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Changing the name of Barbers to Amazighs does not change their history.

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Submitted by M.D'Souza (United States), Mar 5, 2009 at 13:37

A cheetah does not change its spots even with another name!

With ref. to your #2 comment : 'It is time for Washington to begin factoring them into its foreign policy.' How can the US forget the resolve of Pres.Thomas Jefferson (in 1803) to deal with the Barbary Coast Caliphates?

The Barbary Muslim pirates were slavers, who for centuries enslaved millions of Africans & tens of thousands of Christian Europeans & Americans in the Barbary Coast Caliphates.

Moha Moukhlis' accusation of "Arabo-Islamist regimes against non-Arab populations in Darfur, Kurdistan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, or Niger," actually veils what the Barbaries did for centuries. And now he want us to forget their history by changing their name to Amazighs?

The Marine Corps Hymn of 1805 landing of US Marines "On the shores of Tripoli" was the US victory over the Barbary Coast pirates. Now 200 years later, do we need to include them into our foreign policy?...Are we those who don't learn from history?

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