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Reader comment on item: A Madrassah in Bridgeview, Illinois

Submitted by Dave M. O'Neill (United States), Jun 23, 2005 at 02:42

Some details about these schools: what is the status of the parents of the students in these schools? are they U.S. citizens? If not, do they have green cards , and if so how is the allocation of cards to Muslim-Islamists determined? Given the nature of the war on terror it should be the case that the FBI does double drill in checking all the sources of funds of these schools.

It seems to me that, given our Constitution, the First Amendment, etc., the best way to protect ourselves against the terror threat posed by these schools is to squeeze them economically as much as possible. For example, if green cards are important to the parents then there allocation should be scrutinized to the extreme--literally hundreds of thousands of non-threatening immigrants from everywhere in the non-Arab world desperately want these cards and they should not be given to potential threats to our safety. Every dollar of the schools expenditures should be scrutinized as to its source and immediate school closure should be invoked if anything untoward turns up. With this kind of pressure it might be that in the long run they will morph from hating the Jews to hating all Americans and just gradually go back to where they came from.
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