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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jul 29, 2013 at 16:49

I have not followed Mr. Manning's trial. Nice to be able to follow a trial, isn't it, because it's held in public? How closely did you follow the trial of Dr. Shakil Afridi? Not very. How about the trial of Pastor Saeed Abedini? Tough to follow too, wasn't it, given that it was (all too typically) held in secret in the lovely Evin prison.

Obvious to everyone except you, when you're hired in a secret capacity, and you then divulge those secrets, you've broken the law. This has nothing to do with freedom of expression, like political opinions, or art, or music, which Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad says is unIslamic.

Just who were those American citizens taken out by the US Army? Not the gentle, peaceful Anwar al-Awlaki? And the son he cared enough about to place in danger? Despite al-Awlaki's involvement in September 11, an attempted airliner bombing and encouraging the mass murder done by Nidal Malik Hasan, many Americans have expressed serious reservations about his death, because he was, at least on paper, a US citizen. Contrary to your typical claims, no American who has spoken out this way has faced any penalty whatsoever.

Meanwhile Muslims blow up mosques, playgrounds, marketplaces, weddings, funerals, elementary schools and maternity wards, with never a hint of protest from the citizenry of the wonderful umma.

Some people have pointed out, correctly, that the penalty for treason can be death (after the trial, that is). The attorney general, who, unlike Dick Cheney, Peter King and Dianne Feinstein, actually has some say in the matter, announced that Snowden won't receive the death penalty. In any case, we're not the United Islamic States, so Mr. Snowden will not be handcuffed and shoved off a rooftop, or dragged by a motorcycle through the streets. That's justice under the system you say you put your money on but are in fact afraid to live under.

You believe wrong about those "so called" western charities. And you can look at charitable organizations for youself. The Maryknoll Sisters have a website, so do Catholic Relief Services and Doctors Without Borders. None is a front group for the CIA. Unlike Islamic charities, western charities 1, spend no money on bombs or bomb plots, and, 2, don't restrict their aid only to members of their own faith. Please give me examples of Islamic charities that are building schools and health clinics for poor Christians in Egypt or impoverished Animists in north Africa. Yes, those western charities need high security when they work among Muslims and are looked upon as infidels by the people they're trying to help.

Were you in Meerut Friday? Was it fun?


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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
Intricacies of Egypt's Coup d'├ętat Explained [290 words]BALARABE ABBAJul 7, 2013 07:29207947
1Secret of BHO [154 words]BahiJul 6, 2013 13:58207929
coup within a coup? [29 words]
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Dan SchnittkerJul 6, 2013 13:31207709
Islamist Sympathies? [29 words]NickJul 9, 2013 10:19207709
2Egypt and Food Shortages [66 words]
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coupagainJul 5, 2013 22:59207683
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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Intricacies of Egypt's Coup d'Etat [131 words]Nenette GrunbergJul 5, 2013 16:19207668
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
1Egypt [38 words]
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