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Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Sep 21, 2007 at 23:43

LOOK SUSAN AGAIN I TRY NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE BEINGS,FAITH OR CULTURE. BECAUSE WE ALL ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND ARE THE SAME NO MATTER IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IT OR NOT. NOW YOUR PERCEPTION OF ISLAM IS YOURS ALONE I CAN'T AND WILL NOT TRY TO CHANGE YOUR MIND. ALL I'VE HAVE SAID FOR ABOUT THE HUNDRED TIME THAT ALL FAITHS HAVE BEEN CORRUPTED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

THROUGH REVISION OF BOOKS TO WRONG PERCEPTION. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT ALL FAITHS THRIVES FOR ONE THING AND THAT'S TO KNOW THE CREATOR AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED EACH OTHER IN ORDER TO COEXIST HERE ON THIS PLANET BUT ALL WE DO IS BASH EACH OTHER FIGHT,KILLING BASED ON RACE,GENDER,FAITH AND WEALTH. JEWS,CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIMS ALIKE.

AS I SAID BEFORE THERE ARE GOOD AND BAD PEOPLE IN EACH FAITH BUT THE BAD THING IS THAT TO MANY PEOPLE WITH IN EACH FAITH CHOOSE TO BELIEVE EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG BUT THEM. NOW I MAYBE WRONG BUT IT SEEMS THAT YOU LOVE TO POINT OUT WHAT WRONG THINGS MUSLIMS HAVE DONE AND THEN BLAME ME......WELL HERE IS WHAT CHRISTIANS HAVE DONE THEN SEE THAT WE AS A RACE CONTRIBUTE TO A LOT OF WHATS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD.

9/12/95: Antigovernment extremist Charles Ray Polk is indicted by a federal grand jury for plotting to blow up the Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Tex. At the time of his arrest, Polk is trying to purchase plastic explosives to add to a huge illegal arsenal he's already amassed. He will be sentenced the following year to almost 21 years in federal prison, although an appeals court eventually reduces that term by five years.

10/9/95: Saboteurs derail an Amtrak passenger train near Hyder, Ariz., killing one person and injuring many others. An antigovernment message, signed by the "Sons of Gestapo," is left behind. The perpetrators will remain at large.

11/9/95: Oklahoma Constitutional Militia leader Willie Ray Lampley, his wife and another man are arrested as they prepare explosives to bomb numerous targets, including the Southern Poverty Law Center. The three, and another suspect arrested later, will be sentenced to terms of up to 11 years in 1996. An appeals court will uphold Lampley's sentence the following year.

1/19/6: Peter Langan and Richard Guthrie, members of the underground Aryan Republican Army, are charged as the main suspects in a string of 22 bank robberies in seven Midwestern states. After pleading guilty and agreeing to testify, Guthrie commits suicide in his cell. Langan is ultimately sentenced to a life term in one case, plus a term of 55 years in another. Eventually, Mark Thomas, a leading neo-Nazi in Pennsylvania, pleads guilty for his role in helping to organize the robberies and agrees to testify against Langan and other gang members. In the end, Thomas is sentenced to eight years in prison. Another man, Kevin McCarthy, also pleads guilty to conspiracy charges in Pennsylvania and agrees to testify against his co-conspirators, ultimately drawing a five-year sentence.

4/11/96: Antigovernment activist Ray Hamblin is charged with illegal possession of explosives after authorities find 460 pounds of the high explosive Tovex, 746 pounds of anfo blasting agent and 15 homemade hand grenades on his property in Hood River, Ore. Hamblin will be sentenced to almost four years in federal prison.

4/26/96: Two leaders of the Militia-at-Large of the Republic of Georgia, Robert Edward Starr III (above) and William James McCranie Jr., are charged with manufacturing shrapnel bombs for distribution to militia members. Later in the year, they will be sentenced on explosive charges to terms of up to eight years. Another Militia-at-Large member, accused of training a team to assassinate politicians, will be convicted of conspiracy.

6/11/96: Tax protester Joseph Martin Bailie is arrested for trying to blow up the Internal Revenue Service building in Reno, Nev. He will be sentenced to 36 years.

7/1/96: Twelve members of an Arizona militia group called the Viper Team are arrested on federal conspiracy, weapons and explosive charges after allegedly surveiling government buildings as potential targets. Ten members will plead guilty to various charges, drawing sentences of up to nine years in prison. One is ultimately acquitted of explosives charges while a mistrial will be declared on conspiracy charges against him. The last defendant will be convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to almost six years.

7/27/96: A nail-packed bomb goes off at the Atlanta Olympics, seen by many extremists as part of a Satanic New World Order, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others. Investigators will later conclude the attack is linked to the 1997-98 bombings of an Atlanta area abortion clinic, an Atlanta lesbian bar and a Birmingham, Ala., abortion facility. Eventually, fugitive Eric Robert Rudolph — a reclusive North Carolina man with ties to deceased anti-Semitic Christian Identity figure Nord Davis — will be charged in all the attacks.

7/29/96: Washington State Militia leader John Pitner and seven others are arrested on weapons and explosives charges in connection with a plot to build pipe bombs for a confrontation with the federal government. Pitner and four others will be convicted on weapons charges, while conspiracy charges against all eight will end in a mistrial. Pitner will later be retried on that charge, convicted and sentenced to four years in prison.

10/8/96: Three "Phineas Priests" — racist Christian Identity terrorists who feel they've been called by God to undertake violent attacks — are charged in connection with two bank robberies and bombings at the banks, a Spokane newspaper and a Planned Parenthood office. Charles Barbee, Robert Berry and Jay Merrell are eventually convicted and sentenced to life terms. Brian Ratigan, a fourth member of the group arrested separately, will draw a 55-year term.

I COULD GO ON AND ON. THIS IS FROM A AMERICAN WEBSITE NOT FOREIGN OR ANTI AMERICAN. NOW BACK TO THOSE SOLDIER WHO DID THOSE CRAZY ACTS. YES THEY DESERVE WHAT THEY GET. BECAUSE IF THEY WERE TRUE TO THEIR FAITH THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT THE KORAN TELLS US AS MUSLIM TO BE A GOOD MUSLIM OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND.

BEING AMERICAN BORN I BELIEVE THEY BOTH WERE THEN THEY WENT ABOUT THINGS THE WRONG WAY OR WAS ALREADY OUT OF THEIR MINDS. BECAUSE THEIR ARE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS SOLDIERS IN AMERICA'S MILITARY BLACK,WHITE,HISPANIC,ARAB,INDIAN ETC. I MET MANY FROM THE RANKS OF PRIVATE TO MAJOR. PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME OR MY FAITH BASED ON WHAT SOME MUSLIMS DO AROUND THE WORLD. LOOK AT WHAT GOOD MUSLIMS DO AND HAVE DONE FOR THE WORLD.! OR MUST I NAME THOSE TOO??????

The April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing proved to be the opening shot in a new and deadly phase of right-wing terrorism in this country. In the six years since that attack left 168 people dead, the domestic radical right has spawned a frightening number of other terrorist plots. Conspiracies hatched since the Oklahoma City attack have included plans to bomb buildings, banks, refineries, utilities, clinics and bridges; to assassinate politicians, judges, civil rights figures and others; to attack Army bases, National Guard armories and a train; to rob banks, armored cars and other criminals; and to amass illegal machine guns, missiles and explosives. The FBI, which shortly before Oklahoma was working about 100 domestic terrorism cases, has since the late 1990s been carrying at any one time close to 1,000. Almost every major U.S. law enforcement agency has developed a task force or other unit aimed at combating the threat. Here is an overview of six years of terror.

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