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You put your money on what system?

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jul 15, 2013 at 16:57

Funny, I don't remember mentioning any of those names, but you can call me an islamophobe anyway, I know it's OK to throw offensive slurs at infidels.

Mr. Manning, who apparently stole and leaked top secret information, will receive a fair trial with legal representation. Mr. Snowden will receive the same, under the Constitution, if he's returned to the USA. The very concept of a fair trial and an independent judiciary is all but unknown in the Islamic world. And are you arguing that, when someone leaks military secrets in Pakistan or Iran, the government doesn't care and does nothing? Really?

Can you tell me what Mr. Assange has been charged with in the United States?

Contrary to popular belief in the Islamic world, the US government is not the only source of money in the West. A lot of organizations charitably help impoverished people around the world, including those impoverished by their Islamic culture. The Maryknoll Sisters are fat cat NGO people?

You'll be glad to know the Saudis have pledged billions to Egypt. The Palestinians always complain that Islamic countries never actually pay the amounts they pledge; I'm sure it will be different this time.

I'm not sure how enamored Dr. Pipes is with the Saudis, but he can speak to that if he wishes. I suspect the Saudis will remain in power even if Dr. Pipes withdraws his "support." I'm also not sure why you complain about their beheading of witches. Where do the Saudis get the idea that's a good thing to do? From islamophobes? Or perhaps from some holy book and somebody's excellent example of conduct?

Yes, many of us in the USA were afraid of what Iraq would become once their typical Islamic dictator was removed, along with his typical terror apparatus. And our fears have come true, as Muslims quickly began killing each other in large numbers once they had the freedom to do so. While I still hope the outcome will someday be a positive one for the people of Iraq, I have always believed the removal of Saddam Hussein was a huge mistake, which, contrary to your claims, I can say as publicly as I want without fear of arrest.

You forgot to mention, when is moving day? You are going to live under the system you've put your money on, right?

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