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But he was good to his mother.

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Submitted by Harden Ervin (United States), Dec 3, 2003 at 06:20

The al-Qaida terrorist is well disciplined, accept the training to be a terrorist and have group dynamics to support their cause. They wish to sacrifice their lives to a higher cause, which is social and political change in the middle east and world.

The al-Qaida member is just like us normal good guys. They look and behave like everyone else. They have mothers and families that they are good too. I meet people every day on the street who under the right conditions would sacrifice their lives to change or protect society.

The members of al-Qaida have mentally accepted the use of terror and will sacrifice their lives to bully people into social and political change. Most of the people that they feel are fighting for do not accept the change they wish to force on them. al-Qaida is more of a threat to their fellow Muslims than to the rest of the world. They, as will all bullies must be stopped.

Harden Ervin

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