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If only Americans didn't ignore Debanjan Banerjee

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Mar 27, 2020 at 19:44

Hi Debanjan,

Always a pleasure to hear from a man who chooses to live in the world's largest democracy.

"When Mr. Trump calls it "Chinese virus" he is deliberately trying to blame the Chinese people."

Right, just like he deliberately blames the people of Lyme, Connecticut when he says Lyme Disease.

You forgot to tell me your new, non-racist, non-offensive names for Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Zika, West Nile or MERS. Or Crohn's or Reye's. What's the holdup?

Also you forgot to say if you have more information on the FBI agents who you say shot the Caucasian Ibragim Todashev because of the color of his skin. Just asking.

News flash: Not a single "ethnocentric riot" (or any other kind of riot) in the US since President Trump called a virus that originated in China a Chinese virus. I thought the folks of Lyme, Connecticut would start rioting in solidarity with their Asian brothers and sisters, but the town is quiet.

No one blames the Chinese people. But no one is very happy with the Chinese government's Chernobyl-like response, silencing doctors and allowing 5 million people, any of whom could have been contagious, to leave for points around the world. Xinhua & Global Times, and lots of other news outlets called it the "Wuhan virus" before they decided they saw a weapon to use against President Trump.

President Trump put a travel ban on China to the US in January. That was to prevent possibly contagious people making Americans sick with a new virus. That's because we're just like everyone else, as we are well aware, and don't need you to tell us, otherwise he wouldn't have bothered. And it's a good thing he ignored the WHO, who announced in January that "Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission."

We sent the Islamic Republic of Iran pallets of cash a few years back. Billions. Maybe it's the Islamic Republic of Iran who would be better off without unnecessary wars in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Gaza. They could have spent that money on health infrastructure back home. Then maybe millions of Iranians wouldn't be demonstrating against their government and getting shot down in the streets.

Meanwhile, glad to hear everything's going so swimmingly in India these days. Only 60,000 kids went missing last year (any guess how many were sold into slavery?) and you recently hanged four of the guys who raped and murdered a girl on a moving city bus in 2012. No one seems to think it will help though. Do you read Shiv Visvanathan, the author and professor? He recently wrote "I believe that media is almost tired of reporting violence in India. Rapes, lynching, torture is being reported all the time. It's almost like you have to run a torture report, like the weather report." Sounds as though years of sex-selective abortions that have given India a lopsidedly male population are really paying off.

"But as usual you Americans will ignore me."

You got that right, Debanjan. 100% right.

Submitting....

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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]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
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]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AnonMar 17, 2020 21:06258230
1My grandchildren did not cause the coronavirus [335 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
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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