My not so occasional jousting with Redbaiter, that clone of the 'Left', got me thinking about the nature of 'extremism'.
Many would contend that on politics there is absolutely no difference between the extreme Right and the extreme Left. That the Kim Jong il's of this world can cohabit quite easily the Hitlers. The mantra of both is 'my way or the highway' and for highway read bullet between the eyes.
And so it is with religious zealots in both Christendom and Islam. Is there any difference at all between say those nutter followers of the schematic Westboro Baptist Church who protest at Military Funerals because the US Military now allows 'Gays' to serve and radical Islam which advocates jihad against non believers with the sweetener of the 77 virgins bit.
There is no difference at all. All are dangerous. But I guess that's the price we pay for living in a free society. Redbaiter would like to put me to the torch. I just feel sorry for him.
RIP Colleen McCullough
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