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Stastical Analysis: The Correct way to look at it

Reader comment on item: The Guantánamo Arrests – What Do They Mean?

Submitted by Leonard Applebaum (Israel), Oct 7, 2003 at 10:28

The letter writers to this column who pointed out that only one quarter of one percent of the traitorous activity within the military are looking at the problem of the exact inverted point of view: The more appropriate analysis is that 100% of all the traitorous activity uncovered was performed by militant Islamists.

I also agree with the writer who noted the continual apologetics on the part of the Muslim spokespersons. I too am fed up with this! When is even one Muslim spokesperson out there going to make an explicit, non-qualified comment against militant Muslim attacks on innocent civilians, without the constant ad hominem attacks against anyone who dares to actually name the perpetrators, and the endless exhortations to "understand" their problems. It is completely absurd to call this war a war perpetraetd by some amorphous entity caleld "terrorists!" USing that logic, since the Nazis sent bombs against their enemies, we might as well have called the Allies' response in Wordl War 2 "The War against bombers!" or "The War Against Tanks!" - As if the bombs and tanks one day woke up and said to themselves, "Hey, let's go out and shoot up some humans!"
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