Nahid Hattar Jordan Writer in Anti-Islam Blasphemy Case Murdered

Nahid Hattar was Jordanian Christian who shared the political cartoon seen above on his Facebook page. He was locked up and put on trial by the Jordanian government for making blasphemous statements against Islam. As he was leaving the courthouse a gunman opened fire and killed him.

Jordan - this is the same government/country that Obama, Biden, Clinton and the rest of them call one of our strongest allies - yet they put Christian writers on trial for blasphemy against Islam…the religion of peace.

The only reason Jordan kisses America’s ass is because they love the military assistance and aid packages that we give them on an annual basis. This trial alone should have resulted in the termination of all military aid packages given to Jordan because it is not reflective of American values and is counter to our interest in the region.

A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page has been killed.

Nahid Hattar, a Christian, was hit by three bullets outside the court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial, state news agency Petra said.

Mr Hattar’s killer was arrested and police are investigating the killing, TV reports said.

The writer was detained in August for 15 days on charges of insulting God.

The cartoon he shared depicts a bearded man lying in bed with two women and smoking, asking God to bring him a drink.

Mr Hattar was attacked on social media for being anti-Islam.

He said he had not meant to cause offence and wanted to expose radical Islamists’ view of heaven. But the authorities said he had broken the law by sharing the cartoon.

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The “religion of peace” strikes again. Do something that offends Islam? Be put on trial and murdered in the street. Call me whatever you want. These people are incompatible with Western civilization.

he certainly did not deserve to die but the cartoon is pretty offensive. I can see the rest of you in your manufactured outrage had an Islamic writer posted the same for Christianity or Judaism.

And King Abdullah is a very intelligent man, very supportive of the USA. His wife Queen Raina is likewise very intelligent and supports many positive societal issues like education.

King Abdullah is a very stabilizing force in the region and is generally well respected by his neighbors which is very difficult in that region.

and they are not nor should we expect them to be like Western Civilization just as we would not be like Eastern or Middle Eastern Civilization.

However again…using a killer (who has been arrested) to represent 1.6 BILLION peaceful people is just laughable.

we had another mass shooting didn’t we?

guess Americans are not compatible with civilization are we?

asinine.

ps…watch 60 Minutes tonight King Abdullah is on.

I haven’t seen it yet so it could come back to slap me in the face.

but I doubt it.

the hate argument just doesn’t hold water and makes us look like the lunatics we complain about.

Strive to be better!

Offensive or not he should not have even been on trial for it! If King Abdullah were so intelligent he would see that. He is the “King” after all and could put an end to this sort of thing with one word. Stop.

if your country has religious laws you have to obey them just like our laws.

we allow people to say all kinds of stupid things under the concept of Free Speech. And some of what we say is really good and really stupid.

That is not up to us to dictate what other countries should do.

Agreed. But as others were arguing it is up to us to deny all military and humanitarian assistance given to countries whose practices don’t exactly reconcile with ours. Abdullah wouldn’t be “king” for very long if we withdrew military support and financing for his regime.

we would be stupid to do that.

he is on 60 minutes right now in EST.

you don’t want to lose this ally.

you don’t.

A Jordan pilot was burned alive in a cage by ISL.

the King had 2 terrorists in jail and he ordered them hanged.

further the King has tracked down and captured or killed every ISL killer in the picture that was involved in the murder of the pilot.

learn about this man. We want him to be King for a long time.

Yeah, this guy is a serious ally and has no patience for terrorism. Not sure how or why anyone would argue against him.

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Thank you very much for your support. We need more people in the ME like King Abdullah.

He is also a pilot in his Air Force and a Soldier in his Army and they practice with LIVE rounds because he feels there is too much at stake to fake it.

Why anyone would criticize him is either ignorance or I don’t know what.

Ok. So the dude likes to dress up and play military and dislikes ISIS publicly. That does not mean he is entitled to persecute Christians. When his government quits doing that then I would be glad to support them, until then he is nothing but an Islamic ruler who hates Christians and democracy. In my eyes that makes him a despot.

support your accusations with verifiable REAL sources.

or stop posting made up stuff.

because your dismissive post doesn’t show much understanding (details) of what he faces DAILY in his region.

so SHOW US specifically how he has failed supporting the fighting to destroy terrorists.

otherwise I press the BS Button on You.

Here’s what I find offensive @SteveSPHR

Pew Research (2014): 47% of Bangladeshi Muslims says suicide bombings and violence are justified to “defend Islam”. 1 in 4 believed the same in Tanzania and Egypt. 1 in

5 Muslims in the ‘moderate’ countries of Turkey and Malaysia.

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 19% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified in order to make Sharia the law in the United States (66% disagree).

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the "global Jihad (64% disagree).

The Sun (2015: Following Nov. 2015 attacks in Paris, 1 in 4 young Muslims in Britain (and 1 in 5 overall) said they sympathize with those who fight for ISIS.

ICM (2016): 2 in 3 Muslims in Britain would not report terror plot to police.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4730825.ece

Pew Research (2013): At least 1 in 4 Muslims do not reject violence against civilians (study did not distinguish between those who believe it is partially justified and never justified).

Pew Research (2013): 15% of Muslims in Turkey support suicide bombings (also 11% in Kosovo, 26% in Malaysia and 26% in Bangladesh).

PCPO (2014): 89% of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets at Israeli civilians.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/poll-89-of-palestinians-support-jihad-terror-attacks-on-israely

Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban. 13% support both groups and 1 in 4 refuse to say.

BBC Radio (2015): 45% of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence against the West represent “mainstream Islam”.

http://www.comres.co.uk/polls/bbc-radio-4-today-muslim-poll/

Palestinian Center for Political Research (2015): 74% of Palestinians support Hamas terror attacks.

Pew Research (2007): Muslim-Americans who identify more strongly with their religion are three times more likely to feel that suicide bombings are justified

http://www.pewresearch.org/files/old-assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

27% of British Muslims do not support the deportation of Islamic extremists preaching violence and hate.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist.html

Federation of Student Islamic Societies: About 1 in 5 Muslim students in Britain (18%) would not report a fellow Muslim planning a terror attack.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

ICM Poll: 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified.

37% believe Jews in Britain are a “legitimate target”.
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

16% of young Muslims in Belgium state terrorism is “acceptable”.

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/1275/Islam/article/detail/1619036/2013/04/22/Zestien-procent-moslimjongens-vindt-terrorisme-aanvaardbaar.dhtml

Populus Poll (2006): 12% of young Muslims in Britain (and 12% overall) believe that suicide attacks against civilians in Britain can be justified. 1 in 4 support suicide attacks against British troops.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Pew Research (2007): 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified.
35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall).
42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall).
22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall).
29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall).

http://www.pewresearch.org/files/old-assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

Pew Research (2011): 8% of Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (81% never). 28% of Egyptian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (38% never).

Daily News / Metropoll (2015): 20% of Turks support the slaughter of Charlie Hebdo staffers and cartoonists.

al-Jazeera Poll (2015): 81% of respondents support the Islamic State (ISIS).

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 33% of Muslim-Americans say al-Qaeda beliefs are Islamic or correct. (49% disagree),

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 38% of Muslim-Americans say Islamic State (ISIS) beliefs are Islamic or correct. (43% disagree),

Center for Social Cohesion: One Third of British Muslim students support killing for Islam (Wikileaks cable)

Policy Exchange: One third of British Muslims believe anyone who leaves Islam should be killed

NOP Research: 78% of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons;


http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

NOP Research: Hardcore Islamists comprise 9% of Britain’s Muslim population;
Another 29% would “aggressively defend” Islam;


http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

ICM Poll: 11% of British Muslims find violence for religious or political ends acceptable.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

BBC (2007): 36% of younger Muslims in the UK believe a Muslim should be killed for converting to another religion (19% of those over 55 agree).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6309983.stm

Terrorism Research Institute Study: 51% of mosques in the U.S. have texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% have texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% have no violent texts at all.

http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/sharia-adherence-mosque-survey/html

Pew Research (2013): 76% of South Asian Muslims and 56% of Egyptians advocate killing anyone who leaves the Islamic religion.

Pew Research (2013): 19% of Muslim Americans believe suicide bombings in defense of Islam are at least partially justified (global average is 28% in countries surveyed).

Pew Research (2013): 39% of Muslims in Malaysia say suicide bombings “justified” in defense of Islam (only 58% say ‘never’).

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/extremism-in-the-name-of-islam-and-malaysian-muslims-joshua-woo

Die Presse (2013): 1 in 5 Muslims in Austria believe that anyone wanting to leave Islam should be killed.

http://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/survey-on-islam-in-austria-18-of-muslims-support-death-sentence-for-apostasy-21-9-oppose-democracy/

Motivaction Survey (2014): 80% of young Dutch Muslims see nothing wrong with Holy War against non-believers. Most verbalized support for pro-Islamic State fighters.

BBC (2015): Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, 27% of British Muslims openly support violence against cartoonists. Another 8% would not say, meaning that only 2 of 3 surveyed would say that the killings were not justified.

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 24% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified against those who “offend Islam” (60% disagree).

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 29% of Muslim-Americans agree that violence against those who insult Muhammad or the Quran is acceptable (61% disagree).

Center for Social Cohesion: 40% of British Muslim students want Sharia

ICM Poll: 40% of British Muslims want Sharia in the UK

GfK NOP: 28% of British Muslims want Britain to be an Islamic state

NOP Research: 68% of British Muslims support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam;


http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

MacDonald Laurier Institute: 62% of Muslims want Sharia in Canada (15% say make it mandatory

Islam, Human Rights and Public Opinion (Durie refers to 2006 poll): 58% of Indonesians believe adulterers should be stoned to death.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/08/slaughter-silence-open-secret/

BBC (2007): 28% of Muslims in the UK prefer Sharia (37% for those younger).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6309983.stm

Institut Montaigne (2016): 29% of French Muslims believe Sharia is “more important than the laws of France.”
http://www.dw.com/en/poll-one-in-four-french-muslims-backs-burqa/a-19560262
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eaf80fce-7db5-11e6-8e50-8ec15fb462f4.html

Civitas: 1 in 3 Muslims in the UK strongly agree that a wife should be forced to obey her husband’s bidding

BBC Poll: 1 in 10 British Muslims support killing a family member over “dishonor”.

http://www.expressandstar.com/blogs/peter-rhodes/2011/12/28/honour-killing-–-a-stain-on-our-nation/

Middle East Quarterly: 91 percent of honor killings are committed by Muslims worldwide.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/43207

95% of honor killings in the West are perpetrated by Muslim fathers and brothers or their proxies.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/09/21/barbara-kay-continue-calling-honour-killings-by-its-rightful-name/

A survey of Muslim women in Paris suburbs found that three-quarters of them wear their masks out of fear - including fear of violence.

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/12/12/muslim-women-win

1 in 5 young British Muslims agree that ‘honor’ violence is acceptable.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117003/More-thirds-young-British-Muslims-believe-honour-violence-acceptable-survey-reveals.html

Pew Research (2013): Large majorities of Muslims favor Sharia. Among those who do, stoning women for adultery is favored by 89% in Pakistanis, 85% in Afghanistan, 81% in Egypt, 67% in Jordan, ~50% in ‘moderate’ Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, 58% in Iraq, 44% in Tunisia, 29% in Turkey, and 26% in Russia.

Pew Research (2013): Honor killing the woman for sex outside of marriage is favored over honor killing the man in almost every Islamic country. Over half of Muslims surveyed believed that honor killings over sex were at least partially justified.

(2013) Jordanian teens support honor killing.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/20/world/meast/jordan-honor-crimes-study/

Pew Research (2011): 40% of Pakistanis says that killing a woman for family honor is often or sometimes justified.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/05/30/four-in-ten-pakistanis-say-honor-killing-of-women-can-be-at-least-sometimes-justified/

Muslims have highest claimed disability rates in the UK (24% of men, 21% of women)

Pakistani Muslims in the UK are four times more likely to be unemployed than Hindus. Indian Muslims are twice as likely to be unemployed as Indian Hindus.
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/feb/20/race.immigrationpolicy&date=2012-12-05

Policy Exchange: 1 in 4 Muslims in the UK have never heard of the Holocaust; Only 34% of British Muslims believe the Holocaust ever happened.

http://www.imaginate.uk.com/MCC01_SURVEY/Site%20Download.pdf

Policy Exchange: 51% of British Muslims believe a woman cannot marry a non-Muslim
Only 51% believe a Muslim woman may marry without a guardian’s consent

Policy Exchange: Up to 52% of British Muslims believe a Muslim man is entitled to up to four wives

Policy Exchange: 61% of British Muslims want homosexuality punished

NOP Research: 62% of British Muslims do not believe in the protection of free speech;

Only 3% adopt a “consistently pro-freedom of speech line”

http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

ICM Poll: 58% of British Muslims believe insulting Islam should result in criminal prosecution

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Pew Global (2006): Only 7% of British Muslims think of themselves as British first (81% say ‘Muslim’ rather than ‘Briton’)

http://pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/254.pdf

Policy Exchange (2006): 31% Muslims in Britain identify more with Muslims in other countries than with non-Muslim Brits.

http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/images/publications/living%20apart%20together%20-%20jan%2007.pdf

BBC (2007) 74% of young Muslims prefer women wear the veil (compared to 28% of those over 55).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6309983.stm

Die Welt (2012): 46% of Muslims in Germany hope there will eventually be more Muslims than Christians in Germany.

http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article108659406/Tuerkische-Migranten-hoffen-auf-muslimische-Mehrheit.html

Ipsos MORI: Muslims are 3 times as likely as Christians to believe that their religion is the only way.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/religion.still.matters.global.survey.finds/28257.htm

Pew Research (2011): Muslim-Americans four times more likely to say that women should not work outside the home.

http://www.people-press.org/2011/08/30/section-5-political-opinions-and-social-values/

Pew Research (2007): 26% of Muslim-Americans want to be distinct (43% support assimilation)

http://www.pewresearch.org/files/old-assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf

Pew Research (2011): 20% of Muslim-Americans want to be distinct (56% support assimilation)

Pew Research (2011): 49% of Muslim-Americans say they are “Muslim first” (26% American first)

Pew Research (2011): 21% of Muslim-Americans say there is a fair to great amount of support for Islamic extremism in their community.

http://www.people-press.org/2011/08/30/section-6-terrorism-concerns-about-extremism-foreign-policy/

ICM Poll: 11% of British Muslims find violence for political ends acceptable

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Wenzel Strategies (2012): 58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is not protected free speech under the First Amendment.
45% believe mockers of Islam should face criminal charges (38% said they should not).
12% of Muslim-Americans believe blaspheming Islam should be punishable by death.
43% of Muslim-Americans believe people of other faiths have no right to evangelize Muslims.
32% of Muslims in America believe that Sharia should be the supreme law of the land.

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2012/10/31/sixty-percent-of-us-muslims-reject-freedom-of-expression/

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2012/10/poll-nearly-half-of-us-muslims-believe.html

Pew Research (2013): "At least half’ of Muslims surveyed believed polygamy is morally acceptable.
“Muslims in most countries surveyed say that a wife should always obey her husband.” (including 93% in Indonesia and 65% in Turkey). Only 32% of Muslims in Indonesia say a woman should have the right to divorce her husband (22% in Egypt, 26% in Pakistan and 60% in Russia).

Die Presse (2013): 1 in 3 Muslims in Austria say it is not possible to be a European and a Muslim. 22% oppose democracy

http://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/survey-on-islam-in-austria-18-of-muslims-support-death-sentence-for-apostasy-21-9-oppose-democracy/

WZB Berlin Social Science Center: 45% of Muslims in Europe say Jews cannot be trusted.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4092/europe-islamic-fundamentalism

Vancouver Sun (2015): 42% of Canadian Muslims agree that Islam is “irreconcilable” with the West.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193969

Anti-Defamation League (2015): 55% of Muslims in Europe are anti-Semitic - approximately three times higher than Europeans in general.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/06/30/adl-poll-shows-more-than-half-of-western-european-muslims-harbor-antisemitic-beliefs/#

Middle East Forum (2015): Muslims comprise less than 1% of the population in the United States but 9% of prison inmates.

http://www.meforum.org/blog/2015/08/islam-prison

Middle East Forum (2015): Muslims in France comprise 12% of the population, but 70% of prisoners.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/28/AR2008042802560.html

Middle East Forum (2015): Muslims in the Netherlands comprise 4% of the population but 20% of prisoners. Muslims in France comprise 10% of the population, but 70% of prisoners.
http://www.meforum.org/blog/2015/08/islam-prison

2015 (BBChttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31794599

2016 (Sun News): Muslims comprise 5% of population in Britain but 20% of High Security inmates

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6884172/One-in-five-danger-lags-is-a-muslim.html

ICM Poll (2016): 31% of British Muslims believe polygamy is acceptable. 18% believe homosexuality should remain legal.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3532355/More-half-Muslims-want-gay-sex-outlawed-nearly-quarter-support-areas-UK-run-sharia-law.html

35% of prisoners in Belgium are Muslim, compared with 6% of the general population.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36348389

University of Munster Study (2016): 32% of Turks living in Germany say that “Muslims should strive to a societal order like than in the time of Muhammad.”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8321/germany-turks-integration

World Public Opinion: 81% of Egyptians want strict Sharia imposed in every Islamic country
76% of Pakistanis want strict Sharia imposed in every Islamic country
49% (plurality) of Indonesians want strict Sharia imposed in every Islamic country
76% of Moroccans want strict Sharia imposed in every Islamic country

http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

World Public Opinion: 64% of Egyptians said it was “very important for the government” to “apply traditional punishments for crimes such as stoning adulterers.”

http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

Pew Research (2010): 77% of Egyptian Muslims favor floggings and amputation
58% of Jordanian Muslims favor floggings and amputation
36% of Indonesian Muslims favor floggings and amputation
82% of Pakistanis favor floggings and amputation
65% of Nigerian Muslims favor floggings and amputation

http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Pew Research (2010): 82% of Egyptian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
70% of Jordanian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
42% of Indonesian Muslims favor stoning adulterers
82% of Pakistanis favor stoning adulterers
56% of Nigerian Muslims favor stoning adulterers

http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Pew Global: 68% of Palestinian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
43% of Nigerian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
38% of Lebanese Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
15% of Egyptian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
13% of Indonesian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
12% of Jordanian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
7% of Muslim Israelis say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.

http://cnsnews.com/node/53865 (Pew Global Attitudes Project September, 2009)

World Public Opinion: Attitude toward Osama bin Laden:
Egypt: 44% positive, 17% negative, and 25% mixed feelings
Indonesia: 14% positive, 26% negative, 21% mixed feelings (39% did not answer)
Pakistan: 25% positive, 15% negative, 26% mixed feelings (34% did not answer)
Morocco: 27% positive, 21% negative, 26% mixed feelings
Jordanians, Palestinians, Turks and Azerbaijanis. Jordanians combined for: 27% positive, 20 percent negative, and 27 percent mixed feelings. (Palestinians 56% positive, 20% negative, 22 percent mixed feelings).

http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

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yeah unfounded fear hate and bigotry is a terrible thing.

no matter where it comes from.

so instead of promoting it, I have a suggestion for you.

be the change you want to see.

Well the data tells a story doesn’t it. It is clear and incontrovertible that Islam promotes hatred and bigotry against all things that are not Islamic. So, how is calling this fact out and letting the hundreds of unbiased studies done on the subject doing anything but spreading awareness? The threats posed by Islam are real. Stop ignoring them and being an apologist.

people can find whatever they are looking for. all they have to do is look in the right places. like you just did.

Wow! All of those sources that I provided and that’s all you can come up with? Yeah…that evil Pew Research Center spewing nonpartisan facts. The facts and data sets are everywhere and are sound.

I think I nailed it pretty well.

Oh I forgot you only trust sources like MoveOn.org right?