Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"So the US and Israel control Mecca and the Temple Mount, eh? "

Darleen, is there some sort of problem I should know about with you? Do you have a mental block or something? Israel occupies the territory and the US backs the un-elected Saudi Government, what part of that don't you understand? The call is a call of defense. You don't have to agree that Muslims need to defend themsleves but don't BS other Americans about why we are being attacked.

Again, what does the 1998 Fatwa actually say? You ignore all the statements and you invent things that are not there. The people MOTIVATED to attack us are not being told "hey, let's establish a worldwide Muslim State and dominate the world"

"A former member of an extremist Islamic organization which is part of al-Qaeda explained how the organization's recruiters operate on susceptible young men. "Someone approached me in the mosque as I was praying, and started to talk to me about injustice in the Middle East, the poverty, our impotence in the face of Israel. He made me want to listen to him - to find a solution. At first these people don't talk about violence. They concentrate on how much injustice America has caused in the world and how to get rid of this unfairness. They mention Palestine, they call on you to uphold your national dignity, to defend people, and suggest for that you must sacrifice yourself. Then your people will live after you and will always remember you." The young man, himself an Egyptian, speaking in the privacy of a quite courtyard in Cairo, believed this was the way Mohamed Atta was approached." - "Al-Qaeda" by Jane Corbin p125

What are you trying to pull with this crap that the 1998 Fatwa is a call for a Muslim state of the entire world. Over and over again it has been made clear that they are reacting to specific US foreign policies.
Osama is almost begging the US to leave the Muslim people alone, "You, the American people, I talk to you today about the best way to avoid another catastrophe and about war, its reasons and its consequences." "Any nation that does not attack us will not be attacked."

Can we at least establish what the 1998 Fatwa actaully says? You have not acknowledged this basic fact.
You deny that what motivates the terrorists is the specific foreign policies. And why not talk the time to look into these policies. Why is it just to force hundreds of thousands of people off their land in the name of ethnic purity? By the way, was being against slavery "blaming America"? Your argument seems to boil down to the idea that US foreign polices can't possibly be wrong since they are US policies.

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