Taking Bin Laden’s Side

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    So, the AMERICAN people who OPPOSE this are NOW being COMPARED with Osama Bin Laden. how do you like that one folks? what a disgusting article.

    By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Published: August 21, 2010


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    Osama abhors the vision of interfaith harmony that the proposed Islamic center represents. He fears Muslim clerics who can cite the Koran to denounce terrorism.

    It’s striking that many American Republicans share with Al Qaeda the view that the West and the Islamic world are caught inevitably in a “clash of civilizations.” Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric who recruits jihadis from his lair in Yemen, tells the world’s English-speaking Muslims that America is at war against Islam. You can bet that Mr. Awlaki will use the opposition to the community center and mosque to try to recruit more terrorists.

    In short, the proposed community center is not just an issue on which Sarah Palin and Osama bin Laden agree. It is also one in which opponents of the center are playing into the hands of Al Qaeda.

    These opponents seem to be afflicted by two fundamental misconceptions.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/opinion/22kristof.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=opinion
     
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    Normal.
    It is murka. Deal with it.
     
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    The lefties must be seriously scared of ordinary Americans to sink that low. But, their assertion is so laughable that anyone with an IQ over 10 will see straight through it. Of course, there will be the 'rdean' and 'truthmatters' borg that will jump all over it like ants at a picnic.
     
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    Osama Bin Laden attacked innocent Americans

    Those opposed to the mosque are attacking innocent Americans.

    The magnitude of the 2 crimes may differ, but the principle is EXACTLY the same.
     
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    Pheh...just another flame..er Op-Ed piece by the NYT.
    No wonder they had to sell their building just to remain in business.
     
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    Wrong again numb nuts.
    He hasn't set foot in murka since he was in college in Norte Carolinastan.
    Al CIA duh attacked the nation formerly know as the United States of America. Now called murka.....or murkastan.
     
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    I gotta disagree. That's like saying murder and embezzlement are exactly the same because both are crimes.

    And even that's a bad analogy because there is nothing against the law in opposing the mosque. It is not against the law to oppose a commercial building being built by your home either. The opponents may be reluctant, ignorant or bigoted, but they aren't unlawful.
     
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    You're full of shit and yourself sport. The principle is NOT exactly the same. But then when has any Statist LIB been ensconced in principle?

    You idiots are all for letting the FOX into the henhouse. Yeah, you're really THAT stupid.
     
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    Since I didn't say anything of the sort I don't know what you're talking about.

    Not all crimes are against the law. People say 'it's a crime to this or that' all the time when they aren't talking about actual criminal violations of the law.

    It's a crime to blame innocent people for what guilty people did, whether it's prosecutable or not.

    btw, Bin Laden despises moderate Muslims like the Imam Rauf, so many of you have that in common with Bin Laden as well.
     

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