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Games Muslims Play: It's a Phobia Because More People are Killed by Bathtubs Than by Islamic Terror...

The Game:
 
Fear of Islam is a phobia since far more people are killed by something other than Islamic terrorism.
 
The Truth:
 
Comparing the number of people killed by terrorists to the number killed in accidents involving items that are otherwise benign - say, bathtubs - is a strategy to mitigate concern about Islam. 

No one seriously believes that bathing in an alligator pond is safer than using a bathtub. When they actually do think about it, no one seriously believes that a bathtub is more dangerous than a terrorist either, even though terrorists kill fewer people (in the West, at least).
 
 

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 "There Are No Atheists In Foxholes"
 
Reverend William T. Cummings, who served at Bataan, is famous for declaring "There are no atheists in foxholes." The exact origin of the phrase is unclear, but it appears to be of World War I origin.

Chaplain F.W. Lawson of the 302nd Machine Gun Battalion, who was wounded twice in wartime, declared "I doubt if there is such a thing as an atheist. At least there isn't in a front line trench." Hannah More wrote: "In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God."
 
 

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