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Submitted by A. Labry (United States), Dec 16, 2006 at 02:50

"clearly, Islamists are using paintball to prepare for jihad".


Your ...views are unfounded, irresponsible, and contrary to everything that this country stands for. Perhaps there should be additional scrutiny of Muslims who lift weights. They must be doing it to train for jihad. Maybe Muslims are using video games to train for jihad too. Violent video games must not be sold to Muslims, their intentions must be called into question.

It is you whose motives must be called into question. A man of your experience must know that such outlandish statements are grounded in no truth, and serve no good purpose. What they do accomplish is create an atmosphere of suspicion and violence towards Muslims who are just as American as you or I, and based on what they do for their community, more of an American than you...

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