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Submitted by Michael Oberndorf (United States), Jan 24, 2003 at 10:22

During all of the Clinton years, and to a lesser degree right up to the present, the government, particularly the FBI and the ATF, focused its attention on Christian fundamentalists in its zeal to intimidate conservatives in America. Few of these people posed any real threat to anyone, and none of them to the United States as a sovereign nation.

Why then, should this focus not be turned to radical Muslims who have made it clear as spring water that they are vast in number, have a goal of destroying our country and murdering as many of us as possible, and are not just running their mouths about it, but acting? And when it is all over, and the smoke has cleared, we as a nation need to totally reconsider a threat few care to acknowledge: the growth of the federal police and the concommitant shrinkage of our freedom and Constitutional rights.

On another note, there appears to be a preponderance of arrests of terrorists in the northern border or close-to-the-border states. It would seem that these people are taking advantage of the Leftist-driven multi-culturalist political-correctness of our socialist-loving neighbor to the north. Our borders are a joke...
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