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Dr. Pipe's numbers are dangerously low in my opinion

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Submitted by Steve Klein (United States), Oct 8, 2008 at 01:33

Osama bin Laden, reputedly said, "When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse." Bin Laden was the strong horse in the Muslim world immediately following the 911 attacks. Had the U.S. not invaded Afghanistan, I suspect these numbers would be markedly larger. My guess is, the vast majority of Muslims worldwide celebrated the attacks, if not openly, inwardly. We saw the footage of Palestinians celebrating throughout Israel and Lebanon. We saw the footage of Egyptians celebrating. We know the vast majority of Palestinian Muslims support suicide bombings that target innocent Jews, as do many Muslims in the Muslim-Arab world, in Europe and America. These low numbers are misleading.

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