Guess what anyone who call for a "Peaceful Islam" [in quotes] is? Hint: it rhymes with spigot.
And how, pray tell, are religious extremists, such as yourself, Mr. Bremer, going to see the light and convert to the religion of the people they believe to be the epitomy of evil? Please, enlighten me. BTW, this quote below is supposed to be an apology for something else he said. It is quoted below the linked text.
"While I prefer that the Islamic Jihadists convert to my world view and receive the benefits of it, my point is that they must give up their world view and their particular version of Islam in order for us to have a peaceful world. From a geopolitical point of view, it does not matter whether they convert to 'peaceful Islam' if that be a religion, or Buddhism or whatever, as long as they give up their religious ideology.BTW, he's running in the primary (voting today) for Colorado's 5th Congressional district, which is a hotbed for, wait for it...fundamentalist Christians. [and yes, I just updated that Wikipedia page...I'm no Stephen Colbert, I care about the truth, not truthiness. Some people seem to forget Colbert is a parody, and as such should be emulated at risk to one's own credibility.]
I would like to point out that while I believe Jesus is the only way to a proper relationship with God, I do believe that the only way for people to have that relationship is as a result of a free choice. That is totally different from someone, like the Taliban, who believes that people should not have a free choice. I promote freedom. I believe that God invented freedom and gave it as the rightful inheritance of all men. Only freedom is compatible with my world view. Tyranny is not."
A story on the background for the primary.
Colorado Springs - As the deadlines to get on the ballot near, all but one of eight Republicans vying to replace Joel Hefley in Colorado's 5th Congressional District are running hard to the extreme right - touting views against abortion, gay marriage and stem-cell research.And what he is "apologizing" for [via].
In the GOP primary race, where many of the candidates have similar positions on social issues, even the top brass at Focus on the Family is split on who should be the next congressman.
The ministry's president, Jim Daly, has endorsed Crank, while Tom Minnery, vice president of public policy, has endorsed Lamborn. Dr. James Dobson, founder of the ministry, has not endorsed a candidate.
It's a group whose stances on the "push-button" issues are not a surprise.
"It's well-known what kind of issues motivate a significant set of voters within the Republican electorate," Loevy said. "It makes it very easy to know what to say."
Lamborn, a state senator who has served in the legislature for 12 years, said most delegates are driven to the process by social issues.
"Many of them are concerned about social issues, certainly the majority," he said. "I've talked to a handful who believe that social issues are over-emphasized, but that's a small minority."
In campaign speeches, the GOP candidates have boasted of their Christian beliefs, catering to a stronghold of religious conservatives in a district that's home to Focus and the Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
..."There's an aspect of it that people are not willing to talk about, and I am -- its religious basis... Our best hope is that we actually convert them away from their religious fanatical basis," Bremer said.Can somebody please put the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" is this guy's DVD player and go Clockwork Orange on his ass, err, eyes.
He said that would be best accomplished by missionaries of various faiths.
"I'd prefer that they get converted to evangelical Christianity, but my point is that there is a religious battleground and our government is disabled from fighting on that battleground," he said...
Should have an update on whether or not he goes to Congress later today. No Democrat has won that district since 1876 and the (R) primary is today.