked with Germans? Were you alive during WWII? Do you know what you are talking about?

b1sellers

Exactly threecents.

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BlueDawn666

And Bush read books to school children during a terrorist attack and told people to go shopping after it..so what is your point and that was actually in America..oh yeah I know what Bush did he started a war based on a LIE...

What would you like Obama to do exactly? Carpet bomb stuff, would that make you feel better?

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