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No understanding came to you on April 19th, 1995, Anne

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 21, 2008 at 09:36

I'm not sure about your education, Anne, as you overlook some very basic things.

No Protestant minister, no Catholic priest ever, ever encouraged Timothy McVeigh or Terrence Nichols to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City. No sermons anywhere encouraged them to kill anybody and neither they nor anyone else ever claimed what they did was done in the name of Christianity. Their actions simply had no relation to Christianity.

The perpetrators of September 11, in contrast, have said repeatedly that their actions were done in the name of Islam, for the advancement of Islam, and in obedience to the Koran and their prophet.

You remember Christians around the world dancing in the streets to celebrate on April 19th, 1995? I don't. I remember zillions of Muslims celebrating in the streets on September 11, though.

You remember Timothy McViegh's and Terrence Nichols' pictures on the front page of a Vatican newspaper, under a headline like "Onward Christian Soldiers?" I don't. I remember the nineteen hijackers' pictures, though, on Pakistani front pages, under headlines like "Heroes of Islam."

How many taxi drivers in, let's say, Dublin, Ireland, honked their horns in celebration on April 29th, 1995? What do you think, Anne? Take an educated guess. My guess is, zero.

And how many taxi drivers in, oh, let's say, Cairo, Egypt did NOT honk their horns in celebration on September 11? What's your educated guess? My guess is, zero.

Go tell an Iraqi that he doesn't speak Arabic. If he understands English, he will laugh at you and your education.

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