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Return of the Ghetto

Reader comment on item: When Osama bin Laden Becomes PC

Submitted by Kimberly Ferguson (United States), Jan 26, 2004 at 07:48

This article reminded me of concerns I had over the Christmas holidays. I sent cards and email to several of our U.S. soldiers to encourage them in battle and praise them for accomplishments. I wondered then how long it would be before even this wouldn't be permitted, and for all I know this censorship of comunications with our servicemen/women is occurring now.

It is not explosions, bullets, chemicals, or biological warfare I fear in my country. It is this deeply felt consciousness of walls being erected around me. For the first time in my life I fear reprisal for expressing my thoughts, my convictions, my faith, or my opinions in word or symbol. And I watch as the majority of individuals around me blind themselves as to what is happening in America.

The state I live in ranked last in the nation in literacy, yet I heard on our ABC news channel this morning that several of our schools were uniting in their demand to have the Arabic language taught to them. This is absolute insanity. I have read reports that the majority of our third graders here cannot even read.
I thank God for Daniel Pipes and all who support and encourage him.

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