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Winning through intimidation

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Submitted by DBrown (United States), Aug 13, 2010 at 16:52

This is typical of how Muslims work. The win through intimidation. I experienced a similar thing in San Diego, CA a few months after 9/11. They rallied all of the local mosques for the Ramadan service which was held in the convention center and advertised in the paper that it was open to the public. When my wife and I showed up, the security wanted to know who we were with, (looking to see a press pass). When they found we were not with the "official" press, and were not Muslims, the two Arabic men refused to let us in. After some dialogue I eventually threatened to go make a statement in front of the camera being operated by a local TV station crew. Then, under fear of bad press, they allowed us to join the several thousand Muslims who were attending the meeting where one of their poster boy American converts was singing the praises of Islam, the religion of peace, over a loud soundsystem.

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