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Old 02-26-2015, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Saw it on the mainstream news this morning as well. From West London, a well-to-do family and even well educated. Probably left-leaning as well considering his background and education BUT I am not going to rush to judgment on that one either. What tips me on that one is that he is obviously anti-Western, which so many radical left-leaning people are. I am sure his name will be adorning the FBIs "ten most wanted" list if it isn't already.

BBC News - IS militant 'Jihadi John' named as Mohammed Emwazi from London
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:40 AM
 
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Uh oh, his name is Mohammed. This can't be good.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:45 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Saw it on the mainstream news this morning as well. From West London, a well-to-do family and even well educated. Probably left-leaning as well considering his background and education BUT I am not going to rush to judgment on that one either. What tips me on that one is that he is obviously anti-Western, which so many radical left-leaning people are. I am sure his name will be adorning the FBIs "ten most wanted" list if it isn't already.

BBC News - IS militant 'Jihadi John' named as Mohammed Emwazi from London
So, WHAT is the meaning of "Probably left-leaning" when one is NOT rushing to judgment?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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So, WHAT is the meaning of "Probably left-leaning" when one is NOT rushing to judgment?

The meaning is, how many pro-western right leaning individuals do you know of that would leave the west to go fight against the west in such a radical group as ISIS? Amongst other things ISIS has demonstrated that it is anti-west and anti Christian. It has a lot in common, in those aspects, with the radical progressive, atheist left in this country. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" so to speak. I don't know of many "bible-thumping, right-wing, fundies" as you call them that would go and join ISIS, a group that beheads Americans and Christians amongst others. The man came from wealthy to-do roots with a good educational background. Perhaps he became Muslim in college and even was radicalized there, which wouldn't surprise me. Today's colleges/universities are as much "institutions of higher brainwashing" as they are institutions of higher learning. Anyway, I admitted that I may be wrong and I don't expect the media to reveal his or his family's political leanings especially if they do track left of center. Anyway, that is my take, take it or leave it.....
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:15 AM
 
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So, WHAT is the meaning of "Probably left-leaning" when one is NOT rushing to judgment?

The meaning is, how many pro-western right leaning individuals do you know of that would leave the west to go fight against the west in such a radical group as ISIS? Amongst other things ISIS has demonstrated that it is anti-west and anti Christian. It has a lot in common, in those aspects, with the radical progressive, atheist left in this country. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" so to speak. I don't know of many "bible-thumping, right-wing, fundies" as you call them that would go and join ISIS, a group that beheads Americans and Christians amongst others. The man came from wealthy to-do roots with a good educational background. Perhaps he became Muslim in college and even was radicalized there, which wouldn't surprise me. Today's colleges/universities are as much "institutions of higher brainwashing" as they are institutions of higher learning. Anyway, I admitted that I may be wrong and I don't expect the media to reveal his or his family's political leanings especially if they do track left of center. Anyway, that is my take, take it or leave it.....
of course bible thumpers wouldn't join isis, but anyone that would is deeply indoctrinated into their own religion - so they are not left leaning.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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He was a computer programmer as well. Lends new meaning to the "CUT THROAT" culture that defines working among software engineers in Silicon Valley.

- a little attempt at humor there. Not done to make light of what he has done or what he represents.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:20 AM
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Location: Here.
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I don't know how you can presume he is left- or right- leaning. I would say he is neither. I don't know anyone on the left or right that thinks people who disagree with them should be beheaded or burned to death in a cage. "Left-" and "right-leaning" implies some understanding of democracy and the freedom of differing opinions. This man obviously doesn't believe in those concepts.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Who cares if he is left wing or right wing? His wings along with his head should be clipped.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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I agree.. who cares... just remove his head.. place it facing his body and he can see what karma is all about for eternity
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Uh oh, his name is Mohammed. This can't be good.
Think he might be a Muslim?
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