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History of Muslim Terrorism in USA

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Submitted by Robert Guinaugh (United States), May 21, 2009 at 15:01

Dr. Pipes:

I would suggest that you revise the earliest instance of Muslim terrorism on U.S. soil to be June 5, 1968, when Sirhan Sirhan, the demented Palestinian who took exception to Bobby Kennedy's support of Israel. For some unknown reason, this assasin's anti-Zionist extremism has never been properly identified with a terrorist attack upon a U.S. Senetor who was a candidate for the presidency of the U.S.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, Sirhan Sirhan is a Christian, not a Muslim.

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