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Terrorism is a real despair.
by John Shelby Spong

Terrorism is a real despair.
These are people for whom life has been so negative
that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies.
- John Shelby Spong

I think that anything that begins to give people a
sense of their own worth and dignity is God.
- John Shelby Spong

Whatever diminishes life is evil, and whatever enhances life is good.
- John Shelby Spong

You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people
are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.
- John Shelby Spong

 

Mother Nature is not sweet.
- John Shelby Spong

I admire our ancestors, whoever they were.
I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots.
Because as he becomes self-conscious,
he's no longer part of nature.
He sees himself against nature.
He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile.
- John Shelby Spong

You learn that you either are going to have a police
state where you don't have any freedom left,
or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists -
and that means a whole different way of "getting along."
- John Shelby Spong

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All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth.
And that's where it turns demonic.
Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions
and burning heretics at the stake.
- John Shelby Spong

If you begin to give people hope that there is a brighter future,
there is a new tomorrow, then the people who were yesterday's
terrorists become tomorrow's elected officials and
they're part of the system.
- John Shelby Spong

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as
the administration has to do with compassion.
- Julian Bond

Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time
when there was no threat of terrorism,
when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom
and Dad took care of everything.
- George Grove

It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism.
- Robert D. Kaplan

Al Zarqawi had a long history of terrorism.
He was responsible for several bombings and beheadings in Iraq,
including Pennsylvania native Nicholas Berg.
- Tim Murphy

CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested
on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is
silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives.
- Paul Weyrich

I found a religion that blended scientific reason with
spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from
the headlines of violence,
destruction and terrorism.
- Cat Stevens

We must pass a national energy policy to continue our
successes in the War on Terrorism.
- Zack Wamp

The key battleground in the war on terrorism,
therefore, is in the minds of the American public.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

In India we only read about death, sickness,
terrorism, crime.
- Abdul Kalam

The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities
and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque.
- Ron Wyden

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda;
it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse
toward a mostly imagined,
highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States
on international initiatives and a committed ally in
fighting the War on Terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

In the face of terrorism, a united front is one of the strongest weapons.
- Virginia Foxx

Democracy is stronger than terrorism,
and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear.
- John Doolittle

On September 11 last year international terrorism entered a new dimension.
- Otto Schily

There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism.
- John Ashcroft

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe.
Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide
is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated,
and he does not have the proper education,
naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.
- Shirin Ebadi

What happened to the Bush Administration regarding
terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue,
and associated with Clinton.
One of those Clinton issues.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The central role in the fight against terrorism is
with national authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

If Clinton had only attacked terrorism as much as he
attacks George Bush we wouldn't be in this problem.
- Dennis Miller

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism.
Among millions of poor people in the world,
only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer.
It can't be treated just where it's visible -
every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed.
- David Hackworth

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism,
but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
- Jim Cooper

I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and
first responders serving both at home and abroad in
the war against terrorism.
- John Doolittle

We're still stymied by the old stand-off between those
who wish to fight terrorism and resistance fighters.
- Gijs de Vries

Much has been accomplished during the last year in
the campaign against terrorism.
This struggle will require vigilance,
perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.
- Paul Cellucci

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism,
but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
- Tony Blair

And it is essential that in fighting terrorism,
sacrifices should not be made on democracy.
- Bulent Ecevit

It is a struggle for the minds of the people...
No cause justifies recourse to terrorism.
- Manmohan Singh

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible,
and demanding it at gunpoint.
- Christopher Hitchens

With Stewart International Airport located here,
the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility
to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.
- Sue Kelly

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

And finally, let me just say it is a fact that not
every city can dedicate resources to terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

We are in a war on terrorism.
We need to conduct that war and take it to the terrorists,
not here at home.
- Craig L. Thomas

The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking
around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together.
- Mac Thornberry

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
- Benazir Bhutto

We first fought the heathens in the name of religion,
then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism.
Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans
soon may have to choose between civil liberties and
more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our
intentions in their country,
if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism,
we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers

At times one feels that what is being said in the West
is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind,
stupid terrorism.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas
and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
- Mac Thornberry

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
- Alberto Fujimori

Barack Obama says that we need to be humble toward terrorism.
Yet he is the one we have been waiting for.
That is humble?
- Evan Sayet

We remain vulnerable.
There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

I know that New York City remains the highest density
urban area in the country and by far dedicates more
of its own funds to fighting terrorism than any other municipality.
- Jose Serrano

The country was not focused on terrorism before September 11th.
- Louis Freeh

Terrorism is not new to black people.
- Vernon Jordan

The threat of terrorism is not stronger than the will of the American people.
- Chaka Fattah

An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism.
- Mary Douglas

Historically, terrorism falls in a category different
from crimes that concern a criminal court judge.
- Jurgen Habermas

The true credit for our safety and security goes to
our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq
and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.
- Asa Hutchinson

Then the administration tied it in to the regional
dispute between Israel and its enemies,
as if that's about international terrorism.
No, it's not.
- Chris Matthews

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

My point was that removing Saddam should not have been our highest priority.
Fighting terrorism should have been our number one concern,
followed by the Palestinian peace process.
- Brent Scowcroft

The E.U.
has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting
common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating
a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.
- John Bruton

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
- Jurgen Habermas

We need new partnerships in fighting terrorism and building peace.
- Anna Lindh


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