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Submitted by William H Greene (United States), Dec 19, 2007 at 19:19

The graph in the recent article, Fund the Palestinians? Bad idea, provides an interesting, unsubstantiated correlation between the levels of aid contributions and homicides. It would be interesting to see how aid and homicides correlate in non-Muslim 3rd world countries. It isn't hard to imagine that our hard earned taxes are being used to create terror and death but the article would have more meaning if it concluded that the correlation between levels of aid and homicides was a peculiar result that only occurred in Muslim countries.

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