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Seeing through the Ploy

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Submitted by Ed Halper (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 22:18

The Muslim Council's request for religious rights seems reasonable enough on the surface. But, then, Hitler's request to reunite with the German population of Czechoslavkia with their German brethern did not seem unreasonable. When the British realized that he was rearming and especially when he invaded Poland, they saw his earlier negotiation as the ploy.

After watching, albeit from afar, the various machinations of Arafat and the Palestinians and after reading various pronouncements for bin Laden and company, I am convinced that there is nothing to Muslim Council's request other than a play for power. If they are granted, they will be followed by others until the demand is for conversion and submission. After 7/11 and the latest plot, I'm wondering what it will take for the British public to see these clowns for what they are.

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