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Unfortunate but necessary

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Submitted by Yusef Hakimian (Israel), Jan 25, 2003 at 03:39

I enjoyed the above article. The law enforcement people have to do what they are doing: if you look for a rapist you don't go and look among the kindergarten girls; police have to form a broad circle and narrow it as more information is obtained. As long as the vast majority of terrorist acts are committed by Arab or Muslim fanatics, this is what has to be done. I am an Iranian born Jew who came to the US in 1953 to go to college, my two brothers,one cousin three nephews all came after me, and I helped all of them get oriented in the US. I said the following to each one of them: ONCE YOU ARE HERE, YOU ARE NO LONGER JUST BEHROOZ (OR WHATEVER) YOU ARE AN "IRANIAN" YOUR ACTIONS WILL REFLECT ON HUNDREDS, EVEN THOUSANDS. It is unfortunate but that is how it is, behave yourself!
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