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Reader comment on item: Convicting [Ali al-Timimi,] the "Paintball Sheikh"

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), May 2, 2005 at 23:42

Jihadists use our freedoms to destroy us. According to the leftwing and among some of the liberal establishment that's just fine. Among the Jihadists, where there is no such thing as "free speech" and there will be no such thing as "free speech" if they win, the freedoms they condemn are a windfall for them. The Constitution with all of its protections will be only a memory if they succeed.

The government and the courts and the jury in the Timimi case acted with intellligence and wisdom not usually seen lately ... especially in the courts. They indeed dealt a blow to that which is behind every terrorist act perpetrated by the Islamic Jihadists against Israel, against the United States and everywhere else in the world. They are perpetrating the idea that through the annihilation of peoples and countries they will achieve some kind of inhuman elevation to paradise. It's monstrous and those that preach that kind of genocide belong either in front of a firing squad or behind bars in soliltary confinement without access to anyone or anything for rest of their unfortunate lives for all those that were slaughtered.

Dr. Pipes did it again. He has been saying for years that terrorism is not the enemy but rather is the tactic of the enemy in the gobal Jihad. He isolated and traced and analyzed that which is behind the Islamic Jihadists and found the idea of genocide and genocide needs a proponent, a speaker ... an idea man. It is a revelation and not a very comfortable one that ideas put into words to organize and carry out the annihilation of people is in and of itself a crime.

The mainstream media stayed away because it was a complicated thing that required more than a sound byte and some snappy reparte.

I have one comment on the blind shiek Abdel Rahman. Apparently his blindness came from his love of explosives ... he liked to construct them. I guess his ideas found a home in bombs. A very nice pastime for a holy man.
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This man is still communicating with his supporters, even from jail! [55 words]Solomon2Apr 10, 2008 13:04125295
WWW 3 is a given [295 words]kantipalaAug 20, 2007 04:04106548
Good the Bad and the Ugly. [476 words]MikeSep 16, 2006 08:1656145
TRUE ISLAM WILL NEVER DIE WE DONT NEED GUNS BOMBS WE GOT THE AL MIGHTY GOD [40 words]ahmed muwaazDec 7, 2005 00:4129560
Islam is not the Problem. [185 words]HunterAug 16, 2006 12:2629560
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The media's bias [37 words]S.C.PandaMay 28, 2005 07:5622459
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Justice of Terrorists in US [680 words]Hinda BlasMay 3, 2005 15:0821968
Freedom of Speech is not Sedition [183 words]SteveMay 3, 2005 06:5421952
Thank you [46 words]Morris RombroMay 3, 2005 03:1121949
Free Speech to Kill [344 words]Arlinda DeAngelisMay 2, 2005 23:4221947
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Remarks - Convicting the "Paintball Sheikh" [435 words]Charles MaxwellMay 2, 2005 14:5121937
Is World War III Around the Corner? [343 words]Matt WilsonMay 2, 2005 14:4121936
Timimi deserves it [324 words]A. AhmedMay 2, 2005 14:0321934
The Italian example [47 words]Octavio JohansonMay 2, 2005 12:3321932
Moderate Islam vs radical Islam [341 words]Tzvi TamariMay 2, 2005 12:0321931
Inciting criminal action [208 words]Chris ChrismanMay 2, 2005 11:2421929
Keeping us on our toes [198 words]CMay 2, 2005 10:4421928
Civilization's Cancer [51 words]GRAHAM RAEL-BROOKMay 2, 2005 10:2221926
Thanks For Your Vigilance [40 words]D. M. MillerMay 2, 2005 09:5121925
No time to distinguish between speech and deed [172 words]Octavio JohansonMay 2, 2005 09:2021924

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