„A callous disregard for the claims of innocent human life is the heart and soul of the evil of terrorism.“

—  Alan Keyes

Speech at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah, September 24, 2002. http://renewamerica.us/archives/speeches/02_09_24utah.htm.
2002

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Alan Keyes
US-amerikanischer Politiker und Talkmaster 1950

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„The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or to evil.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

As quoted in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, as translated by Robert Drew Hicks (1925)
Variant translation: The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
As quoted in Ionia, a Quest (1954) by Freya Stark, p. 94

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„Callous, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, buch Des Teufels Wörterbuch

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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„Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a "war against terrorism."“

—  Noam Chomsky, buch The attack: Hintergründe und Folgen

9-11, 2001 https://web.archive.org/web/20061015103427/http://indymedia.org.nz/usermedia/application/2/9-11.pdf
Quotes 2000s, 2001

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„Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secrecy the human dress.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

A Divine Image, st. 1
1790s, Songs of Experience (1794)

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„Only the soul that is naked and unashamed, can be pure and innocent, even as Adam was in the primal garden of humanity.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Karma

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„Modern Imams must strive to ensure that no Muslim finds solace for terrorism in the Quran, they must cite the Quran as evidence that the murder of innocents is not permitted by good, believing Muslims, and must immediately refute all claims to the contrary.“

—  Mike Pompeo 70th United States Secretary of State, former Director of Central Intelligence Agency and former Congressman from Kansas 1963

GOP lawmaker: US Muslim leaders 'complicit' in terrorist attacks http://thehill.com/video/house/304743-gop-lawmaker-silence-on-terror-attacks-makes-islamic-leaders-potentially-complicit (June 11, 2013)

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„I have always condemned terrorism, because according to the glorious Koran, if you kill one innocent person, then you have killed the whole of humanity.“

—  Zakir Naik Islamic televangelist 1965

Pointing, that he supports no terrorism. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1927280,00.html

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„Do we really think that the United States will have the protection of innocent Afghans in mind if it rains terror down on the Afghan infrastructure? We are supposedly fighting them because they immorally killed innocent civilians. That made them evil. If we do the same, are we any less immoral?“

—  George Lakoff American linguist 1941

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate — The Essential Guide for Progressives (2004) as quoted in the Washington Monthly (November 2004) http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/monthly/2004_11.php

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„Nothing kills the soul that commands to evil (Nafs al Ammarra) like seeing the beauty of the heart.“

—  Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248

Me & Rumi (2004)

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„The battle between good and evil is a legitimate theme for a Fantasy (or for any work of fiction, for that matter), but in real life that battle is fought chiefly in the individual human heart.“

—  George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948

infinity plus interview (2001)
Kontext: The battle between good and evil is a legitimate theme for a Fantasy (or for any work of fiction, for that matter), but in real life that battle is fought chiefly in the individual human heart. Too many contemporary Fantasies take the easy way out by externalizing the struggle, so the heroic protagonists need only smite the evil minions of the dark power to win the day. And you can tell the evil minions, because they're inevitably ugly and they all wear black.
I wanted to stand much of that on its head.
In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.

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„In regard to the terrors as well as the superstitions and immoralities of religion, it will not do to urge that they are due only to the imperfections of the men who professed the various religions. If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.“

—  Morris Raphael Cohen American philosopher 1880 - 1947

" The dark side of religion http://thenewschoolhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/cohen_darksidereligion1.pdf." in: Walter Kaufmann (ed). Religion from Tolstoy to Camus. (1964), p. 294

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„The first requirement to purifying the soul is that one continues to remove all evil and impure thoughts from the heart.“

—  Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad Caliph of the Messiah 1889 - 1965

Quelle: Irfan-e-Ilahi, Anwar-ul-Ulum, Vol. 4, p. 371

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