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1. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

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2. “This book appears at a time when public discussion of the common atrocities of sexual and domestic life has been made possible by the women’s movement, and when public discussion of the common atrocities of political life has been made possible by the movement for human rights. I expect the book to be controversial—first, because it is written from a feminist perspective; second, because it challenges established diagnostic concepts; but third and perhaps most importantly, because it speaks about horrible things, things that no one really wants to hear about.”

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Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

3. “Notwithstanding the memories of slavery, and in the face poverty, ignorance, terrorism, and subjugation still deeply woven into their lives, the embittered past of blacks was taken onto a much higher plane of intellectual and artistic consideration during the Renaissance.”

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Source : Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

4. “Terror doesn't change people from gay to straight. It just hurts innocent people.”

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5. “If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

6. “Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still free—and we're not. Guess who's winning the "war on terror?”

Tags : Civil Liberties Civil Rights Osama Bin Laden Surveillance Terrorism War On Terror
Author : Cory Doctorow

7. “Islamic killers are over here because we are over there.”

Tags : Blowback Imperialism Terrorism War

8. “Terrorism will never cease in a country where the so-called leaders are criminals and terrorists in disguise.”

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9. “As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.”

Tags : Hatred Oppression Persecution Terrorism Violence

10. “The fundamentalist seeks to bring down a great deal more than buildings. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skits, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex. There are tyrants, not Muslims.United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that we should now define ourselves not only by what we are for but by what we are against. I would reverse that proposition, because in the present instance what we are against is a no brainer. Suicidist assassins ram wide-bodied aircraft into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and kill thousands of people: um, I'm against that. But what are we for? What will we risk our lives to defend? Can we unanimously concur that all the items in the preceding list -- yes, even the short skirts and the dancing -- are worth dying for?The fundamentalist believes that we believe in nothing. In his world-view, he has his absolute certainties, while we are sunk in sybaritic indulgences. To prove him wrong, we must first know that he is wrong. We must agree on what matters: kissing in public places, bacon sandwiches, disagreement, cutting-edge fashion, literature, generosity, water, a more equitable distribution of the world's resources, movies, music, freedom of thought, beauty, love. These will be our weapons. Not by making war but by the unafraid way we choose to live shall we defeat them.How to defeat terrorism? Don't be terrorized. Don't let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared.”

Tags : Civil Society Fanaticism Freedom Fundamentalism Human Rights Terrorism
Source : Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

11. “I used to call myself a single-issue voter on the essential question of defending civilization against its terrorist enemies and their totalitarian protectors, and on that 'issue' I hope I can continue to expose and oppose any ambiguity.”

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12. “In light of my distanced telescopic exposure to the mayhem, I refused to plagiarise others’ personal tragedies as my own. There is an authorship in misery that costs more than empathy. Often I’d found myself dumbstruck in failed attempts to simulate that particular unfamiliar dolour. After all, no one takes pleasure in being possessed by a wailing father collecting the decapitated head of his innocent six year old. Even on the hinge of a willing attempt at full empathy with those cursed with such catastrophes, one had to have a superhuman emotional powers. I could not, in any way, claim the ability to relate to those who have been forced to swallow the never-ending bitter and poisonous pills of our inherited misfortune. Yet that excruciating pain in my chest seemed to elicit a state of agony in me, even from far behind the telescope. It could have been my tribal gene amplified by the ripple effect of the falling, moving in me what was left of my humanity.”

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Source : An Ishmael of Syria

13. “The blind faith in some half-assed conspiracy theories lines up with the logic of having to believe in something with no questions asked. It gives us peace and comfort. As simple as I was, I found that resorting to this absolute nonsense was the root of all our problems. It was a road of willingly-learned helplessness, for no action could make a difference, thereby no action was needed.”

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Source : An Ishmael of Syria

14. “In the mantra of shared hatred and placing the blame on Israel, our cowardice to face the barbarity of our heads of states was replaced with a divine purpose. Contemplating the manifestation of the eradication of hatred I often concluded, the entirety of the Middle East’s theocracies and dictatorships would be replaced by total anarchy. We would be left with nothing, as our brotherhood of hatred was the only bond known to us. Enculturated in the malarkey of that demagoguery, forces beyond our control and comprehension seem to deceive us into a less harmful and satisfactory logic as opposed to placing some blame on ourselves and thus, having to act to reverse that state of affairs.”

Tags : Critical Consciousness Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Narrative Political Fiction Political Novel Psychological Fiction Psychological Novel Racism Radicalization Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

15. “The anti-life of [Jerry Falwell] proves only one thing: that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and truth in this country if you'll just get yourself called Reverend. People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup.”

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16. “Hamas is regularly described as 'Iranian-backed Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.' One will be hard put to find something like 'democratically elected Hamas, which has long been calling for a two-state settlement in accord with the international consensus'—blocked for over 30 years by the US and Israel. All true, but not a useful contribution to the Party Line, hence dispensable.”

Tags : 2009 Consensus Democracy Dissent Gaza War Hamas Iran Israel Israel United States Relations Israeli Palestinian Conflict Terrorism United States
Author : Noam Chomsky
Source : Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

17. “The door suddenly opened. A leggy young brunette took two steps into the office and stopped short. Her brown eyes widened, she hastily excused herself and turned to leave. Pérez’s jaw dropped as he looked up at her high heels and ankles. He crawled out from under the desk and turned questioningly to his partner. Thorne didn't hesitate. He took one swift stride from behind, clamped a hand tightly over her mouth, and pulled her back into the room, disregarding her wildly flailing legs and frantic attempts to claw his hands away. He shut the door with a backward thrust of his foot. "What do we do now?" Pérez whined. "Observe." Thorne spoke calmly, as would a professor demonstrating a familiar operation to a beginner. Using both hands, he briskly snapped her neck. She stopped struggling.”

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Source : The Caucasian Menace

18. “In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

19. “Unfortunately, you are far more likely to be harmed or die prematurely as a direct result of modern society than you are from any form of terrorism.”

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Author : Steven Magee
Source : Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

20. “Sie wundern sich, dass wir Bomben unter den Arsch gelegt kriegen... wann fangen Sie an, sich zu wundern, warum wir so wenig Bomben unter den Arsch gelegt kriegen?”

Tags : Free Market Globalization Terrorism
Source : ...bis neulich 2010

21. “The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

Tags : Oppression Power Terrorism Torture
Author : George Orwell
Source : 1984

22. “It’s terrifying to think you could become the next statistic.”

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23. “When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.”

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24. “The violent subjugation of the Palestinians, Iraqis, and Afghans will only ensure that those who oppose us will increasingly speak to us in the language we speak to them—violence.”

Tags : Afghanistan Blowback Iraq Palestinians Terrorism Violence
Author : Chris Hedges

25. “Peace is not so much a political mandate as it is a shared state of consciousness that remains elevated and intact only to the degree that those who value it volunteer their existence as living examples of the same... Peace ends with the unraveling of individual hope and the emergence of the will to worship violence as a healer of private and social dis-ease.”

Tags : Afghanistan Courage To Love Human Rights Day Inspiration Iraq Peace Peacism Philosophy Police Reform Police Shootings September 9 11 Spirituality Stop Killing Each Other Syrian War Teaching Diversity Terrorism Ukraine Waging Peace War War In Iraq World Suicide Prevention Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : The American Poet Who Went Home Again

26. “As to the 'Left' I'll say briefly why this was the finish for me. Here is American society, attacked under open skies in broad daylight by the most reactionary and vicious force in the contemporary world, a force which treats Afghans and Algerians and Egyptians far worse than it has yet been able to treat us. The vaunted CIA and FBI are asleep, at best. The working-class heroes move, without orders and at risk to their lives, to fill the moral and political vacuum. The moral idiots, meanwhile, like Falwell and Robertson and Rabbi Lapin, announce that this clerical aggression is a punishment for our secularism. And the governments of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, hitherto considered allies on our 'national security' calculus, prove to be the most friendly to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.Here was a time for the Left to demand a top-to-bottom house-cleaning of the state and of our covert alliances, a full inquiry into the origins of the defeat, and a resolute declaration in favor of a fight to the end for secular and humanist values: a fight which would make friends of the democratic and secular forces in the Muslim world. And instead, the near-majority of 'Left' intellectuals started sounding like Falwell, and bleating that the main problem was Bush's legitimacy. So I don't even muster a hollow laugh when this pathetic faction says that I, and not they, are in bed with the forces of reaction.”

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Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

27. “Some readers may have noticed an icy little missive from Noam Chomsky ["Letters," December 3], repudiating the very idea that he and I had disagreed on the "roots" of September 11. I rush to agree. Here is what he told his audience at MIT on October 11:I'll talk about the situation in Afghanistan.... Looks like what's happening is some sort of silent genocide.... It indicates that whatever, what will happen we don't know, but plans are being made and programs implemented on the assumption that they may lead to the death of several million people in the next—in the next couple of weeks.... very casually with no comment.... we are in the midst of apparently trying to murder three or four million people.Clever of him to have spotted that (his favorite put-down is the preface 'Turning to the facts...') and brave of him to have taken such a lonely position. As he rightly insists, our disagreements are not really political.”

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28. “During an hour-long conversation mid-flight, he laid out his theory of the war. First, Jones said, the United States could not lose the war or be seen as losing the war.'If we're not successful here,' Jones said, 'you'll have a staging base for global terrorism all over the world. People will say the terrorists won. And you'll see expressions of these kinds of things in Africa, South America, you name it. Any developing country is going to say, this is the way we beat [the United States], and we're going to have a bigger problem.' A setback or loss for the United States would be 'a tremendous boost for jihadist extremists, fundamentalists all over the world' and provide 'a global infusion of morale and energy, and these people don't need much.'Jones went on, using the kind of rhetoric that Obama had shied away from, 'It's certainly a clash of civilizations. It's a clash of religions. It's a clash of almost concepts of how to live.' The conflict is that deep, he said. 'So I think if you don't succeed in Afghanistan, you will be fighting in more places.'Second, if we don't succeed here, organizations like NATO, by association the European Union, and the United Nations might be relegated to the dustbin of history.'Third, 'I say, be careful you don't over-Americanize the war. I know that we're going to do a large part of it,' but it was essential to get active, increased participation by the other 41 nations, get their buy-in and make them feel they have ownership in the outcome.Fourth, he said that there had been way too much emphasis on the military, almost an overmilitarization of the war. The key to leaving a somewhat stable Afghanistan in a reasonable time frame was improving governance and the rule of law, in order to reduce corruption. There also needed to be economic development and more participation by the Afghan security forces.It sounded like a good case, but I wondered if everyone on the American side had the same understanding of our goals. What was meant by victory? For that matter, what constituted not losing? And when might that happen? Could there be a deadline?”

Tags : Afghanistan Bob Woodward Foreign Policy Obama S Wars Terrorism United States War
Author : Bob Woodward
Source : Obama's Wars

29. “Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag.”

Tags : Bin Laden Military Polictical Terrorism War
Author : T.R. Wallace

30. “It can certainly be misleading to take the attributes of a movement, or the anxieties and contradictions of a moment, and to personalize or 'objectify' them in the figure of one individual. Yet ordinary discourse would be unfeasible without the use of portmanteau terms—like 'Stalinism,' say—just as the most scrupulous insistence on historical forces will often have to concede to the sheer personality of a Napoleon or a Hitler. I thought then, and I think now, that Osama bin Laden was a near-flawless personification of the mentality of a real force: the force of Islamic jihad. And I also thought, and think now, that this force absolutely deserves to be called evil, and that the recent decapitation of its most notorious demagogue and organizer is to be welcomed without reserve. Osama bin Laden's writings and actions constitute a direct negation of human liberty, and vent an undisguised hatred and contempt for life itself.”

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Source : The Enemy

31. “Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.”

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Author : Noam Chomsky

32. “How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”

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Author : Howard Zinn

33. “Just because I wear black and keep a private journal, that doesn't mean I'm going to blow up the school. Or terrorize mindless cheerleaders, for that matter.”

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Author : Kelly Creagh
Source : Nevermore

34. “How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.”

Tags : Civil Society Courage Freedom Serenity Stoicism Terrorism
Source : Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

35. “One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror. ”

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36. “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

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Source : Love Is the Higher Law

37. “What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender.”

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Author : Terry Jones

38. “The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.”

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Author : Noam Chomsky

39. “Osama, baah!" Bashir roared."Osama is not a product of Pakistan or Afghanistan. He is a creation of America. Thanks to America, Osama is in every home. As a military man, I know you can never fight and win against someone who can shoot at you once and then run off and hide while you have to remain eternally on guard. You have to attack the source of your enemy's strength. In America's case, that's not Osama or Saddam or anyone else. The enemy is ignorance. That only way to defeat it is to build relationships with these people, to draw them into the modern world with education and business. Otherwise the fight will go on forever.”

Tags : America Education Ignorance Osama Terrorism War On Terror
Source : Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

40. “There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.”

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Author : Tony Benn

41. “If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist [...] I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”

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Author : Zakir Naik

42. “It's our goddamed city! It's our goddamed country. No terrorist can take it from us for so long as we're free. Once we're not free, the terrorists win! Take it back! You're young enough and stupid enough not to know that you can't possibly win, so you're the only ones who can lead us to victory! Take it back!”

Tags : Freedom Rebellion Terrorism
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Little Brother

43. “I've never met anyone who wanted to be a terrorist. They are desperate people.”

Tags : Terrorism
Author : John Perkins

44. “I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

Tags : 9 11 George W Bush Terrorism

45. “Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

46. “Just above our terror, the stars painted this storyin perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too oftenabused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

47. “Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately.”

Tags : Human Terrorism Truth Wisdom
Author : Scott Adams

48. “Now is as good a time as ever to revisit the history of the Crusades, or the sorry history of partition in Kashmir, or the woes of the Chechens and Kosovars. But the bombers of Manhattan represent fascism with an Islamic face, and there's no point in any euphemism about it. What they abominate about 'the West,' to put it in a phrase, is not what Western liberals don't like and can't defend about their own system, but what they do like about it and must defend: its emancipated women, its scientific inquiry, its separation of religion from the state. Loose talk about chickens coming home to roost is the moral equivalent of the hateful garbage emitted by Falwell and Robertson, and exhibits about the same intellectual content.”

Tags : Extremism Falwell Islamism Jihad Masochism Pat Robertson September 11 Attacks Terrorism

49. “We are living in an era in which billions of people are grappling to promote communication, tolerance, and understanding over the more destructive forces of war, terrorism, and political chaos that have characterized the beginning of the 21st Century.”

Tags : 21St Century Communication Compassion Heals Lives Demographics Diversity Multiculturalism National History Day Terrorism Tolerance War World Population World Suicide Prevention Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

50. “Since I speak and write about this a good deal, I am often asked at public meetings, in what sometimes seems to me a rather prurient way, whether I myself or my family have 'ever been threatened' by jihadists. My answer is that yes, I have, and so has everyone else in the audience, if they have paid enough attention to the relevant bin-Ladenist broadcasts to notice the fact.”

Tags : Death Threats Islamism Jihadism Osama Bin Laden Personal Questions Terrorism
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

51. “[Taliban spokesman on Malala Yousafzai]Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticized Islam. She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her.”

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52. “Insurgence and all forms of evil in a society doesn't describes her as a failure, but vividly shows a lack of love for one another.”

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53. “Shrouded as he was for a decade in an apparent cloak of anonymity and obscurity, Osama bin Laden was by no means an invisible man. He was ubiquitous and palpable, both in a physical and a cyber-spectral form, to the extent that his death took on something of the feel of an exorcism. It is satisfying to know that, before the end came, he had begun at least to guess at the magnitude of his 9/11 mistake. It is essential to remember that his most fanatical and militant deputy, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, did not just leave his corpse in Iraq but was isolated and repudiated even by the minority Sunnis on whose presumed behalf he spilled so much blood and wrought such hectic destruction. It is even more gratifying that bin Laden himself was exposed as an excrescence on the putrid body of a bankrupt and brutish state machine, and that he found himself quite unable to make any coherent comment on the tide—one hopes that it is a tide, rather than a mere wave—of demand for an accountable and secular form of civil society. There could not have been a finer affirmation of the force of life, so warmly and authentically counterposed to the hysterical celebration of death, and of that death-in-life that is experienced in the stultifications of theocracy, where womanhood and music and literature are stifled and young men mutated into robotic slaughterers.”

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Source : The Enemy

54. “Rolf Ekeus came round to my apartment one day and showed me the name of the Iraqi diplomat who had visited the little West African country of Niger: a statelet famous only for its production of yellowcake uranium. The name was Wissam Zahawi. He was the brother of my louche gay part-Kurdish friend, the by-now late Mazen. He was also, or had been at the time of his trip to Niger, Saddam Hussein's ambassador to the Vatican. I expressed incomprehension. What was an envoy to the Holy See doing in Niger? Obviously he was not taking a vacation. Rolf then explained two things to me. The first was that Wissam Zahawi had, when Rolf was at the United Nations, been one of Saddam Hussein's chief envoys for discussions on nuclear matters (this at a time when the Iraqis had functioning reactors). The second was that, during the period of sanctions that followed the Kuwait war, no Western European country had full diplomatic relations with Baghdad. TheVatican was the sole exception, so it was sent a very senior Iraqi envoy to act as a listening post. And this man, a specialist in nuclear matters, had made a discreet side trip to Niger. This was to suggest exactly what most right-thinking people were convinced was not the case: namely that British intelligence was on to something when it said that Saddam had not ceased seeking nuclear materials in Africa.I published a few columns on this, drawing at one point an angry email from Ambassador Zahawi that very satisfyingly blustered and bluffed on what he'd really been up to. I also received—this is what sometimes makes journalism worthwhile—a letter from a BBC correspondent named Gordon Correa who had been writing a book about A.Q. Khan. This was the Pakistani proprietor of the nuclear black market that had supplied fissile material to Libya, North Korea, very probably to Syria, and was open for business with any member of the 'rogue states' club. (Saddam's people, we already knew for sure, had been meeting North Korean missile salesmen in Damascus until just before the invasion, when Kim Jong Il's mercenary bargainers took fright and went home.) It turned out, said the highly interested Mr. Correa, that his man Khan had also been in Niger, and at about the same time that Zahawi had. The likelihood of the senior Iraqi diplomat in Europe and the senior Pakistani nuclear black-marketeer both choosing an off-season holiday in chic little uranium-rich Niger… well, you have to admit that it makes an affecting picture. But you must be ready to credit something as ridiculous as that if your touching belief is that Saddam Hussein was already 'contained,' and that Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair were acting on panic reports, fabricated in turn by self-interested provocateurs.”

Tags : Baathist Iraq Baghdad Corruption Damascus Diplomacy George W Bush Gordon Correa Kim Jong Il Kuwait Libya Military Intelligence North Korea Terrorism United Nations Uranium Vatican West Africa Western Europe
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

55. “When you used violence to achieve "peace"; what did you achieve ? -Supressed violence!”

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56. “There's a time bomb for every oppression.”

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57. “In my head this cruel unspeakable truth: that we battled and we cursed and we spilled each other’s blood, we relished our taste of hell and strangled heaven’s love.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

58. “On either side of a potentially violent conflict, an opportunity exists to exercise compassion and diminish fear based on recognition of each other's humanity. Without such recognition, fear fueled by uninformed assumptions, cultural prejudice, desperation to meet basic human needs, or the panicked uncertainty of the moment explodes into violence.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

59. “If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

60. “September 11, 2001: Citizens of the U.S., besieged by terror’s sting,rose up, weeping glory, as if on eagles’ wings.--from the poem Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001”

Tags : Angel Poetry Angels Iraq War National History Day Peace Movement September 11 Attacks Terrorism War In Afghanistan 2001 World Trade Center
Author : Aberjhani
Source : The River of Winged Dreams

61. “I always win.”

Tags : 2016 Action Adventure Boxing Brittany Noel Bostic Confidence Quotes Fiction Fight Fighting Guns Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Kickboxing Romance Terrorism Terrorist The Fight Thriller Tommie Winners Young Adult Young Adult Fiction
Source : The Fight

62. “We shouldn't live in a world where we live in constant terror. We need less dying and more living. We need less destroying and more building. We need less hate and more love.”

Tags : Author Building Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Living Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Inspiring Authors Inspiring Words Life Life And Living Life Lessons Life Quotes Love And Hate Motivational Motivational Inspirational Stop The Hate Stop The Violence Strength Terror True Power

63. “If the original architects of the 'European dream' were to wake from their slumber, they would no doubt be turning in their graves at the threats to the Union posed by today's unparalleled mass migration and surge in home grown terrorism. Luckily for them, it is the nightmare of Europe's current leaders to ponder the challenges of reinstating national borders, curbing free movement of people, combating extremism, all of which in turn may lead to disintegration of the European Union itself and all that it stands for.”

Tags : Big Dreams Challenge Citizens Of The World Citizenship Disintegration Dream Big Dreams Inspirational Founding Fathers Freedom Of Religion Identity Ideologies Inspirational Interpretation Leadership Characteristics Mass Migration Migrations Nightmare Opinion Optimism Pessimism Quotes Robert Schuman Stand For Surges Wake Up Wake Up Call Wake Up From Your Dreams Winston Churchill
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

64. “There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious, remotely spiritual, or worthy of praise where mass murder is concerned. We have been in this world long enough to know that by now and to understand that nonviolent conflict resolution informed by mutual compassion is the far better option.”

Tags : American Rainbow Eagle Charleston Masacre Choosing Love Over Hate Coexistence Common Ground Cultural Literacy Diversity Faith In Humanity Faith In Love Give Peace A Chance Hate Crimes Homegrown Terrorism Homophobia Intolerance Learning To Love Lessons Of The Year 2016 Mass Shootings Mental Health Nonviolence Nonviolent Conflict Resolution Orlando Florida Shooting Postered Poetics By Aberjhani Sanity Insanity Self Hatred Spirituality Wearecharleston What Matters Is Love Xenophobia
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

65. “O Heavenly Children, the stories you have concocted in God's name have angered Him; for he would never instigate war between brothers, or encourage tribes to harbor resentment towards one another. He prefers the man who loves over the one who hates. And the man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name.”

Tags : Blasphemy Concoct Concocted Curse Divide Fabricate Fabrications God S Name Goodness Hate Hating Humanity Humanity Quotes Humankind Kindness Lies Loving Mankind Mislead Politics Resent Resentment Stories Terror Terrorism Tribes Wars
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

66. “The rain that fell on the city runs down the dark gutters and empties into the sea without even soaking the ground”

Tags : Cult Japan Law Media Terrorism
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

67. “Terrorism works better as a tactic for dictatorships, or for would-be dictators, than for revolutionaries.”

Tags : Dictatorship Revolution Revolutionary State Terrorism Terrorism

68. “Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.”

Tags : Bigotry Homophobia Lockstep Racism Sexism Terrorism Xenophobia
Author : Anna Quindlen

69. “The advantages of a hereditary Monarchy are self-evident. Without some such method of prescriptive, immediate and automatic succession, an interregnum intervenes, rival claimants arise, continuity is interrupted and the magic lost. Even when Parliament had secured control of taxation and therefore of government; even when the menace of dynastic conflicts had receded in to the coloured past; even when kingship had ceased to be transcendental and had become one of many alternative institutional forms; the principle of hereditary Monarchy continued to furnish the State with certain specific and inimitable advantages.Apart from the imponderable, but deeply important, sentiments and affections which congregate around an ancient and legitimate Royal Family, a hereditary Monarch acquires sovereignty by processes which are wholly different from those by which a dictator seizes, or a President is granted, the headship of the State. The King personifies both the past history and the present identity of the Nation as a whole. Consecrated as he is to the service of his peoples, he possesses a religious sanction and is regarded as someone set apart from ordinary mortals. In an epoch of change, he remains the symbol of continuity; in a phase of disintegration, the element of cohesion; in times of mutability, the emblem of permanence. Governments come and go, politicians rise and fall: the Crown is always there. A legitimate Monarch moreover has no need to justify his existence, since he is there by natural right. He is not impelled as usurpers and dictators are impelled, either to mesmerise his people by a succession of dramatic triumphs, or to secure their acquiescence by internal terrorism or by the invention of external dangers. The appeal of hereditary Monarchy is to stability rather than to change, to continuity rather than to experiment, to custom rather than to novelty, to safety rather than to adventure.The Monarch, above all, is neutral. Whatever may be his personal prejudices or affections, he is bound to remain detached from all political parties and to preserve in his own person the equilibrium of the realm. An elected President – whether, as under some constitutions, he be no more than a representative functionary, or whether, as under other constitutions, he be the chief executive – can never inspire the same sense of absolute neutrality. However impartial he may strive to become, he must always remain the prisoner of his own partisan past; he is accompanied by friends and supporters whom he may seek to reward, or faced by former antagonists who will regard him with distrust. He cannot, to an equal extent, serve as the fly-wheel of the State.”

Tags : British Constitution Continuity Dictator Elect Government Hereditary Identity Institution King Legitimate Monarch Neutral Partisan Political Politician President Queen Royal Family Service Sovereign State Succession Terrorism

70. “There are many ways to honor America. This book is mine. I have completed this journey of self-education in the belief that the most terrifying possibility since 9/11 has not been terrorism--as frightening as that is--but the prospect that Americans will give up their rights in pursuing the chimera of security.”

Tags : American Patriotic Political Privacy Rights Security Terrorism
Source : Rights of the People, The: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

71. “Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists.”

Tags : Anarchism Anarchy Cops Etymology Government Police Political Politics Terrorism
Author : Dane Whalen

72. “All bombing is terrorism.”

Tags : Bloodshed Bombing Bombs Fear Genocide Murder Peace Peace Making Peaceful Peacemakers Soldiers Terror Terrorism War World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

73. “To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work.”

Tags : Animals Armies Army Attitude Bad People Bribe Buy Conscientious Corrupt Corruption Danger Dishonorable Entice Evil Evil Deeds Honor Humanity Labor Mercenaries Mob Morals Paycheck Political Science Politicians Politics Powerless Suzy Kassem Terrorist Traitor Value System
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

74. “Question: Which Mediterranean government shares all of Ronald Reagan's views on international terrorism, the present danger of Soviet advance, the hypocrisy of the United Nations, the unreliability of Europe, the perfidy of the Third World and the need for nuclear defense policy? Question: Which Mediterranean government is Ronald Reagan trying, with the help of George Shultz and Caspar Weinberger, to replace with a government led by a party which professes socialism and which contains extreme leftists?If you answered 'the government of Israel' to both of the above, you know more about political and international irony than the President does.”

Tags : 1980S Caspar Weinberger Cold War Europe George P Shultz Israel Israel United States Relations Leftism Mediterranean Sea National Missile Defense Presidency Of Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Socialism Soviet Union Terrorism Third World United Nations United States

75. “Invisible violence in Pakistan, violence against brown people, ongoing violence in Iraq — that's got to be quantified in the same way as the cinematic glamorous violence that happens in recognisable cities.”

Tags : Iraq Iraq War Pakistan Political Commentary Politics Terrorism Trews War
Author : Russell Brand

76. “Domestic terrorism is alive and well in the USA and it is masquerading as “Progress”.”

Tags : Alive Domestic Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Mask Masquarades Masquerade Progress Progressive Terror Terrorism Terrorist Terrorist Attack Terrorist Attacks Terrorists Terrors Usa Well
Author : Steven Magee
Source : Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

77. “What worries me is that I am not sure any of the Republicans, or any Democrat, is ready to 'go to the mats.' And, ergo, I am concerned that our current leaders are simply incapable of creating a winning war strategy.”

Tags : Politics Politics Of The United States Terrorism Terrorist Attack
Author : Rick Elkin
Source : Turn Right at Lost: Recalulating America

78. “When psychologically unfit form the majority in any sect, and yet proclaim to be the only fittest, will not only be a threat to the existence of the sane minority, but are surely catastrophic for the human race as a whole!”

Tags : Existence Of Man Human Civilization Humanity Mentally Disturbed Mentally Ill Psychologically Unfit Terror Terrorism Terrorist Attack

79. “terrorism is adamant. Fight against requires endurance, specific Counter-terrorism, Intelligence and swift operation”

Tags : Adamant Counter Terrorism Endurance Fight Intelligence Operation Swift Terror Terrorism Terrorist Attack

80. “I smelled war on the horizon, with more deaths and trouble to come" Bombing of the Twin TowersFrom Rape of a Nation by Sara Niles”

Tags : America Essay History Nation Patriotism Terrorism Terrorist Attack Twin Towers War
Author : Sara Niles

81. “The problem is good has a limit, bad none!”

Tags : Humanity Inhumanity Terrorism Terrorist Attack

82. “[I]t takes so little effort and money to get rid of malaria, to bring in clean water, to give people a chance at an education. When you don't have hope, that's when people start to do weird, horrible, violent things. That's at the bottom of it. It's just a question of prioritizing. The funds are there."(The Power of One: Belief.net Interview; July 2005)”

Tags : Activism Altruism Clean Water Despair Education Foreign Aid Hope Hopelessness Malaria Sanitary Conditions Terrorism Violence

83. “As a nation we should look more carefully at how our fear of future acts of terrorism is undermining our quality of life.”

Tags : Consciousness Evolution Fear Growth Protection Psychology Quality Of Life Terrorism
Source : The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles

84. “The greatest tragedy to ever happen to a nation is not the incidences of war or terrorism. It's when more bookshops close down and more drinking bars are opened to replace them!”

Tags : Alcohol Book Books Bookshops Close Down Conflicts Country Drinking Bars Drinks Food For Thought Great Greatest Greatest Tragedy Happen Incidence Israelmore Ayivor More Nation Replacement Terror Terrorism Terrorists Tragedy Tribal War War
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

85. “The rig began shaking like caffeine withdrawal." --Opening sentence of THE FURY. "The duct-taped Buick swam north on Rush Street, hunting whores like a lesser white shark." --First sentence of Chapter One, THE FURY”

Tags : Adventure Cartels Chicago Cia Dea Fbi Female Protagonist Mystery Narcotics Terrorism Thriller
Author : Shane Gericke

86. “To mourn is not to fear”

Tags : Corruption Death Frank Underwood Mourn Politics Terrorism

87. “Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)]”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Criticism Free Speech Freedom Freedom Of Expression Hebdo Islam Orthodoxy Paris Satire Terrorism Totalitarianism

88. “Suppose that we agree that the two atrocities can or may be mentioned in the same breath. Why should we do so? I wrote at the time (The Nation, October 5, 1998) that Osama bin Laden 'hopes to bring a "judgmental" monotheism of his own to bear on these United States.' Chomsky's recent version of this is 'considering the grievances expressed by people of the Middle East region.' In my version, then as now, one confronts an enemy who wishes ill to our society, and also to his own (if impermeable religious despotism is considered an 'ill'). In Chomsky's reading, one must learn to sift through the inevitable propaganda and emotion resulting from the September 11 attacks, and lend an ear to the suppressed and distorted cry for help that comes, not from the victims, but from the perpetrators. I have already said how distasteful I find this attitude. I wonder if even Chomsky would now like to have some of his own words back? Why else should he take such care to quote himself deploring the atrocity? Nobody accused him of not doing so. It's often a bad sign when people defend themselves against charges which haven't been made.”

Tags : 1998 Al Shifa Pharmaceutical Factory Despotism Emotion Islam Islamic Terrorism Middle East Monotheism Noam Chomsky Osama Bin Laden Propaganda Religion September 11 Attacks Terrorism The Nation Theocracy United States War War Crimes
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

89. “Nobody ever wanted to go to war, but if a war came your way, it might as well be the right war, about the most important things in the world, and you might as well, if you were going to fight it, be called "Rushdie," and stand where your father had placed you, in the tradition of the grand Aristotelian, Averroës, Abul Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd.”

Tags : Aristotle Averroës Fatwa Free Speech History Ibn Rushd Literary Memoir Religion Secularism Terrorism War
Source : Joseph Anton: A Memoir

90. “But she was so happy in her gilded cage, wasn’t she? She ate well, slept well, enjoyed herself She lacked nothing. And then, look, a bunch of mental cases turn her away from her happiness and send her to -- how did you put it? -- to ‘blow herself away’?. The good doctor lives next door to a war but he doesn’t want to hear a word about it. And he thinks his wife shouldn’t worry about it, either. … We’re at war. Some people take up arms; others twiddle their thumbs. And still others make a killing in the name of the Cause. That’s life. … Your wife chose her side. The happiness you offered her smelled of decay. It repulsed her, you get it? She didn’t want your happiness. She couldn’t work on her suntan while her people were bent under the Zionist yoke. Do I have to draw you a picture to make you understand, or do you refuse to look reality in the face?”

Tags : Happiness Israeli Palestinian Conflict Suffering Terrorism Zionism
Source : The Attack

91. “Either it falls on your head like a roof tile or it attaches itself to your insides like a tapeworm. Afterward, you no longer see the world in the same way. You’ve got only one thing on your mind: the thing that has taken you over, body and soul. You want to lift it so you can see what’s under it. And from that point on, you can never turn back. Besides, you’re no longer giving the orders. You think you’re in control, doing what you want to do, but it’s not true. You’re nothing but the instrument of your own frustrations. For you, life and death come down to the same thing, Somewhere, you must have renounced everything that could have given you a chance of returning to earth, to the real world. You’re an extraterrestrial. You live in a kind of limbo, stalking houris and unicorns. As for this world, you don’t even want to hear about it anymore. You’re just waiting for the right moment to cross the threshold. The only way to get back what you’ve lost or to fix what you’ve screwed up -- in other words, the only way to make something of your life -- is to end it with a flourish. … The way you see it, the day of your funeral procession will be the day when you’re exalted in other people’s eyes.”

Tags : Fundmentalism Israeli Palestinian Conflict Terrorism True Believer

92. “Praise be to Allah, who revealed the Book, controls the clouds, defeats factionalism, and says in His Book: 'But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)'; and peace be upon our Prophet, Muhammad Bin-'Abdallah, who said: I have been sent with the sword between my hands to ensure that no one but Allah is worshipped, Allah who put my livelihood under the shadow of my spear and who inflicts humiliation and scorn on those who disobey my orders....All these crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on Allah, his messenger, and Muslims. And ulema have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries. This was revealed by Imam Bin-Qadamah in 'Al- Mughni,' Imam al-Kisa'i in 'Al-Bada'i,' al-Qurtubi in his interpretation, and the shaykh of al-Islam in his books, where he said: 'As for the fighting to repulse [an enemy], it is aimed at defending sanctity and religion, and it is a duty as agreed [by the ulema]. Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life.'On that basis, and in compliance with Allah's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, 'and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together,' and 'fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.'...We -- with Allah's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in Allah and wishes to be rewarded to comply with Allah's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan's U.S. troops and the devil's supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson....Almighty Allah also says: 'O ye who believe, what is the matter with you, that when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling so heavily to the earth! Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power over all things.'Almighty Allah also says: 'So lose no heart, nor fall into despair. For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in faith.'[World Islamic Front Statement, 23 February 1998]”

Tags : Allah Almighty American Americans Civilization Devil Duty Fatwa Islam Mecca Muslim Muslims Satan Superstition Terrorism The Devil

93. “The Islamic State’s ideology exerts powerful sway over a certain subset of the population. Life’s hypocrisies and inconsistencies vanish in its face. Musa Cerantonio and the Salafis I met in London are unstumpable: No question I posed left them stuttering. They lectured me garrulously and, if one accepts their premises, convincingly. To call them un-Islamic appears, to me, to invite them into an argument that they would win. If they had been froth-spewing maniacs, I might be able to predict that their movement would burn out as the psychopaths detonated themselves or became drone-splats, one by one. But these men spoke with an academic precision that put me in mind of a good graduate seminar. I even enjoyed their company, and that frightened me as much as anything else.”

Tags : Extremism Fundamentalism Islam Islamic State Muslims Terrorism
Author : Graeme Wood

94. “It would be facile, even exculpatory, to call the problem of the Islamic State 'a problem with Islam.' The religion allows many interpretations, and Islamic State supporters are morally on the hook for the one they choose. And yet simply denouncing the Islamic State as un-Islamic can be counterproductive, especially if those who hear the message have read the holy texts and seen the endorsement of many of the caliphate’s practices written plainly within them.”

Tags : Extremism Islam Islamic State Muslims Terrorism
Author : Graeme Wood

95. “Centuries have passed since the wars of religion ceased in Europe, and since men stopped dying in large numbers because of arcane theological disputes. Hence, perhaps, the incredulity and denial with which Westerners have greeted news of the theology and practices of the Islamic State. Many refuse to believe that this group is as devout as it claims to be, or as backward-looking or apocalyptic as its actions and statements suggest."Their skepticism is comprehensible. In the past, Westerners who accused Muslims of blindly following ancient scriptures came to deserved grief from academics—notably the late Edward Said—who pointed out that calling Muslims 'ancient' was usually just another way to denigrate them. Look instead, these scholars urged, to the conditions in which these ideologies arose—the bad governance, the shifting social mores, the humiliation of living in lands valued only for their oil."Without acknowledgment of these factors, no explanation of the rise of the Islamic State could be complete. But focusing on them to the exclusion of ideology reflects another kind of Western bias: that if religious ideology doesn’t matter much in Washington or Berlin, surely it must be equally irrelevant in Raqqa or Mosul. When a masked executioner says Allahu akbar while beheading an apostate, sometimes he’s doing so for religious reasons.”

Tags : Extremism Islam Islamic State Muslims Religion Terrorism
Author : Graeme Wood

96. “Killing in the name of religion defines someone who is ignorant and actually void of religion. God does not condone terror. To kill innocent people to make a political statement is like shooting a dove to say hunting is wrong.”

Tags : Blind Faith Bombing Dove God Hate Hunting Ignorant Killing Love Murder Peace Political Political Statement Religion Religious Fanatics Right Terror Terrorism War Wrong
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

97. “Death wins nothing here,gnawing wings that amputate––then spread, lift up, fly.”

Tags : 9 11 Angel Poems Angels Death Endurance Eric Garner Famous Quotes From Classic Books Grief Haiku Human Rights Day Killing Of Black Men In America Mass Murder Michael Brown Newtown Recovery Syrian Civil War Tamir Rice Terrorism Ukraine War War In Afghanistan War In Iraq Wings
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

98. “Havens turned again.Someone else passed between the trucks. That someone walked with less purpose than the other workers near the stalls. To Havens this meant a surveillance asset was on him and it probably was not an assassination attempt. It eased him back into relative comfort for just a moment or two more.”

Tags : Cia Espionage Pulp Fiction Terrorism Thriller Thriller Novel Tradecraft
Author : J.T. Patten
Source : Safe Havens: Shadow Masters

99. “Al Qaeda's central political objective is the creation of an Islamic republic, not the progressive realignment of American foreign policy.”

Tags : Al Qaeda American Foreign Policy Caliphate Foreign Policy Islam Islamic Terrorism Leftism Politics Progressivism Tariq Ali Terrorism United States
Author : Simon Cottee

100. “McChrystal had organized a jaw-dropping counterterrorism campaign inside Iraq, but the tactical successes did not translate into a strategic victory. This was why counterinsurgency - blanketing the population in safety and winning them over - was necessary.”

Tags : Bob Woodward Foreign Policy Iraq Obama S Wars Politics Terrorism War
Author : Bob Woodward
Source : Obama's Wars

101. “Let's have some precision in language here: terrorism means deadly violence -- for a political and/or economical purpose -- carried out against people and other living things, and is usually conducted by governments against their own citizens (as at Kent State, or in Vietnam, or in Poland, or in most of Latin America right now), or by corporate entities such as J. Paul Getty, Exxon, Mobil Oil, etc etc., against the land and all creatures that depend upon the land for life and livelihood. A bulldozer ripping up a hillside to strip mine for coal is committing terrorism; the damnation of a flowing river followed by the drowning of Cherokee graves, of forest and farmland, is an act of terrorism.Sabotage, on the other hand, means the use of force against inanimate property, such as machinery, which is being used (e.g.) to deprive human beings of their rightful work (as in the case of Ned Ludd and his mates); sabotage (le sabot dropped in a spinning jenny) -- for whatever purpose -- has never meant and has never implied the use of violence against living creatures.”

Tags : Sabotage Terrorism
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

102. “The long term health effects from utility company smart meters present a far greater risk to the general population than terrorism in the USA.”

Tags : Company Effects Far General Greater Health Long Meters Population Present Risk Smart Term Terrorism Usa Utility
Author : Steven Magee
Source : Electrical Forensics

103. “Islam has nothing to do with any act of terrorism. We reject every act of extremism and terrorism unconditionally.”

Tags : Fatwa Terrorism
Source : Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings

104. “They [terrorists] can’t claim that their suicide bombings are martyrdom operations and that they become the heroes of the Muslim Ummah [global brotherhood]. No, they become heroes of hellfire, and they are leading towards hellfire.”

Tags : Fatwa Suicide Bombers Terrorism
Source : Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings

105. “Why does a young Muslim, in the prime of life, with a full life ahead, go and blow himself up in a bus full of innocent passengers? In our countries, religion is the sole source of education, and this is the only spring from which that terrorist drank until his thirst was quenched. He was not born a terrorist, and did not become a terrorist overnight. Islamic teachings played a role in weaving his ideological fabric, thread by thread, and did not allow other sources—I am referring to scientific sources—to play a role. It was these teachings that distorted this terrorist, and killed his humanity; it was not [the terrorist] who distorted the religious teachings, and misunderstood them, as some ignorant people claim. When you recite to a child still in his early years the verse 'They will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternative sides cut off,' regardless of this verse's interpretation, and regardless of the reasons it was conveyed, or its time, you have made the first step towards creating a great terrorist.”

Tags : Islam Islamic Republic Koran Religion Terrorism Theocracy
Author : Wafa Sultan

106. “Killing, raping and looting have been common practices in religious societies, and often carried out with clerical sanction. The catalogue of notorious barbarities – wars and massacres, acts of terrorism, the Inquisition, the Crusades, the chopping off of thieves’ hands, the slicing off of clitorises and labia majora, the use of gang rape as punishment, and manifold other savageries committed in the name of one faith or another — attests to religion’s longstanding propensity to induce barbarity, or at the very least to give it free rein. The Bible and the Quran have served to justify these atrocities and more, with women and gay people suffering disproportionately. There is a reason the Middle Ages in Europe were long referred to as the Dark Ages; the millennium of theocratic rule that ended only with the Renaissance (that is, with Europe’s turn away from God toward humankind) was a violent time.Morality arises out of our innate desire for safety, stability and order, without which no society can function; basic moral precepts (that murder and theft are wrong, for example) antedated religion. Those who abstain from crime solely because they fear divine wrath, and not because they recognize the difference between right and wrong, are not to be lauded, much less trusted. Just which practices are moral at a given time must be a matter of rational debate. The 'master-slave' ethos – obligatory obeisance to a deity — pervading the revealed religions is inimical to such debate. We need to chart our moral course as equals, or there can be no justice.”

Tags : Bible Crime Crusades Debate Desire Divine God Inquisition Justice Justification Killing Morality Order Quran Raping Religion Religious Renaissance Safety Savagery Society Stability The Bible War

107. “No one can escape slavery; we are all slaves in some regards. We are slaves to our parent's expectations. We are slaves to the pressures of our peers. We are slaves to our own ideologies and faiths.”

Tags : Crime Faiths Freedom Ideologies Parents Peers Slavery Terrorism
Author : Mahima Martel
Source : The Insurrectionist

108. “The President is also captured in a well-worn TV news clip, making a boilerplate response to a question on terrorism and then asking the reporters to watch his drive. Well, that's what you get if you catch the President on a golf course. If Eisenhower had done this, as he often did, it would have been presented as calm statesmanship. If Clinton had done it, as he often did, it would have shown his charm.”

Tags : Bill Clinton Charm Double Standards Dwight D Eisenhower George W Bush Golf Hypocrisy Statesmanship Television Terrorism United States War On Terror
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

109. “Religion, by its very nature as an untestable belief in undetectable beings and an unknowable afterlife, disables our reality checks. It ends the conversation. It cuts off inquiry: not only factual inquiry, but moral inquiry. Because God's law trumps human law, people who think they're obeying God can easily get cut off from their own moral instincts. And these moral contortions don't always lie in the realm of theological game-playing. They can have real-world consequences: from genocide to infanticide, from honor killings to abandoned gay children, from burned witches to battered wives to blown-up buildings.”

Tags : Cop Out Delusion Ethics Genocide Infanticide Inquiry Morality Superstition Terrorism Undetectable Unknowable Untestable

110. “Muslims can say that slavery is not legitimate now, and that crucifixion is wrong at this historical juncture. Many say precisely this. But they cannot condemn slavery or crucifixion outright without contradicting the Koran and the example of the Prophet. 'The only principled ground that the Islamic State’s opponents could take is to say that certain core texts and traditional teachings of Islam are no longer valid,' Bernard Haykel says. That really would be an act of apostasy.”

Tags : Crucifixion Islam Islamic State Slavery Terrorism
Author : Graeme Wood

111. “In our towns and cities they will continue to be born, in our communities they will go on to be nurtured & radicalised & from within our neighbourhoods they will terrorise & murder our citizens including women & children in their attempt to destroy the very fabric & order of our civilised society. They are influenced by our ignorance, our lack of knowledge is their power, martyrdom in the name of their God and prophet is their aspiration & so it is critical that we waste no time & learn more about them & this ideology they follow before we can even begin to eradicate this chilling & growing endemic Islamic faith based terrorism’.”

Tags : 9 11 Al Qaeda British People Christianity Faith Iraq War Isis Islam Islamic Terrorism Jihad Judaism Police Religion Syria Taliban Terrorism
Author : Cal Sarwar

112. “If the first decade of the 21st century can be summarized in one scene, It will definitely be the collision of the two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (New York) September 11, 2001, the scene represents the collision of the «mentality of the 7th century» that uses the «products of modernity» to attack modernity itself, in the 21st century within the heart of the city that is the capital of the modern world.لو ممكن تلخيص العقد الأول من القرن الحادي و العشرين في مشهد واحد، هيبقى بكل تأكيد مشهد اصطدام الطائرتين ببرجي مركز التجارة العالمي في (نيويورك) 11 سبتمبر 2001، مشهد يمثل تصادم عقلية القرن السابع التي تستخدم منتجات الحداثة للهجوم عليها مع القرن الحادي و العشرين في قلب مدينة هي عاصمة العالم المعاصر.”

Tags : Clash Of Civilizations Terrorism
Author : Mustafa Badr

113. “9/11 forced us to build another identity, to look deep and say who are we and what do we believe and is killing in the name of Islam part of that religion?No. No. No.”

Tags : 9 11 Cultural Identity Identity Islam Islamic Faith Islamic Quotes Religion Terrorism When Ali Met Honour
Author : Ruth Ahmed
Source : When Ali Met Honour

114. “You see, it doesn't matter if they're wrong. From 9/11 to recent shootings here in the United States, there's nothing more dangerous than a true believer on his own crazy mission.”

Tags : Belief Conspiracies Conspiracists Conspiracy Theories Conspiracy Theory Danger Dangerous Minds Fundamentalism Fundamentalists Missions Radicalism Radicals Terror Terrorism Terrorists True Belief True Believers Warfare Zealotry Zealots
Author : Brad Meltzer
Source : History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

115. “It is vital to acknowledge the new reality before taking any steps to change the existing policies. The world is not the same anymore. Tackling religion-based terrorism is perhaps one, if not the most serious threat the world face in the 21st century. Unfortunately, more terror attacks like the ones in San Bernardino, Brussels and Paris are expected to occur. While those attacks were a reminder of the challenges that lay ahead, they exposed the need to have an improved early warning system that may ultimately save civilian lives. Such a system should take into account the shortcomings of the current warning frameworks and evaluate the usefulness of warnings generated by improved models that would cover a broad range of attacks, larger geographic areas within the country in question and a wide range of potential attack scenarios. The system is likely to facilitate well informed decisions on the assessment of information gathered from different sources. In this vein, finding a balance between protecting human rights and ensuring national security is key.”

Tags : Human Rights National Security Terror Attacks Terrorism Warning Widad Akreyi
Author : Widad Akreyi

116. “The fact that war is the word we use for almost everything—on terrorism, drugs, even poverty—has certainly helped to desensitize us to its invocation; if we wage wars on everything, how bad can they be?”

Tags : Drugs Iraq War Poverty Terrorism United States War War On Drugs War On Poverty War On Terror
Source : A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency

117. “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon and the American struggle in Iraq. These events swung American public opinion in our favor”

Tags : Iraq Israel Terrorism War On Terror Zionism

118. “The United States finds itself with forces of reaction. Do I have to demonstrate this? The Taliban's annihilation of music and culture? The enslavement of women?”

Tags : Culture Islam Islamism Jihad Music Taliban Terrorism United States War On Terror Women
Source : A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq

119. “Watching the towers fall in New York, with civilians incinerated on the planes and in the buildings, I felt something that I couldn’t analyze at first and didn't fully grasp (partly because I was far from my family in Washington, who had a very grueling day) until the day itself was nearly over. I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you that this was a feeling of exhilaration. Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that.”

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Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

120. “They were dealt with as in war, and they naturally employed the means that were used against them.”

Tags : Political Activism Political Terrorism Prisoners Terrorism War
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Resurrection

121. “Extremism stifles true progression in all fields of human advancement; it is a detriment to everything but war, tribalism and the personal power of Nietzschean entities, striving only for the narcissistic vindication of their ego and will. The enlightened mind knows that all is challengeable, ergo questions all and thus, learns and grows; progression. The weak and narrow mind makes its beliefs sacrosanct; fearful of challenge, their creed becomes unalterable, defended with violence. Political extremists, much like religious zealots, are the latter. They destroy what they cannot convert. They annihilate those they cannot control, or force to conform. They have found no peace in life, no love, and so promote war and division, as emotional cripples – inflicting their own pain and misery and malignant stupidity on the world. Their language binds people together, but only by stirring the darkest excesses of the soul; language of hate, and intolerance, fear and conspiracy, and the need for vengeance. In war-scarred Europe, these cripples direct mass-psychology, and would make the world in their own likeness; mutilated by violence and tribalism and hate.”

Tags : Advancement Extremism Jackboot Jackboot Britain Lies Manipulation Manipulation Of Facts Political Extremism Political Language Progression Propaganda Sacrosanct Social Indoctrination Terrorism Tribalism Zealotry Zealots
Source : Jackboot Britain

122. “Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word."[1,000 Days 'Trapped Inside a Metaphor' (Columbia University / The New York Times, December 12, 1991)]”

Tags : Extremism Islam Terrorism Zealotry

123. “When one person of whole nation fails to achieve his set goals, it influence the whole country.. That is why most of the countries are victim of terrorism, theft, snatching and etcetera”

Tags : Achieve Countries Fail Goals Nation Person Snatching Terrorism Theft Victim

124. “Colonialism is the mother of terrorism.”

Tags : Capitalism Capitalisme Capitalismo Capitalistic Capitalistm Colonialism Colonialisme Colonialization Colonionalismo Control Destroy Destroyers Destruction Greed Killing Mother Occupation Occupy Peace Power Terror Terrorism Terrorize War Wars World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

125. “I may be a famous writer but when white people clinch to their wallet and stare at me with scorn I need to ask my skin why.”

Tags : Ku Klux Klan Racism Racists Shame Skin Color Terrorism

126. “Go to the internet and go to the FBI website and go to their international list of top ten terrorists. You will see Bin Laden there, bring his name up and his picture. Amazingly, all the charges: the embassy of '98 and this other stuff is all listed. But, ironically nothing on 9/11. NOTHING! Now when the FBI was pressed as to why 9/11 wasn't included, their response was "We don't have enough evidence." Now, people, if you're like me that is extremely disturbing; we've fought two wars, we've changed our entire foreign policy and we've had the PATRIOT act put on us, all, supposedly, because of Osama Bin Laden!”

Tags : 9 11 Conspiracy Justice Terrorism
Author : Jesse Ventura

127. “The greatest act of domestic terrorism in the history of the USA is currently in process and the culprits are the energy, electrical, electronics and wireless radiation industries.”

Tags : Act Culprits Currently Domestic Electrical Electronics Energy Greatest History Industries Process Radiation Smart Terrorism Terrorists Usa Wifi Wireless
Author : Steven Magee

128. “Yes, it is totally acceptable that for any given country to become assured of its safety, it has to get out of its way to make the world safer generally. But getting out of its way does not necessarily have to mean getting into another country’s backyard. Rather, it should mean getting into a more sensible and a more effective coalition with other countries for same purpose in a manner that ensures both mutual safety and mutual dignity –both coming in adequate measures, the achieving of one not necessitating the foregoing of the other.”

Tags : Anti Terrorism Coalition Forces Global Peace Sovereignty Terrorism Terrorists World Security
Author : Ray Anyasi
Source : How to Terrorize Terrorism: a more effective answer to global terrorism

129. “I never thought that it would look like this. The October of 2009 was a difficult period, and not just because of the bad weather. Attacks intensified against military units and every patrol was highly dangerous. A lot of time has passed since the first time I was fired on in the open. Suddenly, bullets fly right over my head… fraction of a second separates me from tensing my muscles and starting to shoot from a gun turret placed on top our Humvee. I know that I was lucky as hell, but as you know, normally none of us need to talk about it." (excerpt of the book Wild Heads of War)”

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Author : Artur Fidler

130. “Psychologically speaking (I’ll only wheel out the amateur psychology just this once, so bear with me), encounters that call up strong physical disgust or revulsion are often in fact projections of our own faults and weaknesses.”

Tags : Japan Japanese Culture Murakami Non Fiction Terrorism Tokyo
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

131. “What alternative is there to the media’s “Us” versus “Them”? The danger is that if it is used to prop up this “righteous” position of “ours” all we will see from now on are ever more exacting and minute analyses of the “dirty” distortions in “their” thinking. Without some flexibility in our definitions we’ll remain forever stuck with the same old knee-jerk reactions, or worse, slide into complete apathy.”

Tags : Japan Japanese Culture Murakami Non Fiction Terrorism Tokyo
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

132. “Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way? Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a color as the visible absence of color; and at the same time the concrete of all colors; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows- a colorless, all-color of atheism from which we shrink? And when we consider that other theory of the natural philosophers, that all other earthly hues — every stately or lovely emblazoning — the sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic which produces every one of her hues, the great principle of light, for ever remains white or colorless in itself, and if operating without medium upon matter, would touch all objects, even tulips and roses, with its own blank tinge — pondering all this, the palsied universe lies before us a leper; and like wilful travellers in Lapland, who refuse to wear colored and coloring glasses upon their eyes, so the wretched infidel gazes himself blind at the monumental white shroud that wraps all the prospect around him. And of all these things the Albino whale was the symbol. Wonder ye then at the fiery hunt?”

Tags : Annihilation Terror Terrorism Universe Whiteness
Source : Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

133. “Good leaders come together to solve problems in order to make a peaceful coexistence, but just a single soul can become the leathery meat in the soup.”

Tags : Assunder Bad Egg Challenge Coexistence Coming Together Contention Disagreement Election Evil Fight Fuss Leadership Malice Meat Nonconformist Opposition Politics Problem Thinking Evil Voilence Voting War

134. “Now how does all this relate to Islamic jihad? Islam sees violence as a means of propagating the Muslim faith. Islam divides the world into two camps: the dar al-Islam (House of Submission) and the dar al-harb (House of War). The former are those lands which have been brought into submission to Islam; the latter are those nations which have not yet been brought into submission. This is how Islam actually views the world!By contrast, the conquest of Canaan represented God’s just judgement upon those peoples. The purpose was not at all to get them to convert to Judaism! War was not being used as an instrument of propagating the Jewish faith. Moreover, the slaughter of the Canaanites represented an unusual historical circumstance, not a regular means of behavior.The problem with Islam, then, is not that it has got the wrong moral theory; it’s that it has got the wrong God. If the Muslim thinks that our moral duties are constituted by God’s commands, then I agree with him. But Muslims and Christians differ radically over God’s nature. Muslims believe that God loves only Muslims. Allah has no love for unbelievers and sinners. Therefore, they can be killed indiscriminately. Moreover, in Islam God’s omnipotence trumps everything, even His own nature. He is therefore utterly arbitrary in His dealing with mankind.”

Tags : Allah Arbitrary Christianity And Islam Christianity Versus Islam Christianity Vs Islam Divine Command Theory Division Islam Islamic Jihad Islamic Terrorism Jihad Judgement Murder Muslim Muslim Faith Nature Of Allah Omnipotence Religion Of Violence Submission Submission To Islam Terrorism Unbelievers Violence

135. “Most of the oppression of Muslims in the world right now is carried out by other Muslims.”

Tags : Christianity Current Events Foreign Policy Fundamentalism Jew Judaism Religion Terrorism War

136. “The greatest domestic terrorists in the USA are either working for the corporate government or are funding it.”

Tags : Corporate Domestic Either Funding Government Abuse Government Corruption Government Cover Ups Greatest Terrorism Terrorists Usa Working
Author : Steven Magee

137. “Sanjay Kanaka Ramachandra, 'The Satellite', baada ya kutoka Korea ya Kaskazini na Salina Cruz kwa ajili ya kozi maalumu ya ugaidi na kwa ajili ya Kiapo cha Swastika kwa mpangilio huo, alirudi Mumbai kusimamia shughuli za Kolonia Santita za bara la Asia na Australia – kwa uaminifu wa Sheria ya Kitalifa ya Kolonia Santita. Ramachandra, anayeitwa 'The Satellite' kwa sababu ya jina lake la mwisho, alipewa pia jukumu la kuyachunga Makao Makuu ya Kanda ya Asia-Australia ya Tume ya Dunia; na kupeleka taarifa yoyote ya kijasusi (inayohusiana na WODEC-Rangoon) Mexico City kwa ajili ya maamuzi ya Mkurugenzi wa Usalama wa Kolonia Santita Gortari Manuel. Mojawapo ya operesheni kubwa alizowahi kuzifanya Ramachandra kwa niaba ya Kolonia Santita ni kuingiza nchini India mzigo wa tani 350 za majani ya koka, ijapokuwa tani 37 zilikamatwa na mamlaka za kuzuia madawa ya kulevya za India na za Tume ya Dunia, na kusambaza kilo 560 za kokeini safi (isiyokuwa na doa) katika nchi zote za Asia na Australia ndani ya siku 14.”

Tags : 14 Days 350 Metric Tons 560 Kilos Asia Asia Australia Australia Course Gortari Manuel India Kiapo Cha Swastika Kokeini Safi Isiyokuwa Na Doa Kolonia Santita Kozi Madawa Ya Kulevya Mumbai Operation Pure Cocaine Salina Cruz Sanjay Kanaka Ramachandra Terrorism The Satellite The Swastika Oath Ugaidi

138. “Our Constitution’s separation of church and state never meant that religion could have nothing to do with the governing of our nation. The Founders simply intended that the United States would not have an established state religion and that no one could be sanctioned by the state for being of the wrong faith. Separation of church and state does not mean, as many people inside government believe today, that religion can never be discussed when investigating a threat or interrogating a suspect. And it definitely does not mean that a subject under surveillance as a threat to American lives cannot be recorded or otherwise monitored when he steps into a mosque. If someone is suspected of being a terrorist, it matters not whether he steps into a mosque, a church, or a temple; he is still a threat and should be treated as such.”

Tags : Constitution Separation Of Church And State Terrorism
Source : Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

139. “Corporate terrorism is psychological warfare. Corporate terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.”

Tags : Behaviour Change Corporate Creating Division Fear Manipulate Psychological Society Terrorism Terrorists Uncertainty Warfare
Author : Steven Magee

140. “You cannot win a war if you cannot talk honestly about the enemy Since the 9/11 attacks, political correctness and ideological prejudice—under both Republican and Democratic presidents—have distorted our analysis of the enemy, preventing us from drawing an effective plan to defeat the likes of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. The Obama administration, blinded by its own preconceived ideas of why terrorism occurs, is influenced by malevolent actors who have an interest in censoring any talk of the religious aspects of the enemy’s ideology. At the highest level of the U.S. government, terrorism is deemed to be the result of poverty, unemployment, and lack of political enfranchisement. This fallacy must be jettisoned. We are not at war with Islam. The people most immanently in danger, in fact, are the nonviolent and non-extremist Muslims of the Middle East, such as our allies in Jordan and the modern Muslims of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. They are on the most important front of this war, and they understand just how much religion truly matters. We do a great disservice to those brave Muslims when we try to convince the world that the threat will disappear if enough people have good jobs and sound educations.”

Tags : Political Correctness Terrorism
Source : Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

141. “There has been more bloodshed in the name of God than for any other cause. And it is all because people never attempt to reach the fountain-head. They are content only to comply with the customs of their forefathers and instructions on some books, and want others to do the same. But, to explain God after merely reading the scriptures is like explaining the city of New York after seeing it only in a map.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Consciousness Quotes Harmony Quotes Islam Krishna Mindfulness Mindfulness Quotes Moses Muhammad Pbuh Nondualism Peace Philosophy Religious Extremism Religious Faith Religious Violence Transcendentalism
Source : Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

142. “We find people of value,' she said, speaking like a teacher addressing a small child, 'and we determine what story they need to hear. It's the story that they're already telling themselves, don't you see? It's the nightmare they believe in. Once you understand that nightmare, you join them in it. Their fear becomes your fear. It's all a shared experience then. And once you have that, once they feel that is the truth, all the way down to their core, then your coping strategy becomes theirs. It's a natural progression. This is the power of a shared narrative. Of the echo chamber.”

Tags : Alt Right Psychopaths Recruiting Terrorism
Source : Rise the Dark

143. “Racism is both overt and covert. It takes two, closely related forms: individual whites acting against individual blacks, and acts by the total white community against the black community. We call these individual racism and institutional racism. The first consists of overt acts by individuals, which cause death, injury or the violent destruction of property. This type can be recorded by television cameras; it can frequently be observed in the process of commission. The second type is less overt, far more subtle, less identifiable in terms of specific individuals committing the acts. But it is no less destructive of human life. The second type originates in the operation of established and respected forces in the society, and thus receives far less public condemnation than the first type. When white terrorists bomb a black church and kill five black children, that is an act of individual racism, widely deplored by most segments of the society. But when in that same city - Birmingham, Alabama - five hundred black babies die each year because of the lack of proper food, shelter and medical facilities, and thousands more are destroyed and maimed physically, emotionally and intellectually because of conditions of poverty and discrimination in the black community, that is a function of institutional racism. When a black family moves into a home in a white neighborhood and is stoned, burned or routed out, they are victims of an overt act of individual racism which many people will condemn - at least in words. But it is institutional racism that keeps black people locked in dilapidated slum tenements, subject to the daily prey of exploitative slumlords, merchants, loan sharks and discriminatory real estate agents. The society either pretends it does not know of this latter situation, or is in fact incapable of doing anything meaningful about it.”

Tags : Health Care Institutional Oppression Poverty Racism Racism In America Slums Terrorism
Source : Black Power: The Politics of Liberation

144. “Se vi odiassi vi farei un regalo. E’ quello che cercate, ma rispondere all’odio con la collera sarebbe cedere alla stessa ignoranza che ha fatto di voi quello che siete.”

Tags : Amore Antoine Leiris Bataclan Death Life Love Morte Non Avrete Il Mio Odio Non Fiction Nonfiction Reaction Terror Terrorism Vita
Source : Vous n'aurez pas ma haine

145. “Non si guarisce dalla morte. Ci si accontenta di addomesticarla. E' un animale selvatico, le sue zanne sono affilate. Cerco soltanto di costruire una gabbia dove rinchiuderla. Lei è quì al mio fianco, aspetta con la bava alla bocca di divorarmi.”

Tags : Amore Antoine Leiris Bataclan Death Life Love Morte Non Avrete Il Mio Odio Non Fiction Nonfiction Reaction Terror Terrorism Vita
Source : Vous n'aurez pas ma haine

146. “What good is ye world when ye canst not livest hither.”

Tags : Archaic English Cynicism Nirbhaya Old English Skepticism Taliban Terrorism
Author : K. Hari Kumar
Source : That Frequent Visitor

147. “When [Imam] Samudra was tried, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, 'His lawyer, Qaidar Faisal, later delivered an official defence submission.' The defense summation praised the Taliban and its version of Islam and concluded with this telling detail: 'Mr. Faisal also quoted from American satirist Michael Moore's book Stupid White Men and other anti-western texts.' ”

Tags : Anti Westernism Michael Moore Taliban Terrorism
Source : Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man

148. “If you think that American Capitalism is the most dangerous Institution in the World, it just goes to show, that you haven't partied like there is no tomorrow with the fun loving posse of The Islamic Republic of Iran, North Korea, The Taliban, or ISIS. They all party off the hook!”

Tags : American Capitalists Capitalism Isis North Korea Taliban Terrorism Terrorist The Islamic Repulic Of Iran

149. “A more fundamental questions suggests itself, however. How did the most powerful military in history come to devote its elite forces and advanced technology to the hunt for a man like Qari Munib, a midlevel Taliban figure in a remote corner of the planet, half a world away from the White House and ground zero in Manhattan, more than eleven years after the September 11 attacks?”

Tags : 9 11 Drone Attacks Qari Munib Taliban Terrorism The Assassination Complex

150. “I’ve been told that I cannot change shit, so I might as well stop torturing myself. My emotions are ridiculed and branded as childish. I have been told that the world has given up on my people. I have been told, and realise that on many occasions, I myself am viewed as an outcast by some of those suffering. I’ve been confronted and my answer is always the same: I care even in my most fucked-up moments. I care even when gates of shit pour open to drown me; I care because I am a citizen of the world.”

Tags : Fiction Global Citizen Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Books Non Linear Narrative Psychological Novel Read Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

151. “For I’m neither a submitter nor a hating retaliator, I acknowledge the boundaries of my existence; yet, I still care. I care regardless of the way they choose to reduce me to the brand that is the birthmark of the accident of my conception. I care less about what that brand signifies in terms of my character, potential, and intentions. For the harmed I care. For the real victims. It’s the most basic of my mandatory civil duties. Only in caring, am I a citizen of the world.”

Tags : Fiction Global Citizen Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Books Non Linear Narrative Psychological Novel Read Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

152. “For some reason, notwithstanding the alienation and utter rejection, I consider myself a global citizen. They say misery calls for company and I’ve always been a man of funerals. The companion of the misfortunate, until they are not!”

Tags : Fiction Global Citizen Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Books Non Linear Narrative Psychological Novel Read Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

153. “As a citizen of the world, it’s my instinct to keep the fallen and the suffering in my thoughts. The human brain fascinates me; its limitless bounds of empathy. You see, in my mind there is logic to it: do no harm, prevent harm, help, support, care for the harmed, face the harmer. My stupid idealist conscience considers sympathy, not pity, at its worst, the most basic and the least negotiable civil duty. Of course as a citizen of the world, I should strive to do more. That said, I am only a man and so I often do the least.”

Tags : Fiction Global Citizen Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Books Non Linear Narrative Psychological Novel Read Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

154. “As a citizen of the world, it’s my instinct to keep the fallen and the suffering in my thoughts... You see, in my mind there is logic to it: do no harm, prevent harm, help, support, care for the harmed, face the harmer. My stupid idealist conscience considers sympathy, not pity, at its worst, the most basic and the least negotiable civil duty. Of course as a citizen of the world, I should strive to do more. That said, I am only a man and so I often do the least.”

Tags : Fiction Global Citizen Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Books Non Linear Narrative Psychological Novel Read Syria Terrorism

155. “What can bombs know of the illuminated fields so golden with heaven in your heart’s sacred lands?”

Tags : Bombs Faith Heaven Hope Human Rights Day Humanity Massacre Spirituality Strength And Courage Survival Survival Of The Human Soul Terrorism The Human Heart Transcendence Violence Violence In Syria War
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

156. “You are there and to their ears, being a Syrian sounds like you’re unclean, shameful, indecent; it’s like you owe the world an apology for your very existence.”

Tags : Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Narrative Political Fiction Political Novel Psychological Fiction Psychological Novel Racism Radicalization Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

157. “The old law of an eye for an eye didn’t make them blind to the fact that another man’s terrorist wasn’t their freedom fighter.”

Tags : Critical Consciousness Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Narrative Political Fiction Political Novel Psychological Fiction Psychological Novel Radicalization Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

158. “I am not an atheist preacher. I am not an absolutist or chauvinist whose ways are immune to evolution. My core philosophy is that I might be wrong.”

Tags : Critical Consciousness Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Narrative Political Fiction Political Novel Psychological Fiction Psychological Novel Radicalization Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

159. “I have to stress that my duties towards victims of all sorts, be it helping, taking their side, or caring, ends the moment their status becomes a bargaining chip. The moment the victim becomes a righteous sufferer. For in my short time on this planet, history and on-going affairs are full of those competing in victimhood.”

Tags : Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Non Linear Non Linear Narrative Political Fiction Political Novel Psychological Fiction Psychological Novel Racism Radicalization Syria Terrorism
Source : An Ishmael of Syria

160. “One of the biggest obstacles on the path of peace, or even peaceful coexistence, between Israelis and Palestinians was placed by the international community and media when it redefined Hamas as an "organization." One result is that outsiders try to reach a solution based on the assumption that Hamas has structure and leaders. It does not. It has no "political wing" or "militant wing." Hamas is a loosely-knit band of terrorists. Its leaders are whoever has weapons, plans, and influence. Hamas is thuggish and cowardly. Those who fly the green flag are not military combatants. Nor do they represent, or care a whit, for the Palestinian people, as evidenced by their strategy of hiding in and fighting from schools, clinics, hospitals, and people's homes. After what passed for an election some Hamas terrorists were further redefined as politicians and diplomats, though they were neither politic nor diplomatic, evidenced by the fact that many "govern" from Israeli prisons. Prior to the Second Intifada, which began in 2000, Hamas had been emasculated and nearly eradicated by Yassir Arafat, who rounded up, disarmed, and imprisoned the terrorist "leaders," leaving its remaining members to return to their homes. Arafat ensured that members of Hamas had no place to hide among the Palestinian people. And that is the only way the terrorist cancer in Gaza will be excised today. In the absence of Arafat, the task falls by default to Israel, which would do better to enable the citizens of Gaza to purge themselves of Hamas and reward them for doing so than try to get rid of the bad apples by blowing up the barrel, if you'll excuse the mixed metaphor.”

Tags : Hamas Intifada Israel Palestine Terrorism
Author : Ron Brackin

161. “[T]his is an enemy for life, as well as an enemy of life.”

Tags : Islamism Jihad September 11 Attacks Terrorism

162. “My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it. So even if the U.S. was responsible for 2 percent of the violence in the world instead of the majority of it, it would be that 2 percent I would be primarily responsible for. And that is a simple ethical judgment. That is, the ethical value of one's actions depends on their anticipated and predictable consequences. It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century.”

Tags : Activism Anti War Colonialism Ethics Imperialism Noam Chomsky Terrorism War
Author : Noam Chomsky

163. “How long will we stand in silence while half of our nation is chained by ancient, outdated laws? How long will we close our eyes to a tribal mentality that subjugates women in the most base and dehumanizing ways? How long will we hide in the shadows while the ruling elites bask in the rays of wealth and privilege?”

Tags : Oil Saudi Arabia Terrorism
Source : Energy Dependence Day

164. “I can remember when I was a bit of an ETA fan myself. It was in 1973, when a group of Basque militants assassinated Adm. Carrero Blanco. The admiral was a stone-faced secret police chief, personally groomed to be the successor to the decrepit Francisco Franco. His car blew up, killing only him and his chauffeur with a carefully planted charge, and not only was the world well rid of another fascist, but, more important, the whole scheme of extending Franco's rule was vaporized in the same instant. The dictator had to turn instead to Crown Prince Juan Carlos, who turned out to be the best Bourbon in history and who swiftly dismantled Franco's entire system. If this action was 'terrorism,' it had something to be said for it. Everyone I knew in Spain made a little holiday in their hearts when the gruesome admiral went sky-high.”

Tags : 1970S 1973 Assassination Basque People Dictatorship Eta Fascism Francisco Franco House Of Bourbon Juan Carlos I Of Spain Luis Carrero Blanco Spain Terrorism
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

165. “The surest way to prevent seditions...is to take away the matter of them.”

Tags : Blowback Terrorism
Author : Francis Bacon
Source : The Essays

166. “Most of the time, if you treat people right, you don't have to be afraid of them.”

Tags : Blowback Fear Terrorism
Author : Kathy Kelly
Source : Other Lands Have Dreams: Letters From Pekin Prison

167. “Take terrorism, one example among the methods used in that struggle. We know that leftist tradition condemns terrorism and political assassination. When the colonized uses them, the leftist colonizer becomes unbearably embarrassed. He makes an effort to separate them from the colonized's voluntary action; to make an epiphenomenon out of his struggle. They are spontaneous outbursts of masses too long oppressed, or better yet, acts by unstable, untrustworthy elements which the leader of the movement has difficulty in controlling. Even in Europe, very few people admitted that the oppression of the colonized was so great, the disproportion of forces so overwhelming, that they had reached the point, whether morally correct or not, of using violent means voluntarily. The leftist colonizer tried in vain to explain actions which seemed incomprehensible, shocking and politically absurd. For example, the death of children and persons outside of the struggle, or even of colonized persons who, without being basically opposed, disapproved of some small aspect of the undertaking. At first he was so disconcerted that the best he could do was to deny such actions; for they would fit nowhere in his view of the problem. That it could be the cruelty of oppression which explained the blind fury of the reaction hardly seemed to be an argument to him; he can't approve acts of the colonized which he condemns in the colonizers because these are exactly why he condemns colonization.Then, after having suspected the information to be false, he says, as a last resort, that such deeds are errors, that is, they should not belong to the essence of the movement. He bravely asserts that the leaders certainly disapprove of them. A newspaper-man who always supported the cause of the colonized, weary of waiting for censure which was not forthcoming, finally called on certain leaders to take a public stand against the outrages, Of course, received no reply; he did not have the additional naïveté to insist.”

Tags : Colonialism Imperialism Islam Liberal Oppression Terrorism Violence
Author : Albert Memmi
Source : The Colonizer and the Colonized

168. “And a strange, deadly war is raging around the world. Yet, each person who has lost a loved one surely knows secretly, deeply, that no war, no act of revenge, no daisy-cutters dropped on someone else’s loved ones or someone else’s children, will blunt the edges of their pain or bring their own loved ones back. War cannot avenge those who have died. War is only a brutal desecration of their memory.”

Tags : Death Peace Terrorism War
Author : Arundhati Roy
Source : Come September

169. “He wasn’t dealing with underage girls or porn, just spreading the word of jihad to young, impressionable people, which, unfortunately, was not a crime.”

Tags : Isis Jihad Jihadi Jihadism Terrorism
Author : Kenneth Eade
Source : PALADINE, a terrorism and assassination thriller

170. “Only when you go beyond Mind, will you be able to respect the energy that inhabits us; until then you will either exploit others with your energy or will deplete your energy, leading a purposeless life!”

Tags : Anti Life Beyond Mind Cosmic Energy Cosmos Energy Esoteric Scientists Essence Of Life Hatred Love Nature No Mind Psychology Shakti Shiva Terrorism

171. “Saying of the Prophet.Ink and Blood:The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr.”

Tags : Hadith Muhammad Religion Sufis Sufism Terrorism
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Caravan of Dreams

172. “That's the problem with this whole country. Fucking vast prosperity. No one has any real problems anymore. Ninety percent of the damn politicians in this town either think there's no war on terror, or if we'd just be nice to these zealots they'll leave us alone. Well, that ain't going to fucking happen. The Huns are circling, and we're sitting around arguing about gay rights and prayer and guns and global warming and all kinds of bullshit. These idiots will eventually wake up to the threat, but by then it might be too late. (Stan Hurley)”

Tags : Government Rant Stan Hurley Terrorism
Author : Vince Flynn
Source : Extreme Measures

173. “[Free trade agreements] are trade agreements that don't stick to trade…they colonize environmental labor, and consumer issues of grave concern (in terms of health safety, and livelihoods too) to many, many hundreds of millions of people - and they do that by subordinating consumer, environmental, and labor issues to the imperatives and the supremacy of international commerce. That is exactly the reverse of how democratic societies have progressed, because over the decades they've progressed by subordinating the profiteering priorities of companies to, say, higher environmental health standards; abolition of child labor; the right of workers to have fair worker standards…and it's this subordination of these three major categories that affect people's lives, labor, environment, the consumer, to the supremacy and domination of trade; where instead of trade getting on its knees and showing that it doesn't harm consumers - it doesn't deprive the important pharmaceuticals because of drug company monopolies, it doesn't damage the air and water and soil and food (environmentally), and it doesn't lacerate the rights of workers - no, it's just the opposite: it's workers and consumers and environments that have to kneel before this giant pedestal of commercial trade and prove that they are not, in a whole variety of ways, impeding international commerce…so this is the road to dictatorial devolution of democratic societies: because these trade agreements have the force of law, they've got enforcement teeth, and they bypass national courts, national regulatory agencies, in ways that really reflect a massive, silent, mega-corporate coup d'etat…that was pulled off in the mid-1990's.”

Tags : Anti Free Trade Brilliant Bush Capitalism Corporations Coup D Etat Democratic Dictator Free Trade Genius Government Green Party Inefficiency Intelligent Jefferson Lincoln Obama Politics Progressive Ralph Nader Reform Socialism Transparency
Author : Ralph Nader

174. “What we have here is a war—the war of matter and spirit. In the classical era, spirit was in harmony with matter. Matter used to condense spirit. What was unseen—the ghost of Hamlet’s father—was seen—in the conscience of the king. The spirit was trapped in the matter of theater. The theater made the unseen, seen. In the Romantic era, spirit overwhelms matter. The glass of champagne can’t contain the bubbles. But never in the history of humanity has spirit been at war with matter. And that is what we have today. The war of banks and religion. It’s what I wrote in Prayers of the Dawn, that in New York City, banks tower over cathedrals. Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. When I came back to midtown a week after the attack—I mourned—but not in a personal way—it was a cosmic mourning—something that I could not specify because I didn’t know any of the dead. I felt grief without knowing its origin. Maybe it was the grief of being an immigrant and of not having roots. Not being able to participate in the whole affair as a family member but as a foreigner, as a stranger—estranged in myself and confused—I saw the windows of Bergdorf and Saks—what a theater of the unexpected—my mother would have cried—there were only black curtains, black drapes—showing the mourning of the stores—no mannequins, just veils—black veils. When the mannequins appeared again weeks later—none of them had blond hair. I don’t know if it was because of the mourning rituals or whether the mannequins were afraid to be blond—targets of terrorists. Even they didn’t want to look American. They were out of fashion after the Twin Towers fell. To the point, that even though I had just dyed my hair blond because I was writing Hamlet and Hamlet is blond, I went back to my coiffeur immediately and told him—dye my hair black. It was a matter of life and death, why look like an American. When naturally I look like an Arab and walk like an Egyptian.”

Tags : American Politics Arabs Fear Holy War Humor September 11 Attacks Terrorism War On Terror

175. “I will follow anyoneAnd ask everyoneTo stand together as one nationAgainst the killing of innocent citizens”

Tags : Beirut Beirut Attacks Christians Civilians Dr Widad Akrawi Globalization Kobane Kurds Paris Paris Attacks Shingal Sinjar Suffering Suffering Of Humanity Terror Attacks Terrorism Violence Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

176. “Day after day, the globalization of terrorism becomes more evident. This is the one of the biggest challenges we are facing. We must stand with the innocent people around the world who are suffering or have lost their loved ones as a result of terrorism.”

Tags : Beirut Beirut Attacks Civilians Dr Widad Akrawi Globalization Paris Paris Attacks Suffering Suffering Of Humanity Terror Attacks Terrorism Violence Widad Akrawi
Author : Widad Akreyi

177. “Terrorist', noun: 1. Someone my government tells me is a terrorist; 2. Someone my President decides to kill.”

Tags : 2012 Anwar Al Awlaki Barack Obama Drone Attacks Propaganda Terrorism Twitter War War On Terror

178. “Based on his experience, he has come to believe that the drone program amounts to little more than death by unreliable metadata. "People get hung up that there's a targeted list of people," he said. "It's really like we're targeting a cell phone. We're not going after people – we're going after their phones, in the hopes that the person on the other end of that missile is the bad guy.”

Tags : Drone Attacks Drones Metadata Missile Terrorism
Source : The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

179. “Eyes closed, she let her pain float away with the prayers, higher and higher, around the mosque's minarets, and up to the sky. She thought about the old Arabic saying that a woman has only two exits. One exit leads from my father's house to my husband's. The other leads from my husband's house to my grave. I'm not ready for the second exit yet.”

Tags : Espionage Saudi Arabia Terrorism Thriller
Source : Energy Dependence Day

180. “Mereka lahir, hidup, dan mati dalam ketidakpuasan. Apa yang mereka bayangkan dan inginkan tidak pernah menjadi kenyataan. Mereka hidup dalam khayalan.”

Tags : Fanatism Terrorism
Author : Anand Krishna
Source : Indonesia Under Attack! Membangkitkan Kembali Jati Diri Bangsa

181. “Infelizmente, este espectáculo também só existe porque existem espectadores. Conta a lenda urbana que a guilhotina caiu em desuso na França do Terror, porque era uma forma demasiado rápida e demasiado limpa de tirar vidas. As massas ávidas de sofrimento, morte lenta e dor desinteressavam-se. Mas, numa era de «reality shows», onde multidões passam horas a espiolhar as casas de banho de cobaias humanas amestradas, as execuções do EI fecham o círculo das prosas bárbaras e fazem sentido.”

Tags : Globalization Internet Islamic State Media Media Manipulation Terrorism
Author : Nuno Rogeiro

182. “I’m sure the driver was a great guy and all he wanted was to drive me to my hotel—but he was a complete stranger to me and the truth is that being vigilant isn’t a part-time job, it’s not about being nice to people, it’s about reality. I made a terrible mistake once, believing the monsters that want to hurt us are easily labeled and identified, rather than walking and hiding amongst us. That’s my reality.”

Tags : 9 11 Education Leadership Military Security Students Teachers Terrorism Vigilance
Author : Tucker Elliot
Source : The Rainy Season

183. “Pakistan is an Islamic country and the victim of an Easter terrorist attack. Groups like Isis or in this case the Taliban are not about religion. No more than the KKK is about Christianity. These groups are about hate! I did post on the Pakistani attack because it is really important to point out that brown and black people in the middle east and Africa are being killed. Terrorism isn't about Islam. It is about hate. SO let's fight this hate. Let's stand united with our Islamic brothers and sisters who are being slaughtered. Step back from judging a religion you are not exposed to. Understand that we need to work together. ALL faiths. That's how we defeat this”

Tags : Community Easter Inperational Inspirational Quotes Isis Love Terrorism
Author : Johnny Corn

184. “And you know what happens when a bomb goes off? The truth about people comes out. Men leave their children and run away. Shopkeepers push aside wives and try to save their cash. People come and loot the shops. A blast reveals the truth about places. Don't forget what you're doing is noble.”

Tags : Bombs People Places Terrorism Truth
Author : Karan Mahajan
Source : The Association of Small Bombs

185. “[W]e would do better to treat terrorists as common criminals, people who have broken the laws recognized by all civil societies. To treat them as soldiers is to increase their power, respectability, and commitment.”

Tags : Crime Discourse Power Terrorism
Author : Nel Noddings
Source : Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

186. “Chernobyl, an accident or the most successful anti-Marxist attack in recorded history?”

Tags : Chernobyl Ecotage Nuclear Weapons Terrorism
Source : 2083: A European Declaration of Independence

187. “Fantômas! The sound of that name evoked the worst horrors! Fantômas! This terrorist, this über-criminal who has never shrunk from any cruelty, any horror - Fantômas is evil personified! Fantômas! He stops at nothing!”

Tags : Crime Fantômas Horror Terrorism Villain
Author : Marcel Allain
Source : The Corpse Who Kills

188. “The car bomb is the poor man’s air force.”

Tags : Freedom Fighter Guerilla Resistance Tactics Terrorism
Author : Mike Davis

189. “Our values were under attacks, in ParisTell them:We stand UNITEDWe'll defend our valuesWe'll NOT be DIVIDED”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Attack Victims Christians Extremism France Jesuischarlie Kobane Kurds Peace On Earth Terror Terrorism Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

190. “Generalization is the biggest challenge that must be dealt with if we are to create spaces for constructive dialogue where muslims feel they are welcomed. This is equally true with regards to Westerners! Not all Westerners are against muslims, and not all terrorist attacks in the West are linked to Islamic jihadists.”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Attacks Christians Extremism France Jesuischarlie Kobane Kurds Peace On Earth Terror Terrorism Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

191. “I Will Follow AnyoneAnd Ask EveryoneTo Stand Together As One Civilisation Against Terrorism”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Attack Victims Christians Extremism France Jesuischarlie Kobane Kurds Peace On Earth Terror Terrorism Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

192. “I will follow anyone... and invite everyone... too unite and defend the freedom of expression.”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Attack Christians Extremism France Jesuischarlie Kobane Kurds Peace On Earth Terror Terrorism Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

193. “The free world cannot afford to accept any form of extremism, whether it is fascism, racism or religious extremism.”

Tags : Charlie Hebdo Attacks Christians Extremism France Jesuischarlie Kobane Kurds Peace On Earth Terror Terrorism Widad Akrawi Yazidis
Author : Widad Akreyi

194. “The Government is making a fool of itself by attributing all terrorism and acts against the government only to one single patriot”

Tags : Patriot Politics Revolution Terrorism
Source : Mini-Manual of the Urban Guerrilla

195. “The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is a matter of perspective: it all depends on the observer and the verdict of history.”

Tags : Freedom Fighter Noremorse Terrorism Terrorist War
Source : Can Life Prevail?

196. “Some would say that they are terrorists. Others would say that they are freedom fighters. It depends on which side of the flames you are on...”

Tags : Freedom Fighter Terrorism Terrorists
Source : The Sixth Extinction: Genesis: A New World Order

197. “I'd never really believed in terrorists before--I mean, I knew that in the abstract there were terrorists somewhere in the world, but they didn't really represent any risk to me. There were millions of ways that the world could kill me--starting with getting run down by a drunk burning his way down Valencia--that were infinitely more likely and immediate than terrorists. Terrorists kill a lot fewer people than bathroom falls and accidental electrocutions. Worrying about them always struck me as about as useful as worrying about getting hit by lightning.”

Tags : Danger Death Risk Terrorism Terrorists Worrying
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Little Brother

198. “Terrorists are like zebras; those having more white stripes than black are good terrorists,those with more black stripes than white are bad ones.”

Tags : Terrorism Terrorists Zebras
Source : The Syrian Crises: Past ,Present and Future

199. “I said, “Je parle français.” Indira gave me a weird look. Or a look that said I was weird. Whichever. The point is, I don’t really speak French, but it’s a useful phrase for confusing people you don’t wish to speak with. However, it’s apparently more useful in Europe, where no one enjoys speaking to the French.”

Tags : Education France French Jakarta Militarytary Terrorism The Rainy Season Travel
Author : Tucker Elliot
Source : The Rainy Season

200. “And then, on September 11, the world fractured.It's beyond my skill as a writer to capture that day and the days that would follow--the planes, like specters, vanishing into steel and glass; the slow-motion cascade of the towers crumbling into themselves; the ash-covered figures wandering the streets; the anguish and the fear. Nor do I pretend to understand the stark nihilism that drove the terrorists that day and that drives their brethren still. My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another's heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction.”

Tags : 9 11 Families Of Victims Murder Terrorism
Author : Barack Obama
Source : Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance