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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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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Can ANYONE govern Egypt? [55 words]There is NO Santa ClausJul 9, 2013 23:41208050
1The Egyptian problem is too many people, not enough food [81 words]Ken BesigJul 9, 2013 07:42208013
1Dear Dr. Pipes [166 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeJul 7, 2013 22:58207957
A stark situation [240 words]JeffJul 9, 2013 16:06207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [328 words]Debanjan BanerjeeJul 13, 2013 14:01207957
You put your money on what system? [391 words]JeffJul 15, 2013 16:57207957
1What is an Islamophobe our dear Deb? [236 words]dhimmi no moreJul 20, 2013 16:59207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [426 words]Debanjan BanerjeeJul 26, 2013 12:51207957
1Food and Fuel will be the staw that breaks the camel's back [184 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJul 26, 2013 13:20207957
Believe whatever you want [444 words]JeffJul 29, 2013 16:49207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [358 words]Debanjan BanerjeeJul 30, 2013 11:50207957
Make history or else [343 words]JeffAug 6, 2013 17:36207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [509 words]Debanjan BanerjeeAug 10, 2013 01:13207957
2Islamic logic at its best [28 words]dhimmi no moreAug 14, 2013 10:46207957
So many petty criminals, so little time [316 words]JeffAug 14, 2013 17:23207957
Mr. Jeff [183 words]Debanjan BanerjeeAug 18, 2013 10:29207957
2Think before you write is this asking for much? [53 words]dhimmi no moreAug 20, 2013 07:02207957
Oh, those petty, Western, brainwashed people [569 words]JeffAug 21, 2013 12:55207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [316 words]Debanjan BanerjeeAug 22, 2013 12:04207957
An avid admirer of petty, western brainwashed people [205 words]JeffAug 30, 2013 13:17207957
Dear Mr. Jeff [238 words]Debanjan BanerjeeAug 31, 2013 11:49207957
Those rash young men (and women) [211 words]JeffSep 3, 2013 13:15207957
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1Secret of BHO [154 words]BahiJul 6, 2013 13:58207929
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Dan SchnittkerJul 6, 2013 13:31207709
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2Egypt and Food Shortages [66 words]
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1That was my point too [93 words]saraJul 8, 2013 19:56207683
2Revelations [171 words]AlexandrosJul 10, 2013 04:50207683
Excellent analysis [14 words]Seshadri RajagopalanJul 5, 2013 22:40207682
8Attention Sara and old hayzaboon aka the US ambassador to Egypt caught on tape [92 words]dhimmi no moreJul 5, 2013 18:43207674
3Hayzaboon strikes again [46 words]dhimmi no moreJul 5, 2013 17:40207672
5Adly Mansour is Jewish? Well this is what the liars at ikhwanweb are saying [133 words]dhimmi no moreJul 5, 2013 17:36207671
Who is Adly Mansour ... Christian or Jew [8 words]niyasJul 6, 2013 04:10207671
majority of egyptians are stupids? [43 words]shehbaazJul 7, 2013 02:11207671
Mansour is Jewish? [40 words]Peter HerzJul 7, 2013 19:30207671
2Our dear Shehbaaz and his 15 minutes [116 words]dhimmi no moreJul 9, 2013 10:53207671
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3Militar is far better than Brotherhood [48 words]artcohnJul 5, 2013 15:36207666
1Thanks for letting us multiply your rational voice [48 words]Gretchen Passantino CoburnJul 5, 2013 13:20207660
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