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Friend or Foe

Reader comment on item: [Saudi Arabia:] Not Friend or Foe

Submitted by Sig Zeitlin (United States), Jun 26, 2002 at 20:58

From listening to the Islamic leaders around the world, including those that head organizations in the Unied States, it is not difficult for me to be sure they are not our friends. They are indeed our friends when they need us, as has been the case time and time again - and we always answer their call for help. There are millions of Muslims who are good people...

I believe not all are happy when their kids become "martyrs." I try to put myself in their shoes and I'll be damned if I could even contemplate sending my kids - or anyone else's - to certain death, just to kill a dozen or so innocent children and civilians.

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