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Samer, you are wrong on ALL counts- someone is feeding you lies!

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 22, 2008 at 16:12

I could not help but respond to your twisted version of reality.

Here are some FACTS- you know like factual truth, reality?

1. "Mohammad told us to be merciful with the captured soldiers and people. "Do no t harm old men, nor harm women nor harm chilrdren, do not cut a tree .......""

Have you checked the world statistics lately? How many muslims are sawing off heads, torturing, burning, hanging (Iran, Saudi), stoning to death (Saudi), terrorizing innocents, honor killings EVERY DAY. READ the NEWS.

2. "remember Mohammad Al-Dorra - check him in youtube"

Currently, in France, a long-running libel trial is in progress. The plaintiffs are the France 2 television channel and its Middle East correspondent, Charles Enderlin; the defendant is Phillipe Karsenty, who wrote that France 2's video footage was staged.

The most recent development in the trial is testimony by an independent ballistics expert, Jean-Claude Schlinger, to the effect that al Dura was shot by the Palestinians, not the Israelis:

A report presented to a French court last week by an independent ballistics expert maintains that the death of Mohammed al-Dura, a Palestinian child seen being shot in the Gaza Strip during the first days of the intifada in September 2000, could not have been the result of Israeli gunfire, corroborating claims that the shocking footage was doctored. ***

In his report, Schlinger wrote, "If Jamal [the boy's father] and Mohammed al-Dura were indeed struck by shots, then they could not have come from the Israeli position, from a technical point of view, but only from the direction of the Palestinian position."

He also wrote, "In view of the general context, and in light of many instances of staged incidents, there is no objective evidence that the child was killed and his father injured. It is very possible, therefore, that it is a case [in which the incident was] staged."

You can read the expert's report here. That is, you can read it if you speak French

3. "before Bush came to power there were no attacks on US, but Bush pushed the limits"

Let's see: 1993 World trade Center, Kenya bombings, USS Cole, and of course, 9/11- you cannot possibly claim that Bush had anything to do with that- he had just come into office.

You are being brainwashed by your media. Please try to stick to the facts.

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