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Massachusetts welcomes Jihadists

Submitted by Nathan R. Jessup, Jun 7, 2010 13:46

Here is the video of Governor Deval Patrick hugging radical Imam Abdullah Faaruuq:


Scary stuff.




Submitted by aspacia, Apr 20, 2010 20:29

Any person who preaches terrorism, does not wear a uniform, and attacks civilians to induce terrror needs to be eliminated especially if he or she is a U.S. citizen who refuses trial in the states.

Evidently, September 11, 2001 did not teach many regarding the FACT we are at war.


double standards

Submitted by Lewis, Apr 19, 2010 02:02

@ Karen: Not sure I'm following. Whether or not Tariq Ramadan is actively condemning terrorist activities seems to be beside the point; it is pretty clear, from what is written, that the so-called moderates are using his objection to killing a man as their primary example of his double standards. Moderates and/or reasonable individuals should not be tacitly or implicitly accepting that the attempted assassination of Awlkai is justifiable. Not sure how it detracts at all from my previous comment.

If there should be an active duty on people to condemn any acts, which seems to be the only complaint these moderates have of Tariq Ramadan, then that duty should begin with these moderates codemning the US attempting to kill a man. I'm not sure why people might feel it is more important for a man like Tariq Ramadan to condemn a person like Awlaki, than for these so-called moderates to condemn the actions of the US who are trying to kill a man who has not even been accused of any serious crime (beyond touting anti-American rhetoric)?


double standards

Submitted by Karen de Vries, Apr 18, 2010 01:38

@ Lewis: I think what they mean is that there are double standards. When you condemn the US for planning to kill someone instead of bringing him to justice, why make excusese for - and not condemn terrorists activities, which also kills people without a fair trial?



Submitted by Lewis, Apr 17, 2010 09:43

The so-called 'Moderates' in this article are criticizing a distinguished professor for objecting to a state attempting to kill a man; seems like quite the misnomer to me. First, there is no capital punishment in Canada. Second, even in the US, Awlaki wouldn't be subject to the death penalty for any of the alleged crimes he has committed. Third and most important, any state attempting to assassinate an individual without a fair trial and due process is probably the greatest travesty to democracy and Western civilization.

So it seems these 'Moderates' should check their own ideology when getting caught up in an obviously partisan attack to discredit an individual who they take issue with.


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Massachusetts welcomes Jihadists [17 words]

Nathan R. Jessup 

Jun 7, 2010 13:46

Amaleki [50 words]


Apr 20, 2010 20:29

double standards [178 words]


Apr 19, 2010 02:02

double standards [47 words]

Karen de Vries 

Apr 18, 2010 01:38

Moderates? [114 words]


Apr 17, 2010 09:43

Great efforts [59 words]

Shamshad Elahee Ansari 

Apr 16, 2010 21:50

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