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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Mar 27, 2020 at 10:42

Dear Mr. Jeff,
Thanks for replying to my post. I am sorry I am little bit of late to answer to your queries since I have to work amidst a nationwide lockdown.

1. When Mr. Trump calls it "Chinese virus" he is deliberately trying to blame the Chinese people. This may create a lot of racism and ethnocentric riots in the US. Remember the US is infamous for race riots and random racist shootings. So this kind of racical profiling by Trump could jeopardize the lives of Asian-Americans in that country. He should never have done this from his position.

2. When it comes to blaming China for the virus, my take is that the current American administration is so egoistic that even if the Chinese would have informed them about COVID-19 in December, 2019 they would have ignored it as something that can only hurt Chinese and nor Americans whom these Trump administration considers as ethnically and racially superior to the Chinese people. Just look at Mr. Trump now. He can see the US becoming the epicenter of the pandemic yet he has the temerity to call off the lockdown at Easter. You Americans are so arrogant that you did ignore both WHO and China about this pandemic and now you must suffer the consequences.

3. You really want to know who/what is responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic apocalypse in the US ? It is the US allocation of huge resources to fight unnecessary wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Had the US not foght these unnecessary wars it would have had enough money to spend on its health infrastructure back home. I believe Jack Ma did point this out to the then US president Obama back in 2016 but as usual the American people because of their exceptionalism ignored him at the time. So if Trump wants to blame someone he should blame Pentagon for reducing US health budget over last two decades. Even now Trump can close down US bases in West Asia and Europe and bring them home to fight the Coronavirus. But as usual you Americans will ignore me.

4. US must show generousity to the rest of World and at least for this rest of 2020 it should lift all sanctions from Iran (and Venezuela). Iran is suffering much and when you refuse them money that suffering will increase. Now you can have pleasure thinking about their pain but remember the same virus can get you too before you enjoy the deaths of the Iranians.

5. At the end of the day You Americans need to understand that you are not an exceptional people but another one of those dying European empires. Deal with it. Give up your exceptionalism and arrogance and learn to live with the rest of the World.

I would be eagerly awaiting your extremely well-informed viewpoints on the above issues. Kindly Stay home and stay safe.

Thanks and regards with best wishes
Debanjan

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Title Commenter Date Thread
The "genius" عبد الباري عطوان or 'Abd al-Bari 'Atwan and انهيار امريكا (collapse of America) and on being a China shill [321 words]dhimmi no moreApr 12, 2020 12:21258553
While Conspiracies Abound - Truth Arrives in The End [540 words]M ToveyApr 6, 2020 14:09258480
More disasters from the Ahdith about Dr Muhammad and pandemics? Blame the Jinn! Attention Craig Considine! [71 words]dhimmi no moreMar 23, 2020 11:14258306
1More disasters from the Hadith literature and Dr Muhammad is teaching Muslims how to clean their fingers after a meal! Attention Craig Considine [131 words]dhimmi no moreApr 1, 2020 08:52258306
1The ultimate disaster in the Hadith literature and "water is always pure"! Attention Craig Considine [134 words]dhimmi no moreApr 3, 2020 07:38258306
1Dr Muhammad has the treatment for the Coronavirus! Attention Craig Considine! Dear readers read and laugh [162 words]dhimmi no moreMar 23, 2020 10:55258305
More disasters and Muhammad the epidemiologist! Attention Craig Considine [273 words]dhimmi no moreMar 27, 2020 08:28258305
Motke: طاعون عمواس or the plague of 'Emuas 640 AD [41 words]dhimmi no moreMar 27, 2020 08:37258305
1Dear Dr. Pipes [169 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeMar 21, 2020 23:34258290
3Guiding the perplexed our dear Deb and the Wuhan Virus! [230 words]dhimmi no moreMar 23, 2020 16:10258290
Sleuth D.B.'s airtight case [310 words]JeffMar 23, 2020 21:25258290
1Guiding the perplexed our dear Deb and Arab and Iranian racism and who really created the coronavirus? Hint: Allah [200 words]dhimmi no moreMar 24, 2020 07:10258290
1Questions for our dear Deb including why do Suuni Muslims hate the Shi'a like him? And why both sects hate non Muslims? This is racism right? [175 words]dhimmi no moreMar 24, 2020 08:37258290
1For Dhimmi no More [121 words]KephaMar 25, 2020 15:46258290
2Our dear Deb and empathy [124 words]dhimmi no moreMar 26, 2020 14:23258290
My reply to Mr. Jeff [493 words]Debanjan BanerjeeMar 27, 2020 10:42258290
1Our dear Deb: Stop chasing your tail for your Allah's sake and for the sake of the Iranian Mullahs that you seem to like [400 words]dhimmi no moreMar 27, 2020 15:23258290
If only Americans didn't ignore Debanjan Banerjee [507 words]JeffMar 27, 2020 19:44258290
1Our dear Deb and I'm afraid to say is a "racist and a barbarian" his words not my words! [503 words]dhimmi no moreMar 28, 2020 08:22258290
1The Arabs would call the likes of our dear Deb: غلباوي [298 words]dhimmi no moreMar 28, 2020 10:22258290
Japan is a Western nation [27 words]SteinMar 21, 2020 20:39258289
1The CCP learning from the Muslim Brotherhood? Chinese-phobia v Islamophobia? [133 words]dhimmi no moreMar 21, 2020 10:03258278
Psalm 19: Not a Question of Fearing Conspiracies - Do Not Fear Truth [505 words]M ToveyMar 19, 2020 12:24258246
Those lies signal future aggression [194 words]DaveMar 18, 2020 22:16258242
1Please avoid conspiracy theories [121 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Joshua FoxMar 18, 2020 10:41258233
1I wish the ADL would stay out of it [218 words]
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AnonMar 17, 2020 21:06258230
1My grandchildren did not cause the coronavirus [335 words]
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Michael SMar 20, 2020 15:23258230
1Our dear Michael S is repeating the nonsense of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) [431 words]dhimmi no moreMar 21, 2020 06:51258230
The anti-Chinese feeding frenzy will backfire on Jews. [87 words]Michael SMar 21, 2020 09:35258230
Was Engels a fallen Jew or a fallen Protestant or neither? [30 words]VadimMar 23, 2020 12:46258230
Even the Media called it the Chinese virus also the Wuhan virus. Check Lyndsey Fifield excelled thread. [222 words]dhimmi no moreMar 23, 2020 16:31258230
More gems from our dear Michael [69 words]dhimmi no moreMar 23, 2020 16:35258230
Engels: pick your choose [55 words]Michael SMar 23, 2020 19:53258230
Is calling it "Hantavirus" anti-Korean? Attention our dear Deb and Michael [71 words]dhimmi no moreMar 25, 2020 06:52258230
Our dear Michael needs to consult Sheikh googletranslate صلى الله عليه وسلم [111 words]dhimmi no moreMar 25, 2020 07:07258230
We don't know how this came out [409 words]KephaMar 25, 2020 15:36258230
To Kepha: good comments; BTW, this plague seems like a warning from God. [315 words]Michael SMar 30, 2020 04:02258230

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