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Down Periscope

Reader comment on item: Lorraine Ali, the Worst Political Reporter in America?

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Oct 1, 2007 at 16:56

Lorraine Ali should "down her periscope" and surface to reality.

She states, "It is more difficult for Arabs and Muslims to feel home here [in the U.S.] because the United State has been nearly constantly at war with their homelands.".

I wonder what she would say about these stats. -

Algeria- 100,000 killed in the Civil War in the 1990's

Sudan- 2.6 million to 3 million killed

Afganistan- one million in the civil war (BEFORE the U.S. took the Taliban out).

Somalia- 400,000-550,000 victums of the civil war

Bangladesh- 1.4 million to 2 million

Indonesia- 400,000 killed, with an additional 100,000 to 200,000 in East Timor

Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988; 1,000,000 killed (600,000 Iranians and 400,000 Iraqis)

Not generally a fan of most women reporters because their emotions all-too-often cause them to contract D.F.R.D. (Divorced From Reality Disorder), I purposely tried put this aside and be impartial whilst reading the above article. However, all it did was reveal women "reporters" seem the world over to share a marsh-mellow-mentality.

Quoting Lorraine Ali ," the American public is seeking out the truth, as can be seen by the recent popularity of the Holy Qur'an." May I suggest a quote from a movie, a movie that was a favorite of the previous facist dictator of Ms. Ali's homeland, Iraq - "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

The American public is indeed seeking out the truth, Ms. Ali. That's why you should make your "hey" while the sun shines. As Daniel Pipes has said, the M.O. of Islamism is #1. Islamism working through the system; #2. Islamic terrorism. The first time Islamists implement their #2 tactic on the U.S., all the spineless Leftists will abandon your sub-marine pseudo sociology and your sojourn in the spotlight will end.

Considering, however, that Americans ARE seeking out the truth, and have such precision and insight in a campio such as Daniel Pipes, why don't you quit while you're (in you and your cronies' opinion) ahead, and as Dr. Pipes suggests, stick to music reporting.

P.S. I wish Daniel Pipes the best of wishes on his Monday, October 8 talks at the University. I would wish him luck, however the brilliant man doesn't need it! Hopefully the talks will be posted on this fabulous forum!

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